Compassion Quotes

I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.

Dalai Lama

The Secret's" message is to let go of all blame because it only destroys you, and to move forward with hope, love, compassion and kindness.


I pick the hair from her eyes and watch her misery with compassion.

William Carlos Williams

Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.

Thomas Paine

Compassion to an offender who has grossly violated the laws is, in effect, a cruelty to the peaceable subject who has observed them.


Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.

Giovanni Boccaccio

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

Christina Baldwin

It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures

Mohandas K. 'Mahatma' Gandhi

No-one knows what the soul is. But what we do know is, the soul is where God works compassion

Meister Eckhart

I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensable

Dalai Lama

The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.

Samuel Johnson

Compassion is contempt with a human face

John McCarthy

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food

Joseph Butler

The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others

Albert Schweitzer

A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.

Thomas Aquinas

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 wat

Maya Angelou

Compassion is no substitute for justice.

Rush Limbaugh

There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.

Milan Kundera

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.


Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

Frederick Buechner

Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Dalai Lama

A nurse is compassion in scrubs.

Lexie Saige
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