Compassion Quotes

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy

Weapons are the tools of violence;all decent men detest them.Weapons are the tools of fear;a decent man will avoid themexcept in the direst necessityand, if compelled, will use themonly with the utmost restraint.Peace is his highest value.If the peace has been shattered,how can he be content?His enemies are not demons,but human beings like himself.He doesn't wish them personal harm.Nor does he rejoice in victory.How could he rejoice in victoryand delight in the slaughter of men?He enters a battle gravely,with sorrow and with great compassion,as if he were attending a funeral

Lao Tzuć

There remains an experience of incomparable value. We have for once learned to see the great events of world history from below, from the perspective of the outcasts, the suspects, the maltreated in short, from the perspective of those who suffer. Mere waiting and looking on is not Christian behavior. Christians are called to compassion and to action.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The same was true of the most popular girls. They had no empathy, no compassion for more normal kids.

William M. Kucmierowski

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness. Then, even if you receive disturbing news, it will be easier to take, as your mind is still.

Dalai Lama

It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.

Dalai Lama

The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion.

Unknown

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.

Simone Weil

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

Albert Schweitzer

Want o˙ compassion is not to be numbered among the general faults of mankind. The black ingredient which fouls our disposition is envy. Hence our eyes, it is to be feared, are seldom turned up to those who are manifestly greater, better, wiser, or happier than ourselves, without some degree of malignity, we commonly look downward on the mean and miserable with sufficient benevolence and pity.

Henry Fielding

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

Sir Thomas Browne

Compassion is an emotion of which we ought never to be ashamed. Graceful, particularly in youth, is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe. We should not permit ease and indulgence to contract our affections, and wrap us up in a selfish enjoyment; but we should accustom ourselves to think of the distresses of human, life, of the solitary cottage; the dying parent, and the weeping orphan. Nor ought we ever to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty.

Hugh Blair

It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Everett M. Dirksen

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

Everett M. Dirksen

Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.

U Thant

It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Everett M. Dirksen

Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.

William Cowper

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.

Haile Selassie

The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public consciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs

Barbara Ehrenreich

Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.Yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now

Saint Teresa of Avila
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