COMPASSION

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

My Hero

Submitted by Sharon

When I look at my cousin Pierre, I am reminded of who I was in seventh grade. He is always in trouble and he doesn’t really...

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Plumbing Problems

Submitted by Claude

I am a plumber and this is one of my true stories. A friend of mine called me and asked, “Claude, could you do me a favor and...

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Everyone

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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Everyday Hero Stories

Corrie Z

My hero, I would say, would have to be my dad. It may sound a little obvious but he is the one who is truly always there for...

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Richard O

Richard and his wife (Myra) have been teachers in some way all their lives. They have helped in ways we only wish people...

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Roberto C

The premier Latin ballplayer of the 50s and 60s, Roberto had triumphed over discrimination and had very little left to prove....

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Recent Comments

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

COMPASSION IS CARING FOR THE WEAK AND WE AS HUMANS DO CARE FOR ALL.
Al, El Paso

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