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Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.
That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Henry Ward Beecher
Philo of Alexandria
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
Mary Ann Evans
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
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
EveryoneSubmitted by Mary Farris
I waited to go back to work until my oldest son was 10. He was so curious about where I went, what I was doing - he really wanted to be involved. The agency I work for advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children in foster care in my county - a subject difficult to explain or discuss with anyone, much...
Music For The Elderly Please Help!Submitted by ABatista.RN
Good evening, My name is J. Alexander Batista, I'm a senior nursing student at Florida Southern College and a proud member of the United States Navy's Nurse Candidate Program (NCP). I have grown up watching the messages from Values on the television and I am now old enough to appreciate the significance it...
A Child's HeartSubmitted by Julie
This story was shared with our staff the day before the Christmas holiday by our elementary school's health tech. It seems that one of our little 1st grade girls rides the bus every day with a 5th grade autistic boy. She had been comforting him because he was upset that he was not receiving an award for the...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Lori RichSubmitted by Kathy M.
Lori Rich, of Riverside, CA, founded Taking it to the Streets with Lori and Rich three years ago after recognizing the need to offer kindness and compassion to the dogs living on the streets with the homeless population. She and her daughter Shira were able to see the problem of a homeless person not being able...
Kaye MartellSubmitted by Amy Howard
Unconditional Love. Is is these two simple but far reaching words that sum up Kaye Martell and her service to others, our neighbors, and our community. For over fifteen years, she has led a group of human and canine volunteers through hospitals, children's clinics, schools, nursing homes, and...
Andrew and Linnea HSubmitted by Allison Head
My heroes are Linnea and Andrew, who stayed by their sisters side throughout her cancer 6 years ago. Andrew was 6 1/2, and Linnea 10. All three kids were in the middle of their parents getting a divorce when middle sister Sammy got diagnosed with fourth stage Wilm's tumor. Linnea and Andrew took the care,...
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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