71 Compassion Quotes
Let these compassion quotes remind you to show
empathy and kindness to others as they face struggles in life.
Compassion means showing concern for others sufferings or
"Creating uplifting environment for others through the words we use
and showing compassion goes outside of the home as well."
Chris Johnston, 101 Greatest Life Lessons
"If you place kindness and compassion as the heart of what you do,
you will create a ripple effect that will benefit the 'individual' and the 'company'
in equal measure."
"Together, we are going to create a world with more love, more
understanding, and more compassion. When we see beyond the surface and
get to know people for their stories, for their unique experiences, and
for their distinct gifts, hate becomes impossible and love becomes inevitable."
Laura Jack, The Compassion Code
True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed.
"Let's choose each day and every day to keep an attitude of faith
and joy and belief and compassion."
"Develop compassion for someone who hurt you rather showing
bitterness that will enable
you to forgive them and make you feel comfortable."
Lisa Adams, Spirituality - Peace Of Mind
"No matter who we are, no matter how successful,
no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to
receive and give."
Inspirational Quotes for Kids
"We should be thankful that God is a longsuffering and compassionate
God Who keeps on blessing us inspite of our ungratefulness."
Daniella Whyte, 365 Days of Thanking God
"Research shows that the more compassionate we are toward ourselves,
the happier we are and the more
resilient we become when faced with difficult events in our lives."
Paul Gilbert, PhD
"Cultivating compassion for ourselves and others can bring balance
and harmony to our lives in a way we never dreamed of."
"Many people involved in the mental health professions are
beginning to understand that compassion
can play a role in helping us to work with difficult emotions."
Russell Kolts, The Compassionate-Mind
"We live in the world with the compassion of the Father as our foundation."
Roy Godwin, The Way of Blessing
Words of Faith
Compassion can be defined in many ways, but its essence is a basic kindness,
with a deep awareness of the
suffering of oneself and of other living things, coupled with the wish
and effort to relieve it."
Paul Gilbert, The Compassionate Mind
Like many things in life, your compassion is a skill that can be exercised.
Simeon Lindstrom, Codependency - "Loves Me, Loves Me Not"
Short Graduation Quotes
"Kindness can manifest as compassion, as generosity, as paying attention."
Sharon Salzberg, The Kindness Handbook
"Compassion can't be satisfied with selfish endeavors. It needs someone
to fellowship with, give to and BLESS. Compassion needs someone
on whom it can pour out its goodness."
Kenneth Copeland, Blessing Of The Lord
"As teachers, we need to have compassion for our students, to look at
where they're coming from, and to intuit their particular strengths and limits."
Tim Gunn, The Natty Professor
"Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering."
"I usually find that the best way to describe self-compassion is to start
with a more familiar experience - compassion
for others. After all, compassion is the same whether we direct
it to ourselves or to other people."
Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion
Compassion, love, and tender care, and patience with mankind,
Expressed profoundly who You are, Your life with ours entwined.
Greta Zwaan, God Is There
"Converting your energy to compassion and understanding,
once you accept this reality, helps our own healing; that type
of energy is more positive and calming."
Lisa Kardos, Optimize for Victory
"God wants you live your life to be an example to others.
He also wants you to share his compassion and love with those around you .
Your purpose is not for you to continue to live only for yourself."
James Strand, First Steps to Faith
Quotes about God
"When we feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and visit the imprisoned, we bear witness to the compassion of Christ."
R.C. Sproul, What is the Great Commission?
Poems about Faith
Self-compassion doesn’t depend on external forces. You don’t need an applauding audience to experience it.
Padraig O’Morain, Kindfulness
If you understand the difficulty and problems a person faces, you will tend to be compassionate and try to heal their wounds.
Anthony Aries, Relationship Rescue Workbook
"Compassion is not just sympathy. It is empathy.
Genuine compassion is first able to feel their pain."
"Compassion, as opposed to pity, allows us to see ourselves in others and tugs at
our heart until we find a way to prevent or relieve the other's suffering."
Linda Barbosa, How Can I Smile at a Time Like This?
"Compassion is supposed to hurt. If you can't feel the pain of those around you,
it is you who has the problem - not them."
Josh Brendan, Stress to Smile
"Being compassionate helps with anger and resolves bitterness more
easily than anything."
Brittany Hallison, Letting Go
"Passionate prayer transforms us into compassionate people."
Sammy Tippit, The Approaching Darkness
"Become a compassionate centre rather becoming a diverting road."
Agatha Fauvel, Letting Go
Words of Encouragement
"When you manage your emotions and act with compassion,
you are behaving as the real you."
Zeeshan Raza, U Turn Your Life
But if we cultivate the seeds of compassion, we nourish peace within us
and around us.
Thich Nhat Hanh, Creating True Peace
God does not live in unreachable heights, He fervently waits for our prayers,
God is a Judge whose compassionate heart truly reveals that He cares.
Greta Zwaan, A Judge Not A Man
"Since you accept yourself compassionately, it probably follows that
you accept others as well in the same manner, and that you are an optimist
with an outgoing personality, all necessary ingredients for a well equilibrated
approach to life."
Charles C. Malone, The Art of Delegation
"I am reminded that we must show compassion to others. I am reminded
that my circumstances are not as bad as I might think they are."
Jason Ponzio, Devotional Thoughts For The Day
Quote of The Day
"A person with much compassion is likely to be more favorable to
another than a human being with little or no sympathy."
Jimi Akanbi, The Power of Grace, Favor and Honor
"God is a God of mercy and compassion and is always ready to forgive
all who truly repent."
Donna Schmier, God's Last Name Is Not Damn
"But if all members of the relationship truly strive for these things
then forgiveness, compassion, and mercy are there when needed.
The relationship will grow and become strong."
Jason A. Ponzio, Devotional Thoughts for Everyday
"It's also balm to the soul to be assured that our Father in heaven
is 'the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who
comforts us in all our troubles…' (2 Cor 3-4)"
Erol Woods, Spiritual Wisdom
"Every millennial needed to grow up in an environment where
Christianity was not just something for Sunday morning, but rather,
a life of compassion, forgiveness and commitment all week long."
Dan Delzell, What Would Jesus Say to Churches Today?
". . . as I explain God's heart of goodness and how He wants to extend
His mercy and compassion not only to you, but through you so that
His goodness reaches those who need it most."
Bill Vincent, Glory
". . . Michelle and I learned that sin was both personal and systemic,
and everyone, no matter race and color, mattered equally to God. It was
out of that commitment we began to reach out with compassion to the
people in our new city."
Tim Orr, We Named Her Faith
"Discipline from a heart of compassion corrects the child."
Derek Townsend, For The Love Of Truth
"Though his ministry is one of compassion, Jesus is an agitator.
His presence is polarizing, forcing people to take sides; there is no
Daniel Hochhalter, Losers Like Us
after Epic Failure
"Develop compassion for someone who hurt you rather showing
bitterness that will enable you to forgive them and make you feel
Lisa Adams, Spirituality - Peace Of Mind
"Grace is filled with love and compassion, but it also filled with power
and the will of God."
Gary Schulz, The Power of God's Grace
God's Grace Quotes
"You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion
and kindness to yourself and to other people."
Bree Miller, Gratitude and Happiness
Quotes To Live By
We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes.
"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion
on his faithful followers."
Psalm 103:13 (NET)
Encouraging Bible Verses
Every time you choose to treat yourself and your child with more compassion, you take a step towards inner peace and more happiness.
Laura Markham, Calm Parents, Happy Kids
We need to gain compassion, love, and acceptance (for ourselves and others) and to let go of loathing, judgement, criticism, anger, and hate (for ourselves and others).
Michael Smith, Mindfulness Meditations For Anxiety
Although something inside us yearns to walk on air,
never touching the ground, compassion brings us down to earth.
Marc Ian Barasch, The Compassionate Life
"He can salve the bitterness, slake the fear, give you a heart of compassion
and forgiveness. But you have to choose. Actively choose. Running from
God will only lead to a lifetime of bad choices and deep regret."
Mary DeMuth, Live Uncaged
"As children of God, we need genuine compassion for others, even those
with whom we may not necessarily be able to relate or with whom we
don't have shared experience."
Shari Howerton, Breaking the Chains
Understanding someone's suffering is the best gift you can give another
person. Understanding is love's other name. If you don't understand,
you can't love.
Thich Nhat Hanh, How to Love
Quotes about Love and Life
"There is no beauty in receiving without giving. True compassion lies in
what you can do for someone else."
Olivia Benjamin, Graham, 70 Greatest Life Lessons
Together, self-awareness and a positive relation to yourself create a
powerful force, a combination I call compassionate self-awareness.
Blended properly, they are like Miracle-Gro for the soul.
Leslie Becker-Phelps, Insecure in Love
Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
"Self-esteem is closely tied to compassion for others and compassion
Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Self-Esteem
"If compassion without wisdom is blind, compassion without action is
Matthieu Ricard, Altruism
"When the people become involved in their government, government
becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate,
and better prepared for the challenges of the future."
Prison life deepened his (Nelson Mandela) compassion and generosity
and also solidified his understanding of the human condition.
Abraham Mutwol, 27 Inspiring Life Lessons from Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela Quotes
God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and
His compassion to the poor.
Compassion can be thought of as full emotional engagement with the other,
as in suffering with them,
where you experience little if any separation between you and the
other person, animal, plant, or character.
Their suffering is your suffering. It's a single universal, transcendently
shared, emotional experience.
Albert Flynn DeSilver, Writing as a Path to Awakening
Poems about Life
We've noticed that people who have failed are more generous with
more extravagant with their love, and less inhibited in their expressions
of both. I think it's because these people spend less time caring about
what their lives
look like and more time figuring out what their lives are about.
Compassion in the heart has right of way.
So practise not restraint; to prudence do not bow;
the weary one and faint needs your swift kindness now.
Wilhelmina Stitch, Swift Kindnesses
There is no time in a person's life when a rose of compassion is more
appreciated than when they are in desert times of trials.
Patricia Partney Dascher, Wings of Inspiration
Self-compassion is a crucial practice for parents. If we continually give
to others without nurturing ourselves, our emotional gas tank will
be stuck on empty. By nurturing and supporting ourselves,
we will have more emotional resources to give to our children.
Kim Fredrickson, Give Your Kids a Break
World over, the single most desirable trait in your partner, friend, parent,
teacher, neighbor, colleague, or child is kindness.
Kindness is the daily practice of compassion.
Amit Sood, Immerse
Evil has no power over the compassion I feel for humanity.
My prayer is that we as a species will survive this narrow entrance
into the next age, and that many more of us will touch the sweet spot
of our humility.
Debra Silverman, The Missing Element
The human greed and fear that are causing much of the suffering
seem out of control. But when our hearts open in the midst of this,
we want to help. This is the experience of compassion.
Compassion is the tender opening of our hearts to pain and suffering.
When compassion arises in us, we see and acknowledge what we
often push away - away - the parts of life that cause us sadness,
anger, or outrage.
Ram Dass, Compassion in Action
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