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.— Thomas Sankara
Wonderful Compassion For Others quotations
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
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.
The challenge today is to convince people of the value of truth, honesty, compassion and a concern for others.
I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It is the ultimate source of success in life.
If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others.
You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.
Compassion is not sympathy. Compassion is mercy. It is a commitment to take responsibility for the suffering of others.
Compassion may be called the fundamental of all good art because it alone can tell you what other beings feel and experience. Only compassion severs the bonds of your personal limitations, and gives you deep access into the inner life of the character you study, without which you cannot properly prepare it for the stage
The wisdom and compassion a woman can intuitively experience in childbirth can make her a source of healing and understanding for other women.
Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others.
Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.
Don’t burden others with your expectations.
Understanding their limitations can inspire compassion instead of disappointment, ensuring beneficial and workable relationships. Remember that you have only a short time together. Be grateful for each day you share.
All suffering is caused by ignorance.
People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their happiness or satisfaction.
It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others.
If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others.
It's time for greatness - not for greed.
It's a time for idealism - not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.
The amount of love, kindness, patience I have for others is is directly proportional to how much love I have for myself, because we cannot give others what we ourselves do not have. And, unsurprisingly, the amount of love, respect, support, and compassion I receive from others is also in direct proportion to how much I love myself.
When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.
To have compassion for those who suffer is a human quality which everyone should possess, especially those who have required comfort themselves in the past and have managed to find it in others.
Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.
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.
Compassion literally means to feel with, to suffer with.
Everyone is capable of compassion, and yet everyone tends to avoid it because it's uncomfortable. And the avoidance produces psychic numbing - resistance to experiencing our pain for the world and other beings.
We must respect each other's right to choose a collective destiny, and the opportunity to develop the legal and political rights for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples so that we may enjoy the right to maintain our culture, our heritage and our land, as a united Australia.
Compassion for the other comes out of our ability to accept ourselves.
Until we realize both our own weaknesses and our own privileges, we can never tolerate lack of status and depth of weakness in the other.
Character is revealed in the power to discern the suffering of other people when we ourselves are suffering; in the ability to detect the hunger of others when we are hungry; and in the power to reach out and extend compassion for the spiritual agony of others when we are in the midst of our own spiritual distress.
We have to have a deep, patient compassion for the fears of others and irrational mania of those who hate or condemn us.
Genuine happiness consists in those spiritual qualities of love, compassion, patience, tolerance and forgiveness and so on. For it is these which provide both for our happiness and others happiness.
Every single being, even those who are hostile to us, is just as afraid of suffering as we are, and seeks happiness in the same way we do. Every person has the same right as we do to be happy and not to suffer. So let's take care of others wholeheartedly, of both our friends and our enemies. This is the basis for true compassion.
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
Ease up on yourselves. Have some compassion for yourself as well as for others. There's no such thing as perfection, and life is not a race.
The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds them.
We live by the death of others. We are burial places.
Above all, being a Democrat means having compassion for others.
... It means standing up for people who have been kept down.
Imagine a culture in which everything is geared toward helping all individuals become the best human beings they can be; in which individuals are driven to devoting their lives to becoming enlightened by the natural flood of compassion for others that arises from their wisdom.