25 Compassion Quotes to Inspire Humanity And Conserve Empathy!

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‘Compassion is the language that the deaf can hear, and the blind can see.’ Ever since we’re children, our teachers and elders instilled the importance of moral values and kindness towards other people. We place a high value on empathy and compassion, and it is these qualities that forge long term, healthy and meaningful relationships in our life. However, compassion is not restricted only to our close relationships. Being compassionate as a way of life helps us leave a positive impact wherever we go. Before reading the compassion quotes, let’s dig more into it to recognize the value of compassion.

What is Compassion?

The APA Dictionary of Psychology defines compassion as a strong feeling of sympathy with another person’s feelings of sorrow or distress, usually involving a desire to help or comfort that person.’ Therefore, we know that compassion comes from a very genuine place in our hearts and makes us want to reach out and touch someone in a way that is special to the human bond. 

Also Read: Being a family, it’s the parents who can model and cultivate compassion and empathy in children. So, focus on the proper parenting because uninvolved parenting leads to dysfunctional families.

Why is Compassion Important?

Compassion is heroic and a factor that binds us to each other in a memorable way. It allows us to feel for another and do something to make a positive impact in their life. Whether your compassion expresses itself in philanthropy or simple acts of care every day, know that it is an important virtue and one that brings meaning to our lives.

Compassion allows us to connect to each other, and connection is one of the most important needs of a human being. It brings purpose and meaning to our lives, thereby helping our well being along with being helpful to other people. Most importantly, it starts a ripple effect of positivity that enriches our lives, the lives of those around us, and ultimately the world. Here are some quotes about compassion that will let you think about this virtue more deeply.

25 Motivating Compassion Quotes to Triumph Humanity

Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

Jack Kornfield
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Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

— Dalai Lama
compassion and tolerance

Humanity’s collective mission in the cosmos lies in the practice of compassion.

— Dalsaku Ikeda
Practice of compassion

Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.

Prince Rogers Nelson
compassion is a action - compassion quotes

With compassion one becomes courageous. Compassion brings triumph when attacked; it brings security when maintained.

Tao Te Ching
compassion brings triumph

Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.

Pema Chodron
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A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.

William John Bennett
kind and compassionate

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Henry Ward Beecher
compassion will cure

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

Mother Teresa
we belong to each other

Compassion is about giving all the love that you’ve got.

— Cheryl Strayed
compassion is giving love

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

— Bob Kerrey
unexpected kindness

Until you have real compassion, you cannot recognize love.

— Bob Thurman
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Don’t change your self-criticism habit. Change your habitual reactions to self-criticism.

— Yong Kang Chan
self criticism

Compassion is a foundation for acting ethically and caring for others. It is inherent within all of us; it just, we have to recognise and nurture it more profoundly. If you are someone with a generous soul, let these compassion quotes inspire you to be more compassionate and humane. Be kind and spread kindness.

Quotes About Compassion

We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.

— Mary Davis
an act of kindness

For us to feel good emotionally, we have to look after ourselves.

— Sam Owen
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When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.

— Kristin Neff
give ourselves compassion

Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.

Arnold Toynbee
self concern

Compassion is the basis of morality.

— Arthur Schopenhauer
compassion is basis of morality

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.

— Anne McCaffrey
make no judgement

There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.

— John Connolly
nobility is compassion

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

— Steve Maraboli
compassion can heal

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.

— Confucius
wisdom, compassion and courage

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.

have compassion

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

John Holmes
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Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others.

Yasmin Mogahed
see the pain of others


Do remember that cultivating compassion takes time and effort, but also that it is a gratifying experience. Be grateful to those who have been compassionate to you and carry the cycle forward. Indeed it is the only way to spread the positive light of the human connection. The above-shared selection of compassion quotes may help you to embrace humanity and empathy more passionately.

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Also Read: Compassion lay the foundation of your personality and aid in keeping your self-respect and self-esteem intact.

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