Compassion Quotes

...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

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it

Thomas Aquinas

The True happiness that Man has searched for since the dawn of humanity, that is the inner gold that awaits any person who holds compassionately the key of anonymous generosity. Do something for your fellow man, not for the gold, but for the love of Man, and you shall truly have the gold

Unknown

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

Thomas Aquinas

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Albert Schweitzer

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

Joseph Butler

Compassion is contempt with a human face

John McCarthy

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

Samuel Johnson

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

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

Meister Eckhart

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

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

Christina Baldwin

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.

Giovanni Boccaccio

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

Junius

Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.

Thomas Paine

Compassion is the basis of all morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Bishop Robert South

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

William Carlos Williams

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

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.

Bb

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

Dalai Lama

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

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

Sogyal Rinpoche

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Updated On : June 25, 2013
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