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The only cure for grief is action.

George Henry Lewes
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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

Saint Augustine
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Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

Thomas Aquinas
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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
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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
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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
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It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
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I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians, and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.

A. N. Wilson