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Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy accompanied by a strong desire to help.

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  • “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”

    —Henry Ward Beecher Clergyman, Social Reformer

  • “We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.”

    —Charlie Chaplin Comic Actor, Filmmaker, Writer

  • “Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.”

    —Barbara Garrison Author

  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

    —Tenzin Gyatso The 14th Dalai Lama (B. 1935)

  • “Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.”

    —Eric Hoffer Philosopher

Stories About Compassion


Submitted by Mary Farris

I waited to go back to work until my oldest son was 10. He was so curious about where I went, what I was doing - he really...

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Submitted by Randy Gollay

Three cheers for Mundelein Police Chief Raymond Rose and Lake County Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes. Their foresight and...

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Submitted by Reignette Chilton

When an elderly friend stopped by to “see us” on a Saturday afternoon – just a few weeks after September 11, 2001 –...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Carter & Olivia Ries

Olivia and Carter started their own NGO back in 2009 when they were just 7 and 8 respectfully in an effort to save endangered...

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Sky S

Sky created a video to entertain, inspire and raise awareness on the issue of homelessness, and offer a way for people to...

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Alexander E

So, I had an amazing experience with my 6 yr old son. We have a special saying that I try to instill in him. Simply "always...

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Considering that compassion is all about love and kindness to others, I'd say that it is exactly what I feel towards the giorls who work as shop assistants. Very often I put myself in their place and feel as if I was one of them.
Marco Antônio , Brazil

Precisamos ser compassivos, e isso é um valor que vemos ser pouco praticado, mas cada um tem que fazer valer. We need to be compassionate, and this is a value that we see little practiced, but each one has to enforce.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil

This quote has alot of swag.
Swaggeer, pico rivera

Compassion is all about Love and Kindness to Others Unconditionally and Selflessness.
Mahesh, India

Compassion puts feet to the feeling.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Compassionate is in the blood of all living beings,
Gautam, Ahmedabad


We are what we give. Give all, connect with all. Give less, connect with less. Give nothing, live alone.
Ram, Bangalore

We should all raise our children to be compassionate and care about all living things, great and small. Compassion starts at home.
Tesha S, Missouri

I totally agree. It breaks my heart when people disregard animals, children and elderly. They have feelings, too.
Mary L, Parrottsville, Tn

I think compassion should be for all living beings. We are truly compassionate people when we care about all living beings - compassion begins with us for all!
Melanie B, Houston TX