Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.— Dalai Lama
Colorful Kindness And Compassion quotations
Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.
Hurt people hurt people. That's how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future.
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.
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along;
people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.
For animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death...and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.
Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.
A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity.
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.
When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.
He who plants kindness gathers love.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.
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.
You can't eat beauty, it doesn't sustain you.
What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflamed the heart and merchants the soul.
If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, of self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology.
We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
...walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason.
Every act of kindness and compassion done by any man for his fellow Christian is done by Christ working within him.
If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
Self-compassion - being supportive and kind to yourself, especially in the face of stress and failure - is associated with more motivation and better self-control.
Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning;
and these three last have never converted any.
Without the tao, Kindness and compassion are replaced by law and justice;
Faith and trust are supplanted by ritual and ceremony.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit.
May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion.