Quotes of Compassion

“ If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ”

- George Washington Carver

“ For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes. ”

- Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“ Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more. ”

- Unknown

“ Compassionate people are geniuses in the art of living, more necessary to the dignity, security, and joy of humanity than the discoverers of knowledge. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. ”

- Charles de Lint

“ If compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place? ”

- Sheryl Crow

“ Compassion is the ability to see how it all is. ”

- Ram Dass

“ When you look at a person, any person, remember that everyone has a story. Everyone has gone through something that has changed them. ”

- Unknown

“ The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Self. absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action. ”

- Daniel Goleman

“ Look into your own heart, discover what it is that gives you pain and then refuse, under any circumstance whatsoever, to inflict that pain on anybody else. ”

- Karen Armstrong

“ Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love. ”

- Jane Goodall

“ Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. ”

- Dalai Lama

“ Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. ”

- Jesse Jackson

“ Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human. ”

- Henri J.M. Nouwen

“ Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ Compassion begins with attention. ”

- Daniel Goleman

“ With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment. ”

- Christina Baldwin

“ You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him. ”

- James D. Miles

“ Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you — not because they are nice, but because you are. ”

- Unknown

“ Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ”

- Benjamin Disraeli

“ The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. . Elisabeth Kübler ”

- Ross

“ By compassion we make others’ misery our own, and so, by relieving them we relieve ourselves also. ”

- Thomas Browne Sr.

“ If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ”

- Bob Hope

“ The only time you look in your neighbor’s bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don’t look in your neighbor’s bowl to see if you have as much as them. ”

- Louis C.K.

“ Compassion is the deep awareness of the suffering of another, coupled with the wish to relieve it. The key to opening that door is letting go of the illusion that people are separate from each other; compassion teaches us that everyone is deeply connected to one another. Compassion is empathy, and empathy is being sensitive to the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of others without them have to directly communicate those things to us. ”

- Mary Brantley

“ Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness. ”

- Harold Kushner

“ I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ”

- Maya Angelou
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