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

A Legacy Of Compassion

Submitted 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...

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Making A Difference

Submitted 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...

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The Face Of Kindness

Submitted by Heather Neufeld

The Face of Kindness
By Heather Neufeld

He shivered as the wind with an icy bite
scissored its way, through a jacket...

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Everyday Hero Stories

James Schroeder

James is my hero because in every part of his life he strives to make life better for those around him and one way he does...

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Steven W

Steve W., Rufus King High School's hero, selflessly devotes time, talent and treasure to better the school and its students....

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Vickie H

My hero released me from fear and shame. Serving the public as a photo technician is no place for a toothless, 56 year old...

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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