Compassion begins at home, and it is not how much we do but how much love we put in that action. Do not think that love has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.
— Mother Teresa
Compassion, the fairest associate of the heart.
— Thomas Paine
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
— Nelson Mandela
Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
— Confucius
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
— Plato
In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.
— Buddha‎
Anger deprives the sage of his wisdom, a prophet of his vision.
— The Talmud: Pesahim 66b
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.
— Dalai Lama
All of you have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
— 1 Peter 3:8
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
Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness. Then, even if you receive disturbing news, it will be easier to take, as your mind is still.
— Dalai Lama
I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it.
— Thomas Aquinas
With compassion one becomes courageous. Compassion brings triumph when attacked; it brings security when maintained.
— Tao Te Ching
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
— The Bhagavad Gita
I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.
— Ephesians 4:1-3
World economies are always so tenuous and we are subject to so many losses in life, but a compassionate attitude is something we can always carry with us.
— Dalai Lama
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
— Lao Tzu
Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
— Buddha
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience...forgive one another.
— Colossians 3:12
Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion.
— The Bhagavad Gita