Elapsing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 107 pages
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Familiar Quotations CommiserationsIt's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?ndash;Jeanette WintersonCommiserations ndash; CompassionHe who feels no compassion will become insane.ndash;AnonymousOne's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.ndash;Simone de BeauvoirCompassion will cure more sins than condemnation.ndash;Willard BeecherCompassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.ndash;John BergerThe fornicator is not worthy of compassion, but deserves to be derided and made a mockery of, since he is more irrational than a woman, and a harlot besides.ndash;Saint ChrysostomMy kingdom is as wide as the universe and my wants have no limits. I go forward always, freeing spirits and weighing worlds, without fear, without compassion, without love, without God. I am called Science.ndash;Gustave FlaubertComputers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.ndash;Louis GerstnerThe chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.ndash;Kahlil GibranBe not beased with compassion to the poor, or favor to the rich, in point of justice.ndash;Matthew Hale

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