Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness. Then, even if you receive disturbing news, it will be easier to take, as your mind is still.
I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.
It is much easier to show compassions to animals. They are never wicked
Lincoln’s appeal to ‘the better angels of our nature’ failed to avert a fratricidal war. But the compassionate wisdom of Lincoln’s first and second inaugurals bequeathed to the Union, cemented with blood, a moral heritage which, when drawn upon in times of stress and strife, is sure to find specific ways and means to surmount difficulties that may appear to be insurmountable
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
When you’re too religious, you tend to point your finger to judge instead of extending your hand to help.
Wars begin in the minds of man, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
In seperateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength
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.
We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.
It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures
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
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it
The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.
There are some forms of religion that must make God weep. There are some forms of religion that are bad, just as there’s bad cooking or bad art or bad sex, you have bad religion too. Religion that has concentrated on egotism, that’s concentrated on belligerence rather than compassion. But then you have to remember that this is what human beings do. Secularism has shown that it can be just as murderous, just as lethal as religion. Now I think one of the reasons why religion developed in the way that it did over the centuries was precisely to curb this murderous bent that we have as human beings.
Though we are many, each of us is achingly alone, piercingly alone.Only when we confess our confusion can we remember that he was a gift to us and we did have him.He came to us from the creator, trailing creativity in abundance.Despite the anguish, his life was sheathed in mother love, family love, and survived and did more than that.He thrived with passion and compassion, humor and style. We had him whether we know who he was or did not know, he was ours and we were his.
God’s Compassion – Eye gives usNot only one ChanceBut countless chancesTo change our wrong directions
Evil men of every degree will use you, flatter you, lead you on until you are useless; then, if the virtuous do not pity you, or God compassionate, you are without a friend in the universe.
The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
A woman should always challenge our respect, and never move our compassion.
Want oœ compassion is not to be numbered among the general faults of mankind. The black ingredient which fouls our disposition is envy. Hence our eyes, it is to be feared, are seldom turned up to those who are manifestly greater, better, wiser, or happier than ourselves, without some degree of malignity, we commonly look downward on the mean and miserable with sufficient benevolence and pity.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.
The well taught philosophic mindTo all compassion gives;Casts round the world an equal eye,And feels for all that lives.
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.
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.
True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.
So, I think thats the centerpiece of morality: Dont lie. But to do that, you have to go a step further and find out what the truth is. You know, its easy to say, Ill never tell a lie.? But if you say, Im going to speak the truth,? youre going to have to work damn hard to find out what the truth is. The next thing is just plain, old, simple kindness: to other people, to your family. Love for other people. I think thats another very important part of morality, being genuinely compassionate and concerned about the feelings and well being of other people, especially those that depend on you directly.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.
Compassion is a two way street.
Compassion is the basis of all morality
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
But if we have the energy of compassion and loving kindness in us, the people around us will be influenced by our way of being and living.
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion constitutionality is no match with compassion.
That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
The True happiness that Man has searched for since the dawn of humanity, that is the inner gold that awaits any person who holds compassionately the key of anonymous generosity. Do something for your fellow man, not for the gold, but for the love of Man, and you shall truly have the gold
Compassion is an emotion of which we ought never to be ashamed. Graceful, particularly in youth, is the tear of sympathy, and the heart that melts at the tale of woe. We should not permit ease and indulgence to contract our affections, and wrap us up in a selfish enjoyment; but we should accustom ourselves to think of the distresses of human, life, of the solitary cottage; the dying parent, and the weeping orphan. Nor ought we ever to sport with pain and distress in any of our amusements, or treat even the meanest insect with wanton cruelty.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
…when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
One love, one heart, one destiny.
I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
The dew of compassion is a tear.
With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment.
No-one knows what the soul is. But what we do know is, the soul is where God works compassion
The students [of the 60s] substituted conspicuous compassion for their parents conspicuous consumption.
You’ll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening
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
I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
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.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another