Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence
of all things.
Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of
It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak
and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.
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.
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 youreself ...
Don't do to others what you would not like them to do to you.
--Karen Armstrong charterforcompassion.org
It would help to heal the breach between liberals and conservatives if we could shift the emphasis from belief systems to the spiritual virtues that all religions espouse: love or compassion that is not restricted to one's own tribe; generosity; forgiveness; justice tempered by mercy; respect and civility. --Huston Smith and Kendra Smith