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1. “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Kindness Suffering Understanding Others
Source : Letters and Papers from Prison

2. “There are so many men, all endlessly attempting to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me, lest I fall.”

Tags : Empathy Freedom Friendship Love Men Respect Women
Source : The Wise Man's Fear

3. “It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life.”

Tags : Belief Compassion Empathy Generosity Humility Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Joy Kindness Life Life Quotes Living Love Mind Motivation Motivational Optimism Optimistic Peace Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Thoughts
Source : The Light in the Heart

4. “Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort.”

Tags : Empathy Heart Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Attitude Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspire Inspiring Life Life And Living Life Lessons Life Quotes Listening Listening Ear Living Optimism Optimistic Positive Positive Affirmation Positive Life Positive Thinking Understanding

5. “Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don't know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”

Tags : Empathy Foresight Human Human Senses Inspirational Quotes Intuition Life And Living Peace Senses Soul Senses The Differences Between People Trust Wisdom Quotes
Author : C. JoyBell C.

6. “When anesthesia was developed, it was for many decades routinely withheld from women giving birth, since women were "supposed" to suffer. One of the few societies to take a contrary view was the Huichol tribe in Mexico. The Huichol believed that the pain of childbirth should be shared, so the mother would hold on to a string tied to her husband's testicles. With each painful contraction, she would give the string a yank so that the man could share the burden. Surely if such a mechanism were more widespread, injuries in childbirth would garner more attention.”

Tags : Childbirth Empathy Women Women S Rights
Source : Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

7. “The exaggerated dopamine sensitivity of the introvert leads one to believe that when in public, introverts, regardless of its validity, often feel to be the center of (unwanted) attention hence rarely craving attention. Extroverts, on the other hand, seem to never get enough attention. So on the flip side it seems as though the introvert is in a sense very external and the extrovert is in a sense very internal - the introvert constantly feels too much 'outerness' while the extrovert doesn't feel enough 'outerness'.”

Tags : Attention Awareness Brain Cognition Compassion Dopamine Emotions Empathy Exaggeration External Extroversion Extrovert Feelings Internal Introvert Personality Pity Private Psychology Public Senses Sensitivity Social Sympathy Traits
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

8. “I think the act of reading imbues the reader with a sensitivity toward the outside world that people who don't read can sometimes lack. I know it seems like a contradiction in terms; after all reading is such a solitary, internalizing act that it appears to represent a disengagement from day-to-day life. But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction, encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways...It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy, and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being.”

Tags : Empathy Inspirational Reading
Author : John Connolly
Source : The Book of Lost Things

9. “Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors.”

Tags : Compassion Destiny Empathy Pain Universe
Author : Andrew Boyd
Source : Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

10. “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”

Tags : Books Empathy Pain Reading
Author : James Baldwin

11. “If you have the power to hit people over the head whenever you want, you don’t have to trouble yourself too much figuring out what they think is going on, and therefore, generally speaking, you don’t. Hence the sure-fire way to simplify social arrangements, to ignore the incredibly complex play of perspectives, passions, insights, desires, and mutual understandings that human life is really made of, is to make a rule and threaten to attack anyone who breaks it. This is why violence has always been the favored recourse of the stupid: it is the one form of stupidity to which it is almost impossible to come up with an intelligent response. It is also of course the basis of the state.”

Tags : Empathy Government Intelligence Stupidity Violence
Author : David Graeber
Source : Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology

12. “Our evolution depends on our memory. If we keep forgetting the mistakes of the past, only to keep repeating them, then we will never change. Humanity will never move forward, spiritually or morally, to become superior beings. We must apply the wisdom of our forefathers and the lessons gained from their experiences to today's decision-making. We should be intellectually smarter, not the opposite. We should be wiser, not the opposite. It is time for us to really examine and understand why certain causes in the past have produced major negative effects. This is the only way we can prevent repeating the same mistakes in our present and future. It is the only way we will evolve.”

Tags : Apathy Awareness Change Education Evolution Ignorance Intellectual Intellectually Smarter Intelligence Intelligent Leaders Life Quotes Memory Mistakes Moral Opposites Present Remember Smart Spirit Spiritality Spiritual Growth Spirituality Stody Studying Teach Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

13. “Empathy nurtures wisdom. Apathy cultivates ignorance.”

Tags : Apathetic Apathy Awakening Awareness Cultivate Culture Empathetic Empathy Ignorance Ignorant Life Mankind Nurture Reasoning Society Stupidity Thinking Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

14. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Tags : Adversity Beauty Empathy People Understanding

15. “When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.”

Tags : Empathy Political Advice Politics Talking Thinking

16. “Were these boys in their right minds? Here were two boys with good intellect, one eighteen and one nineteen. They had all the prospects that life could hold out for any of the young; one a graduate of Chicago and another of Ann Arbor; one who had passed his examination for the Harvard Law School and was about to take a trip in Europe,--another who had passed at Ann Arbor, the youngest in his class, with three thousand dollars in the bank. Boys who never knew what it was to want a dollar; boys who could reach any position that was to boys of that kind to reach; boys of distinguished and honorable families, families of wealth and position, with all the world before them. And they gave it all up for nothing, for nothing! They took a little companion of one of them, on a crowded street, and killed him, for nothing, and sacrificed everything that could be of value in human life upon the crazy scheme of a couple of immature lads.Now, your Honor, you have been a boy; I have been a boy. And we have known other boys. The best way to understand somebody else is to put yourself in his place.Is it within the realm of your imagination that a boy who was right, with all the prospects of life before him, who could choose what he wanted, without the slightest reason in the world would lure a young companion to his death, and take his place in the shadow of the gallows?...No one who has the process of reasoning could doubt that a boy who would do that is not right.How insane they are I care not, whether medically or legally. They did not reason; they could not reason; they committed the most foolish, most unprovoked, most purposeless, most causeless act that any two boys ever committed, and they put themselves where the rope is dangling above their heads....Why did they kill little Bobby Franks?Not for money, not for spite; not for hate. They killed him as they might kill a spider or a fly, for the experience. They killed him because they were made that way. Because somewhere in the infinite processes that go to the making up of the boy or the man something slipped, and those unfortunate lads sit here hated, despised, outcasts, with the community shouting for their blood.. . . I know, Your Honor, that every atom of life in all this universe is bound up together. I know that a pebble cannot be thrown into the ocean without disturbing every drop of water in the sea. I know that every life is inextricably mixed and woven with every other life. I know that every influence, conscious and unconscious, acts and reacts on every living organism, and that no one can fix the blame. I know that all life is a series of infinite chances, which sometimes result one way and sometimes another. I have not the infinite wisdom that can fathom it, neither has any other human brain”

Tags : Biology Choice Compassion Determinism Empathy Free Will Inspirational Morality Reductionism Science Wisdom
Source : Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

17. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one...just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.”

Tags : Empathy Thankful Understanding Understanding Others

18. “To perceive is to suffer.”

Tags : Empathy Life Suffer Understanding
Author : Aristotle

19. “Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.”

Tags : Empathy Misattributed Buddha Tolerance Understanding
Author : Lloyd Shearer
Source : Walter Scott's Personality Parade

20. “Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.”

Tags : Altruism Empathy Helping Human Nature Life Lesson Life Lessons
Author : Erol Ozan

21. “Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection - or compassionate action.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Selfishness Social Intelligence
Source : Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships

22. “The main condition for the achievement of love is the overcoming of one's narcissism. The narcissistic orientation is one in which one experiences as real only that which exists within oneself, while the phenomena in the outside world have no reality in themselves, but are experienced only from the viewpoint of their being useful or dangerous to one. The opposite pole to narcissism is objectivity; it is the faculty to see other people and things as they are, objectively, and to be able to separate this objective picture from a picture which is formed by one's desires and fears.”

Tags : Empathy Humility Love Narcissism Narcissistic Objective Objectivity Psychology Selfishness Subjective Understanding Understanding Oneself And Others
Author : Erich Fromm
Source : The Art of Loving

23. “The faculty to think objectively is reason; the emotional attitude behind reason is that of humility. To be objective, to use one's reason, is possible only if one has achieved an attitude of humility, if one has emerged from the dreams of omniscience and omnipotence which one has as a child. Love, being dependent on the relative absence of narcissism, requires the developement of humility, objectivity and reason. I must try to see the difference between my picture of a person and his behavior, as it is narcissistically distorted, and the person's reality as it exists regardless of my interests, needs and fears.”

Tags : Compassion Conflict Empathy Erich Fromm Humility Love Narcissism Objective Objectivity Reason Reasoning Selfishness Subjective The Art Of Loving Understanding
Author : Erich Fromm
Source : The Art of Loving

24. “We all of us need to be toppled off the throne of self, my dear," he said. "Perched up there the tears of others are never upon our own cheek.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Pride Selfishness
Source : The White Witch

25. “Racism is not merely a simplistic hatred. It is, more often, broad sympathy toward some and broader skepticism toward others...”

Tags : Contemporary Racism Empathy Empathy Diversity Empathy Psychology Prejudice Racism Skepticism

26. “*Prostitution* is a euphemism for rape incidents that the victim and the economy profits from.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Empathy Euphemism Gene Genes Genie Humanity Humour Mahatma Ghandi Mercy Money Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Payment Philosopher Profit Prostitutes Prostitution Rapist Satire Selfish Selfishness Selflessness Social Criticism Teresa Unselfishness Victim
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

27. “LOVE of others is the appreciation of one's self. MAY your egotism be so gigantic that you comprise mankind in your self-sympathy.”

Tags : Compassion Ego Egotism Empathy Love Others Self Self Respect Sympathy
Author : Mina Loy
Source : The Lost Lunar Baedeker: Poems of Mina Loy

28. “Victoria was, at the time, far more empathetic and forgiving, chiding Albert for his narrow view of humanity. 'I always think that one ought always to be indulgent towards other people, as I always think, if we had not been well brought up and well taken care of, we might also have gone astray.”

Tags : Empathy Forgiveness Humanity Prince Albert Queen Victoria Victoria And Albert
Source : Notorious Royal Marriages: A Juicy Journey Through Nine Centuries of Dynasty, Destiny, and Desire

29. “Arrogance is someone claiming to have come to Christ, but they won't spend more than five minutes listening to your journey because they are more concerned about their own well being, rather than being a true disciple of Christ. Blessed is the person that takes the time to heal and hear another person so they can move on.”

Tags : Anxiety Arrogance Caring Christians Closure Communication Compassion Empathy Fear Honesty Hypocrites Judgement Kindness Listen Lost Souls Love Mercy Thompson Needing Closure Not Listening True Followers Of Christ

30. “Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, to categorize people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing. God doesn’t bring you lessons to close your heart. He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy and developing conflict resolution through communication. If he brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to spiritually evolve?”

Tags : Adversity Anger Management Big Picture Confict Resolution Conflict Courage Crossroads Empathy Growth Letting Go Proactive Rescuers See Seeing The Big Picture Speculations Spiritual Evolution Staying Positive Tests Trials Weakness White Path

31. “Nothing changes until people decide to do the things they must, in order to bring about peace.”

Tags : Apologizing Closure Communication Empathy Ending It Forgiving Letting Go Listening Offering Hope Peace Reaching Out See Taking Understanding

32. “I learn from my own daughter that you don’t have to be awake to cry.”

Tags : Crying Empathy Pity
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

33. “Parents who discipline their child by discussing the consequences of their actions produce children who have better moral development , compared to children whose parents use authoritarian methods and punishment.”

Tags : Abuse Anti Social Behaviour Child Abuse Compassion Education Empathy Parenting Personality Disorders Psychology Psychopath Psychopathy Sociopathy Trauma
Source : Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty

34. “Our stories hold unique inspiration for one another.”

Tags : Advice For Writers Caring And Loving Caring For Others Caring Quotes Daily Life Empathy Fulfilling Your Destiny Fulfilling Your Potential Giving Love Humanity Advice Inspirational Life Inspired Life Inspired Soul Inspiring Quotes On Life Love Story Loving Kindness Potential For Greatness Purpose Of Life Sharing Is Caring Sharing Life Sharing Pain Sharing Quotes Sharing The Gospel Sharing Thoughts Story Of My Life Storybook Storyteller Wise Quotes Wise Sayings Wise Words Writing Life Writing Quotes
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

35. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

Tags : Beauty Caring Caring For Others Closeness Companionship Compassion Disconnection Fellowship Friendship Friendship Quotes Hug Hugs Isolation Kindness Kindred Spirits Love Loving Loving Someone Partnership Reciprocal Relationship Self Belief Self Realization Soul Mate Togetherness Touch Twin Flames
Source : The Secret of Staying in Love

36. “Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a 'hot mess' or having 'too many issues' are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”

Tags : Caring Caring For Others Caring Too Much Damaged Goods Damaged People Dysfunctional Society Dysfunctional World Emotional Emotional Intelligence Emotionally Disabled Empathic Empaths Empathy Diversity Feeling Feelings Hot Mess Humane Humaneness New Age Quotes New World Sensitive Sensitiveness Society Society Problem Tears Crying Weakness Weakness Quotes

37. “We all need salespeople with humility, honesty, integrity, empathy and an old-fashioned work ethic that ensures the job gets done.”

Tags : Business Business Advice Business Quotes Business Success Business To Business Buying Buying Decision Buying Decision Quote Customers Earn The Right Empathy Honesty Humility Influence Influence Quotes Integrity Money Negotiation Sales Sales Effectiveness Salesmanship Salespeople Selling Selling Skills Selling Tips Shopping Trust
Author : Chris Murray
Source : Selling with EASE: The Four Step Sales Cycle Found in Every Successful Business Transaction

38. “Some of our friends are our friends only because we used to be friends.”

Tags : Associates Buddies Charity Companion Companions Compassion Confidants Empathy Friends Genes Genie Ghandi Humor Mates Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Pal Satirist Separation Social Criticism Unselfish
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

39. “In many cases, it was the woman’s stomach—not her heart—that fell for her man.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Compassion Debt Failure Ghandi Humanity Humor Job Kitchen Loss Love Lover Man Mandela Marriage Mercy Nelson Mandela Partner Partners Philosophy Rental Satirist Security Selfish Selfless Tummy Unselfishness Woman Women
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

40. “In some rare cases, a friendship between two people benefits both of them, and what’s more, in some rarer cases, it benefits both of them equally.”

Tags : Charity Companions Compassion Equality Friend Genes Humanity Humor Mahatma Ghandi Mandela Mate Mates Mother Teresa Pals Relationships Satirist Selfish Selfishness Selflessness Social Criticism Sympathy Teresa Unselfish
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

41. “In some cases, it is the woman’s stomach—not her heart—that has left her man for another.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Empathy Gene Ghandi Heart Hearts Humor Job Kitchen Loss Love Man Men Nelson Mandela Occupation Partners Philosophy Satire Selfish Selflessness Social Criticism Stomach Tummy Unselfish
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

42. “The pleasure or the benefit that the object of our deed derives from it is every now and then greater or even more important than the one we derive from the deed.”

Tags : Advantage Altruism Benefit Charity Compassion Empathy Gene Genes Ghandi Humor Mandela Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Pleasure Satire Satirist Selfish Selfishness Selfless Selflessness Sympathy Teresa Unselfish Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

43. “Females and boys are the only creatures that propose others for friendship. As for the rest of us, friendship sort of just happens.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Empathy Female Friendship Friendships Genes Genie Ghandi Girl Humanity Males Mandela Men Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Satire Selfishness Selfless Social Criticism Sympathy Teresa
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

44. “We are, or rather our natural desire to evade pain and to attain pleasure is, the primary reason we do or say every single thing we do or say.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Compassion Empathy Genie Ghandi Humanity Humor Humour Mahatma Ghandi Mandela Mercy Mother Teresa Motivation Motives Nelson Mandela Pain Philosopher Pleasure Satire Selfish Selfless Selflessness Social Criticism Teresa Unselfish Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

45. “It is humanly impossible to be selfless. As a matter of fact, human beings are inherently selfish.”

Tags : Empathy Gene Genes Ghandi Humanity Humour Impossible Mandela Mercy Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Philosophy Satire Satirist Selfish Selfishness Selflessness Social Criticism Teresa Unselfish Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

46. “What do you want with these special Jewish pains? I feel as close to the wretched victims of the rubber plantations in Putamayo and the blacks of Africa with whose bodies the Europeans play ball… I have no special corner in my heart for the ghetto: I am at home in the entire world, where there are clouds and birds and human tears.”

Tags : Africa Africans Antisemitism Compassion Empathy Europeans Internationalism Jewish Question Jews Plantations Racism

47. “Should I, too, prefer the title of 'non-Jewish Jew'? For some time, I would have identified myself strongly with the attitude expressed by Rosa Luxemburg, writing from prison in 1917 to her anguished friend Mathilde Wurm:What do you want with these special Jewish pains? I feel as close to the wretched victims of the rubber plantations in Putamayo and the blacks of Africa with whose bodies the Europeans play ball… I have no special corner in my heart for the ghetto: I am at home in the entire world, where there are clouds and birds and human tears.An inordinate proportion of the Marxists I have known would probably have formulated their own views in much the same way. It was almost a point of honor not to engage in 'thinking with the blood,' to borrow a notable phrase from D.H. Lawrence, and to immerse Jewishness in other and wider struggles. Indeed, the old canard about 'rootless cosmopolitanism' finds a perverse sort of endorsement in Jewish internationalism: the more emphatically somebody stresses that sort of rhetoric about the suffering of others, the more likely I would be to assume that the speaker was a Jew. Does this mean that I think there are Jewish 'characteristics'? Yes, I think it must mean that.”

Tags : Africa Africans Compassion Dh Lawrence Empathy Europeans Internationalism Jewish Question Jews Marxism Mathilde Verne Plantations Prison Race Racism Rootless Cosmopolitanism Rosa Luxemburg Suffering Victims
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

48. “Bond is stronger than blood. The family grows stronger by bond.”

Tags : Africans Africans Unite Alms Giving Blood Bonding Brotherhood Camaraderie Empathy Everlasting Love Family Love Family Relationships Giving Growing Growth Hope Impression Let Love Lead One Passion Power Reverence Sisterhood Strong Support Ties Two Unconditional Love Unity
Author : Itohan Eghide
Source : Master of Maxims

49. “Everyone breathing is broken. Keep breathing light into them until the stained glass collage takes your breath away.”

Tags : Breathe Breathing Breathing In And Out Broken Heart Broken Hearted Brokenness Compassion Empathetic Empathy Encouragement Glass Helping Human Condition Hurt Inspirational Quotes Light Loving Motivation Motivational Quote Motivational Quotes Stained Stained Glass Take My Breath Away Volunteer Volunteering
Author : Ryan Lilly
Source : Write like no one is reading

50. “The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you.”

Tags : Actions Caring Character Compassion Empathy Giving Giving Back Giving To Others Healing Helping Kindness Love Nurturing Rescuing Saving Service Understanding Volunteer Volunteering Who You Are

51. “I want a future abortion conversation known for its openness, respect and empathy, so instead of generating more heat, anger and conflict, I practice pro-voice.”

Tags : Abortion Anger Compassion Conflict Conversation Discussion Empathy Listening Openness Politics Pro Choice Pro Life Respect
Author : Aspen Baker
Source : Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When the World Wants a Fight

52. “I sometimes try to imagine what would have happened if we’d known the bonobo first and the chimpanzee only later—or not at all. The discussion about human evolution might not revolve as much around violence, warfare and male dominance, but rather around sexuality, empathy, caring and cooperation. What a different intellectual landscape we would occupy!”

Tags : Caring Cooperation Empathy Evolution Frans De Waal Male Dominance Matriarchy Patriarchy Violence Warfare
Author : Frans de Waal
Source : Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are

53. “Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.”

Tags : Aha Moments Compassion Empathy God S Love Growth Heart Hurt Inspiration Inspirational Lessons Life Lessons Light Loving Others Messages Self Love Sharing Understanding Wisdom

54. “Es gibt zwei Sorten von Männern. Die einen verstehen 'etwas von Frauen', die anderen sind solche, die einfach 'Frauen verstehen'. Ich weiß nicht, welche Sorte mir verdächtiger ist.”

Tags : Clichés Empathy Gender Men Mysogyny Prejudice Understanding Women
Author : Sten Nadolny
Source : Netzkarte.

55. “If [Patricia Highsmith] saw an acquaintance walking down the sidewalk she would deliberately cross over so as to avoid them. When she came in contact with people, she realised she split herself into many different, false, identities, but, because she loathed lying and deceit, she chose to absent herself completely rather than go through such a charade. Highsmith interpreted this characteristic as an example of 'the eternal hypocrisy in me', rather her mental shape-shifting had its source in her quite extraordinary ability to empathise. Her imaginative capacity to subsume her own identity, while taking on the qualities of those around her - her negative capability, if you like - was so powerful that she said she often felt like her inner visions were far more real than the outside world. She aligned herself with the mad and the miserable, 'the insane man who feels himself one with all mankind, all life, because in losing his mind, he has lost his ego, his self-ness', yet realised that such a state inspired her fiction. Her ambition, she said, was to write about the underlying sickness of this 'daedal planet' and capture the essence of the human condition: eternal disappointment.”

Tags : Ambition Autism Avoid Charade Contact Deceit Ego Empathise Fiction Human Hypocrisy Identities Identity Imagination Insane Life Loathe Mankind Mind Miserable People Planet Split Subsume
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

56. “Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people.”

Tags : Art Artist Empathy Life Philosophy Truth Writing
Author : Jen Knox
Source : After the Gazebo

57. “In the last 10 years, we have seen a rise in selfishness: selfies, self-absorbed people, superficiality, self-degradation, apathy, and self-destruction. So I challenge all of you to take initiative to change this programming. Instead of celebrating the ego, let's flip the script and celebrate the heart. Let's put the ego and celebrity culture to sleep, and awaken the conscience. This is the battle we must all fight together to win back our humanity. To save our future and our children.”

Tags : Awake Awakened Awakened Heart Awakening Celebrities Celebrity Culture Compassion Conscience Ego Fake Future Humanism Image Love Mass Culture Mind Programming Risem Rise Higher Save Self Degradation Selfish Selfishness Sleep Social Media Spirituality Superficial Superficiality United Wake Up
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

58. “No one can hurt you without teaching a life's lesson. So accept it with love and kindness.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Hurt Kindness Lessons Life Love Philosophy Teaching Truth

59. “God whispered, "You endured a lot. For that I am truly sorry, but grateful. I needed you to struggle to help so many. Through that process you would grow into who you have now become. Didn't you know that I gave all my struggles to my favorite children? One only needs to look at the struggles given to your older brother Jesus to know how important you have been to me.”

Tags : Accepting Autoimmune Disease Bullied Compassion Cyberbullying Defamation Emptyness Feeling Deeply God Gossip Grace Healing Illness Insight Introspection Job Journey Life Living Lonely Loss Of Dignity Loss Of Family Lost Mercy Mood Pain Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Shame Sorrow Tears To Live Tsloama Wrong Choices

60. “In my judgment, the woman is the equal of the man. She has all the rights I have and one more, and that is the right to be protected. That is my doctrine. You are married; try and make the woman you love happy. Whoever marries simply for himself will make a mistake; but whoever loves a woman so well that he says 'I will make her happy,' makes no mistake. And so with the woman who says, 'I will make him happy.' There is only one way to be happy, and that is to make somebody else so.”

Tags : Doctrine Empathy Equal Equality Happiness Love Marriage Rights Selflessness
Source : The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

61. “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

Tags : Empathy Imagination Innovation Invention
Author : J.K. Rowling

62. “The gut is the seat of all feeling.”

Tags : Apathy Body Empathy Gut Health Healthcare Medicine Psychology Science Soul Spirituality Stomach Suzy Kassem
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

63. “I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.”

Tags : Acting Activism Empathy

64. “Sex is a metaphor for everything else and everything is a metaphor for sex as well. Because sex is a coming together of two weather patterns, two separate countries, two entities in a conscious state of potentially blissful crisis. Or chaos, or harmony. You’re not quite sure what’s going to happen, but it is the most catastrophic, exciting, and weakening thing that can happen to us. If we are personally involved in it, every fiber of our being is made self-conscious, or is encourages to unify on some level with others. We are delicate. We bring our damage to sexuality, we bring our hopes, we bring our self-image, we bring our world-image, we bring what we believe we are/what we believe we aren’t, our blind spots, our prejudices, our sadness. Everything comes out. A lot of people are left wanting, and confusing, and having the idea that their body is like an unloved apartment building; it’s up for grabs and it’s of absolutely no worth. If we feel that way about ourselves and if we feel that way about others, then of course, sex is nothing more than a lot of rubbing and some kind of release. But the more we are, the more we can feel, the more we can empathize, the more human we are.”

Tags : Connection Empathy Expression Human Sexuality Life Sexuality Vulnerability

65. “She sang, as requested. There was much about love in the ballad: faithful love that refused to abandon its object; love that disaster could not shake; love that, in calamity, waxed fonder, in poverty clung closer. The words were set to a fine old air -- in themselves they were simple and sweet: perhaps, when read, they wanted force; when well sung, they wanted nothing. Shirley sang them well: she breathed into the feeling, softness, she poured round the passion, force: her voice was fine that evening; its expression dramatic: she impressed all, and charmed one.On leaving the instrument, she went to the fire, and sat down on a seat -- semi-stool, semi-cushion: the ladies were round her -- none of them spoke. The Misses Sympson and the Misses Nunnely looked upon her, as quiet poultry might look on an egret, an ibis, or any other strange fowl. What made her sing so? They never sang so. Was it proper to sing with such expression, with such originality -- so unlike a school girl? Decidedly not: it was strange, it was unusual. What was strange must be wrong; what was unusual must be improper. Shirley was judged.”

Tags : Devotion Empathy Expectations Expression Faithfulness Feeling Fidelity Gender Gift Hypocrisy Jealousy Judgment Love Morality Music Musicality Passion Preconceptions Prejudice Propriety Rejection Singing Social Norms Talent Understanding Women
Source : Shirley

66. “We live close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things-it's all just a different kind of the same thing.”

Tags : Empathy Women S Strength
Source : Trifles

67. “I suspect that 'Kindness and Cruelty' and 'Mercy and Justice' all have secret affairs, as though they rendezvous only within certain sophisticated souls: those who hate being offensive, but love telling the truth.”

Tags : Affair Apologetics Balance Brain Caring Caring For Others Combination Complexity Cruelty Duplicity Empathy Hate Justice Kindness Love Affair Mean Mercy Mind Offensive Pity Rendezvous Simplicity Sophistication Suspicious Sympathy Theory Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

68. “Be willing to give, but only when you aren't expecting anything in return.”

Tags : Anticipation Award Collateral Collateral Damage Compassion Credit Empathy Expectations Gift Good Hearted Good Will Heart Insincerity Kind Nice Praise Recognition Return Reward Selfishness Selflessness Sincerity Sympathy
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

69. “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.”

Tags : Bad People Brain Cognition Compassion Comprehension Development Empathy Good Good People Misunderstanding Misunderstood Perspective Psychology Sympathy Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

70. “The only time you look in your neighbor's bowl is to make sure that they have enough. You don't look in your neighbor's bowl to see if you have as much as them.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Materialism
Author : Louis C.K.

71. “Thanksgiving dinner's sad and thankless. Christmas dinner's dark and blue. When you stop and try to see it From the turkey's point of view.Sunday dinner isn't sunny. Easter feasts are just bad luck. When you see it from the viewpoint of a chicken or a duck. Oh how I once loved tuna salad Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too Till I stopped and looked at dinner From the dinner's point of view.”

Tags : Empathy Food Food For Thought Vegetarianism

72. “A lion of truth never assumes anything without validity. Assumptions are quick exits for lazy minds that like to graze out in the fields without bother.”

Tags : Active Apathetic Assumptions Detect Dissect Empathy Exits Fact Fiction Graze Ignorance Ignorance Is Bliss Ignore Knowledge Laziness Lazy Mind Lion Of God Passive Seeking Truth Sheep True Truth Truthfulness Validation Wrong
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

73. “The quality you most admire in a man? Courage moral and physical: 'anima'—the ability to think like a woman. Also a sense of the absurd.The quality you most admire in a woman? Courage moral and physical: “anima”—the ability to visualize the mind and need of a man. Also a sense of the absurd.”

Tags : Absurdity Courage Empathy Men Sensitivity Women
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

74. “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Loneliness Love
Author : Tahereh Mafi
Source : Shatter Me

75. “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.”

Tags : Criticize Empathy Funny Humor
Author : Steve Martin

76. “She might have been born this way, without an empathy gene and other essentials. In that case, she would interpret any kindness as weakness. Among predatory beasts, any display of weakness is an invitation to attack.”

Tags : Empathy Lack Of Empathy Predators Weakness
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : Forever Odd

77. “Recently I interviewed a psychopath. This is always a humbling experience because it teaches over and over how much of human motivation and experience is outside my narrow range. Despite the psychopath's lack of conscience and lack of empathy for others, he is inevitably better at fooling people than any other type of offender. I suppose conscience just slows you down. A child convicted molester, this particular one made friends with a correctional officer who invited him to live in his home after he was released - despite the fact the officer had a nine-year-old daughter.The officer and his wife were so taken with the offender that, after the offender lived with them for a few months, they initiated adoption proceedings- adoption for a man almost their age. Of course, he was a child molester living in the same house as a child. Not surprisingly, he molested the daughter the entire time he lived there. [...] What these experiences taught have me is that even when people are warned of a previously founded case of even a conviction, they still routinely underestimate the pathology with which they are dealing.”

Tags : Charming Child Abuse Child Molesters Child Sexual Abuse Con Man Conscience Conviction Criminal Empathy Fooling Grooming Guard Jail Liar Lies Offender Pathology Pedophiles Predators Prison Prison Officer Psychopath Tricked
Source : Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists, And Other Sex Offenders

78. “Empathy, evidently, existed only within the human community, whereas intelligence to some degree could be found throughout every phylum and order including the arachnida. For one thing, the empathic faculty probably required an unimpaired group instinct; a solitary organism, such as a spider, would have no use for it; in fact it would tend to abort a spider’s ability to survive. It would make him conscious of the desire to live on the part of his prey. Hence all predators, even highly developed mammals such as cats, would starve.”

Tags : Empathy Human Predators
Source : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

79. “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive.”

Tags : Empathy Listening Shame Speaking
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

80. “If you are going to judge others it is wisest to do so individually not collectively and on your own direct experience of them personally. But first - and throughout - examine yourself closely. Blurred vision can often occur due to the lens, perspective and perceptions of the viewer projected onto the object that it sees. Be wary of taking to the judges seat. Above all meet at treat yourself and everyone else mindfully, compassionately with humanity.”

Tags : Acceptance Of Oneself Acceptance Of Others Acceptance Quotes Assumptions Empathy Experience Humanity Inspirational Quotes Judge Judgement Judging Others Kindness Motivational Quotes Openness Perspective Prejudice Projection Projections Quotes On Empathy Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Self Awareness Self Reflection Treating Others Like You Viewpoints Views

81. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”

Tags : Comfort Community Service Empathy Encouragement Give Giving Helping Out Letting Them In Lost Love Missions Novels Selflessness Service Share Sharing Stories Tears Together Transparency Vulnerability

82. “A prophet is not someone with special visions, just someone blind to most of what others see”

Tags : Empaths Empathy Intuition Prophet Wisdom
Source : The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

83. “If everyone realized the value of life, the world would be peaceful. The meaning of these words, "Do unto others as you would have them, do unto you," would be understood: It would be practiced.”

Tags : Character Empathy Life Life Values Moral Values Morals Respectful Sympathy The Golden Rule World Peace

84. “Sometimes love doesn't look like what we think it should look like. Sometimes it's paradoxical. Sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone. Sometimes we have to be more honest than we thought we'd ever have to be or more supportive than we are taught is appropriate. When we traverse those boundaries, that's when we really understand what this whole love thing is all about. We become more than just human. We become part of the giant, beautiful ever-changing reality of life. By loving without limits, we become wise, strong, and beautiful. We become more of what we already are.”

Tags : Beauty Boundaries Comfort Zone Compassion Empathy Honesty Limitations Love Loving Paradox Relationships Strength Support The Love Mindset Unconditional Love Wisdom

85. “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”

Tags : Concern Empathy Listening Understanding Others

86. “Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.”

Tags : Beautiful Christ Like Compassion Consideration Divine Love Divine Works Empathy Faith Giving God Like Good Works Helping Others Inspirational Jesus Life Poor Sympathy The One Unconditional Love Value Works Worth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

87. “Seek a man that doesn't ask you to prove your love. Seek a man that will prove God's love.”

Tags : Cares Deeply For Others Compassion Compassion For Others Courage Dating Empathy Empowered Women Empowering Women Example Gentlemen Gentlemen And Players Givers Giving Love God S Love Honorable Integrity Kindness Leadership Love Loves Others Polite Self Respect Selfless Spiritual Stayingpositiveuniversity Tenderness

88. “seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.”

Tags : Emotional Empathy Inspirational Passionate
Author : Alfred Adler

89. “Every day, bring some flowers to your life. Every day bring some blessings in someone’s life.”

Tags : Awakening Beauty Blessings Blossoming Bring Some Blessings Bring Some Flower Compassion Empathy Flowering Flowers Happiness Kindness Kindness Quotes Love Soul Spirit Spirituality
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Walking the Path of Compassion

90. “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”

Tags : Empathy Friends Friendship Inspirational
Source : Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

91. “for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Unbearable Lightness of Being

92. “I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him... The land of tears is so mysterious.”

Tags : Comfort Empathy Sadness Sympathy
Source : The Little Prince

93. “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.”

Tags : Compassionate Empathy
Author : Walt Whitman
Source : Song of Myself

94. “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”

Tags : Empathy Wisdom

95. “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?”

Tags : Empathy Honesty Self Awareness
Source : Meditations

96. “Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.”

Tags : Character Compassion Empathy Friendship Intellect
Author : Dean Koontz

97. “I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.”

Tags : Empathy Religion Understanding

98. “...treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can'tuntil you do understand.”

Tags : Empathy Kindness Understanding
Author : Kim Harrison

99. “This place was truly the highest and the lowest of all worlds - the most beautiful senses, the most exquisite emotions.. the most malevolent desires, the darkest deeds. Perhaps it was meant to be so. Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached.”

Tags : Appreciation Emotion Empathy
Source : The Host

100. “None of us can choose where we shall love...”

Tags : Empathy Love Opera Passion Phantom Sympathy Understanding
Author : Susan Kay
Source : Phantom

101. “She seems to always get itTo have become adept at empathyAlways giving excuses for people who’ve aggrieved herTo the point it’s hard for her to hit back when necessary All because she assumes she ‘understands’Then, one day . . .She finally stands up for herselfAt that moment, she revels in the natural instinct of self-preservationShe realises all this while the power she’s been withholdingIn a transcendent moment of epiphanyIt’s all beautiful ‘causeNow, she can get back to empathy with understanding, rather, than without.”

Tags : Aggrieve Empathy Epiphany Evolution Evolution Process Evolutionary Psychology Excuses Natural Instincts Self Awareness Self Preservation Standing Up Standing Up For Oneself Understanding Understanding Oneself Understanding Others Withholding
Author : Ufuoma Apoki

102. “Sooner or later in life, we will all take our own turn being in the position we once had someone else in.”

Tags : Empathy Fairness Karma Life Role Reversal

103. “Shame on the misguided, the blinded, the distracted and the divided. Shame. You have allowed deceptive men to corrupt and desensitize your hearts and minds to unethically fuel their greed.”

Tags : Apathetic Apathy Blind Blood Compassionate Decieve Desensitization Desensitized Distration Distrust Divide Divided Elite Ethical Evil False Leaders Hearts Mislead Stray Trust Truth Unethical Unethically Unity War Wealth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

104. “Each person you meetis an aspect of yourself,clamoring for love.”

Tags : Awakening Awareness Compassion Consciousness Empathy Forgiveness Haiku Identity Inspiration Inspirational Quotes Know Thyself Love Meetings Oneness Poetry Reflection Self Awareness Spiritual Spirituality Sympathy Unity Wisdom Wisdom Quotes

105. “In a superficial world, body image is everything. But in a world filled with substance, a beautiful mind, heart and soul are everything. The second world does not exist because the ego overpowers the heart. And the first world will continue to exist until the heart overpowers the ego.”

Tags : Beautiful Beautiful Heart Beauty Body Body Image Ego Egocentrism Egoism Egotism Empathy Exist Existentialism Heart Heart Quotes Image Images Inner Beauty Kindness Measure Outer Appearance Overpower People Realism Realist Self Image Sociology Substance Supercial Superficiality Suzy Kassem Talent Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

106. “Let it shine, the light in you. Oh, and that's delighting me! Various colors shining through. Elated, it fills my soul with ecstasy.”

Tags : Astral Circle Of Light Delight Delight And Surprise Delighted Delightful Divine Divine Love Empathy Energy Force Feelings Of Love Grace Inspiration Joyful Living Quote Joyfulness Life Light Quotes Living In The Present Moment Love Poet Poetry Presence Of Light Sensation Vivid
Source : A-Z of Happiness: Tips for Living and Breaking Through the Chain that Separates You from Getting That Dream Job

107. “A marijuana high can enhance core human mental abilities. It can help you to focus, to remember, to see new patterns, to imagine, to be creative, to introspect, to empathically understand others, and to come to deep insights. If you don’t find this amazing you have lost your sense of wonder. Which, by the way, is something a high can bring back, too.”

Tags : Aha Moment Cannabis Cannabis Quotes Cognitive Enhancement Cognitive Functioning Creative Process Creative Writing Creativity Quotes Drug Use Drug War Drugs Drugs And Sex Drugs Marijuana Empathy Empathy In Autism Episodic Memory Focus Quotes Insight Insight Quotes Insightful Quote Introspection Marihuana Memory Quote Pattern Recognition Patterns Pot Sense Of Wonder

108. “Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom.”

Tags : Destiny Direction Direction Of Your Destiny Empathy Faith Faith Quotes Fate Inspirational Quotes Journey Quotes Life Life Quotes Manifest Memories Memory Motivation Purpose Purpose Quotes Suzy Kassem Truth Truth Of Life Understanding Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

109. “A person’s attitude creates the tone of his or her life. The highest expression of human dignity is to live a purposeful life devoted to principles and exhibiting compassion for other people.”

Tags : Attitude Attitude Quotes Attitude Towards Life Compassion Compassion Quotes Compassionate Dignity Dignity Quotes Empathy Empathy For Others Purpose Driven Life Purpose In Life Purposeful Living
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

110. “Invisible God sends His messenger in the form of a stranger to a kind passenger to guide him to the true path through the mirage of a life's journey.”

Tags : Empathetic Empathy Factuality Fake Helping Hand Inspiring Inspiring Authors Inspiring Quotes Intellectual Kind Kindness Life Journey Light Meandering Path Mirrage Motivational Notable People Original Plagiarism Real Reliable Stranger Sympathetic Sympathy True Path Trustworthy
Author : Anuj Somany

111. “First they don’t understand what they ought to understand; then they make others understand what they themselves don’t understand; such is the level of understanding of too many people.”

Tags : Crafty Dependability Duffers Dull Empathy Hypocrisy Hypocrite Insane Insight Inspirational Inspiring Inspiring Words Knowledge Materialist Motivational Ordinary Practicality Selfish Sensibility Sensitivity True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Understand Understanding Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

112. “We are born with the innate capacity to express empathy. Experiencing our own cuts and bruises, encountering our own difficulties and disappointments, expands our cognitive world and rouses the universal desire to understand and comfort other people in pain.”

Tags : Compassion Diffic Difficulties Difficulties Of Life Disappointment Empathy Failure Failure Quotes Learning From Adversity Learning From Experiences Learning From Failures Learning From Mistakes Learning From Our Struggles Learning From The Past Pain Painful Memories Sympathy
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

113. “This mournful and restless sound was a fit accompaniment to my meditations.”

Tags : Ache Depression Empathy Heart Heartbreak Lost Lost Love Love Mournful Mourning Music Nostalgia Regret Ruminating Sadness Suicide Thinking Tradgedy
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Lord Jim

114. “Ever since she was a young girl, [Patricia Highsmith] had felt an extraordinary empathy for animals, particularly cats. The creatures, she said, 'provide something for writers that humans cannot: companionship that makes no demands or intrusions, that is as restful and ever-changing as a tranquil sea that barely moves'. Her affection for cats was 'a constant as was feline companionship wherever her domestic situation permitted,' says Kingsley. 'As for animals in general, she saw them as individual personalities often better behaved, and endowed with more dignity and honesty than humans. Cruelty to or neglect of any helpless living creature could turn her incandescent with rage.' Janice Robertson remembers how [...] Highsmith was walking through the streets of Soho when she saw a wounded pigeon lying in the gutter. 'Pat decided there and then that this pigeon should be rescued,' says Janice. 'Although I think Roland persuaded her that it was past saving, she really was distraught. She couldn't bear to see animals hurt.' Bruno Sager, Highsmith's carer at the end of her life, recalls the delicacy with which the writer would take hold of a spider which had crawled into the house, making sure to deposit it safely in her garden. 'For her human beings were strange - she thought she would never understand them - and perhaps that is why she liked cats and snails so much,' he says.”

Tags : Affection Animal Behavior Cat Cats Crawl Cruelty Demands Deposit Empathy Girl Gutter Honesty Incandescent Individual Intrusions Neglect Personalities Personality Pigeon Rage Saving Sea Spider Writer Writers
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

115. “When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.”

Tags : Bond Brevity Camaraderie Common Companionship Consideration Death Ease Empathy Friendship Inspirational Joy Life Pain Sharing Sympathy Understanding
Source : The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow

116. “Sometimes, you will go through awful trials in your life and then a miracle happens--God heals you. Don’t be disheartened when the people you love don’t see things like you do. There will be Pharisees in your life that will laugh it off, deny that it happened, or will mock your experience based on righteousness they think you don't possess. God won't deny you a spiritual experience because you are not a spiritual leader. He loves everyone equal. The only people that really matter in life are the people that can “see” your heart and rejoice with you.”

Tags : Adversity Being Invisible Blessed Blessings Christ Compassion Crippled Cures Empathy God S Love Healed Healing Hurting Ignored Kindness Loving Others Mental Illness Pharisees Reaching Out Seeing People Trials Wellness

117. “Shared emotions experienced by two souls,empathy on unequivocal level which Davey believed would change entire species of mankind if only secret of empathy could be telepathically shared with humanity,one soul after another, until every soul understood true meaning of love.”

Tags : Beatnik Chakras Christina Westover Empathy Fiction Humanity Jack Kerouac Love Photography Poetry San Francisco Soul Telepathy
Source : The Man Who Followed Jack Kerouac

118. “Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”

Tags : Accountability Ego Empathy Inspirational Knowledge Opinion
Author : Bill Bullard

119. “The real test of love is loving those who we feel are the hardest ones to love.”

Tags : Compassion Conditional Love Courage Difficulty Empathy Forgiveness Humility Love Passion Perseverance Persistence Pity Strength Sympathy Test Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

120. “A best friend is the one person that doesn't leave you worse off by their actions or yours.”

Tags : Best Friends Commonsense Compassion Empathy Heartless Illegal Insecurities Integrity Jealousy Kindness Lack Of Integrity Merciless Pulls You Down Stupidity Uncaring Unchristlike Values

121. “Are you proud of yourself tonight that you have insulted a total stranger whose circumstances you know nothing about?”

Tags : Atticus Finch Empathy Judgement
Author : Harper Lee
Source : To Kill a Mockingbird

122. “Speaking a painful truth should be done only in love - like wielding a sword with no hilt - it should pain oneself in direct proportion to the amount of force exerted.”

Tags : Careful Caring Discernment Empathy Friendliness Honesty Humility Karma Pain Painful Truths Patience Peace Pity Purpose Reap Reproof Sacrifice Sacrificial Love Sow Sword Of Truth Tenderness Truth Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

123. “Perhaps the only way to be often happy with everything happening around or anywhere is to feel nothing about anything and anyone, but always bear in mind that only a lunatic stays in such mood.”

Tags : Crooks Disloyal Empathy Enjoyment Facts Of Life Foolish People Great Soul Happiness Happy Humanity Insanity Inspirational Intellectual Joy Lavish Leadership Quotes Motivational Notable People Originality People Person Practicality Reality Sadness Sage Saying Splashing Sympathy True Leader True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Wisdom Quotes Words Of Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

124. “Some people are far more cognizant than others but sensitivity has its own cross to bear and ample insight, in many cases, can bring on disquietude.”

Tags : Empath Empathy Sensitive Sensitivity

125. “A long list of propositions does not necessarily make a coherent argument”

Tags : Attention Education Empathy Narrative Persuasion Writing
Source : Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation

126. “Why are...poor people more ready to share their goods than rich people? The answer is easy: The poor have little to lose; the rich have more to lose and they are more attached to their possessions. Poverty provides a deeper motivation for understanding your neighbors, welcoming others and attending to those who are suffering. I would go so far as to say that poverty helps you understand what happiness is, what serenity is in life.”

Tags : Attachment Attention Christianity Compassion Empathy Giving Happiness Motivation Neighbor Poor Possessions Poverty Rich Selfishness Serenity Sharing Suffering Understanding Wealth Welcoming
Author : Piero Gheddo

127. “When in Reading Gaol he told me that the warders in the dock had been gentle and kind, but the visit of the chaplain in his first prison began with these words:'Mr. Wilde, did you have morning prayers in your house?''I am sorry... I fear not.''You see where you are now!”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Oscar Wilde Religion Self Righteousness
Source : Oscar Wilde: Recollections by Jean Paul Raymond

128. “Empathy is the key to negotiating and resolving conflict.”

Tags : Conflict Conflict Management Empathy
Source : The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

129. “Allowing a person or thing to leave your life, without further pain is the basis of humanity. Everything else is the reason (theology).”

Tags : Divorce Empathy Friendship Humanity Kindness Lack Of Judgement Love Theology Understanding

130. “My other boy thing is that I sort of have a teeny tiny superpower. It’s not a jump-over-buildings, see-through-people’s-clothes, or lift-a-train-over-my-head one, which is good, because when you can do those kinds of things you probably have to live in a secret hideout instead of at home with your mom and dad. And I really like my room….”

Tags : Empathy Home Room Super Powers
Source : Just Grace

131. “We are out sisters' keepers.”

Tags : Empathy Grief Multiculturalism Women
Source : Flash Warden and Other Stories

132. “How can the intensity of this shame be understood by those who have never experienced it? How can they understand the strength of the motivations produced by the desire to escape from it?”

Tags : Empathy Heterosexuality Homosexuality Shame
Author : Didier Eribon
Source : Insult and the Making of the Gay Self

133. “And many prefer not to exercise their imaginations at all. They choose to remain comfortably within the bounds of their own experience, never troubling to wonder how it would feel to have been born other than they are. They can refuse to hear screams or to peer inside cages; they can close their minds and hearts to any suffering that does not touch them personally; they can refuse to know.”

Tags : Empathy Imagination Privilege
Author : J.K. Rowling
Source : Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

134. “Love is not all about loving everything perfect, it is when someones corrosive nature is the only thing that glues you to them which you wished it were never there.”

Tags : Close Corrosive Danger Difference Empathy Eternal Favourite Loving Someone Nature Never One Pathetic Perfection Somebody Someone Threat Together True Friends True Love Unity Unpleasant Wild

135. “Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because in them, you can't see when you're unashamedly looking down on someone.”

Tags : Arrogance Care Caring Compassion Discernment Disrespect Empathy Equal Rights Equality Genuine Insincerity Judgment Love Patronization Pride Rights Shame Sincerity Smug Treat Unashamed Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

136. “Digital is the age of empathy.”

Tags : Digital Empathy
Author : Pearl Zhu
Source : Thinkingaire: 100 Game Changing Digital Mindsets to Compete for the Future

137. “Understanding people’s difficulties and—just as crucial—helping people understand their own difficulties and teaching them concrete ways to help themselves will help them better deal with their own lives and, in turn, ours.”

Tags : Author S Note Empathy Kathryn Erskine Life Mockingbird People Understanding
Source : Mockingbird

138. “Even though I didn't think I'd like empathy it kind of creeps up on you and makes you feel all warm and glowy inside. I don't think I want to go back to life without empathy.”

Tags : Empathy Kathryn Erskine Mockingbird
Source : Mockingbird

139. “If you want to know how negative you are, pay attention to how much you hate negativity in other people. Fragile, artificial positivity needs always to be surrounded by more positivity in order to stay positive, but the ability to be positive, happy, and even, at times, appreciative around 'negative people' is the mark of real positivity.”

Tags : Appreciation Artificial Attitude Criticism Emotions Emotions And Attitude Faith Hope Fake Hypocrisy Insecurity Joy Love Magnets Open Minded Opposites Peace Peace Of Mind Positive Pride Psychology Sadness Toxic Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami

140. “I look around with divine precision and gazing free upon the earth, I see —— architects and earthquakes - empaths and robots - fictions and near misses - lives changing, children sleeping, beauty brimming.I see us - trying on ways of being - so sweet and messy, so worthwhile.”

Tags : Architecture Being Consciousness Cosmic Earthquakes Empathy Grace Gratitude Grit Humanity Perspective
Author : Laurie Perez
Source : Atomic Truths and Stellar Seeking: A Joybroker's Guide to the Stars Inside

141. “The human mind and what we've achieved with it is remarkable. But it does not come close to what we can do, be, see and heal with our hearts”

Tags : Achievement Compassion Emotional Intelligence Empathy Heal Healing Human Inspirational Quotes Mindfulness Motivational Quotes Possibility Quotes On Success Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Success The Human Condition The Power Of Love The Power Of Self Belief The Power Of The Heart The Power Of The Mind Wisdom

142. “Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you.”

Tags : Apathy Awareness Compassion Empathy Feeling Human Condition Humanism Insight Knowledge Perception Suffer Suffering Understanding Wisdom Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

143. “People die from lack of shared empathy and affinity. By establishing social connectedness, we give hope a chance and the other can become heaven. ( "Le ciel c'est l'autre" )”

Tags : Affinity Connectedness Die Empathy Heaven Hope Others Social

144. “They say that animals are incapable of feelings and reasoning. This is false. No living thing on earth is void of either. They also say that man is the most intelligent — and the most superior — species on earth. This is also false. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. It has been shown that both rats and monkeys learn from making errors, yet we have not. Our history proves this. All creatures on earth have the capacity to love and grieve the same way we do. No life on the planet is more deserving than another. Those who think so, are the true savages.”

Tags : Animal Animals Apathy Arrogant Conversation Creature Earth Empathy Environmentalism Errors Feelings Intelligent Species Learning From Errors Loba Love Making Mistakes Monkey Monkeys Rats Species Superior Species World Forest
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

145. “You will never let go of the one thing that God keeps prompting you to fix.”

Tags : Communication Empath Empathy Flashbacks Friendship God Goodbyes Kindness Love Promptings Restlessness

146. “They say that wisdom comes from suffering. This is not true. Wisdom comes from having unconditional empathy for all mankind. Any man filled with empathy is capable of gaining valuable insights on the human condition through the suffering of others. You do not need to suffer to know suffering, but you need empathy first to identify and feel the suffering of others around you. If you do not feel love for all mankind, nor see everyone around you as a valuable human and an extension of yourself, then you will never feel real empathy. And if you do not have empathy, then you will not gain, learn and remember valuable knowledge from your experiences, or those around you, so that you one day become wise. Yet most importantly, wisdom comes from having a good memory. If you do not remember anything, or are so disconnected from basic humanism to even care to dissect lessons to be gained from every experience in your life and from those around you - using simple reason and the juggling of feelings, then wisdom will forever remain a faraway planet to you.”

Tags : Apathy Experiences Human Condition Humanism Humankind Insights Intelligence Lessons Life Life Lessons Love Love Quotes Mankind Memory Mind Philosophy Reason State Of Mind Suffering Suzy Kassem Quotes Tolerance Unconditional Love Unconditional Love And Wisdom Wise World
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

147. “If bullies actually believe that somebody loves them and believes in them, they will love themselves, they will become better people, and many will even become saviors to the bullied.”

Tags : Bullies Bully Bullying Compassion Empathy Greatness Love
Author : Dan Pearce
Source : Single Dad Laughing

148. “The only thing I hate about good people is that they like making their being good people bad people’s problem.”

Tags : Altruism Bad Charity Compassion Empathy Gene Genes Ghandi Good Hatred Humor Humour Mahatma Ghandi Mandela Mercy Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Philosophy Problem Satire Selflessness Social Criticism Sympathy Teresa Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

149. “Every single good person is a good person for their own sake, not for the sake of humanity, not even for the sake of another human being.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Compassion Empathy Gene Genes Genie Ghandi Good Humanity Humor Humour Mahatma Ghandi Mandela Mercy Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Philosophy Satire Selfishness Selflessness Sympathy Teresa Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

150. “To label someone as selfless is symptomatic of having bought the preposterous claim that a human being can have great concern for other human beings and little concern for themselves, or that, when taken to extremes, a human being can have great concern for other human beings and absolutely no concern for themselves.”

Tags : Altruism Charity Compassion Concern Empathy Gene Genes Genie Ghandi Humanity Humor Humour Label Mahatma Ghandi Mandela Mercy Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Philosophy Satire Satirist Selfishness Selflessness Sympathy Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

151. “No single bad person regards themselves as a bad person.”

Tags : Altruism Bad Charity Compassion Empathy Gene Genes Genie Ghandi Good Humanity Humor Humour Mahatma Ghandi Mandela Mercy Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Philosopher Satire Selfishness Selflessness Social Criticism Sympathy Teresa Unselfishness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

152. “The beauty is not in a person's face but how much s/he can face the life's challenges and remain true to oneself in years and days.”

Tags : Beautiful Person Beauty Compassion Courteous Crafty Empathy Face Humanity Humility Hypocrite Inspirational Inspiring Kind Life And Living Life Challenges Lifestyle Motivational Originality Plagiarism Sympathy True Mentor True Motivational Speaker True To Oneself Trustworthy Truthful Worthy
Author : Anuj Somany

153. “Look for the person everyone hates, and love them.”

Tags : Bully Caring Compassion Empathy Faith Forgiveness Friendship Genius Grace Hate Hope Love Mercy Opposition Outcast Pity Rebellion Rejection Relationship Spite Strength Sympathy Truth Unconditional Love Underdog
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

154. “Anguish is the universal language”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Inspiration Language Understanding
Author : Alice Fulton

155. “. . as A martial arts teacher, we should never forget the first time we stepped onto the Dojo ground, remembering this, we will be better equipped to teach the next generation of Karate practitioners”

Tags : Anxiety Budo Dojo Empathy Expertise Fighter Generation Ground Intelligence Quote Karate Kenpo Learning Novice Okinawa Practitioner Sensei Shinshii Shorinjiryu Spirit Students Warrior
Source : Shorinjiryu Ryujin Kenpo

156. “That was the thing about her. When you told her about an incident where you so badly screwed up, half expecting her to laugh at you in amusement, half anticipating a smirk of disgust, she would hardly express her pity or maybe she did express what she felt, for she would just nod her head, gesturing you to go on... As if it's normal... As if you're normal.”

Tags : Different Empathy Expressions Feelings Her Kind Kindness Life Love Misfit Normal Pity Pretty She Smile Sweet Sympathy Understand Understanding Understood

157. “You’re like a god from a Greek myth, Saiman. You have no empathy. You have no concept of the world beyond your ego. Wanting something gives you an automatic right to obtain it by whatever means necessary with no regard to the damage it may do. I would be careful if I were you. Friends and objects of deities’ desires dropped like flies. In the end the gods always ended up miserable and alone."— Kate Daniels”

Tags : Alone Ego Empathy Friendship Gods Greek Mythology Morality
Author : Ilona Andrews
Source : Magic Strikes

158. “I'll put it on my table where I keep my drawings," Hassan said.His saying that made me kind of sad. Sad for who Hassan was, where he lived. For how he'd accepted the fact that he'd grow old in that mud shack in the yard, the way his father had.”

Tags : Empathy Friendship Innocence Social Class Social Ladder
Source : The Kite Runner

159. “Your actions will always be what the world sees, but people who choose to see through God's eyes will always have the compassion to understand why.”

Tags : Actions Character Compassion Decisions Experiences Forgiveness God S Eyes Hardened Hearts Helping Hypersensitivity Intelligence Introspective Judgement Judgers Loving One Another Nuturers Open Heart Quality Tenderness Upbringing Wisdom

160. “Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren't so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do.”

Tags : Belief Bullying Distortion Explanations Faith Fear Fearless Feeling Feelings Friendship Gossip Grace Humans Open Mind People Personal Propaganda Relationship Sympathy Technology Trustful Trustworthiness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

161. “The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination”

Tags : Empathy Imagination Ireland Love Soul

162. “One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted.”

Tags : Adversity Affliction Compassion Crushed Cure Depression Detestable Empathy Failure Gloom God Grief Grief And Loss Heart Losing Loss Man Misery Sadness Sickness Sin Sorrow Suffering Tears
Author : Criss Jami

163. “An android,” he said, “doesn’t care what happens to another android. That’s one of the indications we look for."“Then,” Miss Luft said, “you must be an android.”

Tags : Androids Empathy Identity Crisis
Source : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

164. “It must be an odd person indeed that can say for certain they are normal.”

Tags : Acceptance Certainty Empathy Normal Odd Person Psychology Quip
Author : Initially NO
Source : Percipience: Outside the Range of Understood Sense

165. “Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.”

Tags : Bigotry Bridges Compassion Culture Culture Wars Cultures Empathy Hate Hatred Inspirational Intolerance Love Men Misattributed Misattributed To Isaac Newton Racism Separation Sympathy Tolerance Understanding Walls

166. “How does one develop compassion for someone with a completely different set of values without reading something from their point of view? Books are one of the ways in which we can truly get into the heads of people we would never meet in our ordinary lives and travel to countries we would otherwise never visit.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Reading
Source : The Woman Who Fell from the Sky

167. “To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love. (157)”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Love Suffering
Source : Confession of a Buddhist Atheist

168. “Feeling too much is a hell of a lot better than feeling nothing.”

Tags : Empathy Passion Stoicism
Author : Nora Roberts
Source : Midnight Bayou

169. “It's the hardest thing in the world to go on being aware of someone else's pain.”

Tags : Empathy Pain
Author : Pat Barker

170. “People rarely ventured outside the realm of their own hurts. They believed their own suffering was obvious to all, but might as well have been wearing blinders for all that they noticed anyone else's.”

Tags : Comfort Empathy Hurt Pain Sadness Society Suffering Understanding
Source : Touched with Sight

171. “Ask yourself if you’re taking the time to see beyond the surface.”

Tags : Empathy Stress Relief
Source : The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

172. “Empathy plays a crucial role in the reduction of stress from the moment of birth.”

Tags : Empathy Empathy For Others Stress Stress Management Stress Relief
Source : The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

173. “Empathy allows us to enter the world of another. It allows us to take a mental vacation from ourselves.”

Tags : Empathy Empathy For Others Stress Management
Source : The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

174. “Giving and empathy provide us with opportunities to nurture our innate goodness.”

Tags : Empathy Giving Stress Management
Source : The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

175. “The funny thing about the heart is a soft heart is a strong heart, and a hard heart is a weak heart.”

Tags : Compassion Consideration Consideration Of Others Empathy Funny Hard Hard Heart Hard Hearted Heart Joy Kindness Nice Odd Paradox Patience Patience And Love Pity Selflessness Sense Of Humor Soft Soft Heart Soft Hearted Strange Sympathy Weird
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

176. “Sure, some news is bigger news than other news. War is bigger news than a girl having mixed feelings about the way some guy fucked her and didn't call. But I don't believe in a finite economy of empathy; I happen to think that paying attention yields as much as it taxes.”

Tags : Empathy News Tragedy
Source : The Empathy Exams: Essays

177. “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”

Tags : Civilization Empathy
Author : Roger Ebert

178. “When it comes to moral dilemmas and matters of discerning right justice, my natural sympathy so often happens to land on the opposite end of that of most of my peers. I sometimes wonder if this is nothing more than the misguidedness and the wickedness of my own heart. I wonder other times if God wires some of us in such a way so that fair discourse might then be provided, so that honest and unbiased, due process is ultimately more likely to be carried out. Perhaps it is all necessary for variance of perception, for mindful debate: that the heart is meant to create a bit of bias on certain issues; as between one another, they weigh and balance. For not all hearts are the same.”

Tags : Argument Bias Compassion Court Discussion Empathy God Good Heart Immorality Injustice Judgment Justice Love Mercy Misguided Morality Opinions Perception Perspectives Problems Solutions Sympathy Trial Truth Variance Wicked
Author : Criss Jami

179. “Truth is on the side of compassion.”

Tags : Compassion Emotion Empathy Justice Logic Rational Truth

180. “Before you cut down the tree, think of the birds that take refuge on it”

Tags : Decision Making Empathy Food For Thought Life Life Challenges Opposition Pride Sympathy

181. “A person feels the pain in judicious proportion to the sensitive nature cherished in own world; otherwise there is enough fun, happiness, enjoyment and pleasure in life.”

Tags : Affection Callous Caring Character Enjoy Happiness Hearty Human Humanity Humbleness Humility Hypocrites Inspiring Love Materialist People Nature Quote Of The Day Sad Selfish Soul Searching True Mentor True Motivational Speaker
Author : Anuj Somany

182. “Forgiveness is a transformative act because it asks you to be a more empathetic and compassionate person, thereby making you better than the person you were when you were first hurt.”

Tags : Act Begin Anew Betray Better Cheated Compassion Empathetic Forget Forgive Forgive And Forget Forgiveness Future Heal Heartbreak Heartbroken Hurting Kamand Kojouri Kind Let Go Letting Go Lied Maturer Move On Move Past Present Rebirth Sadness Self Help Self Love Surrender Transcendent Transform Understand Understanding

183. “A person who goes for the morning walk in sleepers is likely to grasp the insightful things better on a sensitive-cum-sensible matter than one who goes for the walk with the shoes put on.”

Tags : Awakened Mind Awareness Brainy Brilliant Characteristics Of Leadership Empathy Facts Of Life Humanity Humility Insight Intelligent Jogging Leadership Morning Walk Motivational Observation Originality Sage Saying Sensibility Sensible Sensitive Sympathy True Motivational Speaker Understanding Wisdom Quotes
Author : Anuj Somany

184. “Half of the time, the Holy Ghost tries to warn us about certain people that come into our life. The other half of the time he tries to tell us that the sick feeling we get in a situation is not the other person’s fault, rather it is our own hang-ups. A life filled with bias, hatred, judgment, insecurity, fear, delusion and self-righteousness can cloud the soul of anyone you meet. Our job is never to assume,instead it is to listen, communicate, ask questions then ask more, until we know the true depth of someone’s spirit.”

Tags : Aquaintances Choices Dating Delusions Empathy Eternal Truths Exfamily Forgiving Family Forgiving Sisters Friends Holy Ghost Homeless Jesus Christ Knowing Someone Listen Love Mental Illness Promptings Reaching Out Relationships Resolutions Seeing Seeking Self Righteousness Spirtual Strangers

185. “Apathy is the door to ignorance. Empathy is the door to wisdom.”

Tags : Apathetic Apathy Attitude Caring Change Compassion Conscience Door Empathetic Empathy Heart Ignorance Ignorant Kindness Love Majority Masses Mind Mindset Paths Peace Perception Philosophy Society Thinking Wise
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

186. “The agony of the empath is feeling their pain but being unable to save them from it.”

Tags : Empath Empathetic Empathy

187. “I always wondered what it must be like to lose a twin—if somehow Mary felt it like it was happening to her. If she felt physical pain.”

Tags : Death Death And Dying Death Of A Loved One Empathetic Empathy Loss Pain Suffer Suffering Twin Twins
Source : Wasteland

188. “The gut is the seat of all feeling. Polluting the gut not only cripples your immune system, but also destroys your sense of empathy, the ability to identify with other humans. Bad bacteria in the gut creates neurological issues. Autism can be cured by detoxifying the bellies of young children. People who think that feelings come from the heart are wrong. The gut is where you feel the loss of a loved one first. It's where you feel pain and a heavy bulk of your emotions. It's the central base of your entire immune system. If your gut is loaded with negative bacteria, it affects your mind. Your heart is the seat of your conscience. If your mind is corrupted, it affects your conscience. The heart is the Sun. The gut is the Moon. The pineal gland is Neptune, and your brain and nervous system (5 senses) are Mercury. What affects the moon or sun affects the entire universe within. So, if you poison the gut, it affects your entire nervous system, your sense of reasoning, and your senses.”

Tags : Attitude Awareness Belly Body Brain Care Compassion Desensitize Desensitized Detox Eating Emotion Five Senses Humans Identify Lifestyle Mental Mercury Neptune Planets Reasoning Sympathy Thinking Universe
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

189. “The gut is the seat of all feeling. Polluting the gut not only cripples your immune system, but also destroys your sense of empathy, the ability to identify with other humans.”

Tags : Apathy Attitude Brain Care Caring Compassion Conscience Desensitize Desensitized Emotion Empathetic Empathy Feelings Gut Identify Immune System Immunity Medicine Nervous System Neurological Not Caring Reasoning Relate Sensitive Spirituality Sympathy
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

190. “Remember:all the thoughts you have of yourself and others are written on your face. Make them kind.”

Tags : Awareness Compassion Compassionate Consciousness Empathetic Empathy Gentle Gentleness Harmony Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kind Kindness Kojouri Love Practice Kindness Quote Remember Think Thinking Thoughts Together Togetherness Unity We Are One

191. “May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human.”

Tags : Burden Compassion Despair Disease Empathy Helping Human Rights Humanity Humankind Humanness Hunger Illness Inspirational Inspirational Quotes One Love One People One World Others Peace Poverty Rights Think Thinking

192. “I felt the kind of desperation, I think, that cancels the possibility of empathy...that makes you unkind.”

Tags : Desperation Empathy Unkindness
Author : Sue Miller
Source : While I Was Gone

193. “One of the benefits of aligning yourself with an indistinct cluster of people is that claiming to feel their pain is often enough.”

Tags : Britain Empathy Politics

194. “One either cares what others think about him, or cares what others think he thinks about them. If you want to find someone who doesn't care in the slightest what anyone thinks, try a lunatic asylum.”

Tags : Asylum Brain Care Cognition Compassion Crazy Empathy Honest Hospital Insane Insecurity Lunatic Mental Mental Hospital Pity Psychology Psychopath Sane Security Sociopath Sympathy Think
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

195. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”

Tags : Accountability Authenticity Belonging Courage Creativity Empathy Joy Love Meaning Purpose Spirituality Vulnerability
Author : Brené Brown
Source : Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

196. “What people don't understand about depression is how much it hurts. It's like your brain is convinced that it's dying and produces an acid that eats away at you from the inside, until all that's less is a scary hollowness. Your mind fills with dark thoughts; you become convinced that your friends secretly hate you, you're worthless, and then there's no hope. I never got so low as to consider ending it all, but I understand how that can happen to some people. Depression simply hurts too much.”

Tags : Acid Depressed Depression Depression Quotes Empathy Emptiness Emptiness In Heart Hopeless Hurt Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Mind Misunderstood Pain Poison Psychology Psychotherapy Suicidality Suicide Toxic Worthlessness

197. “The moderns, carrying little baggage of the kind that Shelly called "merely cultural," not even living in the traditional air, but breathing into their space helmets a scientific mixture of synthetic gases (and polluted at that) are the true pioneers. Their circuitry seems to include no atavistic domestic sentiment, they have suffered empathectomy, their computers hum no ghostly feedback of Home, Sweet Home. How marvelously free they are! How unutterably deprived!”

Tags : Deprivation Empathy Modern Society Progress Shallowness Technology
Source : Angle of Repose

198. “Appreciate youthfulness and empathize with elderly people.”

Tags : Age Appreciating Life Appreciation Quotes Elderly Care Elderly People Empathy Inspirational Life Joyful Living Quotes Joyful Quotes Thankful Life And Living Life Quotes Live An Extraordinary Life Live And Let Live Live Life So Well Live Your Best Life Old Age Old Man Old People Older People Wisdom Quotes Wise Quotes Youthful Arrogance Youthful Optimism Youthfulness
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

199. “The world needs them - the ones who absorb the emotions of others, which diminishes their pain and disquietude and the world also uses them as a repository for confessions, secrets, grudges and indignation. They will leave these uncommon and intuitive individuals feeling unburdened themselves while the unusual individual will be weighed down by having taken on those burdens in addition to their own. The world needs them but what they need is something as aberrant as themselves, and that is silence, stillness and rest.”

Tags : Empath Empaths Empathy Intuitive Rare Uncommon Unusual

200. “Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt...you're a better witness for what's beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty Compassion Empathy Witness
Source : Last Stop on Market Street