Best Quotes about Compassion

 

“Compassion is the basis of morality.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa

“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

The Dalai Lama - Compassion is not a Sign of Weakness

 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ..
“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.”
― Dalai Lama XIV

For as long as space exists
And sentient beings endure,
May I too remain,
To dispel the misery of the world.

Whatever joy there is in this world 
All comes from desiring others to be happy, 
And whatever suffering there is in this world 
All comes from desiring myself to be happy.

--Shantideva

Living your life for others, cherishing them with loving kindness and compassion is the door to happiness, the door to enlightenment.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

All the peace and happiness of the whole globe, 
the peace and happiness of societies, 
the peace and happiness of family, 
the peace and happiness in the individual persons' life, 
and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth, 
all depends on having loving kindness toward each other.

      -When you cherish others, all your wishes are fulfilled-

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If your compassion does not include itself it is incomplete. -Jack Kornfield

“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.”

— Buddha

"Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention." Sharon Salzberg, 

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

— Buddha

“for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”

― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

"Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others can bring balance and harmony to our lives in a way we never dreamed of." Thubten Chodron

Compassion can be defined in many ways, but its essence is a basic kindness, with a deep awareness of the suffering of oneself and of other living things, coupled with the wish and effort to relieve it." Paul Gilbert

 “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

“In the midst of compassion, we find ourselves. We discover our true purpose.”
― Jana Elston

 


Compassion Quotes

Let these compassion quotes remind you to show empathy and kindness to others as they face struggles in life. Compassion means showing concern for others sufferings or misfortunes

"Creating uplifting environment for others through the words we use and showing compassion goes outside of the home as well." Chris Johnston, 101 Greatest Life Lessons, Inspiration and Quotes From Joel Osteen
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"If you place kindness and compassion as the heart of what you do, you will create a ripple effect that will benefit the 'individual' and the 'company' in equal measure." Glen Hall
Kindness |


Compassion is something we all need to receive and give. Catherine Pulsifer
"No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give." Catherine Pulsifer
Success Quotes |


"The American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, 'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.' Inspired by these words, I formed my guiding philosophy: that a small group of people with compassion and kindness in their hearts could change the world. David R. Hamilton PhD, The Five Side-effects of Kindness
Doubt |


"Research shows that the more compassionate we are toward ourselves, the happier we are and the more resilient we become when faced with difficult events in our lives." Paul Gilbert, PhD
Happiness |


"Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others can bring balance and harmony to our lives in a way we never dreamed of." Thubten Chodron
Balance |


"Many people involved in the mental health professions are beginning to understand that compassion can play a role in helping us to work with difficult emotions." Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger
Health |


"We live in the world with the compassion of the Father as our foundation." Roy Godwin, The Way of Blessing: Stepping into the Mission and Presence of God
Words of Faith |


Compassion can be defined in many ways, but its essence is a basic kindness, with a deep awareness of the suffering of oneself and of other living things, coupled with the wish and effort to relieve it." Paul Gilbert, The Compassionate Mind: A New Approach to Life's Challenges
Effort |


Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention. Sharon Salzberg
"Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention." Sharon Salzberg, The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion
Generosity |


"Compassion can't be satisfied with selfish endeavors. It needs someone to fellowship with, give to and BLESS. Compassion needs someone on whom it can pour out its goodness." Kenneth Copeland, Blessing Of The Lord: Makes Rich And He Adds No Sorrow With It
Blessed |


"As teachers, we need to have compassion for our students, to look at where they're coming from, and to intuit their particular strengths and limits. Not everyone has the same toolkit, and so not everyone is going to make the same kind of work." Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!
Teacher 

40 Acts of Compassion video




"Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering." Buddha
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"I usually find that the best way to describe self-compassion is to start with a more familiar experience - compassion for others. After all, compassion is the same whether we direct it to ourselves or to other people." Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
Gratitude |


"When it comes to inspiring a nation into greatness, cultivating compassion into the hearts of millions, and educating the importance of love over hate, there's one name that stands out: Martin Luther King, the man who had a dream that America and the world would be a colorblind society, where one didn't judge the other based on the color of his skin, but the content of his character."

--Jake Anderson

 “Compassion is all inclusive. Compassion knows no boundaries. Compassion comes with awareness, and awareness breaks all narrow territories.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

“Compassion can be learned through example” ― Renae A. Sauter, An Empowered Life: 

“I show up for my fellow man by sharing my inner wealth. I generously give out compassion and acceptance wherever I go.”
― Renae A. Sauter, An Empowered Life:

“Compassion is, by definition, relational. Compassion literally means “to suffer with,” which implies a basic mutuality in the experience of suffering. The emotion of compassion springs from the recognition that the human experience is imperfect.”
― Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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