Quotation Explorer - 'Empathy'

In my opinion, works of art should be viewed as gifts; something precious given from a point of empathy, where personal enrichment is vastly superior to the value of the gift, and the giver begs for nothing but for the gift to shine on its own. - Kevin Focke
Reason is powerless when we express love with empathy and kindness. - Debasish Mridha
Writers don't write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don't. ...If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. - Nikki Giovanni
Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge… is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding. - Bill Bullard
Nowhere in the bible did it say, Only show compassion and empathy to those you can trust. If we did that, we would be burying homeless people every day. - Shannon L. Alder
Familiarity is the gateway drug to empathy. - iO Tillett Wright
Loss of empathy might well be the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all, the silent blade of an unseen enemy, tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength.
What is love?It's not empathy, nor kindness.Empathy takes two, the one who hurts and the one who empathizes.Kindness takes two, the one who gives and the one who takes.But love takes just one.The two get together into one.They don't separate.The "I" and the "you" disappear.I LOVE MEANS I DISAPPEAR.. - Nikos Kazantzakis
There's a war between two wolves inside everybody. One is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other's good. It's love, peace, beauty, happiness, truth, hope, joy, humility, kindness, and empathy. "Who wins...?""The one you feed". - MK Asante
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. - Meryl Streep
Empathy and a huge imagination explain a lot of mysteries in the universe. - Shannon L. Alder
...empathy is the most important power there is. Without it, we are doomed. With it, we can truly change the world.(interview from USC) - - Deborah Harkness
Depression thrives in secrecy but shrinks in empathy. - Seth Adam Smith
When words remain unspoken and emotions are left unexpressed, just a glint in the eyes from otherness can inflame the mind and rouse a shower of empathy. ("Only needed a light ") - Erik Pevernagie
The opportunity of studying history, is the opportunity to experience empathy. - John Green
The most valuable things in life are not measured in monetary terms. The really important things are not houses and lands, stocks and bonds, automobiles and real state, but friendships, trust, confidence, empathy, mercy, love and faith.
Good and bad are illusions. What exists is either the presence of empathy or the lack of it. I think this should become the new, clear definition of how we see people. No more "good" and no more "bad". Those terms are highly subjective. - C. JoyBell C.
Think of a world where Detachment, Gratitude and Empathy were subjects included in every grade school’s curriculum. A new generation would emerge with an attitude of peace, contentment and an overall appreciation for everything and everyone - Gary Hopkins
People die from lack of shared empathy and affinity. By establishing social connectedness, we give hope a chance and the other can become heaven. ( "Le ciel c'est l'autre" ) - Erik Pevernagie
Kindness is love in action, not feeling emotions or thoughts of empathy only. Kindness is doing! - Shannon L. Alder
Empathy is at the heart of the actor's art. - Meryl Streep
Let's go old school to impress people. Wear a smile, rather than a branded dress. Crease out our differences with understanding. And, use empathy, care, and patience as accessories. Then, let's make a conversation, not talk. Ah, what a fine world it would be! Fine, pure and minus artifice. - Saru Singhal
Most people know the physical senses, but a lot of people don’t know the soul’s senses: empathy, trust, intuition, love and harmony - Steven Aitchison
Today's society is wanting in such a way that Honor, Integrity, Trust, Compassion, Empathy are left for the homeless and their pets. - Solange nicole
So I believe in the redeeming power of stories, I believe that stories are incredibly important, possibly in ways we don't understand, in allowing us to make sense of our lives, in allowing us to escape our lives, in giving us empathy and in creating the world that we live in. - Neil Gaiman
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
You don't have to go through someone's pain to understand it. Empathy is enough. - Saru Singhal
Relatedness is vital in a time when so many people suffer from social deafness. Emotional insensitivity being caused by a redoubtable tin ear makes it impossible to hear any signs of empathy or capture the vibrant qualities of ‘sharing’. ("Only needed a light ") - Erik Pevernagie
Earl: Augh! They're trying to take the wolf off the endangered list .Mooch: I know. But did you hear what they're putting back on the endangered list? Earl: What?Mooch: Empathy and compassion. - Patrick McDonnell
...empathy is the driving force behind the experience of emotions in narratives (Keen, 2006; Mar et al., 2006; Oatley, 2011). - Mikkel Wallentin
teach usequality through empathy - Michelle Frost
I believe in love. I believe it transforms, transports, and transcends. I believe it fine-tunes goodness, solidifies strength, ripens resolve, eradicates rage, alleviates stress, and elevates empathy. - Lisa Kogan
As a country we learn a lot about ability, but very little about human empathy. - Premchand Shetty
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
Empathy is the stepping stone to respect - Vusi JCK Maseko
Teach the children compassion and empathy, for all creatures are born selfish. - Abhijit Naskar
One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man. - Charles M. Blow
Empathy is the sunlight to the vampire of culture. - Stefan Molyneux
...Because a book is a little empathy machine. It puts you inside somebody else’s head. You see out of the world through somebody else’s eyes. It’s very hard to hate people of a certain kind when you’ve just read a book by one of those people. - Neil Gaiman
Ironically, torture requires empathy, too, in the sense that one cannot deliberately inflict pain without realizing what is painful. - Frans de Waal
Writing fiction is one of the greatest forms of empathy. It's not enough to simply write from the perspective of your characters...you have to feel what they feel. - Melody Robinette
To forgive a friend, one must practice generosity. To forgive an enemy, one must practice empathy. To forgive yourself requires charity. Forgiveness is a sacred act of gallantry. - Mac MacKenzie
None of us get to choose our race but we all get to choose how we overcome its hurtles. Whether we jump or stumble...what matters most is that we take each moment in stride. Compassion, love, forgiveness and empathy will always win the human race. - Jason Versey
Why do you write meaningless philosophy? you asked. Because it gives meaning to life, I whispered with deep empathy. - Debasish Mridha
Too many people are endowed with a feeling of entitlement, but born without God-given empathy. - C. JoyBell C.
I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you'd get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy. - Nikki Giovanni
Without empathy, there'd be no harmony in diversity - Jennifer Tindugan-Adoviso
Empathy is a creative act. It is the act of imagining ourselves not only in another's shoes, but perhaps inhabiting their very heart and soul. - Michele Jennae
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. - Dean Koontz
My mother, who taught me how to read and write and home-schooled me for the first 12 years of my life, whose presence shaped me as much as her absence did, who imbibed in me the values of empathy and fearlessness and hard work, looks down on me today with great pride. - Sharad Vivek Sagar
Fear trumps empathy. - Cindy Aime
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
Like works of literature, mathematical ideas help expand our circle of empathy, liberating us from the tyranny of a single, parochial point of view. - Daniel Tammet Thinking in Numbers How Maths Illuminates Our Lives
A lack of empathy is the greatest crime of all. - Aaron Lauritsen
The emotional states are liberated inside water, we calm down emotionally, we become more sensitive, we are able to "touch" deeper ourselves and other beings. Empathy is echoing back to us giving subtle vibrations from the realm of the senses. Find your water ~ - Grigoris Deoudis
Reason and logic, fused with intuition and empathy, equals awakened consciousness and spirituality. - Dara Reidyr
Fiction challenges us and works its miracles by placing us in the skin of another human being and teaching us empathy. - Hugh Howey
A lack of empathy is the biggest crime of all. - A.S.L.
There are basically two kinds of people: those who have empathy and care about others and those who don't. The ones who don't are creating most of the problems in the world. - Laurence Overmire
Apathy is, too often, a result of overexposure to stressful, highly emotional situations. To rekindle empathy, sometimes we need some space. It's okay to walk away so that you can feel love for someone again. Sometimes for a moment. Sometimes forever. - Vironika Tugaleva
Once we are able to combine a feeling of empathy for others with a profound understanding of the suffering they experience, we become able to generate genuine compassion for them. We must work at this continually. - Dalai Lama XIV
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