Quotes: Empathy, Sympathy

(a quality that's never wasted except when given to oneself)

empathist
1. Anyone who uses intellectual identification with, or the vicarious experiencing of, the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another person.
2. Someone who has an imaginative response to an object; such as, a natural object or a work of art; or who shows feelings or attitudes which are present in oneself.
sympathy, sympathize
1. Sharing of a compassion for another person’s thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
2. An influence produced in any organ by disease or disorder in another part.
3. A relation which exists between the mind and the body, causing the one to be affected by the other.
Sympathy

1. What a girl offers to another in exchange for details.
2. A quality that’s never wasted except when you give it to yourself.
3. What you give to someone when you don’t want to loan him/her any money.
—Based on quotes by Evan Esar

Quotations

What is empathy? If another fellow strikes it rich and you feel as if it’s money in your pocket, that’s empathy.
Changing Times, The Kiplinger Magazine


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