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?— Gary Yourofsky
Staggering Compassion And Empathy 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.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
The functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively- a never-ending process
Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.
Each of the world religions has its own particular genius, its own special insight into the nature and requirements of compassion, and has something unique to teach us.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
I use my job to engage empathy and compassion for people society might stereotype or ostricise.
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.
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.
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.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It’s a relationship between equals.
I don't know if it is a spiritual, physiological or psychological phenomenon, but I believe now more than ever that singing is a universal, built-in mechanism designed to cultivate empathy and compassion.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
Be a shining role model of the best qualities humane eating embodies: caring, compassion, and empathy.
Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit.
Poetry is for me Eucharistic. You take someone else's suffering into your body, their passion comes into your body, and in doing that you commune, you take communion, you make a community with others.
Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike;
each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
In learning to pay respectful attention to one another and plants and animals, we relearn the acts of empathy, and thus humility and compassion - ways of proceeding that grow more and more necessary as the world crowds in.
Love is not without its flaws. The stronger the love, the more it tests you. Compassion and empathy will make true love persist.
If you compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Compassion is a living, breathing, organic emotion that vibrates through you and links you to those around you.
How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it.
People with lower incomes tend to give a greater percentage of their incomes to help others and show greater empathy and compassion - perhaps because they know they might face the same circumstances.
Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
If you ask anyone, what is morality based on? These are the two factors that always come out: One is reciprocity, … a sense of fairness, and the other one is empathy and compassion.
We will never be enlightened unless we realize and own what our capacity, from the best of the best to the worst of the worst because then we have more empathy, more compassion, more sympathy for others who do things that are hurtful and harmful and we see, given certain situations, I'm capable of that myself. So, I'm less judgmental.
To the extent that our experience of suffering reminds us of what everyone else also endures, it serves as a powerful inspiration to practice compassion and avoid causing others pain. And to the extent that suffering awakens our empathy and causes us to connect with others, it serves as the basis of compassion and love.
Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.
Science leads you to killing people.
At a young age, boys learn that to express compassion or empathy is to show weakness. They hear confusing messages that force them to repress their emotions, establish hierarchies, and constantly prove their masculinity ... whether boys and later men have chosen to resist or conform to this masculine norm, there is loneliness, anxiety, and pain.
Humanity is not without answers or solutions regarding how to liberate itself from scenarios that invariably end with mass exterminations. Tools such as compassion, trust, empathy, love, and ethical discernment are already in our possession. The next sensible step would be to use them.
To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love.
Once you find someone to share your ups and downs, downs are almost as good as ups.