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Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Henry Ward Beecher
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion, to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Mary Ann Evans
Lyndon B. Johnson
Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
The PencilSubmitted by pablitonarridojr
Days before the National Achievement Test, we conducted a Pre-NAT exam. One of my students forgot to bring a pencil. She asked to go out to borrow from her cousin, but brought nothing when she came back. Sitting on her chair, tears started falling from her eyes. I was so touched that I asked another student to...
Life's Work.Submitted by Hannah Willard.
I am 11 years old and I have learned something important. I was at school and we were going to a presentation about a program called Rachel's Challenge. Some of you may have heard of it, and it taught me something. I have realized that we are in a bad state in the world. I had decided, then and there, this will...
The Fabulous SmileSubmitted by Amita Sinha
On World Humanitarian Day ( 19th ) August, I wanted to write about an incident that happened yesterday. Last evening, I had gone shopping with my daughter. We stopped at a chemist's store to get some medicines. Next to us, stood an old man with a walking stick. He gave a list to the shop keeper. As he...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Joel GSubmitted by John
This story begins on a cold day in November, where our hero emerges from the bathroom. Hands held high, he screams out "Save the Kittens". An avid kitten lover, and fan of the Hawks, he decided to adopt a kitten. After naming the kitten Chief Paw Paw, they soon became suspiciously close. Their relationship...
Antonio SSubmitted by Eric
Well, my hero is is a true connoisseur of the heart. One image that sticks in my mind is when one day we were riding on the bus. The driver made a stop and I thought it odd that someone was waiting to get in at the back entrance. Before i could realize what had happened Tony jumped out of his seat to guide the...
Lori RichSubmitted by Kathy M.
Lori Rich, of Riverside, CA, founded Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Rich three years ago after recognizing the need to offer kindness and compassion to the dogs living on the streets with the homeless population. She and her daughter Shira were able to see the problem of a homeless person not being able...
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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.
Compassion puts feet to the feeling.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga
Compassionate is in the blood of all living beings,
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.
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