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Compassion Quotes and Sayings
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No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

Related topics: Values Inspirational Friendship Relationship Family Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By Helping-Others Generosity

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

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

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

 

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

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You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

Compassion is to be valued more than law.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

The vast Cathedral of Your Being
becomes sanctuary for all creation
as you celebrate the universal sacraments
of compassion and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer


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