What follow are some quotes on compassion which caught my eye.
My thoughts on compassion are compassion is what always motivated Jesus in HIS interactions with people when HE walked on this earth. It is compassion which continues to motivate Jesus in HIS expressions of love and understanding towards me and in HIS work to bring healing to my life. It is always with compassion that Jesus reaches out in love. HIS compassion is the most incredible thing that you will ever feel. Just one glance into HIS eyes and HIS compassion reaches deep inside me and enables me to respond to HIM. Jesus is reaching out to you and to me with the most incredible compassion that in trying to describe it I run out of words. So, take a moment and glance towards HIM and allow HIS compassion to reach into those deepest darkest places inside of you and bring you hope.
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things - Thomas Merton
Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfilment - Arthur Jersild
Compassion is not sentiment but is making justice and doing works of mercy. Compassion is not a moral commandment but a flow and overflow of the fullest human and divine energies - Matthew Fox
The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, forgiveness - H.H. the Dalai Lama
Always treat others as you'd like to be treated yourself ... Don't do to others what you would not like them to do to you -Karen Armstrong charterforcompassion.org
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