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Compassion Quotes

10 of the best book quotes about compassion
  1. #1
    “There is beauty in compassion, but one must learn wisdom too.”
  2. #2
    Since there is always more misery in the depths than compassion in the heights, everything was given, so to speak, before it was received
  3. #3
    “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.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “Courage gives us a voice and compassion gives us an ear. Without both, there is no opportunity for empathy and connection.”
  6. #6
    “And understanding begets empathy and compassion, even for the meanest beggar . . . ”
  7. #7
    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. #8
    “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.”
  1. #9
    “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!”
  2. #10
    “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.”
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