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COMPASSION QUOTATIONS
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“Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

Pema Chodron

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

John Connolly

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“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.”

Thomas Merton

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“If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.”

Lao Tzu

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“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

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“Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation… if you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.”

Maya Angelou

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“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”

Henri Nouwen

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

Plato

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

Steve Maraboli

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“Compassion is the heart that never stops loving others. It is like a wellspring that never runs dry.”

Ryuho Okawa

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“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.”

Anonymous

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'compassion'.
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jean c I was a school crossing guard. My day started as it typically did...around 10am without warning a car ran a red light. I didn't realize what was happening. I heard metal crumpling and the next thing I was on the ground. Pain rang thru my entire body. I was worried, I heard sirens and knew the school bus was...
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Mary C I have to say too that my Mom is my hero. Our family lost my father in 1972. She is the mother of 3, I am the middle child. I was 13, my brother 14 and my baby sister was 9. My mother has taught me all there is to know about being a mother myself and the type of person that people can depend on. When we were...
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Sean Toohey This young man is a truly remarkable individual. He consistently brings a smile to everyone he encounters on a daily basis. He exemplifies everything a Dad would want in a child. He is very humble with his personal life, and tries to shield his 9 month old son from the dangers of this cruel world. He is a...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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CLASS AND GRACE
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EDUCATION
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NEVER EVER GIVE UP
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
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PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PERSPECTIVE
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SPREAD YOUR WINGS
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
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THANK YOU
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UNITY
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WISDOM
WONDER
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Your Comments
Marco Antônio from Brazil MARCH 24, 2014
Considering that compassion is all about love and kindness to others, I'd say that it is exactly what I feel towards the giorls who work as shop assistants. Very often I put myself in their place and feel as if I was one of them.

Anderson from Colatina, ES - Brasil JULY 10, 2013
Precisamos ser compassivos, e isso é um valor que vemos ser pouco praticado, mas cada um tem que fazer valer. We need to be compassionate, and this is a value that we see little practiced, but each one has to enforce.

Swaggeer from pico rivera OCTOBER 24, 2012
This quote has alot of swag.

Mahesh from India JULY 26, 2012
Compassion is all about Love and Kindness to Others Unconditionally and Selflessness.

Bruce Willingham from Warner Robins, Ga JULY 10, 2012
Compassion puts feet to the feeling.

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