To commiserate is sometimes more than to give, for money is external to a man's self, but he who bestows compassion communicates his own soul. -- William Mountford

Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem. -- Stephen Covey

Loving life is a two-way street...We don't receive care and compassion if we don't extend them to others. -- George Shinn

A thoughtful act or a kind word may pass in a moment, but the warmth and care behind it stay in the heart forever. -- Unknown Author

There never was any heart truly great and gracious, that was not also tender and compassionate. -- Robert South

The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis. -- Thurgood Marshall

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -- The Dalai Lama

Compassion is about stepping outside yourself. It means acknowledging that you're part of something larger by finding a way to be of help, aid, and support for those we share the world with, even animals. -- Julia Barr

A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. -- William J. Bennett

When you go out into this world remember: compassion, compassion, compassion. -- Betty Williams

Make no judgments where you have no compassion. -- Anne McCaffrey

I think that what's important is to base one's convictions on compassion for others and an ambitious sense of the possible... -- Wendy Kopp

Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all. -- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back. -- Unknown Author