33 Quotes About Compassion and Kindness

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What is the true meaning of empathy? Having the ability to show compassion and to others in the face of death will offer you a unique perspective on life. Here are some great quotes about compassion and kindness that will encourage you to take it a long way.

“A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are.”

“A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they’re not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they’re not so bad.”

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down”

“Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant.”

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

“Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.”

“Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.”

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

“It is a comfort to the miserable to have comrades in misfortune, but it is a poor comfort after all.”

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

“Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.”

“Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who’ll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart.”

“Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”

“Often you shall think your road impassable, sombre and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion.”

“Old people don’t need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.”

“One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.”

“Or beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”

“Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.”

“The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts… painted lips and nails, and the return of trailing skirts and other absurdities of dress which betoken the slave-woman’s intelligent companionship.”

“The first time you marry for love, the second for money, and the third for companionship.”

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”

“The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.”

“True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.”

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.”

“What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.”

“When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.”

“Yes, the companionship is amazing. You know, you can get that physical attraction that happens is great, but then there’s an awful lot of time and the rest of the day that you have to fill.”

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

Kindness is a fundamental human trait that brings people together.

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