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Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
~ Myriam Miedzian

 

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The dew of compassion is a tear.
~ Lord Byron

 

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The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
~ Norman Cousins

 

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The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.
~ Everett M. Dirksen

 

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The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater ;burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.
~ Arthur H. Stainback

 

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The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another
~ Thomas Merton

 

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The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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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.
~ Milan Kundera

 

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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
~ Albert Schweitzer

 

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We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
~ George Eliot

 

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When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.
~ Haniel Long

 

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When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

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

 

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