Best Quotes About Path

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. -Ben Sweetland

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. -Khalil Gibran

Adversity is the first path to truth. -Lord Byron

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. -Emma Goldman

To better understand why you need a personal computer, let's take a look at the pathetic mess you call your life. -Dave Barry

In communications, familiarity breeds apathy. -William Bernbach

The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. -E. M. Forster

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. -Henry David Thoreau

A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. -Andre Gide

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. -Malcolm Forbes

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. -Thomas Carlyle

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone who thinks they're important is usually just a pompous moron who can't deal with his or her own pathetic insignificance and the fact that what they do is meaningless and inconsequential. -William Thomas

The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger. -Frank Herbert

The shock of unemployment becomes a pathology in its own right. -Robert Farrar Capon

It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut. -V. S. Naipaul

The pat on the back, the arm around the shoulder, the praise for what was done right and the sympathetic nod for what wasn't are as much a part of golf as life itself. -Gerald R. Ford

Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death. -Horace

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic. -David Sarnoff

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night. -Germaine Greer

The path of least resistance is the path of the loser. -H. G. Wells

The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance. Proceed, and light will dawn, and shine with increasing clearness on your path. -Jim Rohn

Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love. -Marshall McLuhan

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy. -Richard M. Nixon

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. -Theodore Roethke

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. -Chauncey Depew

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. -Jesse Jackson

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. -Joseph Addison

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice. -Arnold J. Toynbee

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. -James Allen

America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered. -Louis D. Brandeis

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. -John F. Kennedy

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. -Oscar Wilde

When you are in trouble, people who call to sympathize are really looking for the particulars. -E. W. Howe

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings. -Helen Keller

Never follow somebody else's path; it doesn't work the same way twice for anyone… the path follows you and rolls up behind you as you walk, forcing the next person to find their own way. -J. Michael Straczynski

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce. -P. J. O'Rourke

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care. -Jimmy Buffett

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment. -Robert M. Hutchins

My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones. -Agnetha Faltskog

If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path. -Mary Webb

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. -H. L. Mencken

I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans. -Rachel Weisz

I love romance. I'm a sucker for it. I love it so much. It's pathetic. -Drew Barrymore

If a man can… make a better mousetrap, the world will make a beaten path to his door. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we all tried to make other people's paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on. -Myrtle Reed

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. -Mark Twain

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread. -Adlai Stevenson I

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community. -William James

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. -Walt Disney

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

A man of knowledge chooses a path with a heart and follows it and then he looks and rejoices and laughs and then he sees and knows. -Carlos Castaneda

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. -Henry David Thoreau

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. -Tony Robbins

Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other's habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor. -Benjamin Disraeli

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. -John D. Rockefeller

We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey. -John Hope Franklin

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. -Ram Dass

Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive. -Donald Rumsfeld

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. -Cyril Connolly

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. -Anatole France

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion. -Horace Greeley

A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. -Groucho Marx

Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care. -William Safire

Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored. -Abraham Lincoln

The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -Thomas Gray

Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed upon the Yankees. Apparently it angers them. -Bob Feller

The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault. -Ty Cobb

The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind. -Phillip Adams

The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships. -H. G. Wells

We're on the path of creating monopoly business practices out of copyright law. -Robin Gross

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. -Anne Sullivan

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. -John F. Kennedy

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. -Walt Whitman

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end. -Jean Paul

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake. -John D. Rockefeller

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A body of work such as Pasteur's is inconceivable in our time: no man would be given a chance to create a whole science. Nowadays a path is scarcely opened up when the crowd begins to pour in. -Jean Rostand

To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed. -Ernest Renan

The best path through life is the highway. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Sympathy is the first condition of criticism. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. -Robert Browning

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one. -Aneurin Bevan

Let the path be open to talent. -Napoleon Bonaparte

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. -Leo Buscaglia

By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man. -John Kenneth Galbraith

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need. -Jerry Gillies

What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events. -Edward Gibbon

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. -Edward Gibbon

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. -William E. Gladstone

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings. -Helen Keller

The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo. -Soren Kierkegaard

Throw away thy rod, throw away thy wrath; O my God, take the gentle path. -George Herbert

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life. -George W. Bush

The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies. -James Anthony Froude

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. -Homer

Sympathizing and selfish people are alike, both given to tears. -Leigh Hunt

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad? -Isadora Duncan

Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions. -George Santayana

Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power. -Gloria Steinem

We can chart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present. -Adlai Stevenson I

To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies. -Willa Cather

The eye of genius has always a plaintive expression, and its natural language is pathos. -Lydia M. Child

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. -Frank A. Clark

Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement. -Winston Churchill

I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over. -George MacDonald

Hors d'oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one's childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d'oeuvres. -Hector Hugh Munro

Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion. -Francis Herbert Hedge

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath. -Lewis Thomas

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. -Shirley Chisholm

All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart! -Carlos Castaneda

Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use. -Carlos Castaneda

It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one. -Jerome K. Jerome

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is. -Rollo May

The path of sound credence is through the thick forest of skepticism. -George Jean Nathan

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. -Florence Nightingale

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

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one. -M. Scott Peck

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn. -B. R. Hayden

You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together. -Boris Pasternak

As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God's path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith. -Kin Hubbard

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom. -George MacDonald

As people are walking all the time, in the same spot, a path appears. -John Locke

Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. -Amos Bronson Alcott

I don't know what my path is yet. I'm just walking on it. -Olivia Newton-John

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. -Frank Moore Colby

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. -Albert Einstein

A civilization is a heritage of beliefs, customs, and knowledge slowly accumulated in the course of centuries, elements difficult at times to justify by logic, but justifying themselves as paths when they lead somewhere, since they open up for man his inner distance. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment. -Earl Nightingale

In charting our course to the future, we are mindful of our path from the past. -Brad Henry

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor. -Horatio Nelson

This path that we are now starting will be long, and we must follow it to remind ourselves of the great principles that, in our understanding, should always inspire us. -Marc Forne Molne

Yearning for the seemingly impossible is the path to human progress. -Bryant H. McGill

Our priority must be to build a path towards balancing the budget, and we cannot tolerate growing deficits. -Mike Crapo

If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. -Barack Obama

Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time. -George Voinovich

To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman. -Alfred Adler

My whole belief system is that our paths are drawn for us. I believe in reincarnation. I believe we're here to learn and grow. We choose how we come into this life based on what it is we have to learn. Some people have harder lessons than others. -Gillian Anderson

The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy. -Anthony Storr

Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy. -William Whitelaw

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others. -Chin-Ning Chu

Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear. -Dan Millman

It's through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we've always mapped our path at Dell. There's always an opportunity to make a difference. -Michael Dell

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. -Steve Jobs

In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you're a theater actor it's very difficult to make a living. But it's also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love. -Chuck Schumer

This Budget reflects a choice – not an easy choice, but the right choice. And when you think about it, the only choice. The choice to take the responsible, prudent path to fiscal stability, economic growth and opportunity. -George Pataki

People truly reaching across boundaries – be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

I'm not an education expert, and frankly I don't want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed. -Linda Lingle

The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity. -Tom Harkin

You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give. -E. O. Wilson

I always sympathized with the people who did work for hire; I was one of them. -Stan Lee

I literally have meetings at eight o'clock in the morning, and I finish at nine o'clock at night. It sounds pathetic, but I don't even have time to go shopping. -Stella McCartney

I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism. -Hugo Chavez

They do not walk in… the path of Christ. -Hugo Chavez

Time really has gone by fast. I don't know if your path is pre-written or what, but it's crazy how one thing just leads to another. -Torrie Wilson

Americans have different ways of saying things. They say 'elevator', we say 'lift'… they say 'President', we say 'stupid psychopathic git. -Alexei Sayle

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy of peace appears more than ever to be the path that we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth. -Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

Whatever changes the new era brings, whatever new pathways we take, I am sure that our special relationship with America – forged in adversity, will not change. -Mary McAleese

The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history. -Vladimir Putin

I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain. -Conrad Veidt

Not to sound too pathetic, but there have been long stretches where I haven't been able to get a job. -David Caruso

We always have hoped that American diplomacy deploys itself in dialogue and persuasion rather than by ultimatums. That is the path we want in international relations. -Mahmoud Abbas

Of course there will be disappointments and the way will not always be as I expected it. But if it seemed easy, then that would be the time to worry that I am on the wrong path. -Anne Perry

All along the untrodden paths of the future, I can see the footprints of an unseen hand. -Boyle Roche

Everything is pathology, except for indifference. -Emil Cioran

Christians need to take the lead in educating people that children are gifts, as my autistic grandson most surely is. By going down the path we're currently on, we might one day get rid of genetic diseases, but only at the cost of our own humanity. -Charles Colson

Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. -Morihei Ueshiba

If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth. -Morihei Ueshiba

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire. -Mark Akenside

Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit – love. -Morihei Ueshiba

Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens suspected of terrorist activity – but not of terrorist sympathies. -Richard Perle

It's good to follow the path of personal happiness to some extent. People tend to get upset however when you drive a steamroller down it. -Simon Travaglia

Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world. -Sai Baba

Man is lost and is wandering in a jungle where real values have no meaning. Real values can have meaning to man only when he steps on to the spiritual path, a path where negative emotions have no use. -Sai Baba

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process. -Sai Baba

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past. -Sai Baba

I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer. I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason that I have never done creative work on a typewriter. There is to me a lack of empathy. -Winston Graham

If a man works like a horse for his money, there are a lot of girls anxious to take him down the bridal path. -Marty Allen

When the soul looks out of its body, it should see only beauty in its path. These are the sights we must hold in mind, in order to move to a higher place. -Yusef Lateef

Every path serves a purpose. -Gene Oliver

Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment. -bell hooks

Life takes its path and sometimes there are people to blame. Of course there are bad people in this world. Good, bad, it happens unfortunately. But in a way I think if there was more focus on the good, more good would happen. -Andrea Corr

I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated. -John Shirley

More negatives write than call. It's a cheap shot for me to go on the air with the critical letters or E-mail I get because the reaction of the listeners is always an instantaneous expression of sympathy for me and contempt for the poor critic. -John Hall

We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths… and tell the world the glories of our journey. -John Hope

If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth. -Havelock Ellis

The discoveries of how we can grow and the insights we need to have really come from the inside out. To have genuine empathy, not as a make-nice tool but as an understanding, is essential to the next step. -Patricia Sun

Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality. -George William Russell

Working with the Kinks, there always seemed to be some kind of automatic process at work. Ray and I had this telepathy happening for a long time, where one of us always knew what the other could do with something. -Dave Davies

I believe that a parent's role is to provide a path or opportunity for their children. -David Soul

There's no greater way to gain an audience's sympathy than by being unfortunate. -Seth Green

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. -Roger Bacon

Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking. -Antonio Machado

Hath the spirit of all beauty Kissed you in the path of duty? -Anna Katharine Green

To begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment. -James Lane Allen

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. -Davy Crockett

It's no good being nice and young and naive. There's no good in that at all. You've got to do it all yourself, and you've gotta learn quick. And you can't look for sympathy either. -John Lydon

However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account. -Neville Chamberlain

As I understand it, laws, commands, rules and edicts are for those who have not the light which makres plain the pathway. -Anne Hutchinson

I think empathy is a beautiful thing. I think that's the power of film though. We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest communicative tools known to man. -Michelle Rodriguez

We are no more content to plod along the beaten paths – and so marriage must go the way of God. -Amy Levy

Only after I faced the unhappiness of my first marriage did I start on the path of personal growth. -Judith Wright

It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world. -Arthur Henderson

Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops. -George Pierce Baker

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results. -George Pierce Baker

It was not the path I was to take. Because of my deeds, I will never know peace again. -Hiawatha

Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer. -William Hull

I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else. -Gary Becker

Sometime they don't let you know that they know that they don't know everything, but the core of the medical approach is that you try to identify pathologies, which are subsystems within the human body or the larger system that are having undesirable consequences. -Guy Burgess

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. -Lord Byron

I was born with a serious spiritual consciousness and for many years studied different paths. -Steven Seagal

Try to find the path of least resistance and use it without harming others. Live with integrity and morality, not only with people but with all beings. -Steven Seagal

The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path. -Florence Griffith Joyner

Sympathetic cracks. A term frequently used by architects and surveyors in terms of ageing houses. I know what they mean. -Ted Dexter

It is not likely that posterity will fall in love with us, but not impossible that it may respect or sympathize; so a man would rather leave behind him the portrait of his spirit than a portrait of his face. -Robert Louis Stevenson

A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they'd like to be chief. There's been a change in the limits people see. -Wilma Mankiller

There is no teacher, living or past, who can give us the actual understanding of Truth. A teacher can only put our feet upon the path and point the way. That is all. It is wholly dependent on the individual to make his way to Truth. -Paul Twitchell

No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path, there are ways to except them and to live through them. -Robert Zemeckis

The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations. -Omar Bongo

What we can do is to explain as clearly as possible what the benefits would be of him going down one path, and what the potential consequences would be if he chooses another path. -Mitchell Reiss

Real music is not for wealth, not for honours or even the joys of the mind… but as a path for realisation and salvation. -Ali Akbar Khan

September 11th was a moment when America had the sympathy of the world. -Tom Ford

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. -Thomas J. Watson

The question is not… if art is enough to fulfill my life, but if I am true to the path I have set for myself, if I am the best I can be in the things I do. Am I living up to the reasons I became a singer in the first place? -Kathleen Battle

His father watched him across the gulf of years and pathos which always must divide a father from his son. -John Phillips Marquand

A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory. -Manfred Eigen

I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom. -Wislawa Szymborska

God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. -Ramakrishna

Without television and mass communication, that knowledge wouldn't exist. So I think it actually has the possibility of turning people into more understanding and more empathetic people. -John Warnock

I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons. -Tanith Lee

It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism to democracy and this is a road of no return. -Chen Shui-bian

If we don't empower ourselves with knowledge, then we're gonna be led down a garden path. -Fran Drescher

I'm a very sympathetic person, but that doesn't always come across in my work because I'm too busy being mad at everything. -Lydia Lunch

Follow the way of life, which the Holy Prophet has shown you, for verily that is the right path. -Abu Bakr

He who indulges in falsehood will find the paths of paradise shut to him. -Abu Bakr

You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you. -Haruki Murakami

I didn't go to university. Didn't even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did. -Terry Pratchett

No, we'll never get back together. We'll remain friends, but I see her going in a completely different direction than me musically. But she'll end up doing really well if she continues on the path she's on. Because she's doing something very original. -John Wozniak

That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes. -Michael Ondaatje

It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below. -Rebecca Harding Davis

But you have to take all of those things, you have to take into consideration the paths, the roadways, how much cloud cover there is, how much foliage cover there is, whether there are streams, all of that comes into play. -Richard Serra

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. -Irving Babbitt

The humanitarian lays stress almost solely upon breadth of knowledge and sympathy. -Irving Babbitt

The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection. -Irving Babbitt

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful. -Irving Babbitt

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon, usually forever. -Joan D. Vinge

I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose. -Joely Fisher

You'd think a sociopath assassin wouldn't have a fan following but he does. -Laurell K. Hamilton

I think for being not unsympathetic that their appearance may also appear, so differently it, must; similarly as with animals, which meet us in very different forms, which look somehow harmonious however all. On exactly such forms I would stand. -Ulrich Walter

This is real human drama, we're not creating some amusement park ride for the summer. Even though the movie is really exciting to watch, it's got a real pathos behind it. -John C. Reilly

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles that can affect you on a personal level. I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see, and in the ones I am a part of. -Joshua Leonard

I am involved in minor league baseball. I go around the country speaking to troubled youths, trying to help them understand that whatever path they choose, they'll need to really pay attention to it. -Gerry Cooney

No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced. -Christopher Dawson

Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate, may possibly be different in their mental response because they have approached America by different paths. -Ellsworth Huntington

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. -Hugh Mackay

Motherhood is at its best when the tender chords of sympathy have been touched. -Paul P. Harris

So the ethic I was taught in school resulted in the path I chose in my life following school. -Kevin Mitnick

With this first novel, I am just above the foothills, but I see the path to the top, and it is my desire to write compelling stories about everything that I find of interest. -Guy Johnson

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies. -Henry Adams

I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she's telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn't easy. -Lee Child

I can hardly express in words my deep feeling and sympathy for them, knowing as I do, the many serious handicaps and obstacles that will confront them in almost every walk of life. -Major Taylor

There are several paths one can take, but not every path is open to you. -Claire Bloom

Readers will stay with an author, no matter what the variations in style and genre, as long as they get that sense of story, of character, of empathetic involvement. -Dean Koontz

I have to have a character worth caring about. I tend not to start writing books about people I don't have a lot of sympathy for because I'm just going to be with them too long. -Richard Russo

And we turned off and 30 miles south they're standing in the middle of our road blocking our way, stopped the car, got out, took us through the path in the woods, where the craft was on the ground. -Betty Hill

Yet in all those cases I finally steeled myself to seize the opportunity, and find a way to muddle through and eventually conclude that I had, in fact, chosen the right path, as risky as it seemed at the time. -Vint Cerf

The path I am trying so hard to follow is in fact the one that God my Father and His Son Jesus Christ want me to pursue. It has brought me deep happiness. -Clayton M. Christensen

California must be all American or all Chinese. We are resolved that it shall be American, and are prepared to make it so. May we not rely upon your sympathy and assistance? -Denis Kearney

Of course, there will be few people who are sympathetic but you don't become a great team overnight, no matter how much money you have at your disposal. -Frank Lampard

I think what we ought to be focusing on is that we are on path for the release of 75,000 pages of documents in connection with John Roberts' work in the White House, as in the counselor's office and as his time working as an assistant in the office of the attorney general. -Alberto Gonzales

There was a project at Lawrence Livermore National Labs where many years ago they went down this path for scripting and controlling very large numerical calculations. -Guido van Rossum

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. -Ted Olson

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it. -David Eddings

Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London. My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost a loved one in the recent terror attacks. -Doc Hastings

I do not expect that homeopathy will ever be established as a legitimate form of treatment, but I do expect that it will continue to be popular. -James Randi

It was physically difficult, adjusting to wheelchair life, but I remember a great relief and happiness that I was finally getting somewhere, finding musicians to work with that were sympathetic. -Robert Wyatt

Now that the there is a path for the people of Puerto Rico to express their self-determination on Puerto Rico's political status, there are some who seek to block that path. -Dick Thornburgh

I thought that would be kind of cool, to make a bad guy look sympathetic. -Christopher Atkins

I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me. -Daniel Johns

Most importantly, the meaning of spirituality lays the seeds for our destiny and the path we must follow. -Dennis Banks

However, the thought hit me that this was a pretty pathetic way to kick the bucket – being accidentally poisoned during a photo shoot, of all things – and I started weeping at the idiocy of it all. -Lara St. John

I'm not a member of a minority but I can empathize with what's going on. -Matthew Vaughn

Our career path has tended to be the most perverse and contrary approach to the entertainment industry imaginable, while at the same time doing the kinds of things that you have to do, the videos, the photos and all that sort of stuff. -Peter Garrett

I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view. -Michael York

There was an opening in the ER program at King Drew, so I spent the next month there, fascinated with the range of pathology that I observed, the diversity of skill that the ER physicians had to acquire, the variety of cases, and the ability to interact closely with people. -Samuel Wilson

No individual is alone responsible for a single stepping stone along the path of progress, and where the path is smooth progress is most rapid. -Ernest Lawrence

In such a condition of affairs, the practical difference between the abolitionist and the sympathizer, to the man who lost his slave and could not recover it, was very nebulous. -John Sergeant Wise

I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't. -Alton Brown

Although I'm Australian, I find myself much more in sympathy with the Austrian version! -David Chalmers

I think worrying things are going on in England – a real apathy. -Alan Rickman

For minority actors, developing our own projects has to be the eventual path. We have a lot of stories to tell and a really unique voice. But none of that is going to be heard as long as we're just the hired hands, acting. -Jimmy Smits

With 20 top-10 finishes, I feel we're on the right path. -Dale Earnhardt

Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers. -Jim Gerlach

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology, according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God, according to the Bible. -Paul Ricoeur

I've been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I've been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity. -Tilda Swinton

You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them, simply by winning races. Sure, they can follow my path to a good career. But for me it is not enough. I want to be more than that. In everything I want to be a role model. -Haile Gebrselassie

They can certainly expect to be very impressed with the technical aspects of the show, fooled and led up the garden path by the story and ultimately have a jolly good laugh! -Louise Jameson

I think if I'm going to do a science fiction, I'm going to go down a new path that I want to do. -Ridley Scott

This nation is like a spring freshet; it overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path. -Sitting Bull

Let me say that the path I did take for a brief period of my life was not of reckless drug use, hurting others, but it was a path of quiet rebellion, of a little experimentation of a darker side of my confusion in a confusing world, lost in the midst of finding my identity. -Jennifer Capriati

They put me in the drama class, and that's the path I've taken. -Joe Mantegna

I want the municipality to be a helping hand to the man with a desire of sympathy, to help the fallen when it is not in their power to help themselves. -John Burns

There is a certain logic to events that pushes you along a certain path. You go along the path that feels the most true, and most according to the principles that are guiding you, and that's the way the decisions are made. -Michael Nesmith

I always received much more satisfaction as a defense attorney in obtaining an acquittal for a client than I ever have as a D.A. in obtaining a conviction. All my interests and sympathies tend to be on the side of the individual as opposed to the state. -Jim Garrison

I have a lot of sympathy for young people because I realize how disturbed I was. How would I deal with life in the future? What would I do for a living? -Clyde Tombaugh

I don't see 'lines of force' as being destructive, except to the extent that they are exclusively traceable through observance of the path of distorted material left in their wake. -Brian Ferneyhough

Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist. -Cameron Crowe

I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play – a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period. -Kathy Bates

I always feel like I want to do my career my own way. I never follow anybody's path, what they've done. -Famke Janssen

Many roads lead to the path, but basically there are only two: reason and practice. -Bodhidharma

Because I select my players from a feeling that comes to me when I am with them, a certain sympathy you might call it, or a vibration that exists between us that convinces me they are right. -Erich von Stroheim

But in fact, when you try to model that on a computer you find that because of the very structure of matter and of the chemical bonds that are the basis of every organism, evolution is not random at all. It will tend to follow certain paths. -Kevin Kelly

We're sympathetic, but once you step on the field, football's football. -Michael Strahan

There are a lot of people who think that's what's needed to be successful is always being right, always being careful, always picking the right path. -Amy Tan

Men may yearn for peace, cry for peace, and work for peace, but there will be no peace until they follow the path pointed out by the Living Christ. He is the true light of men's lives. -David O. McKay

The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego. -Andrew Cohen

For anyone to open their heart, they need the right atmosphere, and something to prompt them. For my mother it was her trip abroad: she was in a very relaxed, understanding environment. I was very sympathetic towards her. -Jung Chang

I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world. I know there are people who don't want to be called women comedians, but I think it gives a path to the fact that we live in extremely patriarchal times. -Kate Clinton

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual. -Philip Zimbardo

We were grooving, at that point, in the same direction, but remember, Roy Hamilton and myself were going into a path and a direction that had no programming. -Solomon Burke

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures, utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks, and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake of acquiring a few shillings. -Henry Mayhew

It's hard for me to think of others because I'm not particularly in sympathy with the music of this century. -Alan Hovhaness

I would not send a poor girl into the world, ignorant of the snares that beset her path; nor would I watch and guard her, till, deprived of self-respect and self-reliance, she lost the power or the will to watch and guard herself. -Anne Bronte

If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone. -Anne Bronte

Intensity like signal strength will generally fall off with distance from the source, although it also depends on the local conditions and the pathway from the source to the point. -Charles Francis Richter

Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years. -John Negroponte

We had good white friends who advised us against taking the war path. My friend and brother, Mr. Chapman, told us just how the war would end. -Chief Joseph

Perhaps you could sympathize with those who seek to replace a dead child with a copy, or to copy a parent or a relative or even a celebrity. -Leon Kass

I was pursuing the inner path at the expense of the rest of my being and the rest of the world. -Satish Kumar

They're hit writers. They're gonna write me a hit whether I wanted it or not you know? I could have put out a single a year ago with the Neptunes and maybe been writing now on top but that was not the path that I chose. -Willa Ford

We have followed a path of moderation, development is our priority, national unity, good community relations, Muslims and non Muslims, this is what has given us the advantage. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

According to your sympathy, you will take pleasure in your own happiness or in the happiness of other people; but it is always your own happiness you seek. -John Buchanan Robinson

The audience has to understand that if the film is going to have any meaning for them. If they are going to empathize with the characters, they have to visualize the process of concentration involved in making every move. -Conrad Hall

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father. -Daniel Goleman

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. -Daniel Goleman

There's a certain amount of sympathy here for the Bush administration's problem, which is they would like to get rid of Saddam Hussein and they would like to have the Kurds autonomous. -Les Aspin

There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy with the underdog, with people who have suffered, people who have been pushed around by foreigners in particular, but also by their own people. -Lakhdar Brahimi

Poets have to be sensitive to their audience, but it does not mean that they censor themselves. I realise my audience is diverse. Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense. -John Barton

It was only as I wrote about it that I began to find paths of access to feelings that were intolerable to me then. -Jonathan Lethem

But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it. -Benjamin F. Wade

The existing principle of selfish interest and competition has been carried to its extreme point; and, in its progress, has isolated the heart of man, blunted the edge of his finest sensibilities, and annihilated all his most generous impulses and sympathies. -Frances Wright

Men are often biased in their judgment on account of their sympathy and their interests. -George William Norris

I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize. -Little Richard

If you get trapped in the idea that what is most important is what image of yourself you're giving to the world, you're on a dangerous path. -Jeanne Moreau

Some gods may cross your path, but why should gods be beautiful? They could also be frightening. -Jeanne Moreau

I like to think of myself as a New Yorker, which is pathetic. -Moon Unit Zappa

I learnt pity, sympathy, and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls. -Lionel Blue

I have begun to sympathetically understand Paul, though I don't like him much. -Lionel Blue

It is my fervent hope and prayer that by exposing my mistakes and by pointing out the things that were a part of my early life, some who might be following the same paths might not make those same mistakes. -John Clayton

Just go out there and do it. It's not the easiest path. -Michael Ritchie

Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well. -Henry Cabot Lodge

Our immigration system is a broken system that needs to be fixed. We need reform that provides hardworking people of good character with a real path towards citizenship. -Joe Baca

The routers get involved in this and they know that on the path between this router and that router a certain percentage of the bandwidth is reserved to these things and a certain percentage of it is allowed on a first come first served basis. -Jon Postel

That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me. -Daniel Okrent

Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic and insightful with one's patients without getting too lost in their painful stories to be helpful. -Pamela Stephenson

We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path. -Warren Christopher

I am a big fan of the TV series 'Taxi' which combined comedy and pathos better than any other show I've seen. -Douglas Wood

People have moved beyond apathy, beyond skepticism into deep cynicism. -Elliot Richardson

I am disposed to be thus particular from the interest you take in our welfare and from the entire confidence I have in your knowing, that you will be sympathetic with us in our misfortunes. -John Hawley

Don't accept that you can't make a difference. Because if you can't make a difference, you won't make a difference, and if you put a multiplier on that we will continue on an unsustainable pathway. -Maurice Strong

We must, from here on in, all go down the same path… There may not be another chance. -Maurice Strong

Consolidation isn't new, though… it was a major factor in our rush to form the Gathering and place a stake in the ground to ensure that there is a solid path for developers who are willing to stay independent and build their own companies on their own terms. -Mike Wilson

So many roles for women demand that you make the audience fall in love with you or sympathise with you. -Felicity Kendal

It's not just a question of conquering a summit previously unknown, but of tracing, step by step, a new pathway to it. -Gustav Mahler

I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted. But no matter where I go, I still come home. -Layne Staley

I'm treading the backward path. Mostly, I just waste my time. -Syd Barrett

Living in an entirely different physical as well as biotic environment, such a population would have unique opportunities to enter new niches and to select novel adaptive pathways. -Ernst Mayr

I had to examine myself very thoroughly to find the right path personally. -Fritz Sauckel

I joined the Party definitely in 1923 after having already been in sympathy with it before. -Fritz Sauckel

The reason was the failure of both Japan and China to understand each other and the inability of America and the European powers to sympathize, without prejudice, with the peoples of East Asia. -Hideki Tojo

With options thus foreclosed, in order to protect and defend the nation and clear the obstacles that stood in its path, a decisive appeal to arms was made. -Hideki Tojo

Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out. -Ibrahim Babangida

If I loved all the world as I do you, I shouldn't write books to it: I should only write letters to it, and that would be only a clumsy stage on the way to entire telepathy. -Laurence Housman

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is. -Matthew Modine

I never set out to be rich and famous. I wanted to follow my own path. -Matthew Modine

I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I'm just a pathetic case history, really. -Siobhan Fahey

I was an outsider… but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up. -Elia Kazan

I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana's funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet. -Mark Roberts

Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. -Lillie Langtry

But what you could perhaps do with in these days is a word of most sincere sympathy. Your movement is carried internally by so strong a truth and necessity that victory in one form or another cannot elude you for long. -Hjalmar Schacht

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that. -Erykah Badu

I get bored doing one thing only. I've been very lucky to explore a lot of different artistic territory and I don't see why I won't continue on that path. -Bill Mumy

There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions. -Edward Hopper

Whereupon, at the tender age of thirteen, I set upon the path of playing nothing but hookers. -Ida Lupino

Modern science, then, so far from being an enemy of romance, is seen on every hand to be its sympathetic and resourceful friend, its swift and irresistible helper in its serious need, and an indulgent minister to its lighter fancies. -Richard Le Gallienne

More and more the world is growing to love a lover, and one has only to read the newspapers to see how sympathetic are the times to any generous and adventurous display of the passions. -Richard Le Gallienne

We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature as the sympathetic mirror of our moods, or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man. -Richard Le Gallienne

Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness. -Franz Liszt

I believe that we must reach our brother, never toning down our fundamental oppositions, but meeting him when he asks to be met, with a reason for the faith that is in us, as well as with a loving sympathy for them as brothers. -Dorothy Day

My guitar was loud as hell, and I had no sympathy for anybody else. -Brownie McGhee

When somebody blazes a path to a highway that never end, you should appreciate 'em some. -Brownie McGhee

Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics. -Cesare Lombroso

Another adverse factor was the way the Russians received continual reinforcements from their back areas, as they fell back. It seemed to us that as soon as one force was wiped out, the path was blocked by the arrival of a fresh force. -Gerd von Rundstedt

I've always been so apathetic. I figured, OK, maybe the world is going to fall down around me. Now I want to make a better world… that's motherhood. -Cass Elliot

I think of myself as Special Forces, clearing the path for the infantry. -Geraldo Rivera

St. Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine; people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume they will be able to walk home. The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that the path they walked over on is disappearing under several feet of water is very amusing. -John Dyer

After it's finished, sometimes I can trace a path that goes back to the possible source of inspiration. -Tracy Chapman

In approaching our subject it will be best, without attempting to shorten the path by referring to famous theories of the drama, to start directly from the facts, and to collect from them gradually an idea of Shakespearean Tragedy. -Andrew Coyle Bradley

If mankind were to continue in other than the present barbarism, a new path must be found, a new civilization based on some other method than technology. -Clifford D. Simak

There was nothing in all Douglas's powerful effort that appealed to the higher instincts of human nature, while Lincoln always touched sympathetic cords. Lincoln's speech excited and sustained the enthusiasm of his audience to the end. -Henry Villard

Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path. -Henry Winkler

The path that went by the little house had become a road. Almost every day Laura and Mary stopped their playing and stared in surprise at a wagon slowly creaking by on that road. -Laura Ingalls Wilder

The whole path of American music has been so much about the recognition of stylistic diversity, and the recognition of the importance of music which was from one of the vernacular traditions. -Michael Tilson Thomas

But he said Blanket Hill should be a national monument. And so we came out of his chambers feeling, though while we had lost to the powers of darkness, we had at least shown one Federal Judge what the right path would have been. -William Kunstler

People who think about art as an investment are pathetic. -Walter Annenberg

Being idealistic really helps you overcome some of the many obstacles put in your path. -Andy Hertzfeld

I tried a dozen different modifications that were rejected. But they all served as a path to the final design. -Mikhail Kalashnikov

Is it not dangerous to have students study together for years, copying the same models and approximately the same path? -Theodore Gericault

People who work on the user interface side need to have empathy as a key characteristic. But if you are writing device drivers you don't really need to understand humans so well. -Andy Hertzfeld

Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions. -Patrick MacGill

Yet the evil still increased, and, like the parasite of barnacles on a ship, if it did not destroy the structure, it obstructed its fair, comfortable progress in the path of life. -William Banting

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners. -Agnes Smedley

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere. -Ivor Novello

Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. -William Eardley IV

Many of the artists who have represented Negro life have seen only the comic, ludicrous side of it, and have lacked sympathy with and appreciation for the warm big heart that dwells within such a rough exterior. -Henry Ossawa Tanner

IT is mere coincidence that Cooper was born in the year which produced The Power of Sympathy and that when he died Uncle Tom's Cabin was passing through its serial stage, and yet the limits of his life mark almost exactly the first great period of American fiction. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

Where there had been only jeers or taunts at first, crowds come to listen with serious and sympathetic men. -Edward Carpenter

I was also interested in formulating the path of chemical reactions. -Kenichi Fukui

Once he had selected the path he was going down he really had to stick with it in a 16 game match. He had to try and hit in the one direction but unfortunately for him – though fortunately for me! – he hit in the wrong direction. -Vladimir Kramnik

My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union. She knew that war was bound to come, but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle could not last longer than six months at the utmost. -Buffalo Bill

Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD. -Joe Rogan

My teenage years were exactly what they were supposed to be. Everybody has their own path. It's laid out for you. It's just up to you to walk it. -Justin Timberlake

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. -Nellie Bly

And our big theme has been, you have made so much progress, we urge you on with the openings and market openings that have occurred. They clearly work and continuing on that path will produce further growth and further opportunities for the Indian people. -John W. Snow

There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and power, can be an intelligent example to the world. -J. William Fulbright

The river is constantly turning and bending and you never know where it's going to go and where you'll wind up. Following the bend in the river and staying on your own path means that you are on the right track. Don't let anyone deter you from that. -Eartha Kitt

Men are hung up on breasts. They're looking at the titty dinner. It's pathetic. -Betty Dodson

I like to think what I bring to the table is kind of a sympathetic and endearing quality, even while I'm playing outcasts or characters that end up in outlandish situations. -Jason Biggs

A free culture has been our past, but it will only be our future if we change the path we are on right now. -Lawrence Lessig

Well we had nine top forensic pathologists from across the country, who operated as a panel, who looked at all the ballistic evidence and they came out saying that those bullets did exactly what the Warren Commission said they did. -Louis Stokes

If the Federal Reserve pursues a strong dollar at home while the dollar becomes more competitive in global markets, we can achieve both price stability and a more balanced path of economic growth. -Martin Feldstein

I would never want to live in L.A., and I made that decision years ago, so I never chose that path for myself, although I have much respect for those that do it at a high level. -Matt Cameron

Thus, the questions we should ask here are what makes the current economic upswing different from the past two recoveries, and whether such differences are sufficient for the economy to reach the sustained growth path. -Toshihiko Fukui

If the Founding Fathers and other patriots who fought during the Revolutionary War could see the United States today, I believe they would be proud of the path that the thirteen colonies, now fifty strong states, have taken since then. -John Linder

We share responsibility. It's important to have a good spouse; that's where I sympathize with single parents. -Hunter Tylo

Which reminds me of a fortune cookie: you often find your destiny on the path you take to avoid it. -Hector Elizondo

I'm attracted to pathos, because life is mostly pathos. I've had a lot of it in my life. -Hector Elizondo

I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted to get away from the old system. -Clarence Thomas

Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it's simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is. -Ang Lee

We were sitting on the bus one day and there were 5 of us hanging out. There was only one beer left in the cooler and we actually all took a little cup and split it. It was a pathetic day in a rock and roll when five grown men have to be sitting there sharing a beer. -Zakk Wylde

This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat. -Tom Paulin

I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion. -Billy Tauzin

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. -Evelyn Underhill

There's a lot of lying and these are people who are incredibly flawed, and not in very sort of empathetic ways, either. Some of the things they do are pretty awful and some of the things they do to each other are pretty awful. -Will Arnett

That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way. -Ulrich Beck

No one who knows my personal situation would think I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces. -Kit Bond

First, the year 2004, the year past, the Comptroller General of the United States, David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst year in American fiscal history, clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path. -Jim Cooper

I sometimes get that wonderful sympathy between me and the audience, telling me I've reached their hearts. And when I do, the thrill is mine. -Kate Smith

Elephants can live to an age of up to 70 or 80 years and they have a good memory. It could be they come across an area that is experiencing a drought. Then they continue on their path and run into people. -Richard Leakey

We don't think that we are in a quarrel with anybody. We may have a difference of opinion, but we'll not allow such differences of opinion to grow into a problem that stands in the way of reconstructing the country and regaining the democratic path. -Rafik Hariri

I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director. I was going to stay there and make sure that he couldn't replace me. -Louis Freeh

We can still find middle ground, truly secure our borders, deal with those already here and address our labor needs. But those who advocate giving current illegal aliens and future guest workers a special path to citizenship must compromise. -John Shadegg

Business owners have made a strong case to me that they need guest workers. But none has suggested that these workers should be placed on a path to citizenship. -John Shadegg

Remember that in every single case in history the process of adaptation has been one of exceeding slowness. Do not look for the impossible, but do not let your path deviate from the quiet and steadfast insistence on full opportunities for your powers. -Franz Boas

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. -Franz Boas

HIV infection and AIDS is growing – but so too is public apathy. We have already lost too many friends and colleagues. -David Geffen

My sympathies have always been for working-class people. -Christa McAuliffe

I allow my intuition to lead my path. -Manuel Puig

I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy. -Kelly Miller

That level of trade deficit throttles real growth in our country and continues the unfortunate path of selling out America. We are not winning the global trade war, we are losing it badly. -Marcy Kaptur

I'm social and I meet people and talk to people but I'm not looking for the ideal person to fit my mold and to raise my family with yet. I'm just kind of doing my thing and learning from the people I'm around and who I cross paths with. -Picabo Street

Reasoned arguments and suggestions which make allowance for the full difficulties of the state of war that exists may help, and will always be listened to with respect and sympathy. -Stafford Cripps

It could be my downfall, but I don't think it is – Hollywood is run on perception, and if you stray off the path of what you want to do with your career, it's suicide. -Charlie Hunnam

Since this war began our sympathy has gone out to all the suffering people who have been dragged into it. Further hundreds of millions have become involved since I spoke at Limerick fortnight ago. -Eamon de Valera

It's a lot easier to see, at least in some cases, what the long-term limits of the possible will be, because they depend on natural law. But it's much harder to see just what path we will follow in heading toward those limits. -K. Eric Drexler

I'm manipulating the audience. I'm making sure people sympathize. -Melinda Clarke

I'm a serious eater and a seriously hungry person, so I set out on that path to figure it out for myself, and of course it really resonated with other people. -Sally Schneider

Everybody makes his path differently. -Emanuel Ax

My way of thinking is very particular and concrete. It doesn't follow a continuous path. -David Antin

Another thing that's pathetic is this rule that you have to look ugly to get respect as an actress. Jessica Lange had to make herself look really bad to prove that she had amazing talent. -Kevyn Aucoin

Everybody needs a way out of that pain. Many people choose drugs and alcohol. Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits, which is what I did. At least it got me toward a path of healthier living. -Mariel Hemingway

I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path. -Mariel Hemingway

Not only will this make you treat each moment more preciously, but you will be more patient with yourself and with others, recognizing that there are millions of moments on the path to any worthwhile achievement. -Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin. -Harold Bloom

Actually, the books were never a planned career path. -Jamie Lee Curtis

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion. -Jasper Johns

I used Jimmy to give me what I needed to keep going and to know that I was on the right path with it. I thought I saw Jimmy's soul all the time we worked. He never covered his soul and I never covered mine. We saw into each other's souls, very definitely. -Kim Novak

I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career. -Nolan Ryan

We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital – the resource systems upon which we depend to live – instead of our human capital. -Paul Hawken

When too many Americans don't vote or participate, some see apathy and despair. I see disappointment and even outrage. And I believe that out of this frustration can come hope and action. -Paul Wellstone

The path up is the path down. The way forward is the way back. The universe inside is outside but the universe outside is inside. -Robert Anton Wilson

Having a great intellect is no path to being happy. -Stephen Fry

We must continue to pursue peace through diplomacy, but we must also not shrink from our responsibility through the option of strength. We must take advantage of internal resistance and change from within Iran to avert this path of mutual destruction. -Michael McCaul

I'm a private guy, and you don't want to be out there preaching to people. But faith leads you in the decisions you make. You don't always pick the right path, but it's there in your conscience. -Tim McGraw

I'm knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman. -Jimmy Swaggart

I reject any path which rejects life, but I can't help loving Sufism because it sounds so beautiful. It gives relief in the midst of battle. -Naguib Mahfouz

I try to find what makes even the worst, most despicable character sympathetic at his or her core. -Len Wein

I don't think anybody can take the word of Saddam Hussein and his regime, and certainly an American president and allies who are obligated to worry about the safety and security of our countries, cannot take the word of this dictator, who lies, pathologically lies. -Condoleezza Rice

The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party. -Goldwin Smith

Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one. -Judy Biggert

Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen. -Jimmy Buffett

The drug dealers, they sympathize with me. They see me as some sort of pathetic character. -Mike Tyson

We cannot shun our values as an immigrant nation. This is a wrong path. And while possibly it is a short-term political victory based on division and based on creating a wedge issue that splits people in this country, it is a long-term defeat for this Nation. -Raul Grijalva

If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems. -George Soros

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist. -Susan Sarandon

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. -Susan Sarandon

There were no strategic mistakes that could affect Russia's history and it further development. No, there were no such mistakes. Tactical errors were made in some less significant options, problems and so on. But, on the whole, Russia embarked on a correct path and it changed. -Boris Yeltsin

From where we lived, to practise in St Louis was an hour-and-a-half drive each way, so that took a lot of the time. So really, our lives just took different paths. -Jimmy Connors

I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force. -Lech Walesa

When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence, hatred and lies. A lesson drawn from such experiences, however, was that we can effectively oppose violence only if we ourselves do not resort to it. -Lech Walesa

In two years, there were 22 military coups d'etat, essentially in Africa and the third world. The coup d'etat of Algiers, in 1965, is what opened the path. -Ahmed Ben Bella

I am the son of a small and far-away nation and the other laureates have all come from different countries from all over the world and we all were equally received here with signs of sympathy. -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss. -Gerard Arpey

There are many paths but only one journey. -Naomi Judd

The path we have chosen is constitutional. -John Ashcroft

The world's a forest, in which all lose their way; though by a different path each goes astray. -George Villiers

I try, and I think I succeed, in making my readers feel pity for my psychopaths, because I do. -Ruth Rendell

He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it. -S. J. Perelman

Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame. -Robert Burns

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. -Horace

Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. -Lord Byron

To copy others is necessary, but to copy oneself is pathetic. -Pablo Picasso

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday. -John Burroughs

In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults. -Jessamyn West

A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason. -William R. Alger

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. -Meryl Streep

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path. -Jean Anouilh

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. -Bill Bradley

There is no easy path leading out of life, and few easy ones that lie within it. -Walter Savage Landor

Children should be led into the right paths, not by severity, but by persuasion. -Terence

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision. -Helen Keller

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. -Scott Adams

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path. -Buddha

Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. -Oprah Winfrey

One never reaches home, but wherever friendly paths intersect the whole world looks like home for a time. -Hermann Hesse

I am really rather like a beautiful Jersey cow, I have the same pathetic droop to the corners of my eyes. -Deborah Kerr

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past. -Maurice Maeterlinck

Sympathy for victims is always counter-balanced by an equal and opposite feeling of resentment towards them. -Ben Elton

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure. -Marquis de Sade

You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men. -Max Beerbohm

True contentment comes with empathy. -Tim Finn

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. -Montesquieu

Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness. -James Goldsmith

People can be so apathetic. They continue to ignore the real people trapped in poverty and homelessness. It's almost maddening. -Daphne Zuniga

Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure. -Christopher Lasch

It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy. -Al Smith

The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world. -Lotte Lehmann

We often refuse to accept an idea merely because the tone of voice in which it has been expressed is unsympathetic to us. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The spiritual path – is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it. -Marianne Williamson

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion. -Yves Saint Laurent

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth. -Ben Lindsey

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead. -William Lloyd Garrison

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss. -Anderson Cooper

To be sympathetic without discrimination is so very debilitating. -Ronald Firbank

Teetotallers lack the sympathy and generosity of men that drink. -W. H. Davies

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved. -Barbara Kingsolver

A creative element is surely present in all great systems, and it does not seem possible that all sympathy or fundamental attitudes of will can be entirely eliminated from any human philosophy. -Morris Raphael Cohen

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other. -Albert Pike

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path. -Khalil Gibran

Sooner or later something seems to call us onto a particular path… this is what I must do, this is what I've got to have. This is who I am. -James Hillman

There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound. -Thomas Hardy

A snowdrift is a beautiful thing – if it doesn't lie across the path you have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination. -Hal Borland

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure. -Barbara Jordan

It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least. -F. H. Bradley

It seemed pathetic and terrible to me and it still does, that men and women work eight hours a day at jobs that bring them no joy, no reward save a few dollars. -Hortense Odlum

When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter. -Terri Apter

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream. -Thomas Francis Meagher

Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality. -Mason Cooley

I was faced more with apathy than opposition. -Adrian Cronauer

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better. -Oscar Wilde

The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect. -Rene Dubos

Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology. -Mason Cooley

For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide. -Thomas Mann

Man watches his history on the screen with apathy and an occasional passing flicker of horror or indignation. -Conor Cruise O'Brien

Innocence: I am only stepping on your face because it lies in my path. -Mason Cooley

A blocked path also offers guidance. -Mason Cooley

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II. -Pope Benedict XVI

People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line. -Dean Kamen

Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest. -George Eliot

Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance. -Samuel Butler

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them. -Woodrow Wilson

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. -John Dewey

No author has created with less emphasis such pathetic characters as Chekhov has. -Vladimir Nabokov

My mother always used to say, 'There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.' -Donald Freed

Is there anything more dangerous than sympathetic understanding? -Pablo Picasso

The difference between our decadence and the Russians' is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic. -James Thurber

So the people will pay the penalty for their kings' presumption, who, by devising evil, turn justice from her path with tortuous speech. -Hesiod

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say, my knowledge of my room. There is no such thing as observation of the inner world, as there is of the outer world. -Franz Kafka

All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy. -John Ruskin

I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave – and nothing but laughter to console them with. -John Irving

I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals. -Charles Trevelyan

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education. -Angelina Grimke

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence. -Joseph Conrad

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed. -Germaine Greer

Most safely shall you tread the middle path. -Ovid

In externals we advance with lightening express speed, in modes of thought and sympathy we lumber on in stage-coach fashion. -Frances E. Willard

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another. -Sigmund Freud

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion. -Louise J. Kaplan

To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness. -Ivan Turgenev

I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it. -Rosalia de Castro

We were united not only by political respect for each other, but also by deep mutual sympathy as people. -Helmut Kohl

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it. -Hermann Hesse

The left is back, and it's the only path we have to get out of the spot to which the right has sunken us. Socialism builds and capitalism destroys. -Hugo Chavez

I see harm reduction as a way of engaging people as part of that path to recovery. -Paul R. Ehrlich

Let everyone regulate his conduct… by the golden rule of doing to others as in similar circumstances we would have them do to us, and the path of duty will be clear before him. -William Wilberforce

I've been looking at companies that are on a positive path vs. a negative path and I've come to use the language of sports, winning streaks and losing streaks. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Syrian influence has not ended yet. It is going to be a very long path. -Walid Jumblatt

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism… to ward off threats to her own security and influence. -Bernadette Devlin

During 65 years, I have walked the path of duty and discipline… And today, looking back at that long path of service, my soldier's heart stirs and murmurs from deep within: Thank you. Thank you, my homeland. -Augusto Pinochet

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn. -Alice Miller

We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old – and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges. -Barack Obama

It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. -Barack Obama

Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor. For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm, if that girl has won the same badge, it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them. -Juliette Gordon Low

The substantial uncertainty about the path of asset price movements going forward necessarily reduces the case for altering policy in advance of the move. -Timothy Geithner

We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key. -Richard M. Daley

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance – before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans – helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions. -Rick Santorum

Having played many roles of scientific intellect I do have an empathy for that world. It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about. But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the air conditioning unit on my car. -Patrick Stewart

I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do – embarrassingly enough – tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me. -Kristen Bell

I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it. -Sean Bean

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really 'empathy' and 'understanding.' He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice. -Karl Rove

'Empathy' is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. -Karl Rove

I like to connect to people in the virtual world, exchanging thoughts and ideas, when in the physical world we might never have the opportunity to cross paths. -Demi Moore

But last year there were 540,000 people, roughly, detained coming across the border illegally. Forty-five thousand of them came from countries other than Mexico, demonstrating the fact that Mexico itself now is a pathway into the United States for people all around the world, and we don't know what their intentions are. -John Cornyn

Yes, look, social class is definitely an issue in Britain, it is definitely an issue and I think that most people across the country would sympathise with the idea that there are lots of people with talent and ability all across this country who want to make more of themselves and part of the responsibility of government is to make that happen. -Ed Miliband

I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I've had many friends that have been destitute – you know, running into trouble – and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path. -Debi Mazar

We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might. -Theodore C. Sorensen

I haven't given up on working… across the aisle on issues and maybe it'll take an election or two for that to fully ferment, maybe it you know sometimes it takes awhile for people to realize what the best path is. -David Axelrod

There are too many people sympathetic to radical Islam. We should be looking at them more carefully and finding out how we can infiltrate them. -Peter T. King

I am 100 percent supportive of the stand-alone bill to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell' that Sens. Lieberman and Collins have now proposed, and indeed I will co-sponsor that legislation. It is time for this discriminatory policy to end, and I am willing to pursue any effective legislative path that could lead to that result. -Carl Levin

Dostoevski was on to something. You are the path you choose. You are what your vocation is. -Giovanni Ribisi

This idea of how everything is interconnected, and the impermanence of things.. It sums up the human condition to me, and it helps me on my path. -Jeff Bridges

As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting. -Jeff Bridges

I don't think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did. -Jeff Bridges

I think we are living in selfish times. I'm the first one to say that I'm the most selfish. We live in the so-called 'first world,' and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy. -Javier Bardem

It's got to do with putting yourself in other people's shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting. -Christian Bale

If you can find the line between sympathetic and creepy, you have reached a very funny area. -Jason Segel

He's really sort of the devil. He's completely emotionally detached. He has no empathy. You find that in psychopaths. It's about power with Voldemort. It's an aphrodisiac for him. Power makes him feel alive. -Ralph Fiennes

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. -J. K. Rowling

When you talk about entitlement programs, it's not just about – it's not about cutting those programs. It is about saving those programs. Those programs are on a path of fiscal unsustainability. -Marco Rubio

It's been the most astonishing year because I've been having a marvelous adventure, and yet I kind of sympathize with people who have to live in exile, because I've so missed England. -Richard Griffiths

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all. -Queen Elizabeth II

Well, if you look at the programme that we're offering, I think that is a future which is fair for women as well as men. We're still heavily outnumbered – we're still four to one in parliament – but we are pioneers! We are forging a new path. -Harriet Harman

I feel an intense intimacy with those who have this loathing interest in me. Further than this, I know what they mean, I sympathize with them, I understand them. There should be a name (as poetic as love) for this relationship between loather and loathed; it is of the closest and more full of passion than incest. -Laura Riding

The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me. -Oprah Winfrey

I wouldn't say I was grumpy. It's more pathological – I have seismic tantrums. I get red in the face and cry at least three times a week, and I have to lie down and have a nap afterwards. -Jenny Eclair

I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I'll never be thin. Let's be honest. -Kevin Smith

Today I want to send a message of optismism to all Greeks. Our road, our path, will be more stabilised. Our country will be in a better situation. We will be stronger. -George Papandreou

We are a country with great potential. We have the political will to make deep changes in a just and equitable way, to put our country back on a development path, to meet the challenges of a new world. -George Papandreou

I stand ready to lead us down a different path where we're lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success. -Mitt Romney

You look around baseball and when things go south, that type of fan apathy happens. -Mike Quade

We are constantly emphasizing to people that they need to address anything that affects flight safety or mission success – many pathways to do that. We need to understand better what may be preventing people from using those pathways. -Ellen Ochoa

Even now I can't stand being recognized in the street. I just hate it when strangers come up and try to talk to me. I'm pathologically shy. -Jimmy Nail

Everyone has a different path. I knew no one in the acting industry growing up. I never did a play until college. I was not outspoken when I was younger and I hated being the center of attention. But I had a dream of being an actor. I went to NYU and studied theatre. I learned a craft. And began my career straight out of college. -Peter Facinelli

The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives. -Brandy Norwood

Growth comes out of a healthy competitive atmosphere, not trying to choose a particular path forward. -Edward Felten

Spiritually, we're all on a path. I haven't declared of defined myself because as soon as you declare yourself you're identifying with a certain dogma. -Emilio Estevez

Even though Jack Kennedy and I were about the same age and lived in the same neighborhood and attended the same elementary school, our paths seldom crossed during the years he lived in Brookline. I'm sure that in time, I would have gotten to know him better if he hadn't moved away. -Mike Wallace

There's nothing, repeat, nothing to be ashamed of when you're going through a depression. If you get help, the chances of your licking it are really good. But, you have to get yourself onto a safe path. -Mike Wallace

I have found that words that are loaded with pathos and create a seductive euphoria are apt to promote nonsense. -Gunter Grass

I've found it easier to write, to coalesce my thoughts, since having children. It brings you back to what you experienced yourself as a child, and you empathize with what your parents went through. -Jill Hennessy

I was being taken around by a press agent at the Venice Film Festival at age 18. Was it fun? Sure. But it was a dangerous path to be walking on as far as having a substantive life. Because the casualty rate at the Venice Film Festival for 18-year-olds? High. -Ethan Hawke

The American people and American businesses are looking to the federal government to lead our nation on the path to economic recovery. It is time to stop splitting hairs. It is time to act. -Joseph Crowley

It's not psychopathology that counts. It's what you do with it. -Anthony Storr

I didn't want to go down any scarier path of low self-esteem than I was already on the track for. So during my second year of college I was like, 'I'm over it! I have to go see what this other thing called life is about!' -Anna Chlumsky

When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that. -Samantha Morton

I don't think I'd change the path that's got me where I am today. -Curtis Joseph

I feel sympathy for the working class lad. I've always championed about ticket prices and try to equate that to people's salaries. -Alex Ferguson

We begin the path toward defeating Mexico's real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party. -Josefina Vazquez Mota

I could have easily gone down the wrong path and dropped out of school, but I was given a second chance. -Kevin O'Leary

Defense spending as a share of the economy dropped significantly during the early 1990s, and that was one of the things, along with other policy changes, that put us back on the path to a balanced budget. -Peter Orszag

I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I've never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money. -Joel Edgerton

It is completely surreal because two years ago I wasn't swimming, I was 10 kilos heavier and was on a completely different path in my life, I was still living in Sydney, I'm just so happy now. -Libby Trickett

Always follow your own path. -Queen Latifah

It's interesting, winning an Academy Award as a young man… life-changing, but I'm just me within that. It's been very helpful for my career, but I'm trying to stay on the path I was on before. -Adrien Brody

For me now, I will continue to focus ever harder on my goal of being the very best I can be with Toulon Rugby Club and continue to embrace and enjoy wherever that path takes me. -Jonny Wilkinson

I've always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it's been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you've given something planetary status it's kind of mean to take it away. -Jared Leto

To really be on stage and not know what you're going to say, and to be able to say something that makes people laugh, or do something that's sort of abstract or off the beaten path and have people connect to it by just putting your ideas together, that really makes me happy. -Mary Lynn Rajskub

I realised quite early on that, although I wasn't trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals. -Benedict Cumberbatch

I wanted to be able to talk with people who have trade jobs and make records with them. I want to do more records with carpenters, electricians, people who specialize in even more bizarre trades that are off the beaten path. -Jack White

What you need to know about me is that I always just wanted to be a country singer. I didn't choose the path of television or being on magazine covers. -Blake Shelton

I grew up with lots of animals and I related more to them than I did to people. I feel a lot of empathy for them. -Neko Case

I think books with weak or translucent plots can survive if the character being drawn along the path is rich, interesting and multi-faceted. The opposite is not true. -Michael Connelly

Now, let me be clear. The path I lay out is not one paved with ever increasing government checks and cradle to grave assurance that government will always be the solution. If this election is a bidding war for who can promise the most goodies and the most benefits, I'm not your president. You have that president today. -Mitt Romney

I have great sympathy for people that are infertile, but a life is not something you can give away. -Mary Beth Whitehead

Nobody's really unsympathetic, I think. People do good and bad things. If a character's totally unsympathetic, they're not real and I'm not interested. Even the real monsters have to have a spark of something you can relate to. -Matthew Macfadyen

'Outlaw Cook' was a revelation. Folks like Jeff Smith and Marcella Hazan got me interested in cooking, but John Thorne pushed me into the path that I follow to this day. This is the only cookbook I've ever read that understands how men really eat: over the sink, in the dark, greasy to the elbows. -Alton Brown

My life path has been a blessing and a great learning experience. Skateboarding is my passion and I don't see that changing. When I'm not skating, I love to surf. I'm open to the new experiences and opportunities. -Ryan Sheckler

Most allopathic doctors think practitioners of alternative medicine are all quacks. They're not. Often they're sharp people who think differently about disease. -Mehmet Oz

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy. -Mehmet Oz

I like structure – like driving: go past the school on the street, stay on the right side, no hitting the car, go in right, you'll see a big church, stop and take a left, and you'll have it. By doing this I'm giving a structure of life, a path of light, and showing what happens between me and me, which is something very beautiful. -Jean-Claude Van Damme

I mean, the fact of the matter is, Ohio 's coming back because we set a clear path, we cut taxes, we balanced our budget, we got credit upgrades when the whole rest of the world, including America, was being downgraded. -John Kasich

Don't be fool's, don't be complacent, and stop being apathetic. -David Pratt

A little anger is a good thing if it isn't on your own behalf, if it's for others deserving of your anger, your empathy. -David Simon

It's just like being a father; you got to show them love and you got to show them the path. I don't like this role-model stuff, though. -Duane Chapman

I was going through a little bit of turbulence in my career. And so, it's funny how turbulence itself will make you hold onto something for security. And so the only thing I knew is trust in the Lord and lean not unto your own heart, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy path. -Emmitt Smith

I never want to discourage anyone who chooses the arts as a path because it's hard enough to make it in this business or even get ahead. -Nicole Appleton

I have a pathological fear of being on my own. When I'm with my own thoughts, I start to unravel myself, and I start to think really dark thoughts, self-destructive thoughts. -David Walliams

I've never cared for the idea of a career path, or where a film might 'take me.' My love is for acting not money, so I only take on roles that I find challenging, in stories I find interesting. -Gael Garcia Bernal

So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to take: migration, the informal economy and the path to antisocial behavior. -Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

The crushing, pitiful, and frequently just plain risible pathos of an unsuccessful actor/performer's life is well charted. -Arabella Weir

Here's my rule: You always want to pay cash for your own books, because if they look at the name on the credit card and then they look at the name on the book jacket, then there's this look of such profound sympathy for you that you had to resort to this. It really is withering. -Carl Hiaasen

There have been multitudes of times in my career where I could have taken an easier road or a more commercial path, and I've been just like, 'That's not gonna make me happy.' -Chris Robinson

I think it's ill-advised to attribute pathologies to healthy people. It doesn't help normal, healthy, thriving children to be viewed as pitiable and fragile. -Christina Hoff Sommers

To be gay is nothing to be proud of. It's in how you are gay that you have something to be proud of, considering the obstacles placed in your path if you are gay. -Dan Savage

When I was about 16, I got my ball taken off me by the police for playing in the street – which is pathetic really. -Wayne Rooney

I never met Barbara Cartland. But now that I'm working on her life, I wish I had. I think there was a lot of pathos in it and I'm intrigued by her. -Mel Smith

You can't learn pathos or profundity. -Nigel Kennedy

I think my entire career path was determined for me when I was 6 years old, watching reruns of 'I Love Lucy' on TV and thinking about making people laugh. -Paul Reubens

In the last 15 years, only 500,000 jobs have been created per year. So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to take: migration, the informal economy and the path to antisocial behavior. -Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

I am a vigilant monarchist. I want to see things evolve. The direction the monarchy seems to be moving in – towards a more mainland-European model – is one I would feel sympathetic about. -Andrew Motion

A book is still atemporal. It is you, in silence, hearing voices in your head, unfolding at a time that has nothing to do with the timescale of reading. And for the hours that we retreat into this moratorium, with the last form of private and silent human activity that isn't considered pathological, we are outside of time. -Richard Powers

The shortest path to more American jobs is more American energy and more jobs that relate to American energy. -Roy Blunt

The whole point of being in the Army is wanting to get killed, wanting to test yourself to the limits. Now you have to fly 15,000ft above the war zone to avoid getting hit. I don't think there is any point in having wars if that's how you're going to behave. It's pathetic. All this whining! -Rupert Everett

If you're gay or religious you're always hearing this word tolerance. It's a pathetic word. It's actually just a politically correct word for the term intolerance. -Rupert Everett

To be a great band it's like you have that telepathy. You know when the bass player's in back of you without even looking. You know when your guitar player's coming up to you to lean up to you and sing into your microphone. You just know these things. You feel it. You feel the energy of it. -Scott Weiland

The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way. -Seth Godin

I'm not one of those people who sits at dinner on their iPhone all night. I'm either working or I'm not. I've gone down that path where you sleep with your phone beside the bed and send an email just before you put your head down and check everything again when you wake up, and I don't like it. -Curtis Stone

I think the biggest challenge is to continue on the same path. I think it's easy to become complacent from the success you've had. -Jason Derulo

I think that by going on the path that I am, my destiny will just come to me. -Jason Derulo

Being part of a team helped me so much. I know the fact that there was a man in the room with me all those years made the medicine go down. I had made the companies money. I didn't have to start, like a lot of women, from ground zero. My path was not the same as a woman starting out by herself. -Nancy Meyers

We cannot win the future, expand the economy and spur job creation if we are saddled with increasingly growing deficits. That is why the president's budget is a comprehensive and responsible plan that will put us on a path toward fiscal sustainability in the next few years – a down payment toward tackling our challenges in the long term. -Jack Lew

The Greek people today voted for Greece to remain on its European path and in the eurozone. -Antonis Samaras

But whatever the ramifications, whatever turns the path takes, the beginning is always there, in a particular moment, a particular point of access. -Barry Unsworth

I'm the weirdo. There have been multitudes of times in my career where I could have taken an easier road or a more commercial path, and I've been just like, that's not gonna make me happy. -Chris Robinson

Nintendo's philosophy is never to go the easy path; it's always to challenge ourselves and try to do something new. -Shigeru Miyamoto

It's pathetic to have regrets about fashion. Things to do with my life, yes, I have regrets there. -Simon Le Bon

I'm not going to give a courtesy gift to a person who's going to win, and I'm not going to give a sympathy gift to a person who's going to lose. -Tim Kaine

Sometimes I'll go down a path, and I'll just pray that something's going to come to get me out of this path that I'm on. -Tim Meadows

I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them. -A. N. Wilson

I do feel like I have always, in my life, been inclined to be on the outside, walk a different path or something. Because of that, and increasingly over the years, my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works, I have a different kind of perception of it. -Ian MacKaye

I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. -Jane Campion

I always wanted to do films. I'd gone to New York early in 1976 and did a lot of theater, but I really wanted to chase the paths of people like Pacino and Lemmon and those guys. Alan Arkin. Film was where I wanted to go. -Jeff Daniels

If you talk to geneticists they are constantly finding that your genes are being switched on and off because of the environment. Genes alone do not determine an exact path in your life. -Jeffrey Eugenides

I traced the path I walk today and my goals are many. I think that I'm achieving my goals. -Elie Saab

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

We need to shift from an economic organizing principle for human civilization, to a humanitarian organizing principle. Making money more important than your own children is a pathological way for an individual to run their affairs, and it's a pathological way for a society to run its affairs. -Marianne Williamson

Anywhere in Latin America there is a potential threat of the pathology of caudillismo and it has to be guarded against. -Noam Chomsky

I don't think we can sit on the fence anymore. We have to make up our minds. And if one wants to choose the path of darkness, then so be it, but be conscious of what it is you're doing. -Seal

I'm offended by things and take pathetic little stands against them. -Tom Stoppard

Millions of Americans are standing up and saying, 'We want our country back!' Republicans, Democrats, Independents, will not go down the path of Greece, we will not go quietly into the night. -Ted Cruz

When I was waiting tables, washing dishes, or mowing lawns for money, I never thought of myself as stuck in some station in life. I was on my own path, my own journey, an American journey where I could think for myself, decide for myself, define happiness for myself. -Paul Ryan

I think it's absolutely clear that the fiscal path we are on is not sustainable, and for me, the best analogy is these deficits are like a cancer, and over time they will destroy the country from within. -Erskine Bowles

This is what people don't understand. When they might see me do something that's not 'God-like,' then they say, 'Well, I thought you were saved?' I am saved. I'm not perfect. I have emotions still. My name's still Gary. These things here are not all cleaned up. I'm showing you my path. -Gary Sheffield

I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he's made of sugar. -George Saunders

Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth. -George Saunders

Iraq… has also had contacts with al-Qaida. Their ties may be limited by divergent ideologies, but the two sides' mutual antipathy toward the United States and the Saudi royal family suggests that tactical cooperation between them is possible. -George Tenet

You're following your track, the story, your only plan, your map for the audience, and all the other stuff is, like, the fun stuff: the costumes, the locations, the set-dressing and the actors. They can all be variable as you like if you stick – however roughly – to the path. -Gus Van Sant

If we don't get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties. -Harvey Weinstein

Roman Polanski is a man who cares deeply about his art and its place in this world. What happened to him on his incredible path is filled with tragedy, and most men would have collapsed. Instead, he became a great artist and continues to make great films. -Harvey Weinstein

My family's story isn't special. What's special is the America that makes our story possible. Ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journeys can be made in a single generation. No matter who you are or where you come from, the path is always forward. -Julian Castro

Mitt Romney has never been resigned to what someone else said was possible. He cut his own path. That's why he believes in his heart that America has a future full of opportunity and hope. And that's why when Mitt Romney looks down the road, he sees a country that's ready for a comeback. -Mitch McConnell

I've always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You're trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that's about so you can represent it. -Edward Norton

Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it. -Fareed Zakaria

Part of company culture is path-dependent – it's the lessons you learn along the way. -Jeff Bezos

To a contrarian like me, constant advice not to do something almost always starts me quickly down the risky, unpopular path. -Michael Bloomberg

I realize how unique my path has been. And I'm thankful for that. -Vanessa Paradis

War is very sad and small life is pathetically fragile at times. -Henry Rollins

I'm very aware and very conscious of the path I chose in life, and very aware of the path I didn't choose. -Taylor Swift

Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time. -Lance Armstrong

Today, we are on a path of decay. We are seeing the book close on five decades of accomplishment as the leader in human space exploration. -Gene Cernan

A candidate who tries to steer a path down the middle in an effort to 'win independents' runs the risk of convincing everyone that they have no core values. As much as – or more than – any other voters, independents want to see conviction and authenticity. -John Sununu

Normal people have an incredible lack of empathy. They have good emotional empathy, but they don't have much empathy for the autistic kid who is screaming at the baseball game because he can't stand the sensory overload. Or the autistic kid having a meltdown in the school cafeteria because there's too much stimulation. -Temple Grandin

I just have a great life. I know great people. I've had great relationships – all different kinds of relationships. I am so lucky to be on the little golden path that led me to all this. -Julia Roberts

My therapist says I still haven't got in touch with my anger. Maybe one day I'm going to explode. But I'm still really happy. I know it looks like a strange and painful upbringing – all those experiences led me to the paths that I'm on now. -Drew Barrymore

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God. -Charles Stanley

Your path at 22 will not necessarily be your path at 32 or 42. -Conan O'Brien

I don't mean to criticize anyone in any way that I wouldn't criticize myself. I think people should have fun, and have a good time, and enjoy the luck that we have to be lazy and dwell in consumerism. But I think that it's a balance. And our job as actors is empathy. -Natalie Portman

Education has fundamentally changed my life. It's perhaps the mission of my life. I'm wed to it in a very powerful and personal way. And I chose the pathway that I believe could make me the most significant on changing the outcomes that we see now in North Carolina. -Bev Perdue

Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked – but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships. -Laura Linney

I think that no matter how dark a person is, the more you learn about them, the more you understand about their life, the more you can sympathize with them or even root for them. -John Hawkes

The question is: How do we reduce spending from 25% of GDP, which is where Obama put us? The focus is on total government spending. Can we bring it down, in a reasonable and politically acceptable way? That's what the Paul Ryan plan does. It puts us on a gradual reform path to reducing the size of government. -Grover Norquist

The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat. -Bill Kristol

If Romney explains why where we are with Obama is unacceptable, why whither we are tending is even worse – and why his own alternative path forward is superior – then we trust the American people to make the right choice in November. -Bill Kristol

I want a leader that sets out a path. I want one that doesn't just talk about cuts, but talks about the shining city on the hill. We're only going to get out of this problem if we grow this economy. -Kevin McCarthy

Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. -Desmond Tutu

I am incapable of speaking of myself and of my life and the states of my soul, I am discreet to an almost pathological degree, and there is nothing I can do against that. -Milan Kundera

Obama and the Democrats are not focused on the moderates. They're focused on getting their base out, and they're trying to expand that base by forming sympathetic, empathetic alliances with the downtrodden, and there are a lot of downtrodden because Obama has made them that way via his policies. -Rush Limbaugh

No matter how liberal I am, I'm still outraged by crimes of violence. Regardless of whether I can sympathize with the causes that lead these individuals to do these crimes, the effects are outrageous. -Sonia Sotomayor

Look, I'm a cancer survivor, all right? So I have great personal empathy for people who have pre-existing conditions and can't get insurance. -Carly Fiorina

If you think you don't want to play another psychopath, but the script is amazing, and the director is fantastic, and the story is incredible, then you may end up playing your third psychopath in a row. -Damian Lewis

I don't have sociopathic tendencies! -Emily VanCamp

Chefs are nutters. They're all self-obsessed, delicate, dainty, insecure little souls and absolute psychopaths. Every last one of them. -Gordon Ramsay

We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom. -Mohammed Morsi

If New Mexican voters believe the path to create American jobs is keeping taxes low, then they have an option. That's my campaign. -Heather Wilson

Children tease each other because you're short or you're tall or you're a redhead or because you're ugly or because you're smart or because you're dumb or all kinds of differences and as parents we have to deal with that and strengthen our children to be comfortable with themselves and also to show empathy and acceptance towards others. -Heather Wilson

We're trying to tell a very full story of 'Nashville' and these characters in Nashville, and I'm really hopeful that we're going to be able to do something as innovative as 'American Horror Story' and 'Friday Night Lights.' And I think so far, we're on the right path for that. -Connie Britton

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do. -Archie Panjabi

I have great empathy for all the contestants that come on 'Top Chef,' whether they go home right away or they make it to the finish line. It's a very vulnerable position they put themselves in and I feel for them. -Padma Lakshmi

While eschewing emotion – and its companion, vulnerability – Obama should be careful not to sacrifice empathy, the 'I feel your pain' connection that sustained Clinton. This connection is the shorthand people use to measure their leaders' intentions. If people believe you're on their side, they will trust your decisions. -Dee Dee Myers

I fall in love with characters when they're out of their element or are uncomfortable and you really feel for them in a knee-jerk sympathetic way. -Anna Kendrick

I always think that if you look at anyone in detail, you will have empathy for them because you recognize them as a human being, no matter what they've done. -Andrea Arnold

I'm not looking for sympathy at all. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you play a gay role, it sticks more than it does if an actor were to play a murderer or a psychopath. -Harry Hamlin

To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States of America is pathetic. -Harvey Weinstein

It is often when night looks darkest, it is often before the fever breaks that one senses the gathering momentum for change, when one feels that resurrection of hope in the midst of despair and apathy. -Hillary Clinton

The way to put oneself in a position to take the harder, more honorable political path is to argue for one's virtues in a vigorous way. -Jon Meacham

Serbia stands firmly on the EU path. -Ivica Dacic

What I enjoy doing is challenging stereotypes of what people believe a Tory must be. You don't have to say every Tory is in it for themselves – it's pathetic caricaturing that has no place in the 21st century, and if we can challenge that stereotype, then great. -Louise Mensch

In my life, there have always been people who guided my path, towards the school, towards this company. I didn't know about any of it. I didn't have a plan. It's good fortune and generosity from other people that have given me all I have today. -Karen Kain

The older you get, the more you realise how happenstance… has helped to determine your path through life. -Rowan Atkinson

Nobody's really unsympathetic, I think. People do good and bad things. If a character's totally unsympathetic, they're not real and I'm not interested. -Matthew Macfadyen

Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger. -Barbara Kingsolver

Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own. -Barbara Kingsolver

Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life. -Barbara Kingsolver

Literature sucks you into another psyche. So the creation of empathy necessarily influences how you'll behave to other people. -Barbara Kingsolver

I have been wildly enthused about gaming since I was younger, and a career path I chose not to go down but did really consider was getting into programming and game design. -Trent Reznor

The Giants are usually described as rag tag, kind of a great garage sale team, and the Democrats are described as the Mommies to the Republican Daddies; and everyone hates the mommies, but wait, wait – I didn't intend to get into the pathos and thrill of being a Democratic Giants fan. -Anne Lamott

I never follow anybody's path, what they've done. -Famke Janssen

Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction 'Love the neighbor as thyself.' -George McGovern

What we have is North Korea still pursuing path to a nuclear weapon state. So the majority of people's trust in North Korea has gone down considerably. -Lee Myung-bak

I have often found that no matter where I meet people in the world, there is a path that leads back to Queen's. -Liam Neeson

I love hiking in Iceland most, there are lots of brilliant paths. -Bjork

When the Nobel Committee chose to honor me, the road I had chosen of my own free will became a less lonely path to follow. -Aung San Suu Kyi

When you decide to follow a certain path, you should follow it to the end and not be diverted from it for personal reasons. -Aung San Suu Kyi

Color categories are on steroids in Latin America. I find that fascinating. It's very difficult for Americans, particularly African-Americans to understand or sympathize with. -Henry Louis Gates

Getting married and starting a family has been a lifelong goal and one that I have persevered through different paths up to it! -Alanis Morissette

I have a profound empathy for people who are in the public eye, whether they manifest it themselves or whether it happened by accident – it doesn't matter to me. I think there's a great misunderstanding of what it is to be famous. -Alanis Morissette

When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it's a loss for you… it is a gift you have been given so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not to where you think you should have gone. -Suze Orman

I empathize with women in their high heels so I'll be there in my kilt and T-shirt and I'll walk around all day just to prove that if I can wear the shoes for 36 hours then certainly our customer can wear them. -Marc Jacobs

I respect and empathize with reporters and editors who must compete in today's environment. And I know full well that when I've been covering campaigns, which I still do, I've made my mistakes and have been far from perfect. -Dan Rather

What made me empathic was my depressions. -Alice Weaver Flaherty

I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich. I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.' -Philip Seymour Hoffman

You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles. -Scott Adams

I see a bright future for the biotechnology industry when it follows the path of the computer industry, the path that von Neumann failed to foresee, becoming small and domesticated rather than big and centralized. -Freeman Dyson

I thought that being popular in school was just so pathetic. I knew I had a future over and beyond the horizon of that school. -Milla Jovovich

I don't need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled. -Paula Poundstone

Really, I'm incredibly disjointed and not candid. Just in general, my thoughts tend to come out in little spurts that don't necessarily connect. If you hang around long enough, you can find the linear path. But it will take a second. That is why these interviews never go well for me. -Kristen Stewart

I love Cate Blanchett. She's extremely classy and has this knack for taking on roles and being very, very strong, but also embedding vulnerability. She has this relatable quality. I like the path she chose. -Ashley Greene

One must never assume that a character is sympathetic because of either the actor playing them or the fact that they're a lead. I think that's a recipe for failure, actually, because if they become unsympathetic, you lose your audience. -Melissa Rosenberg

Running in Central Park is my favorite thing to wake up and do. I have my own specific path that I have to run every single time. There's a little bit of OCD involved, but I love it. -Nate Ruess

It's nice to be in a creative world that's kind of isolated, but you can get led astray down some pathway while you're recording that you might not like later. And there's a lot of time to get in your own head and stay there. -Andrew Dost

A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise. -Joyce Carol Oates

I was brought up to be sympathetic toward others. -Joyce Carol Oates

There are fundamentalist psychopaths in every religion in the world. Every single one. -Sophia Bush

My mother was a strong-willed and opinionated woman – a Sicilian! – and if she didn't like something, she'd let you know about it. So her undying support of her kids went a long way in proving to us that we were on the right path. -Marlo Thomas

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities. -Daisaku Ikeda

Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war, we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and feel the sufferings of others. -Daisaku Ikeda

I'm doing 'Les Miserables,' the movie. I've done a lot of musicals and a lot of movies, and I know there are not a lot of people in Hollywood who have been down those two paths so I've been like, 'Come on, let's do a movie/musical.' -Hugh Jackman

As you get older you have more respect and empathy for your parents. Now I have a great relationship with both of them. -Hugh Jackman

I like the Rolling Stones for karaoke. 'Sympathy For The Devil' is a great one. -Hugh Jackman

Today, the future of Venezuela won and, as we said, we repeat to everyone: there is a path, there is a path for progress, for the future, to make Venezuela a greater country. -Henrique Capriles Radonski

You don't know what mental telepathy exists from the human to the animal. -Tippi Hedren

The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, 'What are you talking about?' Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it's not what people expect for you they kind of react funny. -Joan Jett

I'll continue on the path I've been taking, feet on the ground, describing people's lives, describing people's emotions, writing from the standpoint of the ordinary people. -Mo Yan

At a minimum, in explaining evolutionary pathways through time, the constraints imposed by history rise to equal prominence with the immediate advantages of adaptation. -Stephen Jay Gould

In order to cultivate a set of leaders with legitimacy in the eyes of the citizenry, it is necessary that the path to leadership be visibly open to talented and qualified individuals of every race and ethnicity. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Well, it's a little odd, the path I took, because when I was young, I wanted to be a cattle rancher. That was what I knew and that was what I liked. -Sandra Day O'Connor

I'm knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. -Jimmy Swaggart

There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy… They're controlled by different parts of the brain. -Daniel Goleman

Here's what the right-wing has in, there's no shortage of the natural resources of ignorance, apathy, hate, fear. As long as those things are in the collective conscious and unconscious, the Republicans will have some votes. -Janeane Garofalo

I used to wish there was a useful term for those of us who thought American power should be used to remove psychopathic dictators. -Christopher Hitchens

Anyone with sincere religious beliefs cannot say that all religions are true. That is so illogical it is pathetic. All religion cannot be true because some of them are so diametrically opposed to each other. -Josh McDowell

If there were more than one path to salvation then it would totally negate Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, his life, his teachings. -Josh McDowell

Anti-social behaviour still blights lives, wrecks communities and provides a pathway to criminality. -Theresa May

Jack Nicklaus liked to curve the ball by opening or closing the clubface at address. I never felt I was good enough to do it his way. I didn't like changing my swing path, either, which some guys do. -Lee Trevino

My main dream – and I'm trying to get 'Living TV' to do it – is to go into prison and interview serial killers, rapists, murderers, psychopaths. -Katie Price

We all know we have a finite period of time. I just feel if I'm going to be alive, I want to be challenged – to be as immortal as possible. The path to that isn't an easy way, but it's a rewarding way. -Frank Ocean

I stayed on my own path and did not follow the herd. I made a way for myself. -Eartha Kitt

I'm drawn to the path of least resistance. -Jeff Bridges

All hippies around now just represent complete apathy. -Joe Strummer

I can tell it all in song: pathos, gladness, love, joy, unhappiness. -Patti Page

I have had cardiomyopathy, which is a non-coronary condition and is in no way related to diet. -Robert Atkins

I myself am pathetically impressed when I meet writers of very long novels. How can they spend so many hundreds of hours at the miserable, lonely pastime of creating fiction? -Arthur Smith

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere. -Terence McKenna

It is impossible to have a Jewish, democratic state and at the same time to control all of Eretz Israel. If we insist on fulfilling the dream in its entirety, we are liable to lose it all. Everything. That is where the extremist path takes us. -Ariel Sharon

The Jewish background is not that far from the black groove. Blacks are downtrodden, Jews are downtrodden, therefore they have something in common in that affliction. Being downtrodden often makes one more empathetic and sympathetic. -Jerry Leiber

Good politics starts with empathy, proceeds to analysis, then sets out values and establishes the vision, before getting to the nitty-gritty of policy solutions. -David Miliband

I think that the romantic impulse is in all of us and that sometimes we live it for a short time, but it's not part of a sensible way of living. It's a heroic path and it generally ends dangerously. I treasure it in the sense that I believe it's a path of great courage. It can also be the path of the foolhardy and the compulsive. -Jane Campion

Washington, D.C. is what is broken, not the immigration policies. We have good laws. We have people suffer every day because of government's failure to enforce the law and be respectful to the process we have. We have a pathway to citizenship already in place. -Russell Pearce

I think we live in a unique time – the verbs that make up our online and mobile lives haven't been completely invented or imagined for us. That was kind of a life path I was on. -Mark Pincus

Throughout my 20s I spent a lot of time just playing and not really working, but fortunately for me I continued to get just enough work, and have a reason to wake up in the morning. I really empathize with some of my peers who had success in the early years then it dries up, and so there's no reason to get up in the morning. -Jason Bateman

When men are arrested without any legal basis and for political reasons, it's merely a routine, everyday occurrence in Russia, and hardly anyone has any sympathy. -Alexei Navalny

When you sing with a group of people, you learn how to subsume yourself into a group consciousness because a capella singing is all about the immersion of the self into the community. That's one of the great feelings – to stop being me for a little while and to become us. That way lies empathy, the great social virtue. -Brian Eno

I'm lucky to be married to someone who entirely gets what I do. She is totally sympathetic to the actor's life. Her own mother was an actress, so she sort of grew up with it. -Dan Stevens

So there's no guarantee if you like the music you will empathize with the culture and the people who made it. It doesn't necessarily happen. I think it can, but it doesn't necessarily happen. Which is kind of a shame. -David Byrne

Do I wear a helmet? Ugh. I do when I'm riding through a precarious part of town, meaning Midtown traffic. But when I'm riding on secure protected lanes or on the paths that run along the Hudson or through Central Park – no, I don't wear the dreaded helmet then. -David Byrne

The Christ path is the path I've walked all my life, so it's normal and natural. And I have no reason to abandon it because it leads to where I want to go. -John Shelby Spong

You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them. -Laura Carmichael

I have never, for better or worse, thought about a 'career path' or anything like that. -Luke Wilson

There's definitely evidence that capitalism at its most ruthless rewards psychopathic behavior. When you look at the worst corners of the American health insurance industry or the sub-prime banking market, it really feels like the more psychopathically someone behaves, the more it's rewarded. -Jon Ronson

My grandmother was an unparalleled storyteller who gave me a preview of how life might turn out, and also fortified my empathy. -Chris Ware

We all have our paths in life we are supposed to follow to find who we are supposed to be, but it's not always a straight path. There is something inside of us that guides us, and if you are quiet and listen to it, you'll be all right. -Kyan Douglas

Ever since I was young, I was always interested in exploring spirituality. I know that there are many paths to God, there is not just one path. -Kyan Douglas

I rebelled by not getting straight A's and not following the path that my elder sister did. She was valedictorian and is very exemplary in her way. I look a lot like her, so I just had to do the opposite. Not that I got bad grades, but I was all about performance and just finding any way that I could to be involved in any kind of production. -Jennifer Garner

I don't really go down one path. I wouldn't call myself a Buddhist, or a Catholic or a Christian or a Muslim, or Jewish. I couldn't put myself into any organized faith. -Dean Cain

People like Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Marlene Dietrich and Sammy Davis Jr. all walked me down this path of entertainment. -Dionne Warwick

The first person to promulgate the Golden Rule, which was the bedrock of this empathic spirituality, was Confucius 500 years before Christ. -Karen Armstrong

Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources. -Harry Browne

My stories are about humans and how they react, or fail to react, or react stupidly. I'm pointing the finger at us, not at the zombies. I try to respect and sympathize with the zombies as much as possible. -George A. Romero

I sympathize with the zombies and am not even sure they are villains. To me they are this earth-changing thing. God or the devil changed the rules, and dead people are not staying dead. -George A. Romero

Whatever your path is, that's your path. -Ray Lewis

Cancer is like a cockroach. It just comes back stronger. I'm tearing apart the immune system of the cockroach and seeing how it ticks. I've opened up my own pathology center. -Eddie Van Halen

When Van Halen started out, there was no path to fame. We just played what we liked. Even today it always comes down to the simplicity of rock and roll. -Eddie Van Halen

I think it's unfortunate that there exists only one path in America to complete social legitimacy, and that is marriage. I think, for instance, that it would be far easier for Americans to elect a black president or a female president than an unmarried president. -Elizabeth Gilbert

To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit. -Andy Murray

As an actor, when you encounter a psychopathic personality, you naturally want to make him 'bigger than life,' as the Americans say. -Antonio Banderas

If you look around us, there are an awful lot of men out there, and women, but mostly men, who believe that they have got a fast-track path to Heaven, if they do the things that they believe God is telling them to do, and I don't just mean Islamic people. I mean Fundamentalist Christians. -James Purefoy

I never really sympathised with Peter Parker. -Jamie Bell

I sympathize with every kitchen porter. -Jamie Bell

The mass culture of childhood right now is astonishingly technical. Little kids know their Unix path punctuation so they can get around the Web, and they know their HTML and stuff. It's pretty shocking to me. -Jaron Lanier

Although I'm not particularly troubled myself, I do have a lot of empathy for troubled characters. -Mia Wasikowska

I'm a fan of homeopathy, acupuncture and spiritual healing. In Australia, this is not weird, but when I arrived in the U.K., everyone thought I was a freak. -Natalie Imbruglia

I don't like new bands. I don't want to be one of those pathetic old men in their forties who knows exactly what 18-year-olds are into. -Steve Coogan

I like the opportunity to play characters who have these dark sides but make the audience empathize with them. You want them to think there is some kind of sweeter, softer side to it. -Julian McMahon

My own path towards wellness has been a long and dynamic one. It's taught me that healing from the inside out takes time and there can be great value in various sources of guidance. -Carre Otis

I'm about as big a star as the Baha'i faith has got, which is pretty pathetic. -Rainn Wilson

Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children. -Michael Gove

There's a bizarre insistence on how a story should be. 'The protagonist must be sympathetic!' they say. Whatever that means. I never engage in that discussion. I never use that word, 'sympathetic.' I just know 'interesting.' -Alexander Payne

I have great friends around me that are positive and I think that's the key to life is making your own path. Set your own rules because there is no set rule, there is no set look, there is no set anything. You make your own rules in your life. You make your own decisions. -Amber Riley

I don't really have any regrets because if I choose not to do something there is usually a very good reason. Once I've made the decision I don't view it as a missed opportunity, just a different path. -Andrew Lincoln

I've always been a pretty candid person. I'm not a very secretive person; I'm not a very discreet person. One of my best friends once described me as pathologically indiscreet. -Andrew Sullivan

I can't lie… My face always gives me away. I'm also pathetically bad at poker! -Cat Deeley

As an actor it's your job to empathise with your character regardless of whether they have a different sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, or anything. -Darren Criss

I don't think there's ever a point when you turn to yourself and go, 'Yes, I've made a success of this career path.' You never feel like you've done your best work. You always think you could be better. -Dominic Cooper

I have always worked from that place, that if you are going to inhabit someone and get under their eyes, you need to have empathy. -Dominic Cooper

I think any time anybody sees the bad guy show emotion and you're not hitting the audience over the head, there's always a tinge of empathy for that individual. -Paul Wesley

Something happens to a woman when she can't reproduce. I've not had to walk that path, but I can only imagine when your organs don't work and how that could make you feel. -Taraji P. Henson

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. -Shinzo Abe

Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction. -Brendon Burchard

The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind. -Moza bint Nasser

I just know that it's smart for my career to carve my own path and do my own thing. -Dave Franco

I am a firm believer that God has already ordered the things that have taken place in my life… and I'm just learning to follow the path he's laid before me. -Monica

When you write, you take the ball and you hold it up to the light and you turn it slowly, and let people draw their own conclusions. And try to bring empathy to all sides of the equation. -Justin Cronin

For every man that ever walked the Earth, except maybe the sociopaths, when it comes to talking to pretty girls… it's just stark terror. -Chuck Lorre

Every novel presents a slice of life. A noir policier for example presents one slice, one that perhaps addresses social dysfunction or some sort of pathology, while mine present a slice that is more upbeat and affirmative. -Alexander McCall Smith

'The Night Cafe' and 'The Starry Night' still emit such pathos, density, and intensity that they send shivers down the spine. Whether Van Gogh thought in color or felt with his intellect, the radical color, dynamic distortion, heart, soul, and part-by-part structure in these paintings make him a bridge to a new vision and the vision itself. -Jerry Saltz

There's a weird cloud around you when you're recognizable. It was a brief window for me. I think you have to have a pathological need for attention of any type, negative or positive, to thrive in that kind of situation. And I only want compliments. -Diablo Cody

The people who are competing business-wise out there want what other successful labels and artists have. I don't want what they have; I want my own path, my own sound, my own identity. Record labels care nothing about identity or artistic freedom, they want good business. -Joe Nichols

I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful… a pathos and mythos at the same time. -Ryan Adams

At the very least, we want everything to go on hold for a while because there is this feeling that we're heading down a path in a way that we never, ever intended when we were 18 and dreaming of what life would be like. -Jonathan Coleman

The Torah is the foundational text for Jewish law, but the Haggadah is our book of living memory. We are not merely telling a story here. We are being called to a radical act of empathy. Here we are, embarking on an ancient, perennial attempt to give human lives – our lives – dignity. -Jonathan Safran Foer

There's enough of a willingness in the West to do sympathetic movies about Arab roles. -Alexander Siddig

I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear. -Anson Mount

We cannot afford to walk down that dangerous path of government overstepping its boundaries into the most personal parts of our lives. -Tulsi Gabbard

From the onset of the 'Live-Read' series, we wanted to hit all the major writers and Woody Allen is simply one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. He has ability to match pathos and comedy and drama and then turn it all on a dime. If you're going to make a series based on dialogue, you can't find much better than Woody Allen. -Jason Reitman

When I think of 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' there was a warmth to those teenagers that I related to. They were not aware that they were in the middle of a horror film, and I really loved those characters and I empathized with them. -Jason Reitman

I've never tried to find my real parents. I'm very grateful to my mum and dad for adopting me – they're completely incredible people. It was my dad who encouraged me to question everything, to forge my own path, to think, to read. I always felt it was my right to question everything. -Dan Stevens

I'm overjoyed and honored to become a member of the Hollywood Records family. I've admired the careers they've made and can't wait to see how my musical path is paved out. -Lucy Hale

Even my pathological love of Japan and its beauties, glories and eccentricities is sorely tested by 'The Grudge 2,' from Takashi Shimizu, a movie so bewildering and impenetrable that I believe it siphoned off a good 40 IQ points. -Stephen Hunter

I don't think it's an incredibly radical premise to try and have sympathy for someone who has made a mistake. -Joe Cornish

I know it sounds new age-y, but what I've truly come up with is that you really need to trust that you're on your own path, as long as you stay true to it and you show up, which is 99% of it. -Jane Lynch

But the path you end up on means that you have to close a lot of doors, too. -John Slattery

Today's consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism. They are not opposed to companies making a profit; indeed, they may even be investors in these companies – but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose. -Simon Mainwaring

I'm with Milton and the Rolling Stones: I don't find the Devil an unsympathetic character. But in any case, my fiction is populated as much by people who do good as it is by those who do bad. I'm interested in imaginatively accommodating as much of the human as possible, for which you need both moral extremes and everything in between. -Glen Duncan

In terms of a narrative nonfiction book, when you're describing scenes that you have multiple sources for, and that you have differing sources for, and you decide to choose a path that puts all that information together, well yeah, there's definitely going to be a little bit of the author in that. But there's nothing wrong with that. -Ben Mezrich

I don't really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I'm writing. The two go together – I'm interested in inhabiting my characters, seeing the world through their eyes. -Tom Perrotta

If I got hit by a truck, I would want to go to hospital, but if something is bothering me I will see my naturopath. -Pamela Sue Martin

A naturopath once told me you should never take antibiotics except if you have pneumonia, a kidney infection or some other serious illness. That's my philosophy, too. -Pamela Sue Martin

I feel like we're attracted to paths in life that force us to look at our weaknesses or deficiencies as human beings. Not to get all deep on you, but that's how I feel. -Emma Bell

You may never learn the names of any of the people you talk to in a dog park, even after many, many hours spent there with them, and many hours of conversation. But if – knock on wood – anything should ever happen to your dog, these nameless non-strangers will rally, sympathize, offer to help, and hold your hand. I know this from experience. -Susan Orlean

I would love to be like Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. They were catapulted into stardom when they were so young – like I was – and they still haven't gone down the wrong path and I hope neither or them will. I find that really inspiring. -Rebecca Black

When you have kids, for me, it really changed me. I was always empathetic to other children, but now I'm so much more sensitive to children that aren't my own. -Sam Trammell

We kid ourselves that we're trying to be empathetic with the human condition from a distance, but I don't think that is it at all. It's stupid; it's a waste of time. But when the earth flexes its muscles, that's rather different. That's a powerful reminder of where we are. -Simon Winchester

It's not that I bounce ideas off of my children as much as it is that having children has had a profound effect on the way I see the world. They have mined my soul. They've made me a better person and therefore a more empathetic writer. -Julianna Baggott

I've never been a fan of sociopaths who have no conscience. That scares me because they're capable of anything. -Laurie Holden

I primarily have had my career in comedy, and that is something that I have never been too concerned about because I know there is really no room for vanity in comedy. Comedy comes from pain and it is a lot easier to empathize with somebody who is out of shape. -Chris Pratt

I feel like my work has been my path to freedom from having grown up in a segregated environment. -Anna Deavere Smith

My own experience being bullied – it made me a more compassionate person. It made me more sympathetic to the adolescent experience. -Carolyn Mackler

I think there's something in the fact that it's hard to be good looking and funny. You have to have an oddball quality; people have to sympathise with you to find you funny. -Chris O'Dowd

I think that every therapist that I know, including my dad and my sister, have their own issues. But that empathy is what makes them good at their job. -Laura Benanti

Just really, really believe in what you're trying to do. Don't let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line. -Luke Bryan

To read a character I'm not sympathizing with is generally quite a good, attractive proposition because I've got somewhere to go, I've got work to do, to try to understand why they behave like they behave, to relate entirely and understand them and to be completely emotionally connected. That is much more fun 99 percent of the time. -Rebecca Hall

If there's a black cat that crosses the street in my path, I will turn around and walk 20 minutes out of my way to not cross it. -Lauren Groff

And after my mother's death I became more open to and empathetic about other people's struggles and losses. -Meghan O'Rourke

The choices that we make through our lives, the people who intersect us on our path kind of change what our fated destiny is. So some of us are lucky enough for the choices that we make to keep us on our path. -Anthony Mackie

I've always been obsessed about how people choose – or are destined – for the paths they take. -Julie Salamon

I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do. -J. Cole

And I think that Africa is making progress that the world needs to recognize and assist the continent to continue on that path. -John Dramani Mahama

It's becoming clearer and clearer to me that the world is there to be celebrated by writers, and in fact this is what all the good ones do, and that the great fashion for gloom and grimness was in fact a false path that certain writers took, I think in response to the horrors of the first half of the twentieth century. -Martin Amis

It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere. -Terry Eagleton

So how can we test the idea that the transition from nonlife to life is simple enough to happen repeatedly? The most obvious and straightforward way is to search for a second form of life on Earth. No planet is more Earth-like than Earth itself, so if the path to life is easy, then life should have started up many times over right here. -Paul Davies

It's interesting that one of the definitions of the word 'human' is 'sympathetic.' More and more people are beginning to show that they understand why that is important. -Ingrid Newkirk

I'm a fan of Oliver Stone. I like his movies, I like his excess, and I think he has a great capacity for empathy and it comes out more powerfully in this movie than in any of his other films, even the formal 'I'm identifying with the underdog' movies like 'Born on the Fourth of July.' -Greil Marcus

I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers – if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. -Marla Gibbs

There's something very beautiful and compelling about someone who has ambition and someone who knows what they want, but it can get a little frustrating at times, so I understand that. I have sympathy for that. -Michael Ealy

I like to play characters that get to do it all – to have a bit of comedy here and a bit of pathos here and a bit of suspense here, that's what's fun. -Michael Shannon

My parents told me that education was the path to success – and they showed me, taking me to Head Start while they were pursuing their own college degrees. -Denise Juneau

I'm very proud that our country still produces people like my son, who choose the path less traveled; that knowingly step up to serve, even though our country is tearing itself apart with things like political machinations. -Steve Daines

My family was very supportive of whatever I wanted because my grandfather was an opera singer. My dad's dad. So my dad has an appreciation for the arts, and he let me choose my own path. -Tony Hale

North Carolina is strong because our people are strong. They define our state – by their hard work, commitment to their families and neighbors, their willingness to sacrifice so that their children can have a chance to forge their own path. -Kay Hagan

I guess the verdict is in – I am not a sociopath. It's not effective or productive not to be nice. It would undermine the goals I want to achieve on any given day. -Whitney Cummings

I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. -Conrad Black

I grew up in a family of secrets; there was a lot of pathology in the family. -Naomi Judd

Confidence comes from within and as long as you are putting forth a respectable effort to take good care of yourself, you should feel confident about that path. -Stacy Keibler

I didn't expect to feel pathos for the villains in our show. I feel quite moved in several of our episodes; I never realized that a show like 'Motive,' which aims for a broad appeal, could have that sort of emotional impact. -Kristin Lehman

I didn't take the typical path and go to college after high school. Instead, I saved up money from teaching dance classes and moved to L.A. But my family was so supportive – I never felt pressure from them. It's crucial to find a support system, even if it's not your family. -Dianna Agron

Thanks to capitalism, the importance placed on beauty has never been so manipulated. We are the guinea pigs force-fed ads that tell us how pathetic we are: that we will never be loved, happy or valuable unless we have the body, the face, the hair, even the personality that will apparently be ours, if only we buy their products. -Beth Ditto

Fantasy is my favorite genre for reading and writing. We have more options than anyone else, and the best props and special effects. That means if you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you're at it? Go ahead. -Patrick Rothfuss

As authors, most – most authors, our art is portraying the human condition. Trying to show you what it's like to be somebody else, trying to make you feel for somebody else. That means you have to have a high degree of empathy. -Patrick Rothfuss

The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good As It Gets' – it just doesn't work, because writers, in order to write good characters, need to understand people. You need to understand your audience. You need to have so much empathy you could almost encourage empathy in others. -Patrick Rothfuss

I really love helping students and helping them empathize with people who lived a really long time ago. That's one of the highlights of working in fiction. -Deborah Harkness

Okay, so, sometimes in life, I can be a score-keeper – someone who keeps track of what he gives and what he gets in return. An annoying quality, to say the least, and I'm sure my wife has your sympathy, but it's made me highly attuned to when and where credit is due. -Mark Feuerstein

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