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I believe that no characteristic is so distinctively human as the sense of indebtedness we feel, not necessarily for a favor received, but even for the slightest evidence of kindness; and there is nothing so boorish, savage, inhuman as to appear to be overwhelmed by a favor, let alone unworthy of it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It's the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
When your brook dries up and disappointment comes your way, you do not necessarily need to assume that you did something wrong.
Lyndon B. Johnson
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong, because someday in your life, you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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.
That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Philo of Alexandria
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
Saving The Best For LastSubmitted by Debra Huffstickler
Best Dance Ever Recipient of the “Best Dancer” award in the seventh grade, I wasn’t surprised that all the boys wanted to dance with me at the year-end dance. What did surprise me is how they stood in a line and waited for their turn. Looking around the school auditorium, I felt unworthy as I saw so many...
A Surrogacy Journey...Submitted by Anonymous
If you look up the definition of 'compassion' in the dictionary you will find: -noun; a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering. Compassion is what brought me into my surrogacy journey. I don't consider myself...
Human KindnessSubmitted by Bobbi
One day many years ago shortly after my husband passed away I sat on a bench near his grave in solitude and was remembering the wonderful life we had. Tears were in my eyes and on my face. A young woman came near to visit the grave of a friend of hers and saw me. When she turned to leave she asked me if I was...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Bob MSubmitted by Spencer Hashagen
Mr.Marley was a peacemaker. Bob helped create human rights for African people. Bob told the world ''We are one blood Black,White,Chinese,Japanese same red blood.'' Bob got a Nobel Peace prize. Bob wanted all people to live in harmony, one man tried to kill him, but Bob kept speaking about peace. Bob was born on...
Jamie TworkoskiSubmitted by Shar
"To Write Love on Her Arms is an American non-profit organization which aims to present hope for people struggling with addiction, depression, self injury, and thoughts of suicide while also investing directly into treatment and recovery."
Nancy BSubmitted by Nancy S.
I met Nancy B. a number of years ago through a mutual friend. I was told I had to meet her because we had a lot of similar interests. Besides, we shared the same name. About a year later I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy when I attended the first planning meeting for a nonprofit grief center. Nancy's passion...
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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