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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

Plumbing Problems

Submitted by Claude

I am a plumber and this is one of my true stories. A friend of mine called me and asked, “Claude, could you do me a favor and...

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Just A Reminder

Submitted by Rodney

I received a card in the mail the other day from my eye doc, and the title was Just A Reminder. He was reminding me to...

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A Child's Heart

Submitted by Julie

This story was shared with our staff the day before the Christmas holiday by our elementary school's health tech.

It seems...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes is a graduate of Whitman College and the mother of three. Prior to her work establishing StoveTeam...

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Kathy K

My Aunt Kathy was one of the most special people I have known in my life. She was the kind of person that never said a bad...

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Andrew And Linnea H

My heroes are Linnea and Andrew, who stayed by their sisters side throughout her cancer 6 years ago. Andrew was 6 1/2, and...

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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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