Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.— Prince
Unforgettable Empathy quotations
Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?
We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.
Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins. And it's up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.
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?
Empathy is the most powerful weapon [...]
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other, until you see their view- you have to enter into the pain of the people. You've got to feel their need.
If language was given to men to conceal their thoughts, then gesture's purpose was to disclose them.
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.
Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it. In a way, empathy is predicated upon hope.
...man can no more survive psychologically in a psychological milieu that does not respond empathetically to him, than he can survive physically in an atmosphere that contains no oxygen.
Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage.
Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness.
The empathic understanding of the experience of other human beings is as basic an endowment of man as his vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell
It is through weakness and vulnerability that most of us learn empathy and compassion and discover our soul.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
True empathy is always free of any evaluative or diagnostic quality.
This comes across to the recipient with some surprise. "If I am not being judged, perhaps I am not so evil or abnormal as I have thought".
Man's inability to communicate is a result of his failure to listen effectively.
Empathy is the poor man's cocaine, and love is just a chemical by any other name
Your presence is the most precious gift you can give to another human being.
The more you know the less you talk.
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.
By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy, without violence, and creatively- a never-ending process
Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.
Instead of offering empathy, we often have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling. Empathy, however, calls upon us to empty our mind and listen to others with our whole being.
If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
If none of us ever read a book that was "dangerous," had a friend who was "different," or joined an organization that advocated "change," we would all be the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants.
Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless.
Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.
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.
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky
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.