COMPASSION

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

Compassion

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...

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Donating Money To Children's Hospital

Submitted by Aidan

My neighbor Ellie, my brother Christian and I, decided to set up a strawberry sundae stand because we wanted to donate money...

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Short On Money

Submitted by Jim

While shopping at my local foodmart, a young mother ahead of me watched the cashier ring up the items in her cart. When she...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Trent L

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...

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Ray M

He was my former boss and was always there for anyone who needed a hand-up. As a single mom he gave me a job when no one else...

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Edohoeket S

As a child, I grew up seeing my hero treat people with so much respect. He gave time to the rich and to the poor. He shared...

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Recent Comments

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

Compassionate is in the blood of all living beings,
Gautam, Ahmedabad

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.
Ram, Bangalore

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

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