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Henry Ward Beecher
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
And as for the final sphere of love and friendship, I can only say it gets harder once the natural communities of college and hometown are gone... It takes work and commitment, demands toleration for human frailties, forgiveness for the inevitable disappointment and betrayals that come even with the best of relationships.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
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.
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.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
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...
Am I Normal??Submitted by Annonymous
Sometimes I wonder if I am normal, like the title says!! I get ideas to be a compassionate, caring, loving person, but then I wonder if the idea that I might have is "strange" or "odd" or just plain stupid!! Here is an example....I have a friend, who ten years ago lost his wife who was 31 years old due to breast...
Good SamaritanSubmitted by Kim
On a cold winter drive home at dusk through New Orleans East, I witness an act of kindness that brought tears to my eyes. A young black man (we'll call him "J") that I know, was commuting along side me. This young man grew up in some of the roughest neighborhoods in the area. He knows the city and its...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Lisa McMillanSubmitted by Latasha Bradley
Lisa McMillan has been providing the elderly and students at Jefferson Davis College in Brewton, Alabama, free lunches for the past 3 years. It began when she discovered that students on campus were hungry when 2 young men came into her restaurant and purchased a package of cookies for 1.00 and the 2 sat down and...
Cynthia ShaferSubmitted by Donna Garvey
Cynthia Shafer a Realtor with Lahaina Realty has donated and delivered thousands of beds to children in need. She knows just how much need there is because for 20 years she has volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem representing abused, abandoned and neglected children in Lee County, Fla. (Ft. Myers area) courts. She...
Ann CSubmitted by Erin Forrest
I definitely feel Ann Curry is a hero, especially after her starting this incredible movement of 20/26 acts of kindness across not just our nation, but our world! I've always admired her for the compassion she shows for all, no matter where she goes. It would be my dream to meet her one day, but for now, I can...
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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