Dozen Quotes of Compassion

  • “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
  • “I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.” – Thomas Aquinas
  • “Compassion is the basis of morality.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama
  • “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.” – Thomas Merton
  • “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes
  • “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan
  • “Compassion begins at home, and it is not how much we do but how much love we put in that action. Do not think that love has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.” – Mother Teresa
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou
  • “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Gautama Buddha

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