Compassion Quotes

Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives

Bhagavad Gita

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men

Confucius

You'll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening

Sara Paddison

As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope

Ursula K. Le Guin

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water

Maya Angelou

If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men

Saint Francis of Assisi

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics

Albert Schweitzer

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion

Simone De Beauvoir

Compassion is the basis of morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Dalai Lama

Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves

Mason Cooley

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little

Buddha

True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.

Joseph Addison

Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

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

Albert Schweitzer

God's Compassion - Eye gives us Not only one Chance But countless chances To change our wrong directions

Sri Chinmoy

A single God ñ touch From Godís Compassion ñ Height Can transform manís unimaginable And countless weaknesses Into Godís own infinite,Immortal and omnipotent Power.

Sri Chinmoy

Our task must be to free ourselves . . .by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

In seperateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength

Buddha

Christian soldiers armed with virtue- hearts afire with blind obsession, cannot see the difference 'twixt compassion and oppression

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Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.

Eric Hoffer

We have to make mistakes, its how we learn compassion for others

Curtis Sittenfeld

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret... It has come to believed that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

Albert Schweitzer

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self

Arnold Toynbee
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