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compassion Quotes

55 of the best book quotes about compassion
  1. #1
    “Without suffering, there’d be no compassion.”
  2. #2
    ″‘And what exactly were you trying to accomplish?’ Haymitch asks in a very measured voice.
    ‘I’m not sure. I just wanted to hold them accountable, if only for a moment,’ says Peeta. ‘For killing that little girl.‘”
  3. #3
    “Reader, it is not to awaken sympathy for myself that I am telling you truthfully what I suffered in slavery. I do it to kindle a flame of compassion in your hearts for my sisters who are still in bondage, suffering as I once suffered.”
  4. #4
    “Courage gives us a voice and compassion gives us an ear. Without both, there is no opportunity for empathy and connection.”
  5. #5
    “If empathy is the skill or ability to tap into our own experiences in order to connect with an experience someone is relating to us, compassion is the willingness to be open to this process.”
  6. #6
    “Compassion is not a virtue -- it is a commitment. It’s not something we have or don’t have -- it’s something we choose to practice.”
  7. #7
    “And Edmund for the first time in this story felt sorry for someone besides himself. It seemed so pitiful to think of those little stone figures sitting there all the silent days and all the dark nights, year after year, till the moss grew on them and at last even their faces crumbled away.”
  8. #8
    “Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in. Rose wants to hold on to you all. She loves you.”
  9. #9
    “Somehow, out of the watch shop that never made money, he fed and dressed eleven more children after his own four were grown.”
  1. #10
    “And then, incredibly, Betsie began to pray for the Germans up there in the planes, caught in the fist of the giant evil loose in Germany.”
  2. #11
    “We are all broken by something. We have all hurt someone and have been hurt. We all share the condition of brokenness, even if our brokenness is not equivalent […] Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion. We have a choice. We can embrace our humanness, which means embracing our broken natures and the compassion that remains our best hope for healing. Or we can deny our brokenness, foreswear compassion, and, as a result, deny our own humanity.”
  3. #12
    “What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance!”
    “Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity.”
  4. #13
    “I ought to have thought of the people who had no armour.”
  5. #14
    “When she was walking me to the door, the librarian stopped at her desk and said, ‘Now I know that knowledge is a food, but I couldn’t help noticing you never went to eat. You must be very hungry.’ She handed me a paper bag and gave me another smile. ”
  6. #15
    “I said, ‘I’d trade you in a minute. The worst thing that’s going to happen to you is that they’re going to make you play house a lot … I tickled Jerry under his chin and said, “Ga-ga, goo-goo, baby-waby.’
    Jerry couldn’t help but smile. I said, ‘You’re going to be great.’
    Jerry looked like he wasn’t so scared anymore so I went over to my bed and started getting ready.”
  7. #16
    “You say we could lose our lives for this child? I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.”
  8. #17
    “The runaway slave came to my house and stopt outside,
    I heard his motions crackling the twigs of the woodpile,
    Through the swung half-door of the kitchen I saw him limpsy and weak,
    And went where he sat on a log and led him in and assured him,
    And brought water and fill’d a tub for his sweated body and bruis’d feet,
    And gave him a room that enter’d from my own, and gave him some coarse clean clothes,
    And remember perfectly well his revolving eyes and his awkwardness,
    And remember putting plasters on the galls of his neck and ankles;
    He staid with me a week before he was recuperated and pass’d north,
    I had him sit next me at table, my fire-lock lean’d in the corner.”
  9. #18
    “For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”

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  1. #19
    “And understanding begets empathy and compassion, even for the meanest beggar . . . ”
  2. #20
    “To love the enemy and to find some spaciousness for the victimizer, as well as the victim, resembles more the expansive compassion of God.”
  3. #21
    “There will be no injustice in compelling our philosophers to have a care and providence of others.”
  4. #22
    “But compassion is a deeper thing that waits beyond the tension of choosing sides. Compassion, in practice, does not require us to give up the truth of what we feel or the truth of our reality. Nor does it allow us to minimize the humanity of those who hurt us. Rather, we are asked to know ourselves enough that we can stay open to the truth of others, even when their truth or their inability to live up to their truth has hurt us.”
  5. #23
    “You smart-aleck! You have no more right to spit on his religion than you have a right to spit on my religion! Or my lack of it!”
  6. #24
    “Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.”
  7. #25
    “Did you see his face? He looked terrible…”
  8. #26
    “I can’t imagine the world without Matthew Harrison Brady.”
  9. #27
    “Colonel Sartoris invented an involved tale to the effect that Miss Emily’s father had loaned money to the town, which the town, as a matter of business, preferred this way of repaying.”
  1. #28
    “Who can save a child from a burning house without taking the risk of being hurt by the flames?”
  2. #29
    “There are better ways to teach a child compassion.”
  3. #30
    “Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment.”
  4. #31
    Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.
  5. #32
    “I was sick of it. Sick of hearing the phrase German Only. Could we really turn our backs on innocent homeless children? They were victims, not soldiers.”
  6. #33
    “It is my greatest hope that the pages in this jar stir your deepest well of human compassion. I hope they prompt you to do something, to tell someone. Only then can we ensure that this kind of evil is never allowed to repeat itself.”
  7. #34
    “It could have been so easy. I could have walked across the ice myself, without the burden of the group. They could have tried to save the blind girl. Maybe they all would have drowned in the process. That would have been so much easier. And so much harder.”
  8. #35
    “Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain’t through learning – because that ain’t the time at all. It’s when he’s at his lowest and can’t believe in hisself ‘cause the world done whipped him so! When you starts measuring somebody, measure him right, child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is.”
  9. #36
    “I fear the other girls in the circle will make a mockery of me when I testify,” Mary confided. She sat in the chair and broke into weeping.
    I went to put my arm around her. She gripped my hand. […]
    Johnathan and I stayed with Mary in that room above the tavern. We quieted her and promised we would be in court.

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  1. #37
    “When you see a hurt, address it. [...] Compassion matters to God. This is the time for service, not self-centeredness.”
  2. #38
    “Could we just settle down and have some compassion and respect for ourselves? Could we stop trying to escape from being alone with ourselves? What about practicing not jumping and grabbing when we begin to panic? Relaxing with loneliness is a worthy occupation.″
  3. #39
    “Courage, love, friendship,
    compassion, and empathy
    lift us above the simple beasts
    and define humanity.”
  4. #40
    “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!”
  5. #41
    “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.”
  6. #42
    Since there is always more misery in the depths than compassion in the heights, everything was given, so to speak, before it was received
  7. #43
    There are men who dig for gold; he dug for compassion. Poverty was his goldmine; and the universality of suffering a reason for the universality of charity.
  8. #44
    “There is beauty in compassion, but one must learn wisdom too.”
  9. #45
    “My every impulse bends to what is right. Not iron, trust me, the heart with my breast. I am all compassion.”
  1. #46
    “She was inside this silence and she was safe. ”
  2. #47
    “Datta. Dayadhvam. Damyata.
    Shantih shantih shantih.”
  3. #48
    “Nothing can be more cruel than the tenderness that consigns another to his sin. Nothing can be more compassionate the the severe rebuke that calls a brother back from the path of sin.”
  4. #49
    “In any case, frequent punishments are a sign of weakness or slackness in the government. There is no man so bad that he cannot be made good for something. No man should be put to death, even as an example, if he can be left to live without danger to society.”
  5. #50
    ″ A democracy with this effort by its people must and can face its problems, that it must show patience, restraint, compassion, as well as wisdom and strength and courage, in the struggle for solutions which are very rarely easy to find.”
  6. #51
    “While it is true there are people who don’t want us here, there are others who welcome us, and are happy to share their country with us.”
  7. #52
    “Empathy combined with stronger emotions leads to compassion.”
  8. #53
    “Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.”
  9. #54
    “The root of suffering is attachment.”
  10. #55
    Sutra 2.31: ete jâti-desa-kâla-samayânavacchinnâh sârva-bhaumâ mahâvratam
    Translation: These codes of self-regulation become a powerful standard to live by when they can be practiced unconditionally.
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