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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Compassion Quotes

Quotes About Compassion vs Indifference
  • Love dissolves hate. Kindness melts cruelty. Compassion calms passion. Cooperation evokes love and when we bow, others bend. This creates harmony. unknown
  • 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. Anthony de Mello
  • The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I have this theory that if one person shows compassion to another then that person will start a chain reaction of the same. Rachel Joy Scott
  • Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and the wrong. Sometime in your life you will have been all of these. Bob Goddard
  • We evaluate others with a Godlike justice, but we want them to evaluate us with a Godlike compassion. Sydney J. Harris
  • Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Compassion means justice. Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-c. 1327)
  • God's care will carry you so you can carry others. Robert Harold Schuller (1926- )
  • Hearin' is one thing and listenin' is another. William Frend Demorgan (1839-1917)
  • If I had known what trouble you were bearing; What griefs were in the silence of your face; I would have been more gentle and more caring,And tried to give you gladness for a space. Mary Carolyn Davies
  • Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to the place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken. But this is not our spontaneous response to suffering. What we desire most is to do away with suffering by fleeing from it or finding a quick cure for it. Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God will never. William Cowper (1731-1800)
  • Man's sorrows often will not let me sleep. Henriette Roland Holst (1869-1952)
  • Never interfere with God's providential dealings with other souls. Be true to God yourself and watch. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917)
  • Quaker to a burglar: "Friend, I would do thee no harm for the world, but thou standest where I am about to shoot."
  • Regardless of how we define Christ's separation from the world, one fact is clear: he did not separate himself from human beings and their needs. Nor did he limit his concern to the spiritual part of man's personality. Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )
  • Teach me to feel another's; woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
  • The dew of compassion is; a tear. Lord George Noel Gordon Byron (1788-1824)
  • Why stand we here trembling around calling on God for help, and not ourselves, in whom God dwells, stretching a hand to save the falling man? William Blake (1757-1827)

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