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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Compassion:

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton.

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein.

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space.
~ Pema Chodron.

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.

Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
~ Abraham Joshua Heschel.

All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals.
~ Peter Singer.

Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.
~ Martin Lowenthal.

Compassion is the basis of morality.
~ Arnold Schopenhauer.

Genuine politics, even politics worthy of the name, the only politics I am willing to devote myself to is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole.
~ Vaclav Havel.

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

I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream - a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man's skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
~ Thomas Aquinas.

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
~ Dalai Lama.

Compassion literally means to feel with, to suffer with. Everyone is capable of compassion, and yet everyone tends to avoid it because it's uncomfortable. And the avoidance produces psychic numbing resistance to experiencing our pain for the world and other beings.
~ Joanna Macy.

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

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them... Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.
~ Thomas Merton.

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
~ Arthur Rubinstein.

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold.
~ Zelda Fitzgerald.

One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

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