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Compassion Quotes

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The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

John Green David Levithan , Looking for Alaska


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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Plato


A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein Devion lee


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Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.

J. R. R. Tolkein , The Fellowship of the Ring


Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!

Steve Maraboli , Life, the Truth, and Being Free


All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.

Tahereh Mafi , Shatter Me


One love, one heart, one destiny.

Bob Marley


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Compassion is the basis of morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer


For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


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

Mother Teresa


for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.

Milan Kundera


How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.

Steve Maraboli , Life, the Truth, and Being Free


Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

R.J. Palacio , Wonder


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama XIV , The Art of Happiness at Work


There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Holmes


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia


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In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.

Elisabeth Gilbert , Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything


Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.

Andrew Boyd


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This is my letter to the world
That never wrote to me

Emily Dickinson


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

Albert Einstein Devion lee


It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.

Mahatma Gandhi


We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer , Letters and Papers from Prison


I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.

Steve Maraboli


The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.

Goldie Hawn


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I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.

Albert Camus , طاعون


When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

Maya Angelou


The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.

Arthur Schopenhauer , The Basis of Morality


It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,

Amit Ray


Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.

Sam Levenson


You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

John Bunyan


A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

Steve Maraboli , Life, the Truth, and Being Free


When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.

Hélder Câmara , Dom Helder Camara: Essential Writings


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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama XIV , The Art of Happiness at Work


While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.

Achebe Chinua , Anthills of the Savannah


Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.

Daniel Goleman


One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.

Steve Maraboli


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

Albert Schweitzer


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It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.

Albert Camus


If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.

Criss Jami


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 Chödrön , The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times


A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.

Shannon L. Alder


If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.

Jack Kornfield , Buddha's Little Instruction Book


As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.

Pythagoras


I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.

Mother Teresa , A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations


And when I came in with tears in my eyes, you always knew whether I needed you to hold me or just let me be. I don't know how you knew, but you did, and you made it easier for me.

Nicholas Sparks , The Notebook


Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.

Bill Ayers


The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Mahatma Gandhi


How much can we ever know about the love and pain in another heart? How much can we hope to understand those who have suffered deeper anguish, greater deprivation, and more crushing disappointments than we ourselves have known?

أورهان باموق , Snow


تبسمك في وجه أخيك صدقة، وأمرك بالمعروف صدقة ونهيك عن المنكر صدقة، وإرشادك الرجل في أرض الضلال لك صدقة، ونصرك الرجل الرديء البصر لك صدقة، وإماطتك الحجر والشوك العظم عن الطريق لك صدقة
Smiling in your brother’s face is an act of charity.
So is enjoining good and forbidding evil,
giving directions to the lost traveller,
aiding the blind and
removing obstacles from the path.
(Graded authentic by Ibn Hajar and al-Albani:
Hidaayat-ur-Ruwaah
, 2/293)

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