Favorite Quotations ~  Compassion, 2 Many Faces of Journaling

"Be compassionate toward weaker people and flexible toward the stronger ones." ~ Shallon


The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands. ~ Arthur H. Stainback

Sometimes, you forget to give yourself credit for being compassionate, caring, and sometimes you have to step back and go, "Wait a minute. I'm a pretty good person. I do good things for people. I think about them." ~ Scarlett Johansson, Movieline Hollywood 2/04

If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Both humanity and the earth thirst for compassion and care. The bright, compassionate light of the sun of Buddhism will revitalize humanity, the world, and human civilization. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

True compassion flows fast, as if we were wounded ourselves, yet without diminishing our strength. ~ Yukio Kurasama

Compassion is ignited when we realize that each person (including yourself) is unique, then connect in the heart at the essence level and desire to understand that person's being. When you care and have passion to understand, you become compassionate. ~ Doc Childre

I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. ~ Leo Rosten

I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it. ~ St. Thomas Aquinas

As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion. ~ Pema Chödrön

Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. ~ Christopher Hitchens