Quotes — Compassion (14 entries)

All things are…

To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson [via]

« πλ | 9 Jun 2006 »

Better than a thousand useless words…

Better than a thousand useless words is one word that gives peace.

— Buddha [via]

« πλ | 17 May 2005 »

Compassion is not sentiment…

Compassion is not sentiment but is making justice and doing works of mercy. Compassion is not a moral commandment but a flow and overflow of the fullest human and divine energies.

— Matthew Fox

« πλ | 10 Feb 2005 »

Compassion is…

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

— Thomas Merton

« πλ | 7 Feb 2005 »

Feel too much than…

I would rather feel too much than nothing at all.

— Christine Castro [via]

« πλ | 17 Oct 2006 »

I cried not because…

I cried, not because I was hurt but because he was. You *feel* like that when you love someone.

— Christine Castro [via]

« πλ | 16 Oct 2006 »

It’s okay…

It’s okay. You don’t have to tell me. I know. I know the pain, the aching, the deep, dark desire. The apprehension and fear. The doubt and wondering. I know. I see it in you, like I’ve seen it in me. You feel alone, but you’re not. You don’t think you’ll ever survive, but you will. I know. You don’t have to tell me. It’s okay.

— Christine Castro [via]

« πλ | 15 Oct 2006 »

Kind words can be…

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

— Mother Teresa

« πλ | 17 Nov 2005 »

Most smiles are started by…

Remember, most smiles are started by another smile.

— Author unknown

« πλ | 10 Mar 2005 »

Not be too sure of having found…

It is my belief, that we should not be too sure of having found Christ in ourselves until we have found him also in that part of humanity that is most remote from our own.

— Thomas Merton

« πλ | 11 Nov 2006 »

The human heart feels things…

The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.

— Robert Vallett (thanks Libby)

« πλ | 3 Apr 2005 »

When we can see the image of God…

When we can see the image of God where we don’t want to see the image of God, then we see with eyes not our own.

— Richard Rohr

« πλ | 8 May 2005 »

Without suffering…

It’s like growing lotus flowers. You cannot grow lotus flowers on marble. You have to grow them on the mud. Without mud you cannot have lotus flowers. Without suffering, you have no way to learn how to be understanding and compassionate.

— Thich Nhat Hanh [via]

« πλ | 8 May 2006 »

You make a life by…

You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give.

— Author unknown

« πλ | 12 Mar 2005 »