When the commitment to justice comes together and coalesces with the spirit of love, what results is conscientious compassion…
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation.
Self-compassion isn’t just about being nice to yourself; it’s about recognizing your flaws as a part of the shared human experience and mindfully addressing them without judgment.
Kristin Neff, PhD
If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.
Compassion is not a virtue—it’s a commitment.
The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus of Nazareth
To develop understanding, you have to practice looking at all living beings with the eyes of compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Let your love flow outward through the universe, To its height, its depth, its broad extent, A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
If you desire with all your heart, friendship with every race on earth, your thought, spiritual and positive, will spread until it reaches the minds of all men.
As long as space remains, As long as sentient beings remain, Until then, May I too remain And help dispel the miseries of the world.
It is the task of all human beings with an aspiration to spiritual perfection … to affirm the fundamental value of compassion…
The Dalai Lama
And what is tenderness? It is the love that comes close and becomes real. It is a movement that starts from our heart and reaches the eyes, the ears and the hands.
Respect all people as holy people, each one the sacred body of God.
Sun Myung Moon