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Sometimes people don't trust the force of kindness. They think love or compassion or kindness will make you weak and kind of stupid and people will take advantage of you; you won't stand up for other people.
What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.
Compassion is loving others enough to say or do what is appropriate from an empowered heart without attachment to the outcome.
All creatures tread across the rubble of ruined civilizations. The trick is to keep moving. No animal ever goes about dispensing shallow compassion.
Rita Mae Brown
Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.
People with lower incomes tend to give a greater percentage of their incomes to help others and show greater empathy and compassion - perhaps because they know they might face the same circumstances.
I think there is a complicated side effect to overcoming evil in that we are forever changed by it. I think after we ingest some of the cruelty of the world, it takes years off of our lives, but it also gives us wisdom and a little grace, hopefully a sense of compassion.
My main concern is meeting with public because my main commitment, main interest is promotion of human value, human affection, compassion and religious harmony.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
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.
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.
Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.
I happen to agree with many of the liberal emphasis on compassion, justice and equality. I just disagree that it's the government's role to provide everything.
But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.
It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.
We can learn the art of fierce compassion - redefining strength, deconstructing isolation and renewing a sense of community, practicing letting go of rigid us-vs.-them thinking - while cultivating power and clarity in response to difficult situations.
Religions have always stressed that compassion is not only central to religious life, it is the key to enlightenment and it the true test of spirituality. But there have always have been those who'd rather put easier goals, like doctrine conformity, in place.
Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us - in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
Anyone who is practicing understanding and compassion can exemplify true power. Anyone can be a Buddha.
We live in a time when science is validating what humans have known throughout the ages: that compassion is not a luxury; it is a necessity for our well-being, resilience, and survival.
Making choices that improve things for all of us on the planet is an act of compassion, a simple act we can do any time we go shopping.
If we want to create a viable, peaceful world, we've got to integrate compassion into the gritty realities of 21st century life.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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