Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy accompanied by a strong desire to help.
“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
The Old Lady In The Worn Brown Coat
Submitted by Anonymous
One cold January evening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I went with my father on an oil burner service call. I guess my...
Submitted by Bobbi
One day many years ago shortly after my husband passed away I sat on a bench near his grave in solitude and was remembering...
A Legacy Of Compassion
Submitted by Lt. Randy Sutton
I became a Police Officer at the ripe old age of 19. I have spent my entire adult life proudly wearing a badge but sometimes...
Everyday Hero Stories
He is my dad. Okay, so not really. But, he's my step-dad. My mom married him when I was almost 5 years old. My whole life he...
This story begins on a cold day in November, where our hero emerges from the bathroom. Hands held high, he screams out "Save...
I would like to nominate Rebecca as my hero. Her compassionate nature led her, while still in her teens, to become a...
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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