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That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
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.
Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Philo of Alexandria
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.
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.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Hurt people, hurt people. That's how pain patterns get passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion and cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
Nurses MatterSubmitted by Anonymous
When I was 10 I was hospitalized at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, MO for ulcers. They were testing me for a reason and the condition. I had to stay a couple of days and that involved getting shots and extensive tests. I was scared when my parents left, because I believed they would give me...
Train TlcSubmitted by Sandra
TrainTLC is intangible training focused on Team Wellness, Leadership Skills and Character Development. TrainTLC models an enthusiasm for learning, serving and exploring the world around us. Our example liberates the courage to act by those watching. Our mission is to model a culture of compassion with...
Pay It ForwardSubmitted by Randy Gollay
Three cheers for Mundelein Police Chief Raymond Rose and Lake County Circuit Judge Daniel Shanes. Their foresight and cooperation are the absolute key to getting our country where it needs to be. The United States is no longer the world leader in secondary education. The Organization for Economic Cooperation...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Jenny NSubmitted by Samantha
My mom is my hero! I started my life as the daughter of a drug-addicted, alcoholic 19-yr-old. When I was 5, Jenny rescued me. At only 23, she took me and my little brother in and raised us as her own and even after giving birth to two children, she never treated us any different. She never treated us as less than...
Daniel ChandlerSubmitted by Daniel C.
Daniel is an amazing person. He has powered through the toughest losses, but he always manages to smile. His job is to take care of people. He chooses to work this job because he wants to, not for the money. He does whatever he can to make everyone around him happy. He is the most loving person I know.
Tracy ASubmitted by Amber
The definition of a hero in the dictionary is, "someone distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility and strength." I know this is going to sound cliche, but my mom is my hero. She takes care of me and my family, she goes to work and is usually happy. But the main reason why I idolize her as my hero is because...
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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