37 Compassion Quotes Filled With Kindness

When was the last time you shared a kind word? A simple gesture of compassion can go a long way – not only for those around us, but for ourselves as well. We often forget that acts of kindness don’t have to be necessarily grand. We all could use a little bit more kindness in our lives, and what better way to get inspired than with some compassion quotes.

It can be something as small as opening the door for someone or offering some encouraging words and having empathy for people going through a difficult times. To give your heart a kick-start this week on living with more compassion, here are 37 inspiring and witty quotes filled with kindness!

I hope you enjoy these quotes of compassion…

"A stranger’s compassion can make a world of difference." - Oprah Winfrey, Oprah's The Life You Want Planner
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1) “A stranger’s compassion can make a world of difference.” – Oprah Winfrey, Oprah’s The Life You Want Planner

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Compassion Quotes by Roy T. Bennett

"We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
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2) “We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

3) “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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Compassion Quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer

"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." - Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Basis of Morality
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4) “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, On the Basis of Morality

5) “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

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6) “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato

7) “Compassion is, by definition, relational. Compassion literally means ‘to suffer with,’ which implies a basic mutuality in the experience of suffering. The emotion of compassion springs from the recognition that the human experience is imperfect.” – Kristin Neff, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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8) “Compassion is a passion with a heart.” – Unknown

9) “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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Kindness from the heart…

"All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart." - Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
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10) “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” – Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

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11) “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

12) “Give Compassion: Every day the average person fights epic battles never told just to survive.”
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13) “Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.” – Rachael Joy Scott

14) “I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: There are sick people and they need curing.” – Albert Camus, The Plague

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15) “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

16) “I love this life and even if to be taken from me, I will love that you have yours. Cherish all life, for life, is worth cherishing.” – Tom Althouse

Compassion Quotes by the Dalai Lama

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
- Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness
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17) “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
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18) “Love and compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” – Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness

19) “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama

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20) “Compassion is at the heart of every little thing we do. It is the dearest quality we possess. Yet all too often it can be cast aside with consequences too tragic to speak of. To lose our compassion, we lose what it is to be human.” – Unknown

21) “It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.” – Barbara Walters

22) “I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” – Lao Tzu

Compassion Quotes by Steve Maraboli

"A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal." - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
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23) “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

24) “It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

25) “How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” – Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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26) “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.” – Simone de Beauvoir

27) “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

28) “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank: the play

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29) “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” – Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

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It’s your destiny…

"One love, one heart, one destiny." - Robert Marley
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30) “One love, one heart, one destiny.” – Robert Marley

31) “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

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32) “The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” – Bill Bullard

33) “Until you have real compassion, you cannot recognize love.” – Bob Thurman

34) “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

35) “Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” – Confucius

Compassion Quotes by Mother Teresa

"I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness." - Mother Teresa, A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations

36) “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” – Mother Teresa, A Gift for God: Prayers and Meditations

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

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