Extended Reflections – Compassion

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“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” -George Washington Carver

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

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“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa

“In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”― Elizabeth Gilbert

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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.”― John Joseph Powell

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.”― Albert Einstein

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“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.”― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”― John Bunyan

“…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.”― Daniel Goleman

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“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.”― Roy T. Bennett

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”-Philippians 4:8

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”― Mahatma Gandhi

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“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.”
― Louis C.K

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

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

“Compassion is a verb.”― Thich Nhat Hanh

“Beauty is not who you are on the outside, it is the wisdom and time you gave away to save another struggling soul like you.”― Shannon L. Alde

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“Compassion is the chief law of human existence.”― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to a place where they are weak, vulnerable, lonely, and broken.”- Henri J. M Nouwen

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“The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life.”― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“No one reaches out to you for compassion or empathy so you can teach them how to behave better. They reach out to us because they believe in our capacity to know our darkness well enough to sit in the dark with them.”― Brené Brown

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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, motivator, sometimes writer, faith

11 thoughts on “Extended Reflections – Compassion

    1. p.s. I loved it so much I just reblogged it, hope you don’t mind. Thanks very much Suzette for the inspiring montages! 😊🙏💖🌷And for spreading this light in the world. 🔆

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