Thomas Noon Talfourd Quote
Sympathy is the first great lesson which man should learn. It will be ill for him if he proceeds no farther; if his emotions are but excited to roll back on his heart, and to be fostered in luxurious quiet. But unless he learns to feel for things in which he has no personal interest, he can achieve nothing generous or noble.
Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of T. Noon Talfourd, Author of "Ion". (ed. 1842)