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Compassionate Quotes

May these quotes about compassion encourage you look for the best in others, and to be kind and generous yourself.

We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Live-By Intention Abundance

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

A small compassionate act enlarges the scope of community.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Know that you can have whatever you want,
when you ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a Dolphin, I am Graceful, Powerful, and Compassionate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Being practical" is the antithesis of having faith and love.
"Being practical" is an expression of fear.
When you live from love and faith, you will be compassionate,
confident, and loving -- and no longer feel the need to "be practical."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I choose to be caring, compassionate and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart.
- Phil Jackson

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express.
Well, think again.
Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives.
They are ruthless reactionaries.
- Patricia Ireland

There is no place, no country, more compassionate more
generous more accepting and more welcoming than the
United States of America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm a compassionate conservative.
- John Engler

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
- William Bennett

I think it's really important that the people who are
going to make decisions for other people have fair,
truthful and compassionate regard for all people,
not just some people.
- Sharon Stone

I was a single mom that raised two bright,
beautiful, and compassionate girls.
- Connie Stevens

America is a giving nation and very compassionate.
- David Wilkerson

Purity of speech, of the mind, of the senses,
and of a compassionate heart are needed by one who
desires to rise to the divine platform.
- Chanakya

Those who are compassionate when they should be tough
will be tough when they should be compassionate.
- Dennis Prager

One of the most pervasive political visions of our
time is the vision of liberals as compassionate and
conservatives as less caring.
- Thomas Sowell

There's something in the moment when you can make them
laugh or cry and show and incredibly compassionate side of life.
I find that a really exemplary way to live.
- Gedde Watanabe

I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate,
and I saw that the strength of compassion is something
that healers have and healers use.'
- Ricky Williams

In his 4 years in the White House, President Carter
worked to make the Federal Government more competent
and compassionate and more responsive to the American people.
- Nathan Deal

We need to be more careful, but more compassionate.
We must strike, not deal with terrorists,
but to broaden our understanding of the world outside our borders.
- Ricardo Lagos

To be a clergyman, and all that is compassionate and virtuous,
ought to be the same thing.
- Samuel Richardson

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't
decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

What does it say about us that people who are considered
defective are instinctively caring and compassionate?
- Morley Safer

To see those babies with no food for three of four days,
old people sitting in the hot sun, when you see these poor people,
you cannot help but being compassionate or affected.
- Geraldo Rivera

There never was any heart truly great and generous,
that was not also tender and compassionate.
- Robert Frost

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate,
cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those
around you to do the same.
- Bea Arthur

I became a lesbian because of women,
because women are beautiful,
strong, and compassionate.
- Rita Mae Brown

Seven years is a long time, and he was there for me,
when my mum died.
He was very compassionate at that time.
I couldn't have found anyone better in that situation.
- Mary Elizabeth Donaldson

It must have been so impossible to think about it and dare to do that,
so they feel compassionate for her.
I don't think the movie would work otherwise.
- Diane Kruger

I know for certain of only one commandment,
one obligation, that God imposes upon us,
and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings.
- Theodore Bikel

We need a government that is what we are at our best.
Smart, efficient, pragmatic and compassionate.
- Deval Patrick

The best way to deal with that is to live in a fully conscious,
compassionate, loving way.
Don't wait until you're on your deathbed to recognize
that this is the only way to live.
- Morrie Schwartz

I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't
just the English bad guy,
so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate,
decent guy.
- Sean Bean

My daughter is a good, caring, compassionate person.
To me that's the true meaning of success,
even though the marriages didn't work out.
My success with my daughter is all that matters.
- Charlene Tilton

I was born in Europe...
and I've traveled all over the world.
I can tell you that there is no place,
no country, that is more compassionate,
more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than
the United States of America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power.
Being compassionate and concerned about human life
can cause a man to lose his job.
It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
- Myriam Miedzian

When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past,
Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help.
The compassionate response to the fires has proven
that this community spirit is alive and well.
- Randy Neugebauer

I like giving people something they don't want to miss the next time.
It's a show with little twists and turns and curves.
It has me being silly and stupid and compassionate and completely deep.
- John Mayer

The Clinton paradox: How could a president so intelligent,
so compassionate, so public-spirited and so conscious
of his place in history act in such a stupid,
selfish and self-destructive manner?
- George Stephanopoulos

In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive
or compassionate than women are,
and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or
competitive than men are -
as a matter of fact,
often they are more so!
- Andrew Cohen

The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being
and tried his best to ensure their security in the
hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate
and merciful characteristics.
- Cat Stevens

For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking
for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations
imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful,
compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
- Robert Welch

This is the year of Katrina and Iraq.
How the war ends is more important than how it began.
However you feel about the war, you have to be compassionate
and loving towards our troops.
- Geraldo Rivera

The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Probably my mother.
She was a very compassionate woman, and always kept me on my feet.
And I think part of it is just the way you are,
the way you're raised.
And she had the responsibility for raising me.
- Ed Bradley

So I come before you with a budget that is honest in
its discussion of our challenges,
creative in its possible solutions, compassionate in
its commitment to our most vulnerable,
and balanced on the bottom line.
- James H. Douglas

When the people become involved in their government,
government becomes more accountable,
and our society is stronger,
more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I don't think of myself as a role model.
I do try to live in a compassionate,
considerate and positive way.
The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do,
find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
- Barry Williams

I met the president when he was president-elect at a meeting in Austin.
He spoke of his faith.
He spoke of his desire for a compassionate conservatism,
for a faith-based initiative that would do something for poor people.
- Jim Wallis

I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach,
commands the strong support of the American people,
and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to
the Republican abortion position which offers no real
hope or commitment to mother or child.
- Robert Casey

Apathy, indifference, not caring...
It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care,"
but ask first to what I am indifferent.
I choose to be caring, compassionate
and kind toward all people,
and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip,
petty complaints, and idle chatter.
About those, I just don't care.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The State of the Union may look rosy from the White
House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors.
But hardworking Americans will see through this president's
efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon.
- Howard Dean

PETA has a proven track record of success.
Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping
stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings -
and we will never give up our fight until all animals
are treated with respect and kindness.
- Bea Arthur

The worker can unionize, go out on strike;
mothers are divided from each other in homes,
tied to their children by compassionate bonds;
our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form
of physical or mental breakdown.
- Adrienne Rich

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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