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#1. Folklore and mythology, as well as man's catastrophic disregard for nature, are the meat of Joseph D'Lacey's horror. But the prime cuts are always compassion and surprise. - Author: Adam Nevill
Compassion quotes by Adam Nevill
#2. Spiritual literature can be a great aid to an aspirant, or it can be a terrible hindrance. If it is used to inspire practice, motivate compassion, ad nourish devotion, it serves a very valuable purpose. If scriptural study is used for mere intellectual understanding, for pride of accomplishment, or as a substitute for actual practice, then one is taking in too much mental food, which is sure to result in intellectual indigestion. (152) - Author: Prem Prakash
Compassion quotes by Prem Prakash
#3. Kindness is the sacred act to transform lives. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Compassion quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#4. The ultimate purpose of Zen,' I remembered the roshi telling me, 'is not in the going away from the world but in the coming back. Zen is not just a matter of gaining enlightenment; it's a matter of acting in a world of love and compassion. - Author: Pico Iyer
Compassion quotes by Pico Iyer
#5. From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Compassion quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#6. This getting straight not only applies to people but to things as well, such as favorite music, disliked foods, special treats, avoided places, all your toys, etc. Everything must be rerun through your compassion machine. - Author: Ram Dass
Compassion quotes by Ram Dass
#7. Contempt of others is the truest symptom of a base and bad heart,
while it suggests itself to the mean and the vile, and tickles there little fancy on every occasion, it never enters the great and good mind but on the strongest motives; nor is it then a welcome guest,
affording only an uneasy sensation, and bringing always with it a mixture of concern and compassion. - Author: Henry Fielding
Compassion quotes by Henry Fielding
#8. The new politicians resembled hyenas and foxes. In both hemispheres, the people quickly forgot. Compassion and rage shared the fate of autumn flowers, upon which settles hoarfrost: they had faded, withered, then died under the weight of rent, prices, inflation, soap operas and talk shows, family life, victories and defeats in stadiums. - Author: Filip Florian
Compassion quotes by Filip Florian
#9. Ecclesiastes calls you the All-powerful; the Maccabees call you the Creator; the Epistle to the Ephesians calls you liberty; Baruch calls you Immensity; the Psalms call you Wisdom and Truth; John calls you Light; the Books of Kings call you Lord; Exodus calls you Providence; Leviticus, Sanctity; Esdras, Justice; the creation calls you God; man calls you Father; but Solomon calls you Compassion, and that is the most beautiful of all your names. - Author: Victor Hugo
Compassion quotes by Victor Hugo
#10. The self we wear must be discarded once a while to emerge anew, "Tyaag" to let go "Daya" compassion and "Shanti" must be adorned in the abode of thy heart, only then we shall become true warriors of peace, the lion of Durga and the music of Saraswati. - Author: Abhishek Singh
Compassion quotes by Abhishek Singh
#11. Scream silently in your prayer; remember the pain of others. - Author: Megan McKenna
Compassion quotes by Megan McKenna
#12. Ultimately, it is impossible to separate word and deed ministry because human beings are integrated wholes - body and soul. It is both natural and necessary that ministers of mercy also minister the Word while they are in the process of meeting human needs, and that communicators of the gospel also show compassion with regard to the material needs of the people they are trying to reach. An integrative ministry means weaving together word and deed ministry as much as possible. - Author: Timothy Keller
Compassion quotes by Timothy Keller
#13. May your God
Extend to you
The same Love
And Compassion
You have Provided
To Others. - Author: Kent Forrest
Compassion quotes by Kent Forrest
#14. If the sage wants to stand above people, he must speak to them from below. If he wants to lead people, he must follow them from behind. - Author: Laozi
Compassion quotes by Laozi
#15. To feel overflowing love and almost unbearable compassion for all living creatures is the best way to fulfil the wishes of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Even if for the moment you cannot actually help a sentient being in an external way, meditate on love and compassion constantly over the months and years until compassion is knit inseparably into the very fabric of your mind. - Author: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Compassion quotes by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
#16. Treat everyone with kindness, dignity, compassion and respect, irrespective of whether you think they understand or not. - Author: Martin Pistorius
Compassion quotes by Martin Pistorius
#17. To one degree or another, everybody is connected to the Mystery, and everybody secretly yearns to expand the connection. That requires expanding the soul. These things can enlarge the soul: laughter, danger, imagination, meditation, wild nature, passion, compassion, psychedelics, beauty, iconoclasm, and driving around in the rain with the top down. These things can diminish it: fear, bitterness, blandness, trendiness, egotism, violence, corruption, ignorance, grasping, shining, and eating ketchup on cottage cheese. - Author: Tom Robbins
Compassion quotes by Tom Robbins
#18. There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness. - Author: Bronnie Ware
Compassion quotes by Bronnie Ware
#19. Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food. - Author: Joseph Butler
Compassion quotes by Joseph Butler
#20. Compassion, acceptance and LOVE is the cure to MOST of the issues that plague this world. - Author: Yvonne Pierre
Compassion quotes by Yvonne Pierre
#21. Compassion is always appreciated, whether it comes sooner or later. - Author: Adele Faber
Compassion quotes by Adele Faber
#22. [Six principles that make for a good story:] 1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature; 2. total objectivity; 3. truthful descriptions of persons and objects; 4. extreme brevity; 5. audacity and originality: flee the stereotype; 6. compassion. - Author: Anton Chekhov
Compassion quotes by Anton Chekhov
#23. If you saw a wounded person, torn and mangled, on the highway, the sight of so deplorable an object would fill you with compassion; the sight of your friends under the disease I am now speaking ought to move you much more, for it is tearing them to pieces every moment. Every moment it preys upon their vitals, and they are continually dying, yet cannot die. - Author: Timothy Rogers
Compassion quotes by Timothy Rogers
#24. What a vicious circle we can put ourselves in: we have come to accept the notion of "fix me first," when part of the essential fixing we all need is to be compassionately involved with others. - Author: Bo Lozoff
Compassion quotes by Bo Lozoff
#25. A real love letter is made of insight, understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it's not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some letters may take the whole of our lifetime to write. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Compassion quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#26. It is clear that something is seriously lacking in the way we humans are going about things. But what is it that we lack? The fundamental problem, I believe, is that at every level we are giving too much attention to the external, material aspects of life while neglecting moral ethics and inner values. By inner values, I mean the qualities that we all appreciate in others, and toward which we all have a natural instinct, bequeathed by our biological nature as animals that survive and thrive only in an environment of concern, affection, and warm-heartedness-or in a single word, compassion. The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being. This is the spiritual principle from which all other positive inner value emerge. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#27. it seems to me that, on balance, soul/body dualism has been the enemy of compassion. For instance, the moral stigma that still surrounds disorders of mood and cognition seems largely the result of viewing the mind as distinct from the brain. When the pancreas fails to produce insulin, there is no shame in taking synthetic insulin to compensate for its lost function. - Author: Sam Harris
Compassion quotes by Sam Harris
#28. I think I'd rather be liked than loved.
It just seems as if more criticism and chastening is shown to those we love, while kind manners and compassion are reserved for those we simply like.
So, I hope you like me. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Compassion quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#29. We see people of kindness, compassion, and possibly even faith being told, "Because of a characteristic with which you were born, you are evil and bad." Anything that even implies such a stance is profoundly toxic. - Author: Andrew Solomon
Compassion quotes by Andrew Solomon
#30. Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph; killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true. - Author: Leonard Cohen
Compassion quotes by Leonard Cohen
#31. It is not my experience that we are here to fix the world, that we are here to change anything at all. I think we are here so the world can change us. And if part of that change is that the suffering of the world moves us compassion, to awareness, to sympathy, to love, that is a very good thing. - Author: Cheri Huber
Compassion quotes by Cheri Huber
#32. Obedience, responsibility, rules and safety are loyal, inseparable playmates. But Love is their wise mother, who knows there are times to break them up, at least for a bit, lest they get into some kind of arrogant, bullish, mischief or completely shut out their other siblings - joy, common sense, and compassion. - Author: Connie Kerbs
Compassion quotes by Connie Kerbs
#33. I believe that at every level of society the key to a happier world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities. - Author: Dalai Lama
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama
#34. Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness. If you have these in abundance, you will not be disturbed even by the most uncomfortable circumstances. If you nurse hatred, however, you will not be happy even in the lap of luxury. Thus, if we really want happiness, we must widen the sphere of love. This is both religious thinking and basic common sense. - Author: Dalai Lama
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama
#35. Tranquility, compassion, and wisdom are the components of fearlessness, not power, control, and remaining unaffected. - Author: Susan Piver
Compassion quotes by Susan Piver
#36. As Jesus explained, the right things have to die so the right things can live
we die to selfishness, greed, power, accumulation, prestige, and self-preservation, giving life to community, generosity, compassion, mercy, brotherhood, kindness, and love. The gospel will die in the toxic soil of self. - Author: Jen Hatmaker
Compassion quotes by Jen Hatmaker
#37. Pressing the gun against his forehead, I locked eyes with his chaotic gaze. He begged me silently. He pleaded wordlessly. And no compassion filled me.

I hope you burn forever. - Author: Pepper Winters
Compassion quotes by Pepper Winters
#38. When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek. - Author: Steve Maraboli
Compassion quotes by Steve Maraboli
#39. There are various positive side effects of enhancing one's feeling of compassion. One of them is that the greater the force of your compassion, the greater your resilience in confronting hardships and your ability to transform them into more positive conditions. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama XIV
#40. To us children he (Mr Ewing) was our very own 'Mr Chips' and invariably we would each receive half a crown whenever we encountered him on his afternoon walk. If we were particularly lucky, he would send us to the 'Big House' for ice-cream – a rare treat in the early 1950s - Author: Bill Scott
Compassion quotes by Bill     Scott
#41. Compassion isn't morose; it's something replenishing and opening; that's why it makes us happy. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
Compassion quotes by Sharon Salzberg
#42. From compassion springs humility. The ego is verily a gateway to hell. The person who is egoistic is far from being religious. - Author: Dada Vaswani
Compassion quotes by Dada Vaswani
#43. When we blend courage and compassion, assertiveness and gentleness, our essential strength and kindness support us in being where we are. - Author: A.H. Almaas
Compassion quotes by A.H. Almaas
#44. Personality Self/ Ego Spiritual Self /Higher Soul/God Not recognizing the divinity in yourself or others Recognizing divinity in self and all living things Seeing yourself as separate from everything Knowing you are connected to everything Focuses on differences Recognizes similarities Intellect (Mind) Intuition (Heart) Hostility Compassion Re-Action Responding with awareness Past or Future Fully in the present moment Fear (false evidence appearing real) Courage Judgment Acceptance Right/Wrong Everything is an experience to learn from, both negative and positive. Better/Worse Everything has value. - Author: Sabrina Reber
Compassion quotes by Sabrina Reber
#45. You have compassion but by itself it is not enough. It is almost as if you carry around inside you some dead thing. Some heavy black cinder in your heart that burdens you; a ponderous anchor that tethers you to the past. Until you can burn it away, you can never truly live in the present, in the now. Until you can live in the now, you cannot see things as they really are. Meantime you are a man who is wilfully blind. You have eyes and yet you will not use them. - Author: John Dolan
Compassion quotes by John Dolan
#46. Shouldn't we just admit the obvious--that the New Testament call to discipleship, compassion, and giving leaves no room for the way many of us are thinking and living? Is it time to get beyond the theoretical stance of 'I'd be willing to give up anything if God asked me to,' and start actually giving up things in order to do what He's commanded us? - Author: Randy Alcorn
Compassion quotes by Randy Alcorn
#47. I feel an overwhelming compassion and understanding for another human being caught in a situation where the way out is so obvious to others but not to him. Dreams are so important in one's life, yet if followed blindly, they can lead to the disintergration of one's soul. - Author: Maria Campbell
Compassion quotes by Maria Campbell
#48. The essence of a mature human being in religious terms is the ability to see, to be aware of others' suffering and to be touched by it. - Author: Megan McKenna
Compassion quotes by Megan McKenna
#49. Often we withhold our affections, waiting first for love to be extended to us. The irony is that we are loved for loving. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Compassion quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#50. Righteousness doesn't mean being right. It means showing love, compassion and understanding no matter what you think is right. - Author: L.J. Vanier
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#51. Without plenty, the wealthy lack compassion for the poor, hoarding without sharing. Without law, the strong bully the weak, stealing by force. - Author: Jacqueline Carey
Compassion quotes by Jacqueline Carey
#52. Hamdi Ulukaya and Chobani have made the decision to feed 250,000 victims of the Somali famine. Their compassion speaks for itself, and is a shining example of how the business community can have an enormous positive impact on the world. - Author: Amanda Lindhout
Compassion quotes by Amanda Lindhout
#53. When I'm reasonably balanced in my personal and spiritual life, I don't have difficulty finding compassion for my addicted patients. - Author: Gabor Mate
Compassion quotes by Gabor Mate
#54. I preach that odd defiant melancholy that sees the dreadful loneliness of the human soul and the pitiful disaster of human life as ever redeemable and redeemed by compassion, friendship and love. - Author: John Derbyshire
Compassion quotes by John Derbyshire
#55. Happiness is an inner perception. It comes from simplicity, kindness, love, and compassion. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Compassion quotes by Debasish Mridha
#56. You didn't feed from her," he said, and this was not a question.
"Swill poison? Not my kind of fun, little brother."
One corner of Stefan's mouth quirked up. He made no response to this, but simply looked at Damon with eyes that were ... knowing. Damon bridled.
"I told the truth!"
"Going to take it up as a hobby? - Author: L.J.Smith
Compassion quotes by L.J.Smith
#57. We need to infuse politics with ideas like compassion and empathy, and a sense that we live in an interdependent world. - Author: Pankaj Mishra
Compassion quotes by Pankaj Mishra
#58. The nature of compassion isn't coming to terms with your own suffering and applying it to others: It's knowing that other folks around you suffer and, no matter what happens to you, no matter how lucky or unlucky you are, they keep suffering. And if you can do something about that, then you do it, and you do it without whining or waving your own fuckin' cross for the world to see. You do it because it's the right thing to do. - Author: John Connolly
Compassion quotes by John Connolly
#59. I grew up with a lot of compassion and empathy. I notice when I meet other friends of mine that were raised Christian sometimes we have similar model of sensitivity, whether to our advantage or disadvantage. - Author: Weyes Blood
Compassion quotes by Weyes Blood
#60. The worst thing is to feel that as a photographer I'm benefiting from someone else's tragedy. This idea haunts me. It's something I have to reckon with every day, because I know that if I ever allow genuine compassion to be overtaken by personal ambition, I will have sold my soul. The only way I can justify my role is to have respect for the other person's predicament. The extent to which I do that is the extent to which I become accepted by the other and to that extent I can accept myself. - Author: James Nachtwey
Compassion quotes by James Nachtwey
#61. The greatest force of personal liberation is the decision to widen our circle of compassion, moving from focus on self to focus on service. - Author: Marianne Williamson
Compassion quotes by Marianne Williamson
#62. Either appear as you are
Or be as you appear
Be like the sun in compassion and mercy
Be like the light in covering others' shame
Be like a stream in generosity and beneficence
Be like earth in modesty and humility
Be like the sea in tolerance
Be like death in irritability and anger
Either appear as you are
Or be as you appear
The Dervish Gate - Author: Ahmet Umit
Compassion quotes by Ahmet Umit
#63. In this world, where we find ourselves, we need compassion more than anything, I think, or we are all alone. - Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Compassion quotes by Guy Gavriel Kay
#64. The action of giving is in a certain vibratory level, meaning giving exists in a certain plane of consciousness. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Compassion quotes by Frederick Lenz
#65. As for biblical or religious theory, I don't ever want to fight about the details of the story, I want to live the reality of the message. - Author: Steve Maraboli
Compassion quotes by Steve Maraboli
#66. We already have so much abundance. We truly do. We need not search too far. It is within. The reason we fail to recognize this is because we haven't quite mastered the art of being. For abundance to prevail, we must have LOVE, gratitude, acceptance and compassion. - Author: John Welwood
Compassion quotes by John Welwood
#67. "When you lose your compassion for those in need, when you cast aside your capacity to care, when you ignore the plight of your fellow man, then the qualities that once allowed you to rise above and the virtues that once made you human are gone. - Author: F. Paquette
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#68. Deep listening, compassionate listening is not listening with the purpose of analyzing or even uncovering what has happened in the past. You listen first of all in order to give the other person relief, a chance to speak out, to feel that someone finally understands him or her. Deep listening is the kind of listening that helps us to keep compassion alive while the other speaks, which may be for half an hour or forty-five minutes. During this time you have in mind only one idea, one desire: to listen in order to give the other person the chance to speak out and suffer less. This is your only purpose. Other things like analyzing, understanding the past, can be a by-product of this work. But first of all listen with compassion. Compassion - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Compassion quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#69. We can bring a heart of understanding and compassion to a world that needs it so much. - Author: Jack Kornfield
Compassion quotes by Jack Kornfield
#70. Fiction is a kind of compassion-generating machine that saves us from sloth. Is life kind or cruel? Yes, Literature answers. Are people good or bad? You bet, says Literature. But unlike other systems of knowing, Literature declines to eradicate one truth in favor of another; rather, it teaches us to abide with the fact that, in their own way, all things are true, and helps us, in the face of this terrifying knowledge, continually push ourselves in the direction of Open the Hell Up. - Author: George Saunders
Compassion quotes by George Saunders
#71. Artificial Intelligence is not just learning patterns from data, but understanding human emotions and its evolution from its depth and not just fulfilling the surface level human requirements, but sensitivity towards human pain, happiness, mistakes, sufferings and well-being of the society are the parts of the evolving new AI systems. - Author: Amit Ray
Compassion quotes by Amit Ray
#72. The virtues of free enterprise can become distorted by greed & delusion. - Author: Allan Lokos
Compassion quotes by Allan Lokos
#73. The Peace Panda Says: Without The Heartfelt Prayer Of Love And Compassion ... Even The Greatest Of Temples, Mosques, Synagogues and Cathedrals Of Humanity Are Spiritually Dead. What is Humanity Without It's Spirit? - Author: Timothy Pina
Compassion quotes by Timothy Pina
#74. When someone comes to a pastor or a close friend and says "I think I'm gay", rest assured 99% are. How we respond creates light or darkness.
Please be aware that when you've never heard anything positive about being gay and you've laboured secretly over this for ages, you don't make a declaration like that lightly. It takes an enormous amount of courage to eventually tell someone. This is not an empowering coming out though or finally finding a place of self-acceptance; the statement is cloaked in fear and shame. The statement "I think I'm gay" is not really about doubt or confusion it's more likely they are saying "I'm gay, but it scares the shit out of me and I don't want to be. Help!"
At that point the pastor or friend has the privileged opportunity to provide a place of safety and compassion that will lead them on into self-acceptance and an authentic life. Handled unwisely could lead them into years of internal torment. - Author: Anthony Venn-Brown
Compassion quotes by Anthony Venn-Brown
#75. Perhaps I am just a hopeless rationalist, but isn't fascination as comforting as solace? Isn't nature immeasurably more interesting for its complexities and its lack of conformity to our hopes? Isn't curiosity as wondrously and fundamentally human as compassion? - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Compassion quotes by Stephen Jay Gould
#76. As well as we know our grown children and relatives, we don't know how much energy they have to put into simply keeping their lives together at all. - Author: Anne Lamott
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#77. The time has come for women and men to band together to jointly create gender harmony. We must gather in mixed group to plumb new depths of relational awareness, courageous truth-telling, compassionate listening, empathic sensitivity, and mutual healing. - Author: William Keepin
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#78. Compassion can be roughly defined in terms of a state of mind that is nonviolent, nonharming, and nonaggressive. It is a mental attitude based on the wish for others to be free of their suffering and is associated with a sense of commitment, responsibility, and respect towards others. - Author: Dalai Lama
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama
#79. He fights for his life but still remains everybody's friend. He "knows" whom to corrupt, whom to avoid, whose compassion to arouse, whom to resist. - Author: Primo Levi
Compassion quotes by Primo Levi
#80. I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival. - Author: Dalai Lama
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama
#81. I could do without your sarcasm. (Kat)
And I could do without your bleeding heart. (Xypher)
Just remember, my bleeding heart is what gained you a shot at freedom. (Kat)
Queenie, it was a bleeding heart that put me in that position to begin with. The person I was trying to protect when I was taken didn't return the favor. The bitch was only using me. So take my advice: whatever compassion you have, kill it off. You'll thank me for it later. (Xypher) - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
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#82. The rich never have a chance of being neighborly to their equals. The best they can do is feel mawkish about the sufferings of their inferiors, which they can never begin to understand, and to be patronizingly kind. - Author: Aldous Huxley
Compassion quotes by Aldous Huxley
#83. If you don't have compassion you won't be compelled to help. - Author: Mark Helprin
Compassion quotes by Mark Helprin
#84. If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. - Author: Criss Jami
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#85. Start a rumor about
peace taking over,
love being the new black,
and compassion going viral. - Author: Khang Kijarro Nguyen
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#86. Compassion is the willingness to play in the field of dreams even though you are awake. - Author: Matthew Flickstein
Compassion quotes by Matthew Flickstein
#87. I realized that it is these two things that staying with regrets offers: It can become the seed of compassion and empathy so that you can stand in the shoes of other people because you're feeling exactly what they feel. And it spurs you on to help people in the future rather than hurt them. - Author: Pema Chodron
Compassion quotes by Pema Chodron
#88. The worship practices of the people of God are to be marked by devotion to Him and compassion to the needy. - Author: Max Anders
Compassion quotes by Max Anders
#89. People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: "Lord, teach me compassion," but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Compassion quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#90. O Lord, have Mercy and Compassion, for if Thou dost not have Mercy, who will have mercy?" The heartfelt prayer of this simple pilgrim epitomizes the quintessential Islamic attitude toward God as the source of compassion and mercy. No matter what one has done in life, one should never lose hope in His Compassion and Mercy, for as the Quran states, "And who despaireth of the Mercy of his Lord save those who go astray" (15:56), and "Do not despair of God's Mercy" (39:53). - Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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#91. The highest religion is to rise to universal brother hood; aye to consider all creatures your equals. - Author: Guru Nanak
Compassion quotes by Guru Nanak
#92. Knowing the bright, but clinging to the dark, you become a model to the world. - Author: Laozi
Compassion quotes by Laozi
#93. When Moses was on the mountaintop, he discovered why God kept putting up with His rebellious, complaining children: God was "compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness" (Exodus 34:6). He let His overflowing love control His anger. Whenever He did choose to be angry and firm, it was only after multiple, extended demonstrations of His compassion and patience. Today, God is still gracious and patient with us as His children. So when we are unlovable and selfish, distracted and disobedient, we need to remember His enduring love for us and let His example of love overflow onto us and our children. - Author: Stephen Kendrick
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#94. Always remember, wherever you are, whether near or far, you had a mother who really, really loved you. The original mother. Once you've found your true inner guru you can never again be divided. Perfect union with the divine, through the grace of your real teacher, transcends time, space, death and all worldly limitations. Your real teacher is the original mother - regardless in which manifest or non-manifest form, or gender, she appears. The one who nurtures you and the one who also, out of wisdom and compassion, corrects you if you are misguided. - Author: Zeena Schreck
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#95. In my estimation it's silly to go out and spend your time aiding people if you don't have your own act together yet. So I'd rather you spend the time, get it right, and it'll all work out a lot better. - Author: Frederick Lenz
Compassion quotes by Frederick Lenz
#96. It was intentional and inhuman. It was like seeing the face of God and finding no compassion there. - Author: James S.A. Corey
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#97. Perfect Love Is Prepared In Five Dishes:
Mercy - Love Extended,
Grace - Love Revealed,
Favor - Love Inclined
Goodness - Love Defined and
Compassion - Love In Motion.
Come Hungry. - Author: Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
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#98. Make the Universal personal and you become richer, wiser and stronger. Make the personal Universal and you will find freedom, compassion and love - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#99. I think if our new direction in all our relationships is friendship, compassion, and enjoyment, we will easily be able to break our old cycle of bad habits and develop something deeper and more meaningful - Author: Evan Sutter
Compassion quotes by Evan Sutter
#100. I've always been serious that way, trying to evolve to a more conscious state. Funny thing about that,though. You tweak yourself,looking for more love, less lust, more compassion, less jealousy. You keep tweaking, keep adjusting those knobs until you can no longer find the original settings. In some sense,the original settings are exactly what I'm looking for-a return to the easygoing guy i was before my world got complicated, the nice guy who took things as they came and laughed so hard the blues would blow away in the summer wind. - Author: Bill Withers
Compassion quotes by Bill Withers
#101. Plant the seeds of trust and compassion
Make caring and sharing a life's mission
Hold hand with dreams of greatness
Peace will grow with beauty and fragrance. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Compassion quotes by Debasish Mridha
#102. Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy - Author: Giovanni Boccaccio
Compassion quotes by Giovanni Boccaccio
#103. I'm never going to do it again", she said. "Never."
"All right, " Andy said, and put a hand on her shoulder. "All right, Charlie".
"Never, " she repeated with quiet emphasis.
"You don't want to say that, button," Irv said, looking up at her. "You don't want to block yourself off like that. You'll do what you have to do. You'll do the best you can. And that's all you can do. I believe the one thing the God of this world likes best is to give the business to people who say 'never.' You understand me?"
"No," Charlie whispered.
"But you will, I think," Irv said, and looked at Charlie with such deep compassion that Andy felt his throat filled with sorrow and fear. - Author: Stephen King
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#104. My Dear Friend,
Don't ever allow yourself to forget how incredibly special you are, even for a single second. Without you, the world would not be as magnificent. Let yourself remember to love again, starting with you loving you. - Author: Miya Yamanouchi
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#105. He advocated that all who follow Jesus are priests, not just the official clergy. Much of what he said made sense, as did his kind manner. But why was he here now? Had this persecuted recluse emerged just to speak to me? - Author: David Holdsworth
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#106. I love you in the future tense: I will love you, tomorrow and the day after and the day after that until there are no more days left for us. - Author: Chuck Wendig
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#107. Compassion is a two way street. - Author: Frank Capra
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#108. For an act to be moral the intention must be based on compassion, not duty. We do something because we want to do it, because we feel we have to do it, not because we ought to do it. And even if our efforts fail - or we never even get to implement them - we are still moral because our motivation was based on compassion. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#109. It is not depression or anxiety that truly hurts us. It is our active resistance against these states of mind and body. If you wake up with low energy, hopeless thoughts, and a lack of motivation - that is a signal from you to you. That is a sure sign that something in your mind or in your life is making you sick, and you must attend to that signal. But what do most people do? They hate their depressed feelings. They think "Why me?" They push them down. They take a pill. And so, the feelings return again and again, knocking at your door with a message while you turn up all the noise in your cave, refusing to hear the knocks. Madness. Open the door. Invite in depression. Invite anxiety. Invite self-hatred. Invite shame. Hear their message. Give them a hug. Accept their tirades as exaggerated mistruths typical of any upset person. Love your darkness and you shall know your light. - Author: Vironika Tugaleva
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#110. We must throw out the old, fear-based thought-forms and evolve, and begin to live as higher beings of compassion. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#111. Pardon all runners,
All speechless, alien winds,
All mad waters.
Pardon their impulses,
Their wild attitudes,
Their young flights, their reticence.
When a message has no clothes on
How can it be spoken. - Author: Thomas Merton
Compassion quotes by Thomas Merton
#112. Kindness has no boundaries. It is the language of the soul. - Author: Amit Ray
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#113. Compassion brings fulfillment to the heart. Selfish desires simply agitate the heart. - Author: Radhanath Swami
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#114. The idea of freedom can never be disassociated from real Prussia. The real Prussian spirit means a synthesis between restraint and freedom, between voluntary subordination and conscientious leadership, between pride in oneself and consideration for others, between rigor and compassion. Unless a balance is kept between these qualities, the Prussian spirit is in danger of degenerating into soulless routine and narrow-minded dogmatism. - Author: Henning Von Tresckow
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#115. In Silence the heart illumines; veil after veil is removed.In the heart shines the Light of Love.When the Light of Love is seen shining within your heart you behold the Light in all.Your heart will be filled with love and compassion for all. - Author: Kirpal Singh
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#116. Compassion suits our physical condition, whereas anger, fear and distrust are harmful to our well-being. Therefore, just as we learn the importance of physical hygiene to physical health, to ensure healthy minds, we need to learn some kind of emotional hygiene. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#117. Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#118. When the heart is supple, it can be "broken open" into a greater capacity to hold our own and the world's pain: it happens every day. When we hold our suffering in a way that opens us to greater compassion, heartbreak becomes a source of healing, deepening our empathy for others who suffer and extending our ability to reach out to them. - Author: Parker J. Palmer
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#119. To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate. Compassion can never coexist with judgment because judgment creates the distance, the distinction, which prevents us from really being with the other. - Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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#120. There is a defect in us
as human beings
because we think ourselves
a fortress, a mountain, unbreakable
but at the center
in that stillness of being
there is a chasm
of love
which echoes hope, compassion, empathy
try again, it says
and though the fault lines are full of darkness
we are held together by
the optimism and foolishness
of a single spark - Author: Nadia Hasan
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#121. When attention is given to the spiritual aspect of one's life, it brings a sense of belongingness, and responsibility, compassion and caring for the whole of humanity. - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#122. Go back to the Dalai Lama. He says, I think technology has really increased human ability. But technology cannot produce compassion. - Author: Amy Poehler
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#123. To me, every day of life is a good day. Of course there are people & situations thrown on your path, only as a test. Whether a test of your faith or a test of how you'll handle it. Oh yes, there are times when I want to let some of these dummies have it, but I prefer to spend my energy on praising God for all He is & all He does. I prefer to love & express compassion to others & live a happy life. This life is precious. This borrowed time isn't promised with a specific measure. Don't worry about what negative people think or feel about you. I'm sure they have numerous things to work on themselves. Just live. Put God first, live & be happy. If no one has told you they love you, remember Jesus loves you (and I do too) LK - Author: LaNina King
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#124. No-one knows enough to righteously say something is impossible.
"With God ALL things are possible."
Now tell me, what does that leave out? - Author: Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
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#125. Turn off your phone, and your computer and your mind. Find your heart center and send it compassion. See the holiness in everyone you meet. Honor it.
Know your worth. Know your worth. Know your worth.
Accept no less. Become familiar with the space where compromise is unkind. Nurture your exquisite loneliness. Let it teach you. Light candles at every opportunity. Always wear perfume, it helps you remember yourself. Touch your inked ribs lightly when you forget who you are. - Author: Jeanette LeBlanc
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#126. In his kindness, he broke me into the perfect slave. I didn't need his anger to become devoted. I needed his softer moments - gentle love was my undoing, not demands or threats. I was pitiful with how I needed compassion, companionship. - Author: Pepper Winters
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#127. God spoke through the prophet Isaiah and said in Isaiah 54:4-10 (NLT)

4 "Fear not; you will no longer live in shame.
Don't be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you.
You will no longer remember the shame of your youth
and the sorrows of widowhood.
5 For your Creator will be your husband;
the Lord of Heaven's Armies is his name!
He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
the God of all the earth.
6 For the Lord has called you back from your grief -
as though you were a young wife abandoned by her husband,"
says your God.
7 "For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with great compassion I will take you back.
8 In a burst of anger I turned my face away for a little while.
But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,"
says the Lord, your Redeemer.

9 "Just as I swore in the time of Noah
that I would never again let a flood cover the earth,
so now I swear
that I will never again be angry and punish you.
10 For the mountains may move
and the hills disappear,
but even then my faithful love for you will remain.
My covenant of blessing will never be broken,"
says the Lord, who has mercy on you. - Author: Anonymous
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#128. We all of us need to be toppled off the throne of self, my dear," he said. "Perched up there the tears of others are never upon our own cheek. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
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#129. If love could force my own thoughts over the edge of the world and out of time, then could I not see how even divine omnipotence might by the force of its own love be swayed down to the world? ... how it might, because it could know its own creatures only by compassion, put on mortal flesh, become a man, and walk among us, assume our nature and our fate, suffer our faults and our death? - Author: Wendell Berry
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#130. I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the source of our own well-being. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#131. She considered compassion the highest virtue, but that night on Obstetric Ward B, it had had a twin sister whose face was invisible to Carla. The suffering women, however, had recognized it immediately: condemnation. - Author: Erik Valeur
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#132. The problem with compassion is that it is not photogenic. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#133. Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion. - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#134. 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. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#135. There is an odd assumption that compassion and care are finite or that critics can be everything to everyone - commenting on everything simply because they can. That's not what cultural criticism is. - Author: Roxane Gay
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#136. The root of all happiness is the mind; the root of all suffering is the mind. The root of all afflictions and the root of all faith, devotion, love and compassion come down to the mind. If we know the nature of our mind, we can make use of the great treasure and eventually gain perfect happiness and the ultimate result of liberation and omniscience. - Author: Khenchen Thrangu
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#137. You wander through this city, and wonder if anything you do will make up for the horror that keeps the world turning. To live, you rip your own heart from your chest and hide it in a box somewhere, along with everything you ever learned about justice, compassion, mercy. You throw yourself into games to mark the time. And if you yearn for something different: what would you change? Would you bring back the blood, the dying cries, the sucking chest wounds? The constant war? So we're caught between two poles of hypocrisy. We sacrifice our right to think of ourselves as good people, our right to think our life is good, our city is just. And so we and our city both survive. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#138. I think that because this is a moral universe, then right will prevail, goodness will prevail, compassion will prevail, laughter will prevail, love, caring, sharing will prevail. Because we are made for goodness. We are made for love. - Author: Desmond Tutu
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#139. Compassion is the ultimate beauty.
Compassion is the elegance of heart.
Compassion makes you the most attractive person,
more lovable than being rich or smart.
While you can work on your degree, then get the
job and make good money, there is no diploma for
You have to learn it by yourself. - Author: Tatsiana
Compassion quotes by Tatsiana
#140. All it takes for generosity to flow is awareness. By actively pursuing awareness and knowledge, we can make choices that cause less harm and greater good to others in the global community of our shared earth. - Author: Zoe Weil
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#141. Compassion instills a sense of calm, inner strength, and a deep confidence and satisfaction - Author: Dalai Lama
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#142. The path of compassion is to bring more happiness and smiles into the world and to eliminate the pains and cries from the world. - Author: Amit Ray
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#143. Even suffering when wrapped in love, seems tolerable. - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#144. One of the advantages or disadvantages of the way in which we live in these modern days is that we are ceasing to feel. That is to say we do not permit ourselves to be affected by either death or misfortune, provided these natural calamities leave our own persons unscathed. - Author: Marie Corelli
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#145. Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance. - Author: Tara Brach
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#146. Other people have more than they need, I alone seem wanting. - Author: Laozi
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#147. We want Allah to forgive us, yet we are not willing to forgive others.
Desire the same that you wish for your enemy,
Pray for those who harmed you with the same passion that you pray for yourself.
Be willing to open heaven's door for your enemy.
The greatest compassion lies in forgiveness. - Author: Zarina Bibi
Compassion quotes by Zarina Bibi
#148. Nothing can survive without food. Everything we consume acts either to heal us or to poison us. We tend to think of nourishment only as what we take in through our mouths, but what we consume with our eyes, our ears, our noses, our tongues, and our bodies is also food. The conversations going on around us, and those we participate in, are also food. Are we consuming and creating the kind of food that is healthy for us and helps us grow? When we say something that nourishes us and uplifts the people around us, we are feeding love and compassion. When we speak and act in a way that causes tension and anger, we are nourishing violence and suffering. - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
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#149. Got Compassion? You Should...It's FREE! - Author: Timothy Pina
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#150. What most of us need, almost more than anything, is the courage and humility really to ask for help, from the depths of our hearts: to ask for the compassion of the enlightened beings, to ask for purification and healing, to ask for the power to understand the meaning of our suffering and transform it; at a relative level to ask for the growth in our lives of clarity, peace, and discernment, and to ask for the realization of the absolute nature of mind that comes from merging with the deathless wisdom mind of the master. - Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
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#151. 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. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#152. We habitually erect a barrier called blame that keeps us from communicating genuinely with others, and we fortify it with our concepts of who's right and who's wrong. We do that with the people who are closest to us and we do it with political systems, with all kinds of things that we don't like about our associates or our society.
It is a very common, ancient, well-perfected device for trying to feel better. Blame others ... Blaming is a way to protect your heart, trying to protect what is soft and open and tender in yourself. Rather than own that pain, we scramble to find some comfortable ground. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#153. Nothing beats having a genuine compassion for human souls. If there is one thing I know, it's that people want to be acknowledged; they want to be heard; and above all, they want to be appreciated. - Author: Sasha Azevedo
Compassion quotes by Sasha Azevedo
#154. 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. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#155. In the midst of her tears came the thought, "When people are in danger, they ask God to save them;" and, slipping down upon her knees, she said her prayer as she had never said it before, for when human help seems gone we turn to Him as naturally as lost children cry to their father, and feel sure that he will hear and answer them. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#156. Parents walk a fine line between discipline and grace - values have to hold even when circumstances change or call for compromise or compassion. It's the ultimate challenge to be both firm and fluid, soft and strong, yielding yet rock solid. - Author: Kristin Armstrong
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#157. When we involve others in spontaneous acts of kindness, we go from being strangers to becoming a united team connected at the heart level. - Author: Molly Friedenfeld
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#158. According
to my own experience, the highest level of inner calm comes from the
development of love and compassion. The more concerned we are with the
happiness of others, the more we increase our own well-being.
Friendliness and warmth towards others allow us to relax and help us to
dispel any sense of fear or insecurity so we can overcome whatever
obstacles we face. - Author: Dalai Lama
Compassion quotes by Dalai Lama
#159. What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people. - Author: Thad Cochran
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#160. [To James Laughlin] It was pleasant to learn that you expected our correspondence to be read in the international salons and boudoirs of the future. Do you think they will be able to distinguish between the obfuscations, mystification, efforts at humor, and plain statement of fact? Will they recognize my primary feelings as a correspondent - the catacomb from which I write to you, seeking to secure some word from the real world, or at least news of the Far West - and sigh with compassion? Or will they just think I am nasty, an over-eager clown, gauche, awkward and bookish? Will they understand that I am always direct, open, friendly, simple and candid to the point of naïveté until the ways of the fiendish world infuriate me and I am poked to be devious, suspicious, calculating, not that it does me any good anyway? And for that matter, what will they make of your complex character? - Author: Delmore Schwartz
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#161. In harmony with the Tao, the sky is clear and spacious, the earth is solid and full, all creature flourish together, content with the way they are, endlessly repeating themselves, endlessly renewed. When man interferes with the Tao, the sky becomes filthy, the earth becomes depleted, the equilibrium crumbles, creatures become extinct. The Master views the parts with compassion, because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. He doesn't glitter like a jewel but lets himself be shaped by the Tao, as rugged and common as stone. - Author: Laozi
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#162. Faith without wisdom and knowledge could produce bigots completely lacking in compassion and tolerance. - Author: Imran Khan
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#163. It is 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. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#164. Remembering that the impulse to control is an indication that we are having a neuroception of danger, perhaps we can be compassionate rather than critical of ourselves when we do step in to overtly manage the process.

Perhaps we can begin to ask inside about the nature of the threat that brings on the need to assert control and fix.

As always, dropping the questions into our right hemisphere and not expecting a particular answer in this moment opens the way for a deeper understanding to emerge bit by bit. - Author: Bonnie Badenoch
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#165. I hymn and bless Your uncountable compassion and philanthropy, as You desired to number me with Your chosen servants. Look down, now, upon me the lowly one, O God and Master, Lord of mercy, Ruler of all and All-powerful One, hearken to my prayer, and fulfill my entreaties in praise. - Author: Marina Of Aguas Santas
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#166. Worship in the truest sense takes place only when our full attention is on God - on His glory, power, majesty, love and compassion. - Author: Billy Graham
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#167. Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice. - Author: Gary Oldman
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#168. I was starting to fall for him,
He didn't say it but the way
He looked at me,
Told me he felt the same. - Author: Nikki Rowe
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#169. One of my favorite passages in 'Leaves of Grass,' that breathless, exuberant poem so rich and full of innocence and joy and generosity and compassion, is 'Mannahatta.' - Author: Cathleen Schine
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#170. Nothing stirs God's heart more than a humble heart and a merciful spirit. God responds to mercy, because it is through compassion that we fully come to know Him. This is the defining quality of a true follower of Christ. We are never closer to the heart of God than when we are forgiving someone. And we are never farther from it than when we are holding a grudge. - Author: Nicky Cruz
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#171. As she stooped over him, her tears fell upon his forehead.
The boy stirred, and smiled in his sleep, as though these marks of pity and compassion had awakened some pleasant dream of a love and affection he had never known; as a strain of gentle music, or the rippling of water in a silent place, or the odour of a flower, or even the mention of a familiar word, will sometimes call up sudden dim remembrances of scenes that never were, in this life; which vanish like a breath; and which some brief memory of a happier existence, long gone by, would seem to have awakened, for no voluntary exertion of the mind can ever recall them. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#172. I think that sacrifices of animals in the name of religion are barbarous and they degrade the name of religion. - Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
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#173. When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic. - Author: Henepola Gunaratana
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#174. Eating, working, and making money are meaningless in themselves. However, even a small act of compassion grants meaning and purpose to our lives. P - Author: Dalai Lama XIV
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#175. When in doubt, favor compassion
over certainty or tradition. - Author: Ivan M. Granger
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#176. Meditation is a cyclical process that defies analysis, but demands acceptance. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#177. Hardships make us strong. Problems give birth to wisdom. Sorrows cultivate compassion. Those who have suffered the most will become the happiest. - Author: Daisaku Ikeda
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#178. We all have a grain of god in us. We do get opportunities to realize it, when moments in life demand selfless deeds of compassion from us. But we often squander them. - Author: Ashok Kallarakkal
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#179. I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love. - Author: Jimmy Carter
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#180. Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced. - Author: Nick Rahall
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#181. Her gaze met his. "What do you want more than anything?"
Right now, he felt like he could gaze into her green eyes for a century or two. They were amazing, the way they flared with anger, twinkled with humor, or softened with compassion. "I want to be loved, honestly and truly loved, for who I am. And I want to love a woman with all my heart for all my life. I want to ache for her mind, for her body, for her companionship."
Her eyes widened. "Oh." (Toni & Ian) - Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
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#182. Then, as now, there would always be people who preferred the option of devoting their religious energies to sacred space over the more difficult duty of compassion. - Author: Karen Armstrong
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#183. May you be happy, may you be well
may you be peaceful and at ease
may you be filled with loving kindness
And compassion for all beingslk - Author: Morihei Ueshiba
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#184. He stared at Esmelda with a face like glass, nothing hidden. What I saw there wasn't steel or fire or stone. Feelings stirred in me and I had to look away. I knew what I saw because I'd felt them, too - understanding, sadness, compassion ... forgiveness. - Author: Deborah Wheeler
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#185. It is highly significant and indeed almost a rule, that moral courage has its source in such identification through one's own sensitivity with suffering of one's fellow human beings. (p. 16-17) - Author: Rollo May
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#186. Atheists' anger doesn't prove that we're selfish, or joyless, or miserable. It shows that we have compassion, and a sense of justice. We're angry because we see terrible harm all around us, and we feel desperately motivated to stop it. - Author: Greta Christina
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#187. Power is violence, its promise, its deed. Power cares nothing for reason, nothing for justice, nothing for compassion. It is, in fact, the singular abnegation of these things – once the cloak of deceits is stripped away, this one truth is revealed. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#188. The fourth gift is Compassion. May you be gentle with yourself and others. May you forgive those who hurt you and yourself when you make mistakes. - Author: Charlene Costanzo
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#189. My message is always the same: to cultivate and practice love, kindness, compassion and tolerance. - Author: Dalai Lama
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#190. Tilting her head back, she plunged in among the stars for a long time. A silent, unflagging wind descended from these nocturnal depths. . . . The shadow of the wood, the dark reflection of the water, the dim fields on the opposite bank. The sky from which spilled the powerful and constant wind. All this lived, breathed, and seemed to see her, to be focusing some kind of infinite gaze upon her. A gaze that understood everything but did not judge. It was there, facing her, about her, within her. Everything was said by this immense wordless, motionless presence. . . . The wind was still blowing from the summit of the sky, from its dark reaches scarcely marked with the buoys of stars. She was responding to the eyes staring at her, impassive eyes, but whose absolute compassion she sensed. . . . - Author: Andrei Makine
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#191. Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art ... It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of our world. - Author: Joanna Macy
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#192. One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. - Author: Jack Kerouac
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#193. The heart of compassion is the germ of benevolence; the heart of shame, of dutifulness; the heart of courtesy and modesty, of observance of the rites; the heart of right and wrong, of wisdom. Man has these four germs just as he has four limbs. For a man possessing these four germs to deny his own potentialities is for him to cripple himself. - Author: Mencius
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#194. Often when religious leaders come together, they talk about a particular sexual ethic, or an abstruse doctrine, as though this, rather than compassion, was the test of spiritual life. - Author: Karen Armstrong
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#195. She breathed in the vast world of suffering and pure, dark love, and as she did, a well of compassion began to flow in her. - Author: Rebecca Wells
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#196. I'm a pretty tough guy, you know. I'm a pretty hard man. I've got a lot of compassion, but I don't waste time with people. - Author: Anthony Hopkins
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#197. The lower a human being descends, the more asleep and inhumane he becomes. Those beings that lack Compassion, Love, and Peace are the true targets of the ego system ... - Author: Jacqueline Ripstein
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#198. To have compassion (co-feeling) means not only to be able to live with other's misfortune but also to feel with him any emotion -joy , anxiety, happiness, pain - Author: Milan Kundera
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#199. Tonight, the news debated the intelligence of a bear. And it got my wondering why humanity rewards itself for passing tests that we create. And that got me wondering why we care. I've studied enough wars to know that the intelligence of the target isn't on the mind of the person with the gun. Maybe we should stop talking about intelligence and start discussing our grades in compassion. - Author: Paige
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#200. Acknowledge, accept, and honor that you deserve your own deepest compassion and love. - Author: Nanette Mathews
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