The news can be overwhelming and convince us that there is little good left in the world. But if you take it upon yourself to show compassion, even in little ways, you can make a tremendous impact in lives of others.

Helping others and showing kindness and goodwill is never overrated. Check out these quotes that will help you recognize the value compassion brings.

1. "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." -- Dalai Lama

2. "As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear." -- Tracee Ellis Ross

3. "Compassion is an action word with no boundaries." -- Prince

4. "Humanity's collective mission in the cosmos lies in the practice of compassion." -- Dalsaku Ikeda

5. "Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves." -- Pema Chodron

6. "The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter." -- Norman Cousins

7. "Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation." -- Henry Ward Beecher

8. "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." -- Bhagavad Gita

9. "True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it." -- Daniel Goleman

10. "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

11. "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  

12. "Compassion is to look beyond your own pain, to see the pain of others." -- Yasmin Mogahed

13. "When we're looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles." -- Brene Brown

14. "With compassion one becomes courageous. Compassion brings triumph when attacked; it brings security when maintained." -- Tao Te Ching

15. "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." -- George Washington Carver

16. "No matter who we are, no matter how successful, no matter what our situation, compassion is something we all need to receive and give." -- Catherine Pulsifer

17. "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." -- Mother Teresa

Published on: Mar 11, 2019
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