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Compassion is a feeling that prompts us to be sympathetic about the people in need, sorrow, and pain and try to help them heal it. Compassionate people are sensitive to people’s situations and hence understand them. They are always up for helping the needy. Compassion is one of the most significant pillars of morality. It is best to be benign and empathetic to justice, not injustice. Moreover, to be compassionate to others you have to be compassionate to yourself first.

Unfortunately, compassionate people seldom show up these days. People are becoming so self-obsessed that they don’t see anyone’s else sorrow before their needs and happiness. The feeling of compassion seems like an endangered species that, if not conserved, could extinct. If it happens, it would be the greatest threat to humanity as compassion is the true essence of it. A few people have been blessed to be compassionate, and their presence is a boon to the people around them. The best example one can remember is Mother Teresa, who went on helping the needy spreading love and kindness among lives.

“The worst sin one could commit is being the reason for someone’s depressed life, and the best virtue is to bring a new light of hope to the people who feel dark from the inside out.”

Being compassionate is not about doing something great. You don’t need to be rich by money but by heart to be kind and helpful to others. It could be as simple as bringing a smile to someone. The ultimate way to do so is to solve people’s problems, considering them yours. Mare, your efforts will give them the satisfaction that they are not lonely and lovely people still exist in the world. Without further ado, I want to share some compassion quotes to make this world a better world to live in.

51 Compassion Quotes To Be Empathetic And Preserve The Humanity

  1. “There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.” –Mary Anne Radmacher
  2. “Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.” –Anonymous
  3. “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” –Mother Teresa
  4. “Compassion is about giving all the love that you’ve got.” –Cheryl Strayed
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  6. “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.” –Dalai Lama
  7. “Until you have real compassion, you cannot recognize love.” –Bob Thurman
  8. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” –Dalai Lama
  9. “Compassion is a passion with a heart.” –Anonymous
  10. “We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.” –Mary Davis
  11. “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” –Dalai Lama
  12. “A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.” –William John Bennett
  13. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” –Dalai Lama
  14. “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” –Prince
  15. “It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” –Dalai Lama
  16. “One can overcome the forces of negative emotions, like anger and hatred, by cultivating their counter forces, like love and compassion.” –Dalai Lama
  17. “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” –Jack Kornfield
  18. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” –Dalai Lama
  19. “Having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness.” –Kristen Neff
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  21. “Compassion is the wish to see others free from suffering.” –Dalai Lama
  22. “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” –Albert Schweitzer
  23. “Love and compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” –Dalai Lama
  24. “Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” –Albert Einstein
  25. “True compassion does not come from wanting to help out those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings.” –Pema Chödrön
  26. “It is a lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.” –Anonymous
  27. “When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic.” –Henepola Gunaratana
  28. “There is no such thing as tough love. Love is kind, love is compassionate, love is tender.” –Heather Wolf
  29. “That is what compassion does. It challenges our assumptions, our sense of self-limitation, worthlessness, of not having a place in the world. As we develop compassion, our hearts open.” –Sharon Salzberg
  30. “Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” –Henry Ward Beecher
  31. “There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.” –Robert Frost
  32. “Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves.” –Pema Chodron
  33. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” –Maya Angelou
  34. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” –Steve Maraboli
  35. “Self-compassion is like a muscle. The more we practice flexing it, especially when life doesn’t go exactly according to plan (a frequent scenario for most of us), the stronger and more resilient our compassion muscle becomes.” –Sharon Salzberg
  36. “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” –Tahereh Mafi
  37. “In compassion, when we feel with the other, we dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and we put another person there.” –Karen Armstrong
  38. “Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.” –Arnold Toynbee
  39. “The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” –Thomas Merton
  40. “Make no judgments where you have no compassion.” –Anne McCaffrey
  41. “When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.” –Kristin Neff
  42. “Let our hearts be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  43. “Great teachers emanate out of knowledge, passion, and compassion.” –A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  44. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” –Anonymous
  45. “Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive.” –Ken Poirot
  46. “Taking time to relax every day, spending quality time with friends, and practicing mindfulness are some of the tried and tested ways of developing self-compassion.” –Dr. Prem Jagyasi
  47. “True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
  48. “Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.” –Rachael Joy Scott
  49. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” –Leo Buscaglia
  50. “Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.” –Yasmin Mogahed

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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[2] Comments
  • Manoranjan Sahoo
    3:08 PM, 1 May 2022

    “In compassion, when we feel with the other, we dethrone ourselves from the center of our world and we put another person there.” –Karen Armstrong
    This is also a beautiful quotes. I’m also sharing motivational quotes on findmotivation.org.

  • Manoranjan Sahoo
    3:04 PM, 1 May 2022

    “Until you have real compassion, you cannot recognize love.” –Bob Thurman
    Nice compassion quotes.

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