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Compassion Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Compassion

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

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

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

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

 

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

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

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

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

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

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

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

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

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

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

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

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

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

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

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

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

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

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Give to your relatives, and to the needy, and to travelers.
Do not squander your wealth in wantonness.
- Quran 17:26

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

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

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

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

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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


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