Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.— Prince
Unforgettable Compasses quotations
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
The revolution and women's liberation go together.
We do not talk of women's emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph. Women hold up the other half of the sky.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love
Be like a flower that gives its fragrance even to the hand that crushed it.
The purpose of life is not to be happy.
It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in time of crisis.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew.
Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it.
True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed.
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 for accepting and having compassion for them is there.
When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendors of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless.
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.
We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Tolerance and compassion are qualities of fearless people.
Who taught me that animals were put on this Earth for food? Who taught me to disrespect animals and view them as mere commodities? Who stole my compassion, my empathy and my conscience? Who lied to me? Who instilled this vicious mindset of human-to-animal exploitation as standard operating procedure?
Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
Hurt people hurt people. That's how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
Let's get loose with Compassion. Let's drown in the delicious ambience of Love.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?
Help people, even when you know they can't help you back.
We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace.
I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion
If you compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
I don’t know how to save the world.
I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to.
What we need in the United States is not division;
what we need in the United States is not hatred; what we need in the United States is not violence or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and compassion toward one another, and a feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white or they be black.
We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do. True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it. Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.