Compassion Quotes And Sayings


Compassion Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of compassion quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“When I was young, I admired clever people.  Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

“A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.”
Albert Einstein

“It is a man’s sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.”
– Albert Schweitzer

“The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret… It has come to believed that 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.”
– Albert Schweitzer

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

“Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.”
Alexander Pope

“If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind.”
– Alfred Fripp

“Because that’s what kindness is.  It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.”
– Andrew Iskander

“I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.”
– Anne Frank

“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.” 
– Anne McCaffrey

“If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.”
– Antonio Porchia

“Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”
– Arnold Toynbee

“The dew of compassion is a tear.” 
– Arthur H. Stainback

“Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.”
– Arthur Jersild 

“The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.” 
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“If you can’t find it in your own heart to be compassionate look in someone else’s before giving up on love altogether.”
– Ashley Young

“It is not for him to pride himself who loveth his own country, but rather for him who loveth the whole world. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.”
– Baha’u'llah

“The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public consciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs.”
– Barbara Ehrenreich

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

“The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.”
– Bertrand Russell

“Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.”
– Betty Williams

“Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.”
– Bhagavad Gita

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”
– Bob Hope

“One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.”
– Booker T. Washington

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.”
– Buddha

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”
– Buddha

“A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.”
– Charles Kuralt

“A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.”
Chinese Proverb

“With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment.”
– Christina Baldwin

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”
– Christopher Germer

“Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion.”
– Chuck Colson

“By compassion we mean the deep feeling that comes when we recognize our soul’s reflection in another person, when that other person’s pain or joy becomes our own.”
– Cindy Spring

“What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.”
– Cleveland Amory

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