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

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

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All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Every parting gives a foretaste of death,
every reunion a hint of the resurrection.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I am a unique expression of the universal fabric of creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

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

I am a Unique Expression
of the Universal Fabric of Creation.
I celebrate both my uniqueness
and my connection with all that is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

A wise one said, "We are most like God when we forgive."
It is easy for us to blame, but hard for us to forgive.
Yet that is what we are called upon to do -
to forgive everyone for everything.
And the reward?
In this life, the reward for forgiveness
is your own happiness.
Unconditional universal forgiveness is
the key to your own happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a unique expression
of the universal fabric of creation;
I am that I am that I am.
In the eternity of all creation,
I am the only ME that ever will be;
and I am so honored that the Power of the Universe
has chosen for me to be ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The universal Mind contains all knowledge.
It is the potential ultimate of all things.
To it, all things are possible.
- Ernest Holmes

When the universal sacraments of compassion and joy
fill the vast cathedral of our being,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church
to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
- Pope Francis

This life is what you make it.
Not matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes,
it's a universal truth.
But the good part is,
you get to decide how you're going to mess it up.
Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway.
But just remember, some come, some go.
The ones that stay with you through everything -
they're your true best friends.
Don't let go of them.
Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
- Marilyn Monroe

Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized
by a sense of Universal responsibility,
not only nation to nation and human to human,
but also human to other forms of life.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary;
new, universal, and more liberal laws
will begin to establish themselves around and within him;
or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor
in a more liberal sense,
and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

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

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa


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