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On Compassion

Once you realize that compassion is useful, that it is something really worthwhile, you immediately

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.~Lao Tzu

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.~Albert Einstein

Make no judgments where you have no compassion~Anne McCaffrey

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.~Thomas Merton

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.~Henry Ward Beecher

A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion within himself or herself and who is able to make another person smile or help someone suffer less. Every one of us is capable of this.~Thich Nhat Hanh

Small minds select narrow roads; expand your mental vision and take to the broad road of helpfulness, compassion and service.~Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~Albert Schweitzer

Compassion is the basis of all morality. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

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.~Leonard Cohen

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.~Hubert H Humphrey

Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.~Francis Schaeffer

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

He who feels no compassion will become insane.~Hasidic Proverb

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~ Charles Kuralt

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~ Bob Hope

Once you realize that compassion is useful, that it is something really worthwhile, you immediately develop a willingness to cultivate it. ~ HHDL

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