47 Quotes About Kindness and Compassion

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The space between self-esteem and self-compassion can be a big separation. These quotes about kindness and compassion serve as the perfect example to the type of qualities that are needed to show love for your fellow man.

“A great nation is a compassionate nation.”

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

“Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.”

“Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.”

“Compassion is a foundation for sharing our aliveness and building a more humane world.”

“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.”

“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”

“Compassion is the basis of all morality.”

“Compassion takes imagination.”

“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”

“How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand one who’s cold.”

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”

“I choose kindness. I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.”

“I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.”

“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”

“If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

“If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

“It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”

“It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers.”

“Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.”

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

“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.”

“My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure.”

“No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give.”

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.”

“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person.”

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.”

“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.”

“The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”

“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.”

“The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that’s the essence of inhumanity.”

“True benevolence, or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress of every creature capable of sensation.”

“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”

“We have so far to go to realize our human potential for compassion, altruism, and love.”

“When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.”

“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.”

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

“You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.”

Compassion offers us deep insight into the nature of empathy.