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Compassion

  • "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
  • “It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.”
    ~ Steve Maraboli
  • "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in life you will have been all these". ~ George Washington Carver
  • “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ~Dalai Lama
  • “Give children at least as many chances to show compassion as they have to be competitive.”
    ~ Erica Layman
  • “A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ~Albert Einstein
  • "Lack of forgiveness causes almost all of our self-sabotaging behavior." Mark Victor Hansen
  • "Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself." ~Nathaniel Brand
  • To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your appointment with life.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?” ~Henry David Thoreau
  • I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. ~Rudyard Kipling

Love

  • "What matters more in life than how to [be] love?" ~David Simon, MD
  • "All that matters and carries on when we are gone is how we love"~ Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • "Without love, we merely exist. With love, we truly live." ~Larry James
  • We accept the love we think we deserve.”  ~ Stephen Chbosky,
  • "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love."
    ~ Mother Teresa
  • “When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.” ~ Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  • "Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead." ~Oscar Wilde
  • “ There is no remedy for love but to love more. ” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." ~ Mother Teresa
  • "Hatred never ceases byhatred; it only ceases by love. This is a timeless truth." ~Joseph Goldstein
  • "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”  ~ Tom Bodett
  • We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." ~ Orson Welles
  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” ~ Holy Bible: New nternational Version

Loving Kindness

  • "Give yourself permission first - and then give just one other person permission to love themselves in every moment of today." ~Marilee Bresciani Ludvik"
  • "It is amazing the difference that One person can make in the life of another. Be the positive difference for another." ~Marilee Bresciani Ludvik
  • It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are. Sharon Salzberg
  • "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you". ~ Princess Diana
  • “Love is the highest form of meditation.” ~ Eric Micha'el Leventhal
  • “Unconditional Love is the outer expression of Inner Peace.” ~ Alaric Hutchinson

Gratitude

  • "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." ~Frank A. Clark
  • “The moment that you give gratitude is the moment that you find happiness. The moment that you lose gratitude your happiness will vanish and slip through your fingers” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

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