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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 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.
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.
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.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
Human KindnessSubmitted 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 the wonderful life we had. Tears were in my eyes and on my face. A young woman came near to visit the grave of a friend of hers and saw me. When she turned to leave she asked me if I was...
It's Not Just A Pin, It's A PromiseSubmitted by Reignette Chilton
When an elderly friend stopped by to “see us” on a Saturday afternoon – just a few weeks after September 11, 2001 – we noticed a colorful pin (a picture of the Twin Towers) affixed to the lapel of his sport coat. It bore the inscription, “9-11-01 Liberty State Park.” “Such a wonderful tribute!” I...
Making A DifferenceSubmitted by Kevin Walls
My name is Kevin Walls and I was abandoned at age 3. Before I was abandoned, my three brothers and I went through terrible molestation and beatings in Turlock, CA. I want to say that I have been through a lot in life. I was fortunate to find a lady like Winifred Phillips who already had taken in 34 foster kids...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
ben cohenSubmitted by david ashe
Ben cohen was born on September 14 1978. He began playing rugby in 1996 and became a very successful athlete helping his team win the 2003 rugby world cup. In may of 2011 ben retired from professional rugby to pursue the standupfoundation. An organization dedicated to combating homophobia and bullying. A selfless...
Jenny NSubmitted by Samantha
My mom is my hero! I started my life as the daughter of a drug-addicted, alcoholic 19-yr-old. When I was 5, Jenny rescued me. At only 23, she took me and my little brother in and raised us as her own and even after giving birth to two children, she never treated us any different. She never treated us as less than...
Erin DSubmitted by Margaret Westley
I met Erin through an integrative health practice in New York City. At the time, she was working as the receptionist. From the first moment I met Erin, she greeted me with one of the biggest and warmest smiles. Since, then we have become friends. Erin is truly inspirational. She is an artist living in Manhattan,...
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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