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57+ Compassion Quotes & Images To Inspire EMPATHY

Find inspiration to see things from someone else’s perspective and have more empathy in your life with these quotes! I chose four of my favorites and made them into a free printable pdf to hang up around your space. Check it out and let me know what you think…

Inspiring Words Of Compassion

rumi inspirational saying on compassion

1. “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi

brene brown youre not alone inspiring words

2. “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brene Brown

kindness in giving creates love lao tzu saying

3. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

being compassionate and caring leo buscaglia

4. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

compassion is the way quote scotty perry

5. “Empathy is the gateway; compassion is the way.” – Scott Perry

use your voice for kindness inspirational quote

6. “Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.” – Unknown

mary davis act of kindness quote

7. “We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.” – Mary Davis

peace can only be achieved by understanding

8. “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

Compassion Printable Wall Art

printable quotes about kindness and compassion

Whether you have a vision board or want to have up some positive quotes on the fridge… you’re going to love these! You can download the free printable below or grab the entire pack of quotes at the end of the post…

Here’s how to print:

  • Download the PDF below
  • Print off on heavy-weight paper
  • Trim along the cutmarks
  • Hang them up around your space to inspire a compassionate and empathic mindset throughout your day

Compassion Quotes For Students

have the courage to display empathy towards others

9. “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” – Maya Angelou

simplicity patience and compassion in life lao tzu

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

marcus aurelius be compassionate to others caption

11. “Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?” – Marcus Aurelius

reaching down and lifting people up quote

12. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

kristi bowman practicing kindness increases our ability to be empathetic

13.Practicing kindness increases our ability to be empathetic. It helps keep our hearts open. And that, truly, is the best way to live.” – Kristi Bowman

jesse jackson helping other people in life inspiring caption

14. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

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compassion and tolerance dalai lama quote

15. “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” – Dalai Lama

dieter uuchtdorf compassionate inspirational saying for students

16. “Let our hearts be stretched out in compassion toward others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Love & Relationship To Be Compassionate

shannon alder let others know they are not alone quote

17. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder

daniel goleman quote about true compassion

18. “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” – Daniel Goleman

our human compassion nelson mandela

19. “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” – Nelson Mandela

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one act of kindness jackie chan

20. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

loknath compassion empathy and love

21. “Compassion, empathy, and love are the real pillars we need to build within ourselves to become human.” – Loknath

mary anne radmacher act of kindness quotation

22. “There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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carl rogers compassion saying about empathy and knowing youself

23. “Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and yourself.” – Carl R. Rogers

mason cooley compassion brings us to a stop quote

24. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” – Mason Cooley

Self Compassion Quotes & Sayings

when you learn self compassion quote to inspire

25. “When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic.” – Henepola Gunaratana

compassion begins with self kindness pema chodron

26. “Compassion for others begins with kindness to ourselves.” – Pema Chodron

brene brown quote about finding yourself and being compassionate

27. “It’s hard to practice compassion when we’re struggling with our authenticity or when our own worthiness is off-balance.” – Brene Brown

most loving option for yourself quotation

28. “Compassion knows that choosing the higher road in any situation is the most loving option for you.” – Debbie Ford

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having compassion for yourself kristen neff quotation

29. “Having compassion for yourself means that you honor and accept your humanness.” – Kristen Neff

tara brach feeling compassion for ourselves

30. “Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.” – Tara Brach

empathy requires being humble quote leslie jamison

31. “Empathy requires knowing that you know nothing.” – Leslie Jamison

refusal to be in an adversary relationship with yourself

32. “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself.” – Nathaniel Branden

compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves quote

33. “Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves.” – Pema Chodron

Life Quotes To Inspire Empathy

give cheerful and accept grateful saying about life

34. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

roy t bennett more compassion less judgment quote

35. “More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” – Roy T. Bennett

sharon salzberg power of compassion

36. “Someone who has experienced trauma also has gifts to offer all of us – in their depth, their knowledge of our universal vulnerability, and their experience of the power of compassion.” – Sharon Salzberg

grace in forgiveness john connolly

37. “There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” – John Connolly

heal sorrows and wounds are healed with compassion jack kornfield quote

38. “Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Jack Kornfield

acts of kindness life quote from scott adams

39. “There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams

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albert einstein compassion quotation

40. “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

how much you care teddy roosevelt qoute about life

41. “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

gandhi simple acts of kindness are powerful

42. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Gandhi

Quotes About Compassion For Others

be kind to everybody you meet motivation

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

togetherness quote about compassion for others in life

44.God’s dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.” – Desmond Tutu

john steinbeck can only understand people quote

45. “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck

only compassion can heal quotation steve maraboli

46. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” – Steve Maraboli

practice of compassion inspirational quotation dalai lama

47. “One of the secrets of inner peace is the practice of compassion.” – Dalai Lama

jim palmer have compassion and empathy in your heart

48. “Have compassion and empathy in your heart. Many people are suffering deep emotional anguish beneath the surface of their lives, and smile even as they hurt inside.” – Jim Palmer

f scott fitzgerald remember to be compassionate towards others

49. “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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empathy is seeing with the eyes of another alfred adler

50. “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler

Short Compassion Quotes & Captions

anne mccaffrey short quote about compassion

51. “Make no judgements where you have no compassion.” – Anne McCaffrey

john green forgiveness for others short caption

52. “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.” – John Green

short quote from anne frank about giving to others

53. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

stories teach us empathy justin simien short saying

54. “Stories teach us empathy. They reveal to us ourselves in the skins of others.” – Justin Simien

look to life others up quote

55. “Look for a way to lift someone up. And if that’s all you do, that’s enough.” – Elizabeth Lesser

there is an opportunity for kindness quotation

56. “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Seneca

empathy is understanding marshall b rosenberg

57. “Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg

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