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compassion
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Definition sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • If I see one hungry child, I feel compassion, but when I hear of a million hungry children, I'm overwhelmed and turn my mind to other things.
compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act. It is not enough to act. We must act with intelligence.
  • compassionate = sympathetic when others suffer
  • She is especially compassionate.
  • studying compassion for emotional pain in contrast to compassion for physical pain
  • I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.
    Leo Rosten
  • Brain scans showed that while volunteers' recognition of another person's physical pain was immediate, compassion didn't register for some seconds.
  • The poet's, the writer's, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet's voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.
    William Faulkner
  • Something appears to have gone wrong; a liberal and compassionate social policy has bred all sorts of unanticipated and perverse consequences.
    Irving Kristol
  • But somebody with that much compassion could never be the killer we needed.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • For HIM she felt much compassion;— for Lucy very little—
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • In the past, I had seen her treat animals with more compassion than she did me.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • compassion = feeling or showing sympathy for another's suffering
  • His brother is filled with compassion for him.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • We talked about one of Morrie's favorite subjects, compassion, and why our society had such a shortage of it.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering
  • She thought often with wistful compassion of a wretched geranium that belonged to a town neighbor.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • But as I was saying, it is a fact that John has compassion deep inside of him, which is the real reason we got involved with the Pigman.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • like me, the lady next door who scowls on her way to the mailbox, or the kids who strut down the street, or my atheist friend who enjoys a good conversation, each bear an undying soul and deserve compassion.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • compassion = sympathy for another's suffering and wanting to help
  • Maxon at least had the capacity for compassion.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • Oh he did, he did, al-Ahmad said, his voice full of feeling, something like compassion.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Being true friends they gave me sensible advice and compassionate sympathy in roughly equal amounts.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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