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

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation

Henry Ward Beecher

For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it's okay to remain a radical atheist, it's absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart -- then no problem.

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.


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

Compassion is the basis of all morality

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

Eric Hoffer

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.


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

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

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