Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.
By compassion we make others’ misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also
The Secret’s” message is to let go of all blame because it only destroys you, and to move forward with hope, love, compassion and kindness.
I now see how gifts like courage, compassion, and connection only work when they are exercised. Every day.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honourable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
No man is a true believer unless he desireth for his brother that which he desireth for himself
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
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
World economies are always so tenuous and we are subject to so many losses in life, but a compassionate attitude is something we can always carry with us.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water
Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others.
Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now
I have observed that religious practice is not a precondition either of ethical conduct or of happiness itself. I have also suggested that, whether a person practices religion or not, the spiritual qualities of love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, humility and so on are indispensable
Compassion takes imagination.
Compassion is not a popular virtue
By compassion we make others’ misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little
He who feels no compassion will become insane.
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.
This is my letter to the worldThat never wrote to me
The same was true of the most popular girls. They had no empathy, no compassion for more normal kids.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
The chemist who can extract from his heart’s elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love
Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.
It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.
Our task must be to free ourselves . . .by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance.
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion
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.
Compassion is not a popular virtue. Very often when I talk to religious people, and mention how important it is that compassion is the key, that it’s the sine qua non of religion, people look kind of balked, and stubborn sometimes, as much to say, “what’s the point of having religion if you can’t disapprove of other people?” And sometimes we use religion just to back up these unworthy hatreds, because we’re frightened too.
It is a man’s sympathy with all creatures that truly makes him a man. Untilhe extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man himself will not find peace.
Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food
Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity.
A single God ? touch From Gods Compassion ? Height Can transform mans unimaginableAnd countless weaknesses Into Gods own infinite,Immortal and omnipotent Power.
This dying forces you to look into yourself. And in this, compassion is the only way. Love is the only way.
Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realise the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope
Compassion is contempt with a human face
If you cant find it in your own heart to be compassionate look in someone else’s before giving up on love altogether.
Each of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into peoples hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human ‘brain’ with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human ‘heart’ with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.
I pick the hair from her eyes and watch her misery with compassion.
The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion.
We have to make mistakes, its how we learn compassion for others
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
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.
Christian soldiers armed with virtue- hearts afire with blind obsession, cannot see the difference ‘twixt compassion and oppression
There is no small act of kindness.Every compassionate act makes large the world.
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves
No one has ever become poor by giving.
We often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds – our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully
Compassionate love may be strong. It sobs, it burns, then it wipes away its tears – and it does nothing.
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
The one and only test of a valid religious idea, doctrinal statement, spiritual experience, or devotional practice was that it must lead directly to practical compassion. If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express this sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, or self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God’s name, it was bad theology. Compassion was the litmus test for the prophets of Israel, for the rabbis of the Talmud, for Jesus, for Paul, and for Muhammad, not to mention Confucius, Lao-tsu, the Buddha, or the sages of the Upanishads.