Stumble this Tweet This Facebook share
DIGG this reddit this Email this

Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or an author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain

Home | Love Quotes | Sister Quotes | Search | Links | About
Topics: A- B- Ca- Co- D- E- F- G- H- I- J-K-L M- N-O Pa- Pr- Q-R Sa- Sk- T- U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Empathy Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Empathy

Please enjoy these Empathy Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Related topics: Spiritual Inspirational Unity Oneness

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination,
the whole world opens up to you.
- Susan Sarandon

 

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
- Meryl Streep

I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy.
I never studied acting, but those two qualities are
exactly the qualities that make for an activist.
- Susan Sarandon

I think empathy is a beautiful thing.
I think that's the power of film though.
We have one of the most powerful, one of the greatest
communicative tools known to man.
- Michelle Rodriguez

Please sign-up for my free Daily Inspiration email. Thank you, Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

People who work on the user interface side need to
have empathy as a key characteristic.
But if you are writing device drivers you don't really
need to understand humans so well.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I'm cursed with empathy.
I'm also by nature way too opinionated.
- John Shirley

I'm less interested in slasher, and go more for roles
that can affect you on a personal level.
I'm interested in human empathy in the movies I see,
and in the ones I am a part of.
- Joshua Leonard

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss
in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
- Anderson Cooper

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads
to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person.
In other words, to learn from the child,
we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
- Alice Miller

What Mr. Obama wants in a nominee isn't really "empathy" and "understanding."
He wants a liberal, activist Supreme Court justice.
- Karl Rove

True contentment comes with empathy.
- Tim Finn

I have been under considerable pressure to buy at least a laptop computer.
I have always turned the suggestions down for the reason
that I have never done creative work on a typewriter.
There is to me a lack of empathy.
- Winston Graham

We shall listen, not lecture; learn,
not threaten.
We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of
others and showing respect for them.
In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional
American values of restraint and empathy,
not on military might.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with
and that I can understand and love,
but also that has that challenge for me to play -
a different kind of role,
a different type of character, a different time period.
- Kathy Bates

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand,
if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able
to manage your distressing emotions,
if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships,
then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
- Daniel Goleman

The discoveries of how we can grow and the insights
we need to have really come from the inside out.
To have genuine empathy, not as a make-nice tool but as an understanding,
is essential to the next step.
- Patricia Sun

There are many respects in which America,
if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity
and the empathy appropriate to its size and power,
can be an intelligent example to the world.
- J. William Fulbright

Poets have to be sensitive to their audience,
but it does not mean that they censor themselves.
I realise my audience is diverse.
Some will read with empathy and curiosity while others will take offense.
- John Barton

"Empathy" is the latest code word for liberal activism,
for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to
be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want.
It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in
which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or,
if it did, would generate voter backlash.
- Karl Rove

There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy with the underdog,
with people who have suffered, people who have been
pushed around by foreigners in particular,
but also by their own people.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

Having played many roles of scientific intellect I
do have an empathy for that world.
It's been hard on me because flying the Enterprise
for seven years in Star Trek and sitting in Cerebro
in X-men has led people to believe that I know what I'm talking about.
But I'm still trying to work out how to operate the
air conditioning unit on my car.
- Patrick Stewart

When a mother quarrels with a daughter,
she has a double dose of unhappiness hers from the conflict,
and empathy with her daughter's from the conflict with her.
Throughout her life a mother retains this special need
to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
- Terri Apter

We need somebody who's got the heart,
the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom,
the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor
or African-American or gay or disabled or old -
and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges.
- Barack Obama

I have absolutely no empathy for camels.
I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible,
horrible, horrible creatures.
They don't like people.
It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans.
- Rachel Weisz

It is a great confidence in a friend
to tell him your faults;
greater to tell him his.
- Benjamin Franklin

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Life is greater than you have ever known it.
- Ernest Holmes

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

There is no neutrality.
There is only greater or lesser
awareness of one's bias.
- Phyllis Rose

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,
I think that is a much greater hunger,
a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
- Mother Teresa

You can have no dominion greater or
less than that over yourself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

The opportunity for greater courage
comes in the most ordinary of moments.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it.
Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There is a power for good in the universe
greater than you are and you can use it.
- Ernest Holmes

I do myself a greater injury in lying
than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
- Michel de Montaigne

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The greater our knowledge increases
the more our ignorance unfolds.
- John F. Kennedy

There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes
the greater part of his life getting his living.
- Henry David Thoreau

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery,
and you lose for certain; and the greater the number
of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty.
- Adam Smith

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

The self-assured believer is a greater sinner
in the eyes of God than the troubled disbeliever
- Soren Kierkegaard

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
- Michael Korda

There is no greater evidence of superior intelligence
than to be surprised at nothing.
- Josh Billings

The plainer the dress, the greater luster does beauty appear.
- Edward F. Halifax

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.
- Epicurus

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy -
in fact, they're almost incompatible;
one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.
Both at once can produce unbearable turmoil.
- Robert Heinlein

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

A conversation is greater than
the sum of its participants,
and can take on a life of its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


Thank you for visiting: Empathy Quotes and Sayings - Quotes about Empathy.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Relationship Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.



Read about copyright, terms of use, contact information, and more.