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1. "The youngest children have a great capacity for empathy and altruism. There's a recent study that shows even 14-month-olds will climb across a bunch of cushions and go across a room to give you a pen if you drop one."
Author: Alison Gopnik
2. "(In part, quoting Robert Keegan from Harvard):'When we take the risk of really witnessing another human being, when we validate their human experience, we risk becoming recruited to their welfare.' I allow my empathy to be engaged, and once it is - because my feelings help teach me what my values are - I'm on the path for which there is no return. I am inexorably an advocate when I allow my empathy to be engaged."
Author: Ashley Judd
3. "In these night recitations we create a space between things as we felt them at the time and as we speak them now. This is the space reserved for irony, sympathy and fond amusement, the means by which we rescue ourselves from the past."
Author: Don DeLillo
4. "By firm immutable immortal laws Impress'd on Nature by the GREAT FIRST CAUSE,Say, MUSE! how rose from elemental strifeOrganic forms, and kindled into life;How Love and Sympathy with potent charmWarm the cold heart, the lifted hand disarm;Allure with pleasures, and alarm with pains,And bind Society in golden chains."
Author: Erasmus Darwin
5. "And the more I drink the more I feel it. That's why I drink too. I try to find sympathy and feeling in drink.... I drink so that I may suffer twice as much!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6. "Patience and empathy are anger's mortal enemies."
Author: Gary Rudz
7. "Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests."
Author: George William Norris
8. "I'm in total sympathy with Dick Smith's sentiments; I only wish there were grounds for saying we Australians would never tolerate such appalling treatment of refugees being carried out in our name."
Author: Hugh Mackay
9. "Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked - but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships."
Author: Laura Linney
10. "I have great sympathy for people that are infertile, but a life is not something you can give away."
Author: Mary Beth Whitehead
11. "Eck tilts his head and gently licks Bob's ear with his long, sticky tongue. It is his special way of expressing sympathy and it is not effective."
Author: Meg Rosoff
12. "I often find human behavior amusing. Like having a full refrigerator of food to eat yet buying fast food instead. If you learn to conquer the two big "N" words. Niceties vs Necessities. You might actually have some funds for the hard times that come."
Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
13. "Nobody seems to understand that in such matters the tact and sympathy should come from the one who is about to die, not the poor bugger who has to take the news."
Author: Stephen Fry
14. "Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others..."
Author: Ta Nehisi Coates
15. "You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving."
Author: Ted Olson
16. "And I can't die easy thinking maybe the menfolks white or black is making a spit cup out of you. Have some sympathy for me. Put me down easy, Janie, I'm a cracked plate."
Author: Zora Neale Hurston

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