Compassion Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Compassion quotes and Compassion sayings, and Compassion proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"All religions try to benefit people, with the same basic message of the need for love and compassion, for justice and honesty, for contentment. "

Dalai Lama

"My main concern is meeting with public because my main commitment, main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony. "

Dalai Lama

"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. "

Dalai Lama

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. "

Dalai Lama

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. "

Dalai Lama

"Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. "

Confucius

"It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance."

Brene Brown

"When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles."

Brene Brown

"People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: Lord, teach me compassion, but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion."

Henry Ward Beecher

"We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are."

Thomas Merton

"It is important not to allow ourselves to be put off by the magnitude of others’ suffering. The misery of millions is not a cause for pity. Rather it is a cause for compassion."

Tenzin Gyatso 14th Dalai Lama

"Compassion will no longer be seen as a spiritual luxury for a contemplative few; rather it will be viewed as a social necessity for the entire human family."

Duane Elgin

"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

"I choose kindness. I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me."

Max Lucado

"We must never minimize the suffering of another. Scripture’s mandate to us is, Weep with them that weep. (Romans 12:15, KJV)"

Billy Graham

"We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love."

Jane Goodall

"A great nation is a compassionate nation."

Anonymous

"Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person."

Fritz William

"The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."

Tenzin Gyatso

"How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand one who’s cold."

Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something."

Proverb

"Compassion takes imagination."

Jennifer Beals

"The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others."

Robert Baden-Powell

"It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business."

Mahatma Gandhi

"While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary."

Chinua Achebe

"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"

Norman Cousins

"It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers."

Thomas Merton

"If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."

William Penn

"I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness."

Mother Teresa

"True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation."

Joseph Addison

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