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100+ Empathy Quotes And Sayings

Empathy is the ability to identify with or understand the perspective, experiences, or motivations of another individual and to comprehend and share another individual's emotional state. Emapthay defines understanding and entering into another's feelings. This is a collection 100+ empathy quotes and sayings.



1. Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. Mohsin Hamid
2. The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy. Mehmet Oz
3. Human morality is unthinkable without empathy. Frans de Waal
4. Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else's shoes for a while. Malorie Blackman
5. Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn't. Phil Klay
6. Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own. Barbara Kingsolver
7. Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change. Max Carver
8. Empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It's all through our own individual prisms. Sterling K. Brown
9. Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. Mohsin Hamid
10. The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. Meryl Streep
11. The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy. Mehmet Oz
12. All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy. Samantha Power
13. A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain. Daniel Goleman
14. A little anger is a good thing if it isn't on your own behalf, if it's for others deserving of your anger, your empathy. David Simon
15. It's very difficult to design something for someone if you have no empathy. Stewart Butterfield
16. Traits like humility, courage, and empathy are easily overlooked - but it's immensely important to find them in your closest relationships. Laura Linney
17. Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle. Gary Bauer
18. All those chemicals that create empathy only work when you are in a room together. Gloria Steinem
19. It doesn't hurt to show some empathy. John Cornyn
20. Writing really evokes empathy in a way very few things can do. Erin Gruwell
21. The arts bridge cultures; they're good for the economy, and they're good for fostering empathy and decency. Julie Andrews
22. Empathy has some unfortunate features - it is parochial, narrow-minded, and innumerate. We're often at our best when we're smart enough not to rely on it. Paul Bloom
23. Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger. Barbara Kingsolver
24. I've been fascinated by the idea that evil is the absence of empathy. John Connolly
25. The idea of faking empathy to take a step forward to understanding - it's a really powerful idea. Jonathan Groff
26. The study of history requires investigation, imagination, empathy, and respect. Reverence just doesn't enter into it. Jill Lepore
27. What makes us different from other species is our capacity for compassion and empathy with the struggles of other people. Liam Cunningham
28. Most people assume that autistic people are not capable of empathy. Claire Danes
29. When you really get it right in acting, it's an act of empathy. You feel less distant from others, and that is really exciting. Claire Danes
30. Movies that encourage empathy are more effective than those that objectify problems. Roger Ebert
31. Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction 'Love the neighbor as thyself.' George McGovern
32. With every character, the first thing I want to feel is empathy. Jonathan Groff
33. You have to have empathy, knowledge and compassion for your characters if you're a writer. Paul Haggis
34. Most people have the ability to turn their empathy engine back on, but there's such a seductive burn to not being empathetic. W. Kamau Bell
35. Although I'm not particularly troubled myself, I do have a lot of empathy for troubled characters. Mia Wasikowska
36. Empathy is what obsesses me. And watching empathy recede in the world is terrifying. Nathan Englander
37. You have to have sympathy for and an empathy with a character in order to play them. Laura Carmichael
38. We must broaden the definition of who our neighbors are, and extend the boundaries of our interest and empathy. Wendy Kopp
39. Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle. Gary Bauer
40. Other species help children develop empathy. Richard Louv
41. We have to teach empathy as we do literacy. Bill Drayton
42. Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger. Barbara Kingsolver
43. The idea of faking empathy to take a step forward to understanding - it's a really powerful idea. Jonathan Groff
44. What makes us different from other species is our capacity for compassion and empathy with the struggles of other people. Liam Cunningham
45. True contentment comes with empathy. Tim Finn
46. I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization. Roger Ebert
47. The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other. Meryl Streep



48. Empathy, he once had decided, must be limited to herbivores or anyhow omnivores who could depart from a meat diet. Because, ultimately, the empathic gift blurred the boundaries between hunter and victim, between the successful and the defeated. Philip K. Dick
49. Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people. Jen Knox
50. I felt the kind of desperation, I think, that cancels the possibility of empathy...that makes you unkind. Sue Miller
51. Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck. Anthon St. Maarten
52. If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void. Karen Armstrong
53. Empathy nurtures wisdom. Apathy cultivates ignorance. Suzy Kassem
54. Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom. Suzy Kassem
55. How easy it is to invent a humanity, for anyone at all. Margaret Atwood
56. Education leads to enlightenment. Enlightenment opens the way to empathy. Empathy foreshadows reform. Derrick A. Bell
57. One of his greatest talents was empathy; no sadist can aspire to perfection without that diagnostic ability. Vernor Vinge
58. I can empathize with characters. Real people are harder. Real people don’t have concise character arcs. Francesca Zappia
59. Compassion, empathy and consideration for others creates an environment of positivity where everything blooms, blossoms, thrives and prospers. Always try and create such an atmosphere. Latika Teotia
60. It is better to feel pity than to learn how not to feel it. Marty Rubin
61. Empathy is a bridge. Our sufferings connect us. Let pain make you softer. Akiroq Brost
62. Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. Mohsin Hamid
63. Empathy is the highest qualification one can obtain in order to genuinely love. John Maiorana
64. Less apathy, more empathy. Scott Stabile
65. Empathy is more powerful than sympathy. Angie Thomas
66. Sympathy is imagining the pain. Empathy is having suffered through it first. Richelle E. Goodrich
67. Critics are only concerned with what affects them. And feeling empathy is a gift not many possess. Efrat Cybulkiewicz
68. When you show love and empathy to people, you draw them closer to your beliefs and traditions. Sunday Adelaja
69. Empathy is easier than anger, in the long-run. Sam Owen
70. Compassion can be learned through example. Renae A. Sauter
71. Choose empathy over apathy. Mango Wodzak
72. Teach the children compassion and empathy, for all creatures are born selfish. Abhijit Naskar
73. Have greater compassion and empathy for others, and don't judge anyone, because you have no idea what's going on in their life. Sandra Vischer
74. Like any value, empathy must be acted upon. Barack Obama
75. Truth is on the side of compassion. Christina Hoff Sommers
76. Digital is the age of empathy. Pearl Zhu
77. Apathy is, too often, a result of overexposure to stressful, highly emotional situations. To rekindle empathy, sometimes we need some space. It's okay to walk away so that you can feel love for someone again. Sometimes for a moment. Sometimes forever. Vironika Tugaleva
78. Apathy is the door to ignorance. Empathy is the door to wisdom. Suzy Kassem
79. When we give and receive empathy, transformation occurs. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli
80. Empathy allows us to enter the world of another. It allows us to take a mental vacation from ourselves. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli
81. Trauma is not what happens to us, but what we hold inside in the absence of an empathetic witness. Peter A. Levine
82. Mankind needs more empathy. Philip K. Dick
83. That's the thing about empathy—even people with an abundance of it can run out. Theresa Brown
84. If art does not enlarge men's sympathies, it does nothing morally. George Eliot
85. Writing complex characters is the penultimate exercise in empathy. Narcissismus Decimus Maximus
86. Desperation does not breed empathy or clear thinking. Joseph Fink
87. Empathy is the door to wisdom. Suzy Kassem
88. Empathy is a kind of care but it’s not the only kind of care, and it’s not always enough. Leslie Jamison
89. Fear trumps empathy. Cindy Aime
90. Empathy is a creative act. Michele Jennae
91. Ironically, torture requires empathy, too, in the sense that one cannot deliberately inflict pain without realizing what is painful. Frans de Waal
92. Without empathy, there'd be no harmony in diversity. Jennifer Tindugan
93. Empathy is a breaking down of the false constructs of division between the observer and the observed. Chris Matakas
94. Digital age of business and world shall move up from apathy, to sympathy, to empathy. Pearl Zhu
95. You don't have to go through someone's pain to understand it. Empathy is enough. Saru Singhal
96. Fiction gives us empathy. Neil Gaiman
97. The agony of the empath is feeling their pain but being unable to save them from it. Donna Lynn Hope
98. Empathy isn't just listening, it's asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Leslie Jamison
99. Empathy is the stepping stone to respect. Vusi JCK Maseko



100. Compassion is not something you have; it is something you share. Shannon L. Alder
101. Jealousy knows neither morality nor empathy. Ella Leya
102. We make ourselves large or small, here or there, in our empathies. Rebecca Solnit
103. Empathy Is An Endangered Instinct. Dean Cavanagh
104. Empathy is what separates human beings from teenage boys. Victor LaValle


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