Empathy Quotes

We need to renegotiate our contract with nature. Ecology is a unifying force that can diminish intolerance and expand our empathy towards othersboth human and animal.

Gregory Colbert

The nature of this melancholy becomes clearer, once one asks the question, with whom does the historical writer of historicism actually empathize. The answer is irrefutably with the victor. Those who currently rule are however the heirs of all those who have ever been victorious. Empathy with the victors thus comes to benefit the current rulers every time.

Walter Bendix Schnflies Benjamin

Religion should be a source for reconciliation, for tolerance and for empathy.

Charles Kimball

When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air.

Stephen R. Covey

We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.

Barack Obama

Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people.

Stephen Covey

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you

Susan Sarandon

I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated.

John Shirley

Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.

Dean Koontz

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

Meryl Streep

We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principal goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.

Barack Obama

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

William M. Kucmierowski

Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them

Katherine Ellison

I don't believe that children are born with empathy. It is something they learn by seeing it modeled by others.

Jacqui Rivait

Rather than seeing dreams as containing hidden messages, see dreams as experiences of empathy. Then use empathy with the dream to reconnect with the experience of dreaming itself.

Henry Reed

Empathy is the lovefire of sweet remembrance and shared understanding.

John Eaton

Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.

Gloria Steinem

Human altruism is thought to be based, in part, on empathy. To be empathetic, you need to understand the thoughts and desires of others.

Joan Silk

True contentment comes with empathy.

Tim Finn

You don't have to accept the invitation to get angry. Instead, practice forgiveness, empathy and encouragement.

Dan Fallon
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