124 Greatest Quotes About Compassion

Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action. Desmond Tutu
The greatness of a man is measured by the way he treats the little man. Compassion for the weak is a sign of greatness. Myles Munroe
Who knows, my God, but that the universe is not one vast sea of compassion actually, the veritable holy honey, beneath all this show of personality and cruelty? Jack Kerouac
Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. Immanuel Kant
As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest. Nelson Mandela
Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything. Jack Kornfield
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. Albert Camus
Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings. Bill Gates
She had wild eyes, slightly insane. She also carried an overload of compassion that was real enough and which obviously cost her something. Charles Bukowski
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. Desmond Tutu
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. Thomas Merton
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. Aldous Huxley
Give your weakness to one who helps. Rumi
Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato
In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see. Elie Wiesel
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. Audre Lorde
That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. Simone de Beauvoir
Compassion is no substitute for justice. Rush Limbaugh
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. Meryl Streep
I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes. Eckhart Tolle
I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. Mother Teresa
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing. Albert Camus
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan
It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other. Aldous Huxley
The feeling of compassion is the beginning of humanity. Mencius
Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. Oprah Winfrey
Compassion is an action word with no boundaries. Prince
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 challenge today is to convince people of the value of truth, honesty, compassion and a concern for others. Dalai Lama
The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach without first attaining an understanding of compassion. Socrates
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa
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. Francis of Assisi
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion - towards ourselves and towards all living beings. Thich Nhat Hanh
We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror. Karl Marx
Although the big word on the left is 'compassion,' the big agenda on the left is dependency. Thomas Sowell
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. Haile Selassie
Compassion is an essential element of love. Radhanath Swami
Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet. Alice Walker
Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked. Patanjali
I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same. Rachel Scott
On the one hand maybe I’ve remained infantile, while on the other I matured quickly, because at a young age I was very aware of suffering and fear. Audrey Hepburn
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. Albert Schweitzer