It seems to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.—Journal, 11 April 1852
Others give their advice, he gives his sympathy also.—"Thomas Carlyle and His Works"
The highest that we can attain to is not Knowledge, but Sympathy with Intelligence.—"Walking"
The philanthropist too often surrounds mankind with the remembrance of his own castoff griefs as an atmosphere, and calls it sympathy.—Walden
The social condition of genius is the same in all ages. Aeschylus was undoubtedly alone and without sympathy in his simple reverence for the mystery of the universe.—Journal, 29 January 1840
We do not learn by inference and deduction, and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
When we are shocked at vice we express a lingering sympathy with it. Dry rot, rust, and mildew shock no man, for none is subject to them.—Journal, 22 June 1840