Sympathetic Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sympathetic quotes, sympathetic sayings, and sympathetic proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Creating a warm, caring, supportive, encouraging environment is probably the most important thing you can do for your family. Stephen Covey
I don't know why, but audiences are often sympathetic to thieves. Sometimes they are more sympathetic to thieves then they are to earnest people. What does that say about society? Matt Dillon
A good woman inspires a man; a brilliant woman interests him; a beautiful woman fascinates him; and a sympathetic woman gets him Helen Rowland
If you don't have the gift of a loving supportive family, be that gift for someone else. It doesn't have to be a relative, just someone you know who is alone or hurting over the holiday. Joel Osteen
Sympathetic people often don't communicate well, they back reflected images which hide their own depths. George Eliot
A sympathetic person is placed in the dilemma of a swimmer among drowning men, who all catch at him, and if he gives so much as a leg or a finger, they will drown him. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise. Joyce Carol Oates
When you're ambitious, it's really hard to be supportive of other people. But it's our job to try, even though one gets jealous. Squeak Carnwath
Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth. George Saunders
Having an environment that is supportive is really important for success. Tory Burch
A careful and sympathetic sense of humour can also be a great asset when there is need to get out of difficult situations gracefully. John Allen Fraser
Man's best possession is a sympathetic wife. Euripides
There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears. Sophie Kinsella
A sympathetic parent might see the spark of consciousness in a baby's large eyes and eagerly accept the popular claim that babies are wonderful learners, but it is hard to avoid the impression that they begin as ignorant as bread loaves. Paul Bloom
It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting. Jennifer Niven
The most sympathetic of men never fully comprehend woman's concrete situation. Simone De Beauvoir
A careful and sympathetic sense of humour can also be a great asset when there is need to get out of difficult situations gracefully. John Allen Fraser
To be sympathetic without discrimination is so very debilitating. Ronald Firbank
At times our need for a sympathetic gesture is so great that we care not what exactly it signifies or how much we may have to pay for it afterwards. E. M. Forster
Friendship is like love at its best; not blind but sympathetically all-seeing; a support which does not wait for understanding; an act of faith which does not need, but always has, reason. Louis Untermeyer
There's nothing like having a sympathetic reader who asks the right questions, who understands what you're trying to achieve and only wants to make it better. Donna Tratt
A sympathetic look always makes me feel sorry for myself. Mason Cooley
Sympathetic characters usually have a voice. They usually don't have any trouble being heard. Steve Earle
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. Homer
Dread is a sympathetic antipathy and an antipathetic sympathy. Soren Kierkegaard
At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving. Woodrow Wilson
Surround yourself with supportive people. All the negative people, man you have to push them aside. Gabriel Iglesias
Success in dealing with people depends on sympathetic grasp of the other person's viewpoint. Dale Carnegie
Even if you become sympathetic for somebody who has done something terrible, I don't think that necessarily makes what they did look cool. Dane DeHaan