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.
Though sympathy can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.
If there was less sympathy in the world there would be less trouble in the world.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.