Compassion Quotes

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give..” -Kahlil Gibran

“The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.” -Gandhi

“Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily.” -Sally Koch

“Nothing renews my faith in humanity more than the exchange of compassion so profound that mere words cannot embrace it.” -Tiffany Madison

“After the verb “To Love”…”To Help” is the most beautiful verb in the world.” -Bertha Von Suttner

“Service…Giving what you don’t have to give. Giving when you don’t need to give. Giving because you want to give.” -Damien Hess

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, & a life of service & compassion are the things which renew humanity.” ~Buddha

“Service to others is the rent you pay for the privilege for living on this earth.” -Shirley Chisholm

“I slept & I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke & I saw that life is all service. I served & I saw that service is joy.” -Kahlil Gibran

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” -Martin Luther King Jr.

“I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.” -Voltaire

“The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.” – Lee Iacocca

“Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.” -Bernard Meltzer

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” -Maya Angelou

“Love comes into being through useful service to others.” -Emanuel Swedenborg

“Compassion is a muscle that gets stronger with use.” -Gandhi

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” -Lao Tzu

“When in doubt as to what you should do, err on the side of giving.” -Tony Cleaver

“Don’t wish no suffering and only happiness on your children. Suffering leads to understanding of others and compassion.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“There is nothing for you to take away from this world. You have come to give.” -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“The more you give, the more you will get. Then life will become a sheer dance of love.” ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” -Dr. Albert Schweitzer

“Wisdom is knowing we are all One. Love is what it feels like and Compassion is what it acts like.” ~ Ethan Walker III

“Your greatness is not what you have. It’s what you give.” -Anonymous

“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.” -Sarah Bernhardt

“Look at each day as a chance to invest life into life. Each day is a chance to work miracles in the lives of others.” -Jim Rohn

“Good is the transcendence of self in service to others.” ~Michelle Nunn

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ~Steve Maraboli

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else.” ~Maya Angelou

“Love is the essence of the universe. Love in action is service.” ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“True humility means giving joy to others.” -Sri Chinmoy

“Helping others is like helping yourself.” ~Henry Flagler

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” -Ronald Reagan

“Happiness springs from doing good and helping others.” -Plato

“Compassion is a verb.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“Kindness and compassion toward all living things is the mark of a civilized society.” ~Cesar Chavez

“The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” -Maya Angelou

“In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.” Henry Ward Beecher

“No matter how you try to make the world a better place, the first step always starts with helping each other.” ~Magith Noohukhan

“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ~Dalai Lama XIV

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ― Desmond Tutu

“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try using ordinary situations.” ~Jean Paul Richter

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.” ~Tenzin Gyatso

“The capacity for uplift is part of what makes us essentially, euphorically human.” ~Jessica Winter

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” -Winnie the Pooh

“Happiness and peace will come to earth only as the light of love and human compassion enter the souls of men.” -David O. McKay

“Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” ~Pema Chödrön

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” -William Shakespeare

Only those who have learned the power of sincere & selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment. ~Anthony Robbins

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” -John Wooden

“If it is not tempered by compassion and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.” -Karen Armstrong

“…It also taught me that while cruelty can be fun for a few moments, compassion has a much longer shelf life.” -Doreen Orion

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” -Leo Tolstoy

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” -Dalai Lama

“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” -Longfellow

“Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.” -Elbert Hubbard

“If you want happiness for a lifetime – help the next generation.” -Chinese Proverbs

“How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?” -Vincent van Gogh

“Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.” -Albert Schweitzer

“There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.” -Woodrow T. Wilson

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” -H.H. Dalai Lama XIV

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” -H.H. Dalai Lama XIV

“Compassion is the basis of morality.” -Arthur Schopenhauer

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

“The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion & compassion & humor & style & generosity & kindness.” -Maya Angelou

“Compassion is love with the awareness of suffering.” -Dr. Barbara Fredrickson

“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.” -Edwin Louis Cole

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston S. Churchill

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” -Brian Tracy

“Meditation is a flower and compassion is its fragrance.” ~Osho

“Giving brings happiness at every stage of its expression.” -Buddha

“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.” -Leonard Nimoy

“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” ~John D. Rockefeller Jr.

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” ~Sam Levenson

“The most important thing in this world is to learn to give out love, and let it come in.” -Morrie Schwartz

“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” ~Hindu Proverb

“We can not build our own future without helping others to build theirs.” -Bill Clinton

“If you’re feeling helpless, help someone.” ~Aung San Suu Kyi

“By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

“The power of giving is instantaneous, continuous and eternal.” ~Azim Jamal

“It is in giving that we receive.” ~Saint Francis of Assisi

“Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” ~Erich Fromm

“Giving is the secret of abundance.” ~Sivananda

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ~Booker T. Washington

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” ~Horace Mann

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.” ~Mike McIntyre

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~John Holmes

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~Charles Dickens

“Let us fill our hearts with our own compassion – towards ourselves and towards all living beings.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” ~Anthony D’Angelo

“Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.” -Les Brown

“What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?” ~George Eliot

“…One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

“…to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We can not live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~Herman Melville

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou

“When you feel generous, your life becomes abundant, full of compassion and love.” ~Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ~Helen Keller

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.” ~George Eliot

“Generosity consists not in the sum given, but the manner in which it is bestowed.” ~Unknown

“There is no delight in owning anything unshared.” ~Seneca

“When we share — that is poetry in the prose of life.” ~Sigmund Freud

“Intelligence without wisdom is fruitless and wisdom without compassion is simply not wise.” ~Unknown


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