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SYMPATHY
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For I no sooner in my heart divin'd
  My heart, which by a secret harmony
    Still moves with thine, joined in connection sweet.
      - John Milton, Paradise Lost (bk. X, l. 357)

Our hearts, my love, were form'd to be
  The genuine twins of sympathy,
    They live with one sensation:
      In joy or grief, but most in love,
        Like chords in unison they move,
          And thrill with like vibration.
      - Thomas Moore

Whose hearts in every thought are one,
  Whose voices utter the same wills,
    Answering, as echo doth, some tone
      Of fairy music 'mong the hills,
        So like itself we seek in vain
          Which is the echo; which the strain.
      - Thomas Moore

To commiserate is sometimes more than to give; for money is external to a man's self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul.
      - William Mountford (1)

Our own cast-off sorrows are not sufficient to constitute sympathy for others.
      - Madame Suzanne Curchod Necker

It is certain my belief gains quite infinitely the very moment I can convince another mind thereof.
      - Novalis (pseudonym of Frederich Leopold von Hardenberg)

The individual soul should seek for an intimate union with the soul of the universe.
      - Novalis (pseudonym of Frederich Leopold von Hardenberg)

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
      - Charles Henry Parkhurst

Never elated while one man's oppress'd;
  Never dejected while another's blessed.
      - Alexander Pope, Essay on Man
         (ep. IV, l. 323)

True sympathy is beyond what can be seen and touched and reasoned upon.
      - Mrs. Campbell Praed (Rose Caroline Praed)

Helpless mortal! Thine arm can destroy thousands at once, but cannot enclose even two of thy fellow-creatures at once in the embrace of love and sympathy!
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

There are eyes which need only to look up, to touch every chord of a breast choked by the stifling atmosphere of stiff and stagnant society, and to call forth tones which might become the accompanying music of a life. This gentle transfusion of mind into mind is the secret of sympathy.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Somewhere or other there must surely be
  The face not seen, the voice not heard,
    The heart that not yet--never yet--ah me!
      Made answer to my word.
      - Christina Georgina Rossetti,
        Somewhere or Other

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy, and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.
      - John Ruskin

Women have a smile for every joy, a tear for every sorrow, a consolation for every grief, an excuse for every fault, a prayer for every misfortune, and encouragement for every hope.
      - Germain-Francois Pollain de Saint-Foix

If thou art something bring thy soul and interchange with mine.
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Votive Tablets--Value and World

It [true love] is the secret sympathy,
  The silver link, the silken tie,
    Which heart to heart, and mind to mind
      In body and in soul can bind.
      - Sir Walter Scott,
        The Lay of the Last Minstrel
         (canto V, st. 13)

A sympathy in choice.
      - William Shakespeare

Thou hast given me, in this beauteous face,
  A world or earthly blessings to my soul,
    If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
      - William Shakespeare

What my tongue dares not that my heart shall say.
      - William Shakespeare

Or, if there were a sympathy in choice,
  War, death, or sickness did lay siege to it,
    Making it momentany as a sound,
      Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
        Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
          That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
            And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'
              The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
                So quick bright things come to confusion.
      - William Shakespeare,
        A Midsummer Night's Dream
         (Lysander at I, i)

For thou hast given me in this beauteous face
  A world of earthly blessings to my soul,
    If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part II
         (King Henry at I, i)

The most reserved of men, that will not exchange two syllables together in an English coffee-house, should they meet at Ispahan, would drink sherbet and eat a mess of rice together.
      - William Shenstone

It is a lively spark of nobleness to descend in most favor to one when he is lowest in affliction.
      - Sir Philip Sidney (Sydney)

Sympathy is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.
      - Samuel Smiles


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