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
Grateful Human Compassion quotations
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
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?
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.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
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?
A really great man is known by three signs: generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.
Everything you need, you courage, strength, compassion and love; everything you need is already within you.
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
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.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
People keep repeating that the main things are love and compassion.
Certainly love and compassion are the main things, but it takes knowledge to make love and compassion fruitful. ... It takes just a second to say 'love'. But to acquire knowledge for the well-being and blessing of humanity requires an eternity.
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural, but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness.
Compassion makes no distinction between friends and enemies, neighbors and outsiders, compatriots and foreigners. Compassion is the gate to human community.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
Artists are the gatekeepers of truth.
We are civilization’s anchor. We are the compass for humanity’s conscience.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
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.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
I believe that anyone can be successful in life, regardless of natural talent or the environment within which we live. This is not based on measuring success by human competitiveness for wealth, possessions, influence, and fame, but adhering to God's standards of truth, justice, humility, service, compassion, forgiveness, and love.
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
Dance training can't be separate from life training.
Everything that comes into our lives is training. The qualities we admire in great dancing are the same qualities we admire in human beings: honesty, courage, fearlessness, generosity, wisdom, depth, compassion,and humanity.
As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness.
Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.
It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.
Human beings are not our enemy. Our enemy is not the other person. Our enemy is the violence, ignorance, and injustice in us and in the other person. When we are armed with compassion and understanding, we fight not against other people, but against the tendency to invade, to dominate, and to exploit.
Real success requires respect for and faithfulness to the highest human values-honesty, integrity, self-discipline, dignity, compassion, humility, courage, personal responsibility, courtesy, and human service.
I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.
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.
Fear is such a powerful emotion for humans that when we allow it to take us over, it drives compassion right out of our hearts.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from force of character: for obedience is the constant will to execute what, by the general decree of the commonwealth, ought to be done.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
One love, one heart, one destiny.
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.
Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt.
Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.
The way of the miracle-worker is to see all human behavior as one of two things: either love, or a call for love.
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.
It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked.
Nuremberg taught me that creating a world of tolerance and compassion would be a long and arduous task. And I also learned that if we did not devote ourselves to developing effective world law, the same cruel mentality that made the Holocaust possible might one day destroy the entire human race.
If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself.
All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.