Compassion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Compassion

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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
~By Bell Hooks ~


I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up.
~By Shania Twain ~


Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses, and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who desires to rise to the divine platform.
~By Chanakya ~


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~By Dalai Lama ~


I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.
~By Jennifer Granholm ~


Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
~By Simone Weil ~


I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings.
~By Theodore Bikel ~


When Christopher and Charles passed away, I was completely depressed, I felt rejected and real down, and so Roscoe invited me because he had this spirit of compassion, and we had gone to school together, were friends and everything.
~By Joseph Jarman ~


When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them.
~By Ramakrishna ~


I do not say that one who is vegetarian is full of compassion and one who is not, is otherwise. We sometimes find people, who are vegetarians, are very bad people.
~By Morarji Desai ~


I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
~By Maya Angelou ~


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
~By George Washington Carver ~


Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good, and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.
~By Meryl Streep ~


To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous, ought to be the same thing.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


I'm a compassionate conservative.
~By John Engler ~


In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.
~By Mark Foley ~


One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
~By Simone de Beauvoir ~


It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
~By Barbara Walters ~


Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion.
~By Major Owens ~


The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
~By Phil Jackson ~


We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology.
~By Ron Reagan ~


The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother's love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.
~By Richard Gere ~


What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people.
~By Thad Cochran ~


I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
~By William Faulkner ~


Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
~By Stevie Wonder ~


When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well.
~By Randy Neugebauer ~


As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
~By Ursula K. LeGuin ~


America is a giving nation and very compassionate.
~By David Wilkerson ~


There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
~By Robert Frost ~


I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
~By Kyan Douglas ~


If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
~By Francis of Assisi ~


A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
~By William Bennett ~


Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
~By Louis Gerstner ~


In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times.
~By Michael Burgess ~


What does it say about us that people who are considered defective are instinctively caring and compassionate?
~By Morley Safer ~


The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon.
~By Howard Dean ~


Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.'
~By Ricky Williams ~


Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back - when there's some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth.
~By Sharon Stone ~


The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
~By Thomas Merton ~


My daughter is a good, caring, compassionate person. To me that's the true meaning of success, even though the marriages didn't work out. My success with my daughter is all that matters.
~By Charlene Tilton ~


We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.
~By Dave Davies ~


Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
~By Saint Patrick ~


Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
~By John Rawls ~


Those who are compassionate when they should be tough will be tough when they should be compassionate.
~By Dennis Prager ~


Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
~By Anne McCaffrey ~


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.
~By Paula Cole ~


Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice.
~By Mike DeWine ~


Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.
~By David O. McKay ~


We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.
~By Charles Foster Bass ~


Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
~By George W. Bush ~


To see those babies with no food for three of four days, old people sitting in the hot sun, when you see these poor people, you cannot help but being compassionate or affected.
~By Geraldo Rivera ~


It's often difficult for us to act compassionately, but sacred art eases the difficulty by ennobling us.
~By Huston Smith ~


One of the most pervasive political visions of our time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and conservatives as less caring.
~By Thomas Sowell ~


PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
~By Bea Arthur ~


There's nothing wrong with the free-enterprise system. But it has to have some compassion.
~By Jim McDermott ~


I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time. It's a show with little twists and turns and curves. It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep.
~By John Mayer ~


Compassion is no substitute for justice.
~By Rush Limbaugh ~


Probably my mother. She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet. And I think part of it is just the way you are, the way you're raised. And she had the responsibility for raising me.
~By Ed Bradley ~


At the end of the day, love and compassion will win.
~By Terry Waite ~


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice.
~By Mark Pryor ~


You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving.
~By Ted Olson ~


What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future.
~By Brad Henry ~


A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.
~By Georg Brandes ~


The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
~By Jim Ramstad ~


Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
~By Andre Maurois ~


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.
~By Dalai Lama ~


The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
~By Anthony de Mello ~


I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


There is no place, no country, more compassionate more generous more accepting and more welcoming than the United States of America.
~By Arnold Schwarzenegger ~


When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.
~By Craig T. Nelson ~


I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
~By William Cowper ~


The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.
~By Christy Turlington ~


The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.
~By Christopher Darden ~


I think one of the best words in the English language is compassion. I think it holds everything. It holds love, it holds care... and if everybody just did something. We all make a difference.
~By Michael Crawford ~


What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.
~By Richard Gere ~


I do it because I want to exercise people's compassion and I do it because I really believe that for some reason what I do is important and meaningful.
~By Kyra Sedgwick ~


Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.
~By Gary Oldman ~


Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


Compassion is not a popular virtue.
~By Karen Armstrong ~


Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
~By Hubert H. Humphrey ~


I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.
~By Joseph Butler ~


She has no imagination and that means no compassion.
~By Michael Foot ~


My Lords temporal, today is the day to rise up against the regiment of Lords spiritual and proclaim the values of enlightenment, compassion and common sense.
~By Polly Toynbee ~


Compassion is contempt with a human face.
~By John McCarthy ~


The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being and tried his best to ensure their security in the hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate and merciful characteristics.
~By Cat Stevens ~


We have to bring the humanity and compassion back.
~By Shelley Morrison ~


Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.
~By Chogyam Trungpa ~


It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes.
~By Tom Barrett ~


Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
~By Confucius ~


And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
~By Martin Scorsese ~

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