"No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give."
"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."
"You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion."
"Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will."
"Compassion is not religious business, it is human business; it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability; it is essential for human survival."
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
"I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance."
"Compassion is the basis of all morality."
"The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater ;burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands."
Arthur H. Stainback
"To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike."
"The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter."
"Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy."
"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."
"When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable."
Thich Nhat Hanh
"No child is born with a really cold heart, and it is only in proportion as we lose that youthful heart that we lose the inner warmth in ourselves."
"Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things,
man will not himself find peace."
"I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our ideas."
John F. Kennedy
"Compassion is a two way street."
"Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless."