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80+ Compassion Quotes

Compassion refers to be sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Only compassion can make this world a beautiful place. This is a collection of 80+ Compassion quotes and sayings.



Compassion is the basis of morality. - Arthur Schopenhauer
Although the big word on the left is 'compassion,' the big agenda on the left is dependency. - Thomas Sowell
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. - Eric Hoffer
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
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. - Henry Ward Beecher
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. - Albert Schweitzer
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. - Dalai Lama
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. - Confucius
Make no judgements where you have no compassion. - Anne McCaffrey
The dew of compassion is a tear. - Lord Byron
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked. - Haile Selassie
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
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. - Hubert H. Humphrey
Compassion is contempt with a human face. - John McCarthy
Honesty is the quality I value most in a friend. Not bluntness, but honesty with compassion. - Brooke Shields
Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us. - Christy Turlington
It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance. - Brene Brown
Compassion, loyalty, and respect sum up love for me - it's a mix that's very rare to find and even harder to imbibe. - Jennifer Winget
Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. - Mason Cooley
Wealth and compassion are opposites. - Munshi Premchand
Compassion is loving others enough to say or do what is appropriate from an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome. - Gary Zukav
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction. - Talib Kweli
Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion. - Charles Colson
You can relate to somebody's pain and you have compassion, which can lead to intimacy. - Jeff Bridges
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. - Eric Hoffer
Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice. - Johnnie Cochran
What a liberating thing to realize that our problems are probably our richest sources for rising to the ultimate virtue of compassion. - Krista Tippett
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
Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day. - Karen Armstrong
Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy. - Giovanni Boccaccio
Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him. - Simone Weil
Compassion is no substitute for justice. - Rush Limbaugh
Compassion is the key to living outside the confines of your lower self. - Debbie Ford
Compassion isn't morose; it's something replenishing and opening; that's why it makes us happy. - Sharon Salzberg
Compassion knows that choosing the higher road in any situation is the most loving option for you. - Debbie Ford
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. - Ursula K. Le Guin
People who have suffered know more about compassion. - Betty Buckley
When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier. - Craig T. Nelson
Compassion, together with contractual responsibility for one's workforce, is a mark of a top employer. - Frans van Houten
As the human race, let's continue to show love, compassion, and respect towards one another. - Amber Liu
Compassion comes from a choice and not the liberal definition of a choice - the choice to say I can do with a little less so my brother can have a little more. - Allen West
The reduction in compassion that happens when we're all behind computer screens is not good for the world. - Sam Altman
Compassion is not a popular virtue. - Karen Armstrong
Respect all manner of men regardless of their station in life. Compassion is one of the greatest virtues. - Anthony Carmona
Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion. - Major Owens
Compassion is a two way street. - Frank Capra
Everyone deserves compassion. - Michael Sheen
Society needs both justice and compassion, a head and a heart, if it is to be civilised. - Julian Baggini
When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic. Henepola Gunaratana
Our compassion for one another, and our individual actions to help, is what makes our nation - and our community - great. - Kevin Brady
It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. - Zachary Quinto
You have to have empathy, knowledge and compassion for your characters if you're a writer. - Paul Haggis
You have to look beyond your known limited experience. Politics should be based on compassion. - Swara Bhaskar
You can't fight if you have any compassion or anything like that. - Jake LaMotta
Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food. - Joseph Butler
The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery. - Joseph Butler
Righteous is the one who was able to demonstrate compassion in face of human suffering. - Aleksander Kwasniewski
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. - Dalai Lama XIV
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. - Maya Angelou
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. - Steve Maraboli
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. - Jack Kornfield
Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Albert Schweitzer
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Compassion is a verb. - Thich Nhat Hanh
Compassion is the chief law of human existence. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness. - Amit Ray
When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. - Rachel Naomi Remen
We have to make mistakes, it's how we learn compassion for others.
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion. - Mother Teresa
Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky. - Amit Ray
We often get caught up in our own reactions and forget the vulnerability of the person in front of us. - Sharon Salzberg
There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world. - Mary Anne Radmacher
Compassionate love may be strong. It sobs, it burns, then it wipes away its tears – and it does nothing. - Alexander Herzen
When it comes to love, compassion, and other feelings of the heart, I am rich. - Muhammad Ali
Compassion crowns the soul with its truest victory. - Aberjhani
If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void. - Karen Armstrong
Those who unlock your compassion are those to whom you've been assigned. - Mike Murdock
To be calm and compassionate you need courage and conviction. - Solange nicole
Compassion is the key to the ultimate survival of our species. - Doug Dillon
Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind. - Shannon L. Alder
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. - Walt Whitman
Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. - Dalai Lama
It is compassion, the most gracious of virtues, Which moves the world. - Thiruvalluvar
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