I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
And what I've learned isnot to believe in magical leaders any more; that character and compassion are more important than ideology; and that even if it's absurd to think you can change things, it's even more absurd to think that it's foolish and unimportant to try.Peter C Newman
What I've come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion, everyday acts of compassion. In South Africa they have a phrase called ubuntu. Ubuntu comes out of a philosophy that says, the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.chris abani
People complain about their griefs and sorrows and how they pray to God but find no relief from pain. But grief itself is a gift from God. It is the symbol of His compassion.sarada devi
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.
" Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, that ye may be the sons of your Heavenly Father, who makes the sun to shine on the good and on the evil , and the rain to fall on the just and unjust." How monstrous a calumny have not impostors dared to advance against the mild and gentle author of this just sentiment, and against the whole tenor of his doctrines and his life, overflowing with benevolence and forbearance and compassion !Percy Bysshe Shelley
I see compassion may become a justice, though it be a weakness, I confess, and nearer a vice than a virtue.Ben Jonson
The idea of freedom can never be disassociated from real Prussia. The real Prussian spirit means a synthesis between restraint and freedom, between voluntary subordination and conscientious leadership, between pride in oneself and consideration for others, between rigor and compassion. Unless a balance is kept between these qualities, the Prussian spirit is in danger of degenerating into soulless routine and narrow-minded dogmatism.henning von tresckow
Perhaps I am just a hopeless rationalist, but isn't fascination as comforting as solace? Isn't nature immeasurably more interesting for its complexities and its lack of conformity to our hopes? Isn't curiosity as wondrously and fundamentally human as compassion?stephen jay gould
Perhaps I am just a hopeless rationalist, but isn't fascination as comforting as solace? Isn't nature immeasurably more interesting for its complexities and its lack of conformity to our hopes? Isn't curiosity as wondrously and fundamentally human as compassion?
People are able to live with only half a heart, to live without real compassion, because they are able to use words that are only forms.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
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.Dalai Lama
Every one of us strives to be a better person; and if I am to contribute one thing of myself, it would be compassion.masiela lusha
From that hour Siddhartha ceased to fight against his destiny . There shone in his face the serenity of knowledge , of one who is no longer confronted with conflict of desires, who has found salvation, who is in harmony with the stream of events, with the stream of life , full of sympathy and compassion, surrendering himself to the stream, belonging to the unity of all things.hermann hesse
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.thomas merton
We need a little more compassion, and if we cannot have it then no politician or even a magician can save the planet.Dalai Lama
The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
To love only members of the Bramho Samaj or of one's own family is maya; to love one's own countrymen is may. But to love the people of all countries, to love the members of all religions , is daya . Such love comes from love of God, from daya ( compassion ).
We come and go. Asa di Var : Make compassion the cotton, contentment the thread , modesty the knot and truth .
Wars begin in the minds of men, and in those minds, love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
Of true Religion Works of Mercy seemTo be the plainest Proof in Christ's Esteem;Who has Himself declar'd what He will sayTo all the Nations at the Judgment Day:"Come," or "Depart," is the predicted LotOf brotherly compassion shown, or not.john byrom
On its first coming before me, I strongly recommended it here. But if the parties will have it decided, we must give our opinion. compassion will not, on the one hand, nor inconvenience on the other, be to decide, but the law: in which the difficulty will be principally from the inconvenience on both sides.