Compassion Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Compassion

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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 ~


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


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 ~


Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
~By Brad Henry ~


My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding.
~By Wil Wheaton ~


The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion.
~By Julian Bond ~


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 ~


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 ~


Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
~By Albert Einstein ~


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 ~


I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin. He spoke of his faith. He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism, for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
~By Jim Wallis ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express. Well, think again. Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives. They are ruthless reactionaries.
~By Patricia Ireland ~


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 ~


The super power that I would choose would be compassion. Because that's what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment.
~By Craig T. Nelson ~


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 ~


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


I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


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


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


The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.
~By Adrienne Rich ~


I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children.
~By Thomas S. Monson ~


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


You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.
~By Dave Eggers ~


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 ~


So I come before you with a budget that is honest in its discussion of our challenges, creative in its possible solutions, compassionate in its commitment to our most vulnerable, and balanced on the bottom line.
~By James H. Douglas ~


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 ~


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 ~


Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation.
~By Conrad Burns ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I think it's really important that the people who are going to make decisions for other people have fair, truthful and compassionate regard for all people, not just some people.
~By Sharon Stone ~


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


All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
~By Dalai Lama ~


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 ~


The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation.
~By Steven Cojocaru ~


I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
~By Desmond Tutu ~


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


I can't stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got.
~By Jon Huntsman, Jr. ~


Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
~By Myriam Miedzian ~


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 ~


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


Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced.
~By Nick Rahall ~


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 ~


Compassion is a two way street.
~By Frank Capra ~


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 ~


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 ~


Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


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


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


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


Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.
~By Robert Wagner ~


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 ~


Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
~By Louise J. Kaplan ~


America is hope. It is compassion. It is excellence. It is valor.
~By Paul Tsongas ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.
~By Star Jones ~


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 ~


Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion, was one of the most revered leaders of our time.
~By Bill Williams ~


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


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


I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
~By Barry Williams ~


Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.
~By Joe Klein ~


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


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


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 ~


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


In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive or compassionate than women are, and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or competitive than men are - as a matter of fact, often they are more so!
~By Andrew Cohen ~


Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.
~By Leonard Cohen ~


Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
~By Bea Arthur ~


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


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 ~


The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
~By Norman Cousins ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Lincoln did more than any other man to put the stamp of righteousness, to put the stamp of compassion, on the name of America.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


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


It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
~By Robert Welch ~


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
~By Dalai Lama ~


But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
~By Amy Grant ~


Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
~By U. Thant ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child.
~By Robert Casey ~


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 ~


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 ~

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