Compassion is a feeling of deep sympathy accompanied by a strong desire to help.
“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
Value Ideas For Compassion
Release any feelings of self-blame today. Allow yourself to experience the emotions as you let them go.
Commit an act of kindness.
Practice empathy. Think about others and the struggles they may be going through.
Help animals from your local shelter find homes.
Start each day this week with a heart-opening practice and reflect upon the day in front of you.
Stories About Compassion
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...
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...
Heroes Of The Day To Me
Submitted by Curt
I had left the medical center with my wife, two hours into a four hour trip home. She had just undergone a double mastectomy...
Everyday Hero Stories
My hero Jessica Carscadden. At just 9 years old Jessica started the We Care Bears Project. The We Care Bears Project...
Melissa is a friend I have known for only a short period of time, but she is someone who has made a tremendous impact on my...
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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