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Hurt people, hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.
Compassion is not sentiment but is making justice and doing works of mercy. Compassion is not a moral commandment but a flow and overflow of the fullest human and divine energies.
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.
Rachel Joy Scott
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
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.
Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.
Rachel Joy Scott
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
Kindergarten Rest TimeSubmitted by Herb Hedeen
Our five year old daughter's kindergarten class rests during the day on towels brought from home. A new girl enrolled in her class and her mother had not sent a towel with her. The next day our daughter asked to take another towel to school. When my wife asked "What happened to the one you took yesterday?"...
One World One DreamSubmitted by JoAnn
I became a single mom in 1999, having a 2 year old to care for on my own. There were tremendous setbacks in a town that didn t accept single mother. I was in very abusive situations. We had no one to turn to, accept my mother. However she could not prevent the sorrow. I enjoyed motherhood tremendously and...
A Legacy Of CompassionSubmitted 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 look back at some of the decisions I made in the first few years of my career and cringe. The world was black and white to me then, a simple universe of right and wrong. The color grey was...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Nathan CSubmitted by Ann
My son's best friend, Chris, lived with his divorced mom. Sam (the mom) was very good to him and the dad invited Chris and my son to travel with him on wonderful, exotic vacations over the years. When they were in 12th grade, Sam was diagnosed with liver cancer. My son was so well loved by the family, that when...
Gilbert BSubmitted by Shanae
My hero is – despite its cliché - my dad, Gilbert. I won’t pretend that he and I have an amazing father-daughter bond, because I wouldn’t say we do, and I won’t pretend that I’ve never disagreed with him, because I have. Although I may not want to follow his footsteps, I won’t deny that the man has charisma and...
The Charity organization set up to help cancer patients which is known under the name of Behnam Daheshpour, in fact, bears the name of an Iranian youth who was attacked by cancer at the beginning of the seventeenth spring of his life and struggled with the disease for three years. Unfortunately, his short life...
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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