Compassion Quotes

To be compassionate means to acknowledge the suffering of others and to show kindness and support. We can practice compassion with small gestures such as a simple smile, listening to someone, giving your time and attention, and using the power the words. These small acts can make a big difference in someone's life. By showing compassion to others, we help to reduce the overall sufferings in this world because kindness is contagious, it spreads. Compassion helps give our lives meaning, purpose and it increases our happiness. Furthermore, compassion helps us to better connect with others, by improving our social circle and personal relationships.

Browse through a collection of compassion quotes, proverbs and compassion sayings from philosophers, celebrities, authors and other people throughout history expressing their thoughts on compassion, the positive outcome of compassion, kindness, using compassion to make a difference and more.


 

Steve Maraboli- A kind gesture can reach a wound

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.      Steve Maraboli
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A little Consideration Makes a Difference- A. A. Milne

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.      A. A. Milne
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The best index to a person’s character-Abigail Van Buren

The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.       Abigail Van Buren
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Dalai Lama- Practice Compassion

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.      Dalai Lama
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Goldie Hawn- Buddhism is understanding compassion

Buddhism is really, one of its main practices is understanding and experiencing compassion, and how that ultimately is a road to happiness.      Goldie Hawn
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Dalai Lama-Love and compassion are necessities

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.      Dalai Lama
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John C. Maxwell- A Good Leader

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. John C. Maxwell
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Dwayne Johnson- Being Nice and Kind

Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.      Dwayne Johnson
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Bryant McGill-Quit thinking we know everything

We must quit thinking we know everything, and quit placing "knowledge" over kindness and compassion.      Bryant McGill
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Freida Pinto-Remain Humble

I'll never forget where I'm from. It's essential to remain humble and evolving. Freida Pinto
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Jack Canfield- Being Nice To People

When you're nice to people, they want to be nice back to you. - Jack Canfield
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Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.– On Technology

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.
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Saint Augustine– Definition of Love

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
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Michael Crawford- Compassion Being the Best Word

I think one of the best words in the English language is 'compassion.' I think it holds everything. It holds love, it holds care... and if everybody just did something. We all make a difference.
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Dalai Lama- Thoughts on Religion

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.
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Ellen DeGeneres – More Love in This World

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.
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Goldie Hawn

One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself... to take care of yourself.
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Domhnall Gleeson- On Difficulties In Life

Life is difficult for everyone; everyone has bad days. Everyone has trouble in their life, because it doesn't matter how rich you are: Sickness and trouble and worry and love, these things will mess with you at every level of life.
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Rumi–Keeping an Opened heart

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.
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Stevie Wonder

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. Stevie Wonder
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William Shakespeare On Trust, Love and Kindness

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. Source: All's Well that Ends Well-  Act I. Scene i 
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Tom Robbins

There is no such thing as a weird human being, It's just that some people require more understanding than others.      
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Indian Proverb On Understanding

"Only the nightingale understands the rose."
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Chinese Proverb on Connection and People

"If you are not a fish, how can you know if the fish are happy."?
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Philip Martin

To be present with our fear, to meet it with compassionate attention, is to find this fearlessness.     
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William John Bennett

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.     
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Dalai Lama On Love and Compassion

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama
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Ralph Waldo Emerson- The Purpose Of Life

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.      Ralph Waldo Emerson
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General Douglas MacArthur

Never give an order that can't be obeyed.
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Maya Angelou- The Light Within

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. Maya Angelou
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Tara Brach

Awakening self-compassion is often the greatest challenge people face on the spiritual path.     
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Kevin Rudd says Australia is compassionate and resilient

Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.     
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Deng Ming-Dao

Worry is an addiction that interferes with compassion.     
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Arthur Schopenhauer- Compassion For Animals

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.   Arthur Schopenhauer   
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Unknown Author

It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.Haile Selassie
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Albert Einstein- Free Ourselves

Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.  Albert Einstein    
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Joseph Addison- On Compassion

True benevolence or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.     -Joseph Addison-  
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Albert Schweitzer

We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle
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Arthur Schopenhauer on universal compassion

The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
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Marc Bekoff

Animals are not property or things but rather living organisms, subjects of a life, who are worthy of our compassion, respect, friendship, and support.
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Ali McGraw

I have always felt that the way we treat animals is a pretty good indicator of the compassion we are capable of for the human race.     
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Arthur Schopenhauer – Compassion for animals

Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. We love this quote. Treat animals fairly as the quote from Arthur says. Be compassionate to animals, do not be cruel, and
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Duane Elgin

Compassion will no longer be seen as a spiritual luxury for a contemplative few; rather it will be viewed as a social necessity for the entire human family.
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Tenzin Gyatso

It is important not to allow ourselves to be put off by the magnitude of others' suffering. The misery of millions is not a cause for pity. Rather it is a cause for compassion. Gyatso is the 14th Dalai Lama.
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Henry Ward Beecher- Showing Compassion

People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: Lord, teach me compassion, but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion. Henry Ward Beecher
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Tenzin Gyatso

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
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Martin Luther King, Jr- A Great Nation

A great nation is a compassionate nation. Martin Luther King, Jr
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Jane Goodall

We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.
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Jennifer Beals

Compassion takes imagination.
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Norman Cousins

The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
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Meister Eckhart on what to call good

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is to call him or her compassion. Meister Eckhart believes god is about compassion. God will forgive, care, and be there for you...no matter what.
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Thomas Merton

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beins, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
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Catherine Pulsifer- We all Need Compassion

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
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John Berger

Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.
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Martin Lowenthal

Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.
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Francis Schaeffer

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.uglie
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Dalai Lama

Compassion is the radicalism of our time.
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Mason Cooley Quote On Compassion

Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves. Mason Cooley
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Dalai Lama XIV – Love and compassion necessities

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. (Taken from The Art of Happiness).
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Helen Keller – Life is exciting

Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others compassionately.
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Dalai Lama

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.
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Henry Ward Beecher- Compassion To Cure Sins

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. Henry Ward Beecher
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Dalai Lama – Practice compassion quotation

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. This means be compassionate to everyone. It will help you be happy. treat others with kindness, compassion, and care for them, as the Dalai Lama says.
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Frederick Buechner

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
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Kilroy J. Oldster

We are what comes to us and by what we choose to fulfill. We learn love by experiencing other people loving us and by cultivating compassion for all humankind.     
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Erich Fromm- Responsive To The World

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often. Erich Fromm
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Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The abundance of life is unlimited, it expands with the generosity, compassion, inventiveness, and service that you contribute.     
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Tenzin Gyatso

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. _If you want to be happy, practice compassion._     
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Teresa de Grosbois- Being More Compassionate

The more compassionate you are, the more you will be noticed and appreciated. Teresa de Grosbois
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