I have to express sympathy from the bottom of my heart to those people who were taken as wartime comfort women. As a human being, I would like to express my sympathies, and also as prime minister of Japan I need to apologize to them.
We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.
William R. Alger
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump, faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the great cause of this progress, should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian, and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy.
The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.
You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.