21 Top Compassion Quotes

1. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

2. “I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” ― Mother Teresa

3. “There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion.” – Amit Ray

4. “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert,

5. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ― Aesop

6. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

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7. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” ― Gautama Buddha

8. “We have to make mistakes, it’s how we learn compassion for others.” ― Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife

9. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

10.“Beauty is the purest feeling of the soul. Beauty arises when soul is satisfied.”
― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Beauty and Compassion

Beauty and Compassion

11. “When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.” ― Steve Maraboli,

12. “At times anger will trigger harsh words. After a cooling period wisdom sets in; finally, the ability to speak from the heart with love and compassion.” ― Ana Monnar

13. “We often get caught up in our own reactions and forget the vulnerability of the person in front of us.” ― Sharon Salzberg

18. “We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all.” ― Amit Ray

19. “Ayurveda teaches us to love “as is” – not as we think people “should be.” ― Lissa Coffey

20. Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.- Henry Ward Beecher

21. “Simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu Quotes

Lao Tzu Quotes

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Purpose Of Life: Living A Meaningful Life

Here I tried to gather top eight views of the ancient and modern thinkers about the purpose of life. I explored the purpose of life from different point of views.  What is the purpose of life? Why are we here?  There is short term purpose as well as long term purpose of life. Our purpose does not at all have to be something great or something BIG. My career and vocation is directly tied to my purpose, though the way we make our living does not necessarily have to have anything to do with why you are here.  The value of our impact on others and on the world has nothing to do with its scale.

Aristotle argues that everything has a purpose or goal, and that the purpose is always to attain some good. In Book Ethics, he considers perhaps the most vexing question that humanity confronts: What is the purpose of life? Finding and clarifying the life purpose and core life intentions can help us to move with greater focus and clarity every day of your life.  Aristotle argued that as we mature, we act less aimlessly and more purposefully. We try to develop a plan for living that unites all our various purposes. Without a plan for living, we do not know what we are trying to do or why.

aristotle31“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – Aristotle

DL1“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” – Dalai Lama

Amit Ray“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,” – Amit Ray

ALE“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.” – Albert Einstein

rkennedy“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” – Robert F. Kennedy

ER1“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Gandhi“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Plato and Aristotle in The School of Athens fresco, by Raphael. Plato is pointing heavenwards to the sky, and Aristotle is gesturing to the world. Plato and Aristotle in The School of Athens fresco, by Raphael. Plato is pointing heavenwards to the sky, and Aristotle is gesturing to the world.

In Platonism, the meaning of life is in attaining the highest form of knowledge, which is the Idea of the Good, from which all good and just things derive utility and value. 

Give yourself time to explore the purpose of life and notice what touches and inspires you most deeply. Write down any answers or thoughts that come to you as you ponder these questions.

Top Ten Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something,it makes me incapable of doing it. When I believe I can,I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“If you want something really important to be done you must not merely satisfy the reason, you must move the heart also.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. ” ~ Mahatma Gandhi