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Compassion Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Compassion Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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

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


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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

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

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

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

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

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

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

Anchoring in soft mud is dangerous.
Anchor thyself to the rocks of Faith, Compassion, and Service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

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

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe


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