In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Author: Anne Baxter (1923-1985)
Profession: American Actress
Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.
Author: John Berger (1926)
Profession: British Actor, Critic
I know the compassion of others is a relief at first. I don't despise it. But it can't quench pain, it slips through your soul as through a sieve. And when our suffering has been dragged from one pity to another, as from one mouth to another, we can no longer respect or love it.
Author: Georges Bernanos (1888-1948)
Profession: French Novelist, Political Writer
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
Author: Bhagavad Gita
Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata
The dew of compassion is a tear.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
Author: Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Profession: Spanish Cellist, Conductor, Composer
The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
Author: Norman Cousins (1915-1990)
Profession: American Editor, Humanitarian, Author
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)
Profession: British Poet
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.
Author: Everett M. Dirksen (1896-1969)
Profession: American Representative, Senator
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
Author: Meister Eckhart (1260-1326)
Profession: German Mystic
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)
Profession: British Novelist
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: American Author, Philosopher
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.
Author: Milan Kundera (1929)
Profession: Czech Author, Critic
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
Author: Rush Limbaugh (1951)
Profession: American TV Personality