The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.
It is a man's sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.
Compassion is an emotion of which we ought never to be ashamed. Graceful, particularly in youth, is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe. We should not permit ease and indulgence to contract our affections, and wrap us up in a selfish enjoyment; but we should accustom ourselves to think of the distresses of human, life, of the solitary cottage; the dying parent, and the weeping orphan. Nor ought we ever to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty.
By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.
Want oú compassion is not to be numbered among the general faults of mankind. The black ingredient which fouls our disposition is envy. Hence our eyes, it is to be feared, are seldom turned up to those who are manifestly greater, better, wiser, or happier than ourselves, without some degree of malignity, we commonly look downward on the mean and miserable with sufficient benevolence and pity.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
World economies are always so tenuous and we are subject to so many losses in life, but a compassionate attitude is something we can always carry with us.
Compassion takes imagination.
Compassion is not a popular virtue. Very often when I talk to religious people, and mention how important it is that compassion is the key, that it's the sine qua non of religion, people look kind of balked, and stubborn sometimes, as much to say, "what's the point of having religion if you can't disapprove of other people?" And sometimes we use religion just to back up these unworthy hatreds, because we're frightened too.
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.
Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
It is much easier to show compassions to animals. They are never wicked
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
No man is a true believer unless he desireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself
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
If you canít find it in your own heart to be compassionate look in someone else's before giving up on love altogether.
I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion.
The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others
Compassion is not a popular virtue
Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food
Compassion is contempt with a human face
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