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Compassion Quotes: “Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.” — Yasmin Mogahed

Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.

— Yasmin Mogahed



Compassion Quotes: “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” — Albert Schweitzer

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

— Albert Schweitzer


Compassion Quotes: “We only have what we give.” — Isabel Allende

We only have what we give.

— Isabel Allende


Compassion Quotes: “When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.” — Nhat Hanh

When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.

— Nhat Hanh


Compassion Quotes: “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” — Dalai Lama XIV

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

— Dalai Lama XIV


Compassion Quotes: “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

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 Quotes: “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” — Prince

Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.

— Prince


Compassion Quotes: “Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” — Pema Chödrön

Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.

— Pema Chödrön


Compassion Quotes: “A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility.” — Dalai Lama XIV

A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility.

— Dalai Lama XIV


Compassion Quotes: “Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness .” — Dalai Lama XIV

Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness .

— Dalai Lama XIV



Compassion Quotes: “Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.” — Jane Goodall

Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love.

— Jane Goodall


Compassion Quotes: “Be like a flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushed it.” — Ali ibn Abi Talib

Be like a flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushed it.

— Ali ibn Abi Talib


Compassion Quotes: “It does not matter whether you are a theist or atheist, what matters is sincerity, forgiveness, and compassion.” — Dalai Lama XIV

It does not matter whether you are a theist or atheist, what matters is sincerity, forgiveness, and compassion.

— Dalai Lama XIV


Compassion Quotes: “When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.” — George Bernard Shaw

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

— George Bernard Shaw


Compassion Quotes: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

— Audre Lorde


Compassion Quotes: “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.” — Howard Zinn

To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness.

— Howard Zinn


Compassion Quotes: “We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.” — Desmond Tutu

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.

— Desmond Tutu


Compassion Quotes: “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” — Booker T. Washington

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.

— Booker T. Washington


Compassion Quotes: “Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.” — Immanuel Kant

Always treat people as ends in themselves, never as means to an end.

— Immanuel Kant


Compassion Quotes: “God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” — Kurt Vonnegut

God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

— Kurt Vonnegut



Compassion Quotes: “Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.” — Thomas Merton

Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.

— Thomas Merton


Compassion Quotes: “Obedience out of love is joy.” — Heidi Baker

Obedience out of love is joy.

— Heidi Baker


Compassion Quotes: “Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self.” — Russell Simmons

Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self.

— Russell Simmons


Compassion Quotes: “Compassion is a verb.” — Nhat Hanh

Compassion is a verb.

— Nhat Hanh


Compassion Quotes: “Respect for human rights is not social work; it is not merely an act of compassion. It is the first obligation of government and the source of its legitimacy.” — Ronald Reagan

Respect for human rights is not social work; it is not merely an act of compassion. It is the first obligation of government and the source of its legitimacy.

— Ronald Reagan


Compassion Quotes: “There’s always another level up. There’s always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

There’s always another level up. There’s always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow.

— Elizabeth Gilbert


Compassion Quotes: “As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others – what and whom we can work with, and how – becomes wider.” — Pema Chödrön

As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others – what and whom we can work with, and how – becomes wider.

— Pema Chödrön


Compassion Quotes: “I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion – and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.” — Ram Dass

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion – and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.

— Ram Dass


Compassion Quotes: “Children learn about the nature of the world from their family. They learn about power and about justice, about peace and about compassion within the family. Whether we oppress or liberate our children in our relationships with them will determine whether they grow up to oppress and be oppressed or to liberate and be liberated.” — Desmond Tutu

Children learn about the nature of the world from their family. They learn about power and about justice, about peace and about compassion within the family. Whether we oppress or liberate our children in our relationships with them will determine whether they grow up to oppress and be oppressed or to liberate and be liberated.

— Desmond Tutu


Compassion Quotes: “In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see.” — Elie Wiesel

In the face of suffering, one has no right to turn away, not to see.

— Elie Wiesel


Compassion Quotes: “If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.” — Nhat Hanh

If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.

— Nhat Hanh


Compassion Quotes: “The sooner one develops compassion in this journey, the better. Compassion lets us appreciate that each individual is doing what he or she must do, and that there is no reason to judge another person or oneself. You merely do what you can to further your own awakening.” — Ram Dass

The sooner one develops compassion in this journey, the better. Compassion lets us appreciate that each individual is doing what he or she must do, and that there is no reason to judge another person or oneself. You merely do what you can to further your own awakening.

— Ram Dass


Compassion Quotes: “God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.” — Desmond Tutu

God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.

— Desmond Tutu


Compassion Quotes: “Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.” — Ram Dass

Compassion refers to the arising in the heart of the desire to relieve the suffering of all beings.

— Ram Dass


Compassion Quotes: “Compassion and pity are very different. Whereas compassion reflects the yearning of the heart to merge and take on some of the suffering, pity is a controlled set of thoughts designed to assure separateness. Compassion is the spontaneous response of love; pity, the involuntary reflex of fear.” — Ram Dass

Compassion and pity are very different. Whereas compassion reflects the yearning of the heart to merge and take on some of the suffering, pity is a controlled set of thoughts designed to assure separateness. Compassion is the spontaneous response of love; pity, the involuntary reflex of fear.

— Ram Dass


Compassion Quotes: “Self-compassion is key because when we’re able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we’re more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy.” — Brené Brown

Self-compassion is key because when we’re able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we’re more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy.

— Brené Brown


Compassion Quotes: “Nature is cruel but we don’t have to be.” — Temple Grandin

Nature is cruel but we don’t have to be.

— Temple Grandin


Compassion Quotes: “Prayer within breath is silence, love within infinity is silence, Wisdom without word is silence, compassion without aim is silence, action without doer is silence, smiling with all existence is silence.” — Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Prayer within breath is silence, love within infinity is silence, Wisdom without word is silence, compassion without aim is silence, action without doer is silence, smiling with all existence is silence.

— Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Compassion Quotes: “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” — Amelia Earhart

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

— Amelia Earhart


Compassion Quotes: “Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.” — Franz Kafka

Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you any more.

— Franz Kafka

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