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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
The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, What are you going through?
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
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.
Henry Ward Beecher
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Philo of Alexandria
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Personal Stories About ‘Compassion’
Little Christmas MiracleSubmitted by Ellie Kidder
I stood outside grocery store with my two heavy bags of food when the parents of a 2 year old offered me a ride. I don't normally take anything from strangers. This time, I did. At the end of the ride, I gave them a candy cane with two pipe cleaners as horns, pair of eyes and red tiny pom pom for the nose. They...
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...
The Face Of KindnessSubmitted by Heather Neufeld
The Face of Kindness By Heather Neufeld He shivered as the wind with an icy bite scissored its way, through a jacket too light. Like a cloak on his shoulders, he wore such despair. Alone and forgotten, was there no one to care? No one to care that he'd no food to eat or anything warm to wear on his...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Compassion’
Melissa GSubmitted by Tony
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 outlook of the world. Melissa is a teacher who dedicates so much of her time in and outside of her classroom to brighten the lives of children whose lives are filled with chaos. She is...
Antonio SSubmitted by Eric
Well, my hero is is a true connoisseur of the heart. One image that sticks in my mind is when one day we were riding on the bus. The driver made a stop and I thought it odd that someone was waiting to get in at the back entrance. Before i could realize what had happened Tony jumped out of his seat to guide the...
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