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    compassion Quotes

    I don't say it in the Indian fashion that is hypocritically. I say it sincerely because, instead of hatred, I feel great compassion for Mujib Rahiman.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
    Compassion is the enemy. Mercy defeats us
    — Zoran
    Love is cheering and sharing and compassion, and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy, or relief to anyone or anything.
    — Ziggy Marley
    It is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.
    — Zachary Quinto
    Compassion is the spontaneous wisdom of the heart. It's always with us. It always has been, and always will be. When it arises in us, we've simply learned to see how strong and safe we really are.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    tags: truth  compassion 
    The best part of all is that no matter how long you practice, or what method you use, every technique of Buddhist meditation ultimately generates compassion.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilization, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every home, in every school.
    — Yehudi Menuhin
    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.
    — Yehuda Berg
    Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: pain  compassion 
    The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free.
    — Yanni
    What is called generosity is really compassion. In the Shin'ei it is written "Seen from the eye of compassion, there is noone to be disliked. One who has sinned is to be pitied all the more." There is no limit to the breadth and depth of ones heart. There is room enough for all. That we still worship the sages of the three ancient kingdoms is because their compassion reaches us yet today.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    tags: heart  compassion  sage  eyes  worship 
    If you eat chicken, maybe you're on one level. If you wear a mink coat, maybe you're on another level. But if you wear cosmetics, cosmetics that are tested on animals, then you're just unconscious. Really, my message is simple. It's a message of compassion. In this world that is spinning madly out of control, we have to realize that we're all related. We have to try to live harmoniously.
    — Woody Harrelson
    God is ever before my eyes. I realize his omnipotence and I fear His anger; but I also recognize his compassion, and His tenderness towards His creatures.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: fear  compassion  eyes  god 
    It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: compassion  faith 
    To show compassion for an individual without showing concern for the structures of society that make him an object of compassion is to be sentimental rather than loving.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    Compassion and justice are companions, not choices.
    — William Sloane Coffin
    I realized that Eastern thought had somewhat more compassion for all living things. Man was a form of life that in another reincarnation might possibly be a horsefly or a bird of paradise or a deer. So a man of such a faith, looking at animals, might be looking at old friends or ancestors. In the East the wilderness has no evil connotation; it is thought of as an expression of the unity and harmony of the universe.
    — William O. Douglas
    There is this notion that the lives of the comfortable-off middle class don't merit being treated seriously and with compassion.
    — William Nicholson
    tags: live  compassion 
    To commiserate is sometimes more than to give, for money is external to a man's self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul.
    — William Mountford
    tags: compassion  self  soul  money 
    Being vegan or vegetarian isn't just about compassion for animals. Most of the destruction of the planet is the result of all the clear-cutting, groundwater contamination, grain production, fuel consumption, greenhouse gas, viral proliferation - the direct result of livestock production.
    — William McNamara
    In learning to pay respectful attention to one another and plants and animals, we relearn the acts of empathy, and thus humility and compassion - ways of proceeding that grow more and more necessary as the world crowds in.
    — William Kittredge
    I believe that those who promote discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or any other grounds are gravely mistaken about the values that make our nation strong. I will continue to move my administration in the direction of compassion, acceptance, and understanding.
    — William J. Clinton
    Throughout his many years, he enriched the lives of countless others and served as a model of generosity and discipline to those he met, fostering an atmosphere of compassion, harmony, and unity. Sri Chinmoy was a leader, humanitarian, artist, athlete, and public servant who will be sorely missed. His legacy of kindness, reflection, and resolve will endure for many years to come.
    — William J. Clinton
    The simple fact is that we must not-and we will not-surrender our borders to those who wish to exploit our history of compassion and justice.
    — William J. Clinton
    The art is about opening, it is not about prejudice, it is not about contempt prior to investigation. It's about endlessly trying to keep from having contempt by admitting that you don't know. Even if you know a lot compared to some other people, usually, I think, the honest experience would be: "God, how little I know! And how much I need to have compassion for myself and for other people."
    — William Hurt
    When we endure our own tragedies or trials, most of us develop some empathy and compassion for others who are suffering. The trick is to keep that sense of compassion going throughout our daily lives, when we are likely to go on automatic pilot and move back into being judgmental, especially when times are tough.
    — William Hudson O'Hanlon
    I believe man will not merely endure, he will prevail...because he has a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
    — William Faulkner
    So, never be afraid. Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion, against injustice and lying and greed. If you, not just you in this room tonight, but in all the thousands of other rooms like this one about the world today and tomorrow and next week, will do this, not as a class or classes, but as individuals, men and women, you will change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.
    — William Faulkner
    The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
    — William Faulkner
    He [the writer] must, teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed - love and honor and pity and compassion and sacrifice. See Poets & Writers
    — William Faulkner
    Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
    — William Cowper
    tags: men  heart  compassion  god 
    I pick the hair from her eyes and watch her misery with compassion.
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: compassion  eyes  misery 
    Our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment. People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser or secretary of the treasury. Nor do they want to.
    — William Blum
    Compassion is ethical intelligence: it is the capacity to make connections and the consequent urge to act to relieve the suffering of others.
    — Will Tuttle
    There is no way to overstate the magnitude of the collective spiritual transformation that will occur when we shift from food of violent oppression to food of gentleness and compassion.
    — Will Tuttle
    Love is the dove of peace, the spirit of brotherhood, it is tenderness and compassion, forgiveness and tolerance.
    — Wilferd Peterson
    My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She's made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding.
    — Wil Wheaton
    Compassion is a reflection of our connectedness. Your voice is need and much appreciated!
    — Widad Akrawi
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