Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.
A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.
Compassion is a two way street.
Compassion is not a popular virtue
In art there is compassion, in compassion there is humanity, with humanity there is generosity and love,' Peters said.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others.
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive
Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again.
The dew of compassion is a tear.
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
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.
If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.
I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion: for yourself and for those around you.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
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