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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


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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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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People In Need

Submitted by Paashoua Yang

People around the world are in need and we need to help. Some people think that their lives are miserable, and it leads to...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Jeanne H

I do not even know where to begin with only 500 words to describe my hero! Calling Jeanne a hero is an understatement. I've...

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Dad C

My Hero is my Dad...though he has been gone almost 7 years. After being diagnosed with ALS, he never once complained, moaned,...

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Pauline Fry

The first time I laid eyes on Pauline was in a large factory cafeteria. I was just a kid, just turned 18, alone and trying to...

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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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