Quotes of Empathy

“ Never elated while one man's oppress'd; Never dejected while another's bless'd. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay. ”

- Robert Browning

“ Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ”

- Carl Jung

“ The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion. ”

- Everett M. Dirksen

“ For I no sooner in my heart divin'd My heart, which by a secret harmony Still moves with thine, joined in connection sweet. ”

- John Milton

“ For what is a poem, but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding. It is the deepest part of autobiography. ”

- Robert Penn Warren

“ The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The fact that you are willing to say, "I do not understand, and it is fine," is the greatest understanding you could exhibit. ”

- Wayne Dyer

“ The purpose of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out. ”

- Bible

“ Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe. ”

- Homer

“ Reason is emotion for the sexless. ”

- Heathcote Williams

“ The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. ”

- Meryl Streep

“ Two parts of empathy: Skill ”

- Unknown

“ Every man should be capable of all ideas and I understand that in the future this will be the case. ”

- Jorge Luis Borges

“ We pine for kindred naturesTo mingle with our own. ”

- Felicia Hemans

“ Somewhere or other there must surely be The face not seen, the voice not heard, The heart that not yet — never yet — ah me! Made answer to my word. ”

- Christina G. Rossetti

“ Man know much more than he understands. ”

- Alfred Adler

“ Who can tell what metals the gods use in forging the subtle bond which we call sympathy, which we might as well call love. ”

- Kate Chopin

“ If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet... maybe we could understand something. ”

- Federico Fellini

“ Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. ”

- Marian Anderson

“ Compassion is the basis of all morality. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness. ”

- Amos Bronson Alcott

“ Atheism is a disease of the soul, before it becomes an error of the understanding. ”

- Plato

“ I understand with love comes pain, but why did I have to love so much? ”

- Kurt Lewin

“ Pity and needMake all flesh kin. There is no caste in blood. ”

- Edwin Arnold

“ I've been accused of lacking compassion. But that just shows I'm not without compassion. ”

- Vince Lombardi

“ The capacity of sorrow belongs to our grandeur, and the loftiest of our race are those who have had the profoundest sympathies, because they have had the profoundest sorrows. ”

- Henry Giles

“ It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those that we intend to commit. ”

- Josh Billings

“ One must learn to know oneself before knowing anything else. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard
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