Empathy Quotes
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Empathy quotes demonstrate the healing power of reaching out with compassion when someone is in need. Caring friends are angels in times of crisis. Empathy helps the world!

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Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing. Instead of offering empathy, we often have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling. Empathy, however, calls upon us to empty our mind and listen to others with our whole being.
Marshall Rosenberg

Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.
Erol Ozan

I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.
Roger Ebert

If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.
Frederick Buechner

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not – and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation – in its’ arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.
J. K. Rowling

Only by examining our personal biases can we truly grow as artists; only by cultivating empathy can we truly grow as people.
Jen Knox

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action.
Daniel Goleman

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.
Meryl Streep

To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love.
Stephen Batchelor - Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist

We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained.
Barack Obama

When someone is suffering, there is a deep, visceral reaction in the core of our being, a flood of empathy and a frightfully desperate compulsion to give aid.
Bryant McGill



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