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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

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

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

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

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

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

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

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

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

Compassion is the basis of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

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

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

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

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

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

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

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

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa


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