Compassion Quotes

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another

Thomas Merton

The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.

H. Stainback

Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.

Betty Williams

Compassion is not a popular virtue

Karen Armstrong

What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.

Robert F. Kennedy

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love

Khalil Gibran

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

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

It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.

Erma Bombeck

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

William Cowper

He who feels no compassion will become insane.

Hasidic Saying

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

Albert Schweitzer

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

Bishop Robert South

But if we have the energy of compassion and loving kindness in us, the people around us will be influenced by our way of being and living.

Thich Nhat Hanh

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

John Bunyan

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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