compassion Quotes

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

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

Eric Hoffer

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.

Paula Cole

Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into peopleís hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human 'brain' with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human 'heart' with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.

Dalai Lama

Compassion is the basis of all morality

Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.

Dalai Lama

It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.

Unknown

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation

Henry Ward Beecher

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it

Thomas Aquinas

...when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.

Sogyal Rinpoche

"Worse than idle is compassion if it ends in tears and sighs."

William Wordsworth

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Henry Ward Beecher

Being anxious, or in a painful rush of any kind, kills the possibility of meeting anyone with compassion.

Guy Finley

As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.

Dalai Lama

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Val Saintsbury

A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

I should have no compassion on these witches; I should burn them all.

Martin Luther

The eating of meat extinguishes the seed of great compassion.

Mahaparinirvana

Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship and confidence.

Brian O'Connell

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.

Erma Bombeck

This dying forces you to look into yourself. And in this, compassion is the only way. Love is the only way.

Sogyal Rinpoche

If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Dalai Lama
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