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Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.
The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.
When your brook dries up and disappointment comes your way, you do not necessarily need to assume that you did something wrong.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
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
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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.
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
The Old Lady In The Worn Brown CoatSubmitted by Anonymous
One cold January evening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I went with my father on an oil burner service call. I guess my father was in his forties at the time. I was about twelve or thirteen years of age and I enjoyed hanging out with him whenever I could, he taught me so much. He was always working hard trying to...
People In NeedSubmitted 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 suicide. But they don't think about people in other countries that have worse lives than them. We need to help raise money for those who can't afford anything and need things. We need to help...
One World One DreamSubmitted by JoAnn
I became a single mom in 1999, having a 2 year old to care for on my own. There were tremendous setbacks in a town that didn t accept single mother. I was in very abusive situations. We had no one to turn to, accept my mother. However she could not prevent the sorrow. I enjoyed motherhood tremendously and...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Woody BSubmitted by Mark
While walking down a street in New York to return to our hotel room, Woody saw a man fall on the street and immediately ran to help him up. The man had been drinking heavily, so Woody helped him to a local restaurant, bought him some food and helped him find his way home.
Steven WSubmitted by
Steve W., Rufus King High School's hero, selflessly devotes time, talent and treasure to better the school and its students. A man of deep integrity, he embodies the qualities of the National Honor Society chapter he runs: scholarship, service, leadership, character. Spending 12 hours every weekday and often...
Emily R SSubmitted by michel shane
My hero is a little girl named Emily who was tragically killed on PCH in Malibu by a driver trying to take his own life. Emily was 13 years old and her actions and attitude have changed a community. Emily was all about love, all about being who you were and not hiding it. She had friends of all ages and she was...
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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