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  • The kindliness was so great that it made their love seem small and mean, because only something contemptible could evoke such immensity of compassion.
  • For the first time, she looked attentive; not compassionate; but, at least, attentive.
  • Oh, he’s the type of man for whom one can feel no compassion?
  • Compassion is a wonderful thing.
  • You don’t have to hold your stomach, your heart or your spirit up—when you feel compassion.
  • Compassion is the greatest virtue.
  • There’s got to be suffering in the world, else how would we be virtuous and feel compassion?
  • They make some sort of feeble stew out of sympathy, compassion, contempt and general indifference, and they call it love.
  • It did not look like the countenance of men who watch the agony of another with a secret pleasure, uplifted by the sight of a beggar who needs their compassion; it did not bear the cast of the hungry soul that feeds upon another’s humiliation.

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  • 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.
  • It is not enough to be compassionate. We must act. It is not enough to act. We must act with intelligence.

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