quotes tagged with 'sympathy'

Instead of condemning people, let's try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do. That's a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism, and it breeds sympathy, tolerance, and kindness. To know all is to forive all.

Author: Dale Carnegie, Source: How to Win Friends and Influence People, p.17Saved by amberb in understanding tolerance kindness forgiveness criticism sympathy 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Though the soul be tried, the heart faint, and the hands hang down, we must not retrace our steps; there must be decision of character, aside from sympathy.
Author: Joseph Smith, Jr., Source: History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4:570Saved by cboyack in character tolerance sympathy 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
It is not accidental that the most unsympathetic characters in Austen's novels are those who are incapable of genuine dialogue with others. They rant. They lecture. They scold. This incapacity for true dialogue implies an incapacity for tolerance, self-reflection and empathy.
Author: Azar Nafisi, Source: Reading Lolita in Tehran, p.268-269Saved by mlsscaress in sympathy 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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