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You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational God Love

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou


 

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

The vast Cathedral of Your Being
becomes sanctuary for all creation
as you celebrate the universal sacraments
of compassion and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The greatness of a nation can be judged
by the way its animals are treated.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
- William Shakespeare

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as
your own unguarded thoughts.
- The Buddha

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
- Winston Churchill

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

The smallest act of kindness
is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

It is hard to interest those who have everything,
in those who have nothing.
- Helen Keller

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

Be gentle first with yourself.
- Lama Yeshe

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
- Luke 6:31 (the "Golden Rule")

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot


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