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If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.

Tags: God, Men  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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.

Tags: Kindness, Religion  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Tags: Daily, Love  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Tags: Cure, Sins  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

The dew of compassion is a tear.

Tags: Dew, Tear  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

Compassion is a two way street.

Tags: Street  ✍ Author: Frank Capra

We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.

Tags: Leaders, Love  ✍ Author: Dave Davies

Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you. When they say we have a duty to grow government even when we can't afford it, does it sound like compassion to you - or recklessness?

Tags: Government, Yourself  ✍ Author: Artur Davis

I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion.

Tags: Bad, Learned  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time.

Tags: Parents, Time  ✍ Author: Dave Eggers

I think compassion is an important quality in people in general.

Tags: General, Quality  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

Now that I understand that I'm an addict, I definitely have compassion for my mother. I get it.

Tags: Mother, Understand  ✍ Author: Eminem

I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism, more humanness, more compassion, more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.

Tags: Congress, Courage  ✍ Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

Tags: Socialism, Weakness  ✍ Author: Hubert H. Humphrey

The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.

Tags: Good, Strong  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.

Tags: Fool, Happiness  ✍ Author: Andre Maurois

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.

Tags: Another, Living  ✍ Author: Thomas Merton

When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier.

Tags: Easier, Present  ✍ Author: Craig T. Nelson

The super power that I would choose would be compassion. Because that's what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment.

Tags: Give, Power  ✍ Author: Craig T. Nelson
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There is this notion that the lives of the comfortable-off middle class don't merit being treated seriously and with compassion.

Tags: Lives, Seriously  ✍ Author: William Nicholson

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion.

Tags: Creates, Difficulty  ✍ Author: Suzan-Lori Parks

Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.

Tags: Deep, High  ✍ Author: Blaise Pascal

It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.

Tags: Integrity, Life  ✍ Author: Zachary Quinto

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.

Tags: Peace, Today  ✍ Author: Nick Rahall

The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

Tags: Forward, Help  ✍ Author: Jim Ramstad

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.

Tags: Fact, Kindness  ✍ Author: Ron Reagan

As we hone the ability to let go of distraction, to begin again without rancor or judgment, we are deepening forgiveness and compassion for ourselves. And in life, we find we might make a mistake, and more easily begin again, or stray from our chosen course and begin again.

Tags: Again, Life  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

Everyone loses touch with their aspiration, and we need the heart to return to what we really care about. All of this is based on developing greater lovingkindness and compassion.

Tags: Care, Heart  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

I've always said that lovingkindness and compassion are inevitably woven throughout meditation practice even if the words are never used or implied, no matter what technique or method we are using.

Tags: Said, Words  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

Love and compassion don't at all have to make us weak, or lead us to losing discernment and vision. We just have to learn how to find them. And see, in truth, what they bring us.

Tags: Love, Truth  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

Compassion isn't morose; it's something replenishing and opening; that's why it makes us happy.

Tags: Happy, Why  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are.

Tags: Kindness, Sometimes  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

I realized that it's all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.

Tags: Kindness, Music  ✍ Author: Carlos Santana

I was a solipsist and a narcissist and much too arrogant. I have a lot more compassion now, but it took a long time.

Tags: Time, Took  ✍ Author: Andrew Sarris

Compassion is the basis of morality.

Tags: Basis, Morality  ✍ Author: Arthur Schopenhauer

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Tags: Living, Peace  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.

Tags: Beginning, Life  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.

Tags: Ethics, Living  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

If I'm going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don't do it at all.

Tags: Fight, Reason  ✍ Author: Al-Waleed bin Talal

We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.

Tags: Lives, Love  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.

Tags: Himself, Someone  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.

Tags: Family, God  ✍ Author: Desmond Tutu

Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans.

Tags: Humans, Love  ✍ Author: Robert Wagner

It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.

Tags: Humanity, Nice  ✍ Author: Barbara Walters

Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods.

Tags: Guilty, May  ✍ Author: Mercy Otis Warren

The church must always show compassion, always.

Tags: Church, Show  ✍ Author: Rau\'Shee Warren

Difficult as it is really to listen to someone in affliction, it is just as difficult for him to know that compassion is listening to him.

Tags: Him, Someone  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

I have come to know a God of compassion and mercy and love.

Tags: God, Love  ✍ Author: Mo Yan

I find that in the 21st century, there's not a lot of compassion for what other people are going through or the walk that they have to walk.

Tags: Century, Walk  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

Compassion is the key in Islam and Buddhism and Judaism and Christianity. They are profoundly similar.

Tags: Islam, Key  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

Compassion is a practically acquired knowledge, like dancing. You must do it and practice diligently day by day.

Tags: Knowledge, Practice  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

Compassion is not a popular virtue. Very often when I talk to religious people, and mention how important it is that compassion is the key, that it's the sine-qua-non of religion, people look kind of balked, and stubborn sometimes, as much to say, what's the point of having religion if you can't disapprove of other people?

Tags: Religion, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

If we want to create a viable, peaceful world, we've got to integrate compassion into the gritty realities of 21st century life.

Tags: Create, Life  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

Compassion is not a popular virtue.

Tags: Popular, Virtue  ✍ Author: Karen Armstrong

I have compassion, I've told you people that over and over again. Enforcing the law overrides my compassion.

Tags: Again, Law  ✍ Author: Joe Arpaio

We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country.

Tags: Country, Peace  ✍ Author: Charles Foster Bass

One thing everyone seems to agree on is that Republicans face a perceived compassion deficit.

Tags: Everyone, Face  ✍ Author: Gary Bauer

I'm no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion.

Tags: Giving, Share  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Berkley

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy.

Tags: Human, Unhappy  ✍ Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

The war in Iraq has as much to do with terrorism as the administration has to do with compassion.

Tags: Terrorism, War  ✍ Author: Julian Bond

The harshness and choice of words can cut deeply. Republicans need to show compassion and to be reasonable when talking to any ethnic group.

Tags: Choice, Words  ✍ Author: Henry Bonilla

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.

Tags: Feeling, Life  ✍ Author: Tara Brach

A love for humanity came over me, and watered and fertilised the fields of my inner world which had been lying fallow, and this love of humanity vented itself in a vast compassion.

Tags: Humanity, Love  ✍ Author: Georg Brandes

You can relate to somebody's pain and you have compassion, which can lead to intimacy.

Tags: Pain, Somebody  ✍ Author: Jeff Bridges

When we're looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.

Tags: Able, Someone  ✍ Author: Bobby Brown

It's hard to practice compassion when we're struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.

Tags: Hard, Struggling  ✍ Author: Bobby Brown

There's a trend toward anti-heroes now, and I think it goes back to guys like Bogart and Cagney. They seemed to have no compassion, and they were always alone.

Tags: Alone, Goes  ✍ Author: Jim Brown

What we really need is compassion of the mind - compassion for others that is directed intelligently and produces truly compassionate results.

Tags: Mind, Others  ✍ Author: Harry Browne

People need to have compassion for others.

Tags: Others  ✍ Author: Frank Bruno

In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times.

Tags: Evil, Freedom  ✍ Author: Michael Burgess

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.

Tags: Food, Nature  ✍ Author: Joseph Butler

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.

Tags: Final, Misery  ✍ Author: Joseph Butler

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.

Tags: Mind, Pain  ✍ Author: Joseph Butler

As Christians, our compassion is simply a response to the love that God has already shown us.

Tags: God, Love  ✍ Author: Steven Curtis Chapman

Everything I do as a mother builds on a foundation of love and compassion.

Tags: Love, Mother  ✍ Author: Amy Chua

Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice.

Tags: Lawyers, Nice  ✍ Author: Johnnie Cochran

Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion.

Tags: Few, Sense  ✍ Author: Charles Colson

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

Tags: Moment, Stop  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

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.

Tags: Great, Means  ✍ Author: Norman Cousins

I've always had a compassion for characters in novels - the sense that they are, whatever they might think, living in a world that has a shape they don't know and can't finally alter.

Tags: Living, Sense  ✍ Author: John Crowley

Even if you were aware of children and felt compassion, when you have your own, it multiplies. It breaks your heart to know that there are so many children in the world suffering so much.

Tags: Children, Heart  ✍ Author: Penelope Cruz

Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice.

Tags: Justice, Nation  ✍ Author: Mike DeWine

I would say I have compassion.

 ✍ Author: Kim Delaney

I don't really think about doing something kind, I think there's just a way to conduct your daily life with compassion to other people.

Tags: Daily, Life  ✍ Author: Kat Dennings

I do not say that one who is vegetarian is full of compassion and one who is not, is otherwise. We sometimes find people, who are vegetarians, are very bad people.

Tags: Bad, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Morarji Desai

The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.

Tags: Heart, Mind  ✍ Author: Everett Dirksen

I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.

Tags: Fear, Love  ✍ Author: Kyan Douglas

I fall in love with contradictions without understanding. I can't really portray them unless I do. So in a roundabout way I have to fall in love, it's my duty. If love is about understanding and understanding is compassion and compassion is love, I have to have compassion towards the world.

Tags: Fall, Love  ✍ Author: Joseph Fiennes

She has no imagination and that means no compassion.

Tags: Means, She  ✍ Author: Michael Foot

What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.

Tags: Kindness, Love  ✍ Author: Richard Gere

Making choices that improve things for all of us on the planet is an act of compassion, a simple act we can do any time we go shopping.

Tags: Simple, Time  ✍ Author: Daniel Goleman

I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.

Tags: Kindness, Proud  ✍ Author: Jennifer Granholm

But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.

Tags: Difficult, Experience  ✍ Author: Amy Grant

It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.

Tags: Hope, Perception  ✍ Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion - towards ourselves and towards all living beings.

Tags: Living, Ourselves  ✍ Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who 'did all that stuff to you' were just as frightened and scared as you are.

Tags: Parents, Understand  ✍ Author: John Hay

Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated.

Tags: Adversity, Strength  ✍ Author: Brad Henry

Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.

Tags: Remain, Soul  ✍ Author: Eric Hoffer

But I think what Liam said just kind of hit it spot on, that the people in the capital are brainwashed and such a disconnect with what's actually happening. They don't realize what if it was their kids that were being put into the games? They just don't have the mindset to have that kind of compassion for people.

Tags: Put, Said  ✍ Author: Josh Hutcherson

No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience.

Tags: Learn, Patience  ✍ Author: Star Jones
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