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

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others,whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Abraham J. Heschel

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism

Hubert H. Humphrey

By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also

Thomas Browne, Sr.

No man is a true believer unless he desireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself

Muhammad

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

William Cowper

Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Albert Einstein

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.

Albert Schweitzer

Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.

U Thant

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion constitutionality is no match with compassion.

Everett M. Dirksen

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.

Everett M. Dirksen

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.

Albert Schweitzer

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.

Hugh Blair

By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.

Sir Thomas Browne

Want oś 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.

Henry Fielding

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

Albert Schweitzer

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.

Simone Weil

The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion.

Unknown

It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.

Dalai Lama

Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness. Then, even if you receive disturbing news, it will be easier to take, as your mind is still.

Dalai Lama

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.

Dalai Lama

Evil men of every degree will use you, flatter you, lead you on until you are useless; then, if the virtuous do not pity you, or God compassionate, you are without a friend in the universe.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

William M. Kucmierowski

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