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
It's Not Just A Pin, It's A Promise
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 –...
Little Christmas Miracle
Submitted by Ellie Kidder
I stood outside grocery store with my two heavy bags of food when the parents of a 2 year old offered me a ride. I don't...
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...
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...
The premier Latin ballplayer of the 50s and 60s, Roberto had triumphed over discrimination and had very little left to prove....
Ben cohen was born on September 14 1978. He began playing rugby in 1996 and became a very successful athlete helping his team...
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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