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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

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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A Surrogacy Journey...

Submitted by Anonymous

If you look up the definition of 'compassion' in the dictionary you will find:

-noun; a feeling of deep sympathy and...

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People In Need

Submitted by Paashoua Yang

People around the world are in need and we need to help. Some people think that their lives are miserable, and it leads to...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Robert B

Robert Beckerle, my father, is my hero. During the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, he was thrown out of a restaurant for...

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Behnam

The Charity organization set up to help cancer patients which is known under the name of Behnam Daheshpour, in fact, bears...

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Grace H

My niece has been playing hockey since she was five and it is her greatest passion. Last year, as a high school freshman, she...

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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

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