These are for you dear reader. Please enjoy. Blessings, Gina
“The dew of compassion is a tear.” ~Lord Byron
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.” ~Thomas Jefferson
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~Dalai Lama
“I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream — a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men will not argue that the color of a man’s skin determines the content of his character; a dream of a nation where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone, but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of the human personality.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest teachers.” ~Lao Tzu
“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
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” ~Maya Angelou
“We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~Victor Frankl
“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.” ~Henry Ward Beecher
“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.
“Any ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.” ~Sharon Salzberg
“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.” ~Thomas Merton