Compassion Quotes

This page is a collection of Compassion Quotes.

It doesn't help to sit around feeling bad for the world or have sorrow for other people's problems. If compassion is to be useful it needs to be active. It's something that can be done in little ways on a regular basis.

Seeing someone in need and offering help is a great way to put compassion into practice. Spend some time sharing, helping, and treating people with good

intentions. A friendly smile to a stranger, holding the door for a person carrying bags, or letting someone pass you on the highway. These are simple ways of showing compassion for our fellow human beings.

The great thing about living this way is it's easy to do and the payback is considerable. As you help people you automatically help yourself. You get that great feeling all day, the kind that radiates as genuine self confidence.

Let these compassion quotes guide you to a more compassionate, confident, and fulfilling life. One where you can enjoy all that you have and still feel for and help others.

Enjoy the following Compassion Quotes.



Compassion is the basis of morality.
-Arnold Schopenhauer



We frail humans are at one time
capable of the greatest good and
at the same time, capable of the greatest evil.
Change will only come about when each of us
takes up the daily struggle ourselves
to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful
in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace,
we can change as those around us can change too.
-Mairead Maguire



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 life you will have been all of these.
-George Washington Carver



Tenderness and kindness
are not signs of weakness and despair
but manifestations of strength and resolution.
-Kahil Gibran



Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
-Dalai Lama



Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness.
If he listens to it and acts on it,
he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.
It is not complicated but it takes courage.
It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.
-Pablo Casals



It is lack of love for ourselves
that inhibits our compassion toward others.
If we make friends with ourselves,
then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.
-unknown



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.
-Thich Nhat Hanh



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



No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime,
there can never be good for the bee
which is bad for the hive.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson



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



Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
-Anne McCaffrey



...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.
-Sogyal Rinpoche



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



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



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 may have been few in number,
but they offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
the last of the human freedoms,
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
-Viktor Frankl



We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us,
not our effects on others.
-Pearl Bailey



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Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible,
and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.
-Harry Chapin



I believe that to meet the challenge of our times,
human beings will have to develop
a greater sense of universal responsibility.
We must all learn to work not just for our own self, family, or nation
but for the benefit of all humankind.
Universal responsibility is the key to human survival.
It is the best foundation for world peace,
the equitable use of natural resources,
and through concern for future generations,
the proper care of the environment.
-The Dalai Lama



A hundred times every day I remind myself
that my inner and outer life depends on the labors of other men,
living and dead, and that I must exert myself
in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
-Albert Einstein



Compassion is more important than intellect
in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs,
and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight
than cold reason.
-Betty Williams



In seperateness lies the world's great misery,
in compassion lies the world's true strength.
-Buddha



If someone listens, or stretches out a hand,
or whispers a kind word of encouragement,
or attempts to understand a lonely person,
extraordinary things begin to happen.
-Loretta Girzaitis



Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
What are you doing for others?
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


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