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Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
I'm not an activist; I don't look for controversy. I'm not a political person, but I'm a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights. I care about animal rights.
I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we're all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose... When you connect with that love and that compassion, that's when everything unfolds.
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
The dew of compassion is a tear.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.
But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character.
George W. Bush
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.
It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.
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.
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
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