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Your life will become better by making other lives better. Will Smith, actor
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Tolerance and compassion are qualities of fearless people. Paulo Coelho, novelist
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We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato, philosopher
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The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive. John Green,
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We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology. Ron Reagan, journalist
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I am certain that the Lord, who notes the fall of a sparrow, looks with compassion upon those who have been called upon to part, even temporarily, from their precious children. Thomas S. Monson, clergyman
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Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. Hubert H. Humphrey, politician
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This is my letter to the world That never wrote to me Emily Dickinson, poet
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All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. Dalai Lama, leader
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Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer
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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama XIV, leader
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It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding. Erma Bombeck, journalist
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Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion. Louise J. Kaplan,
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I'm no expert standing at a podium giving speeches. I share heartbeats. Compassion. Elizabeth Berkley, actress
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I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. Desmond Tutu, leader
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Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama, leader
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Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. J.R.R. Tolkien, writer
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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, actress
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Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Eric Hoffer, writer
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Compassion is the basis of morality. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
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Make no judgements where you have no compassion. Anne Mccaffrey, author
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But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion. Amy Grant, musician
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I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. Ron Reagan, journalist
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You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God. Saint Stephen, saint
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Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Those who are compassionate when they should be tough will be tough when they should be compassionate. Dennis Prager, journalist
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When one has love for God, one doesn't feel any physical attraction to wife, children, relatives and friends. One retains only compassion for them. Ramakrishna, leader
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May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds. Marianne Williamson, author
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Pope John Paul, a man of peace and compassion, was one of the most revered leaders of our time. Bill Williams, celebrity
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What President Bush has done speaks more than words about his feeling of compassion and commitment to people. Thad Cochran, politician
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I lost my sense of trust, honesty and compassion. I crashed down and became what I consider an emotional mess. I've never been so miserable in my whole life. I just wanted to go to bed and never get up. Shania Twain, musician
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I can't stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got. Jon Huntsman, Jr., politician
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My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters. Michelle Obama, first lady
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I believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society - and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Jamey Rodemeyer's life changed mine. Zachary Quinto, actor
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It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action. Zachary Quinto, actor
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When you have kids, you see life through different eyes. You feel love more deeply and are maybe a little more compassionate. It's inevitable that that would make its way into your songwriting. Dave Grohl, musician
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I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision. Davey Havok, musician
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I would say I have compassion. Kim Delaney, actress
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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. Francis of Assisi, saint
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A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair. Abraham Joshua Heschel, educator
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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. Dalai Lama, leader
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These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness. Anthony De Mello,
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Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding. Louis Gerstner, businessman
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For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again. Paula Cole, musician
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The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. Thomas Merton, author
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I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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Today we affirm a new commitment to live out our nation's promise through civility, courage, compassion and character. George W. Bush, president
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Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel. Joe Klein, journalist
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It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musician
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There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos. Milan Kundera, writer
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice. Mark Pryor, politician
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Our highly qualified teachers not only work hard, but they care about each and every student that enters their classroom. I thank you, Montana teachers, for your sense of duty and compassion to our precious future generation. Conrad Burns, politician
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Since its inception, our Nation has stood on the foundations of compassion and justice. Mike DeWine, politician
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I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. 'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.' That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that. Tom Cruise, actor
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Something called 'the Oklahoma Standard' became known throughout the world. It means resilience in the face of adversity. It means a strength and compassion that will not be defeated. Brad Henry, politician
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What unites Oklahomans today is what has always united us: Our unshakable faith. Our love of family and compassion for others. The unlimited promise of a hopeful future. Brad Henry, politician
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Compassion is a two way street. Frank Capra, director
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Righteous is the one who was able to demonstrate compassion in face of human suffering. Aleksander Kwasniewski, politician
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Compassion is not a popular virtue. Karen Armstrong, writer
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Few things are so deadly as a misguided sense of compassion. Charles Colson, lawyer
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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? Bell Hooks, critic
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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, athlete
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Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall. Saint Patrick, saint
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We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now. Dave Davies, musician
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Compassion is contempt with a human face. John McCarthy, politician
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Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. Albert Camus, philosopher
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Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence. Noah Levine,
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I don't want to live in the kind of world where we don't look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. Charles de Lint, writer
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I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing. Albert Camus, philosopher
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True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. Martin Luther King, leader
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Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy. Giovanni Boccaccio, author
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I think one of the best words in the English language is compassion. I think it holds everything. It holds love, it holds care... and if everybody just did something. We all make a difference. Michael Crawford, actor
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My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding. Wil Wheaton, actor
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I'm a compassionate conservative. John Engler, politician
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Competition is such a virtue, and everybody's so busy competing, they have no time for compassion. Major Owens, politician
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The super power that I would choose would be compassion. Because that's what I think it takes to make it through life-an understanding, a give and take. It saves an awful lot of resentment. Craig T. Nelson, actor
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When there's that forgiveness present and compassion, it just helps you live so much easier. Craig T. Nelson, actor
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More by example than by word, my father taught me logical reasoning, compassion, love of others, honesty, and discipline applied with understanding. Paul D. Boyer, scientist
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We are a Nation of peace and compassion, yet these people have and will devote every fiber of their beings to the destruction of Americans and our Country. Charles Foster Bass, politician
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You have to take strength from the people that love you and the people that love Barbara and the huge number of expressions of sympathy and compassion and support. That has been extremely moving. Ted Olson, politician
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The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion. Christopher Darden, lawyer
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The Minnesota spirit of compassion and help for people in need has moved countless Minnesotans to step forward to provide relief for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Jim Ramstad, politician
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Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men. David O. Mckay, clergyman
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I don't think, there's no possible way for me, anyway, to play a character that I haven't found some sort of sublime compassion for and I related to Deborah on a way that almost, initially, almost in a way maybe someone in the audience might. Tea Leoni, actress
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They weren't impatient for the boys to turn into cartoons again. They awarded sympathy, gave compassion. Because deep down they had found parts of themselves in the characters. You said it George. Audrey Meadows, actress
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Lincoln did more than any other man to put the stamp of righteousness, to put the stamp of compassion, on the name of America. Henry Cabot Lodge, politician
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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, model
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In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times. Michael Burgess, celebrity
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Public emergencies may require the hand of severity to fall heavily on those who are not personally guilty, but compassion prompts, and ever urges to milder methods. Mercy Otis Warren, playwright
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Without suffering, there'd be no compassion. Nicholas Sparks, author
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We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. Ellen DeGeneres, comedian
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