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People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

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The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love is the absence of judgment.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We really have to understand the person we want to love.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

You can give without loving,
but you can never love without giving.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

I have always found that mercy bears
richer fruits than strict justice.
- Abraham Lincoln

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Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that
it is better for hard words to be on paper
than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
- Anne Frank

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people
is that they trigger confusion in us
that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with.
To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves,
we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.
- Pema Chodron

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The vast Cathedral of Your Being
becomes sanctuary for all creation
as you celebrate the universal sacraments
of compassion and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We receive this food in gratitude to all beings
Who have helped to bring it to our table,
And vow to respond in turn to those in need
With wisdom and compassion.
- Buddhist Blessing

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,
an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

The success of love is in the loving -
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love
to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not
does not determine the value of what we have done.
- Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

All major religious traditions
carry basically the same message,
that is love, compassion and forgiveness.
The important thing is they should
be part of our daily lives.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis,
but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
- Mother Teresa

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

At the root of all the harm we cause is ignorance.
- Pema Chodron


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