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Pema Chodron Quote of the Day

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Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

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At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron


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Abandon hope.
- Pema Chodron

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln) PHOTO

 

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

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

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Compassion is the universal standard of moral living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give to your relatives, and to the needy, and to travelers.
Do not squander your wealth in wantonness.
- Quran 17:26

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Be gentle first with yourself -
if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh


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