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50 Compassion Quotes And Sayings

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Compassion Quotes

1) “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Buddha

2) “We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, and act of kindness.”  – Mary Davis

3) “Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” – Prince

4) “Empathy and compassion are your greatest display of power.”

5) “Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.”

— Pema Chödrön

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) “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” – Daniel Goleman

8) “Compassion is actually an inherent human quality. It is there within every human being.” – Joan Halifax

9) “There are four very important words in life; Love, honesty, compassion and respect. Without these in your life, you have nothing.”

10) “Many people are unhappy and are not experiencing life to its fullest because they’ve closed their hearts to compassion.”  – Joel osteen

11) “Having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness.” – Kristen Neff

12) “Self- compassion is not selfish.”

13) “Compassion is a choice we make that love is more important than comfort or convenience.”  – Glennon Doyle

14) “Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.”

— Yasmin Mogahed

15) “When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity of accepting and having compassion for them is there.” — Nhat Hanh

16) “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” — Dalai Lama XIV

17) “A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility.” — Dalai Lama XIV

18) “It does not matter whether you are a theist or atheist, what matters is sincerity, forgiveness, and compassion.” — Dalai Lama XIV

19) “Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.”

— Thomas Merton

20) “Compassion is the ultimate expression of your highest self.” — Russell Simmons

21) “If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.” — Nhat Hanh

22) “Self-compassion is key because when we’re able to be gentle with ourselves in the midst of shame, we’re more likely to reach out, connect, and experience empathy.” — Brené Brown

23) “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama

24) “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” – Tahereh Mafi

25) “Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.” – Steve Maraboli

26) “Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It’s the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”  – Frederick Buechner

27) “We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.” – Amit Ray

28) “Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.”  – Arnold Toynbee

29)  “If you are reading this right now, I hope something really great happens to you today.”

30) “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Tenzin Gyatso

31) “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

32) “There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy and a grace in forgiveness.” – John Connolly

33) “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

34) “Until you have real compassion, you cannot recognize love.” – Bob Thurman

35) “Compassion is not condescending kindness. It is a passionate engagement with everything around you.” – Sadhguru

36) “Only those who keep the garbage of their minds aside are truly capable of love and compassion.” – Sadhguru

37) “Compassion is the least entangling, the most liberating emotion that you can have.” – Sadhguru

38) “As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

39) “Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.” – Arnold Toynbee

38) “One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.” – Dalai Lama

39) “You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.”  – Meister Eckhart

40) “People may excite in themselves a glow of compassion, not by toasting their feet at the fire, and saying: Lord, teach me compassion, but by going and seeking an object that requires compassion.” – Henry Ward Beecher

41) “Develop compassion for someone who hurt you rather showing bitterness that will enable you to forgive them and make you feel comfortable.” – Lisa Adams

42) “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

43) “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” –  Dalai Lama

44) “Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.” – Bhagavad Gita

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

46) “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

47) “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

48) “Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us.” –  Eric Hoffer

49) “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” – Ellen DeGeneres

50) “Be less of a judge and you will be surprised that when you become a witness and you don’t judge yourself, you stop judging others too. And that makes you more human, more compassionate, more understanding.” –  Osho

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