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Quotes of the Day for 11 March 2001 – Compassion

As a partial response to several requests from readers comforting loved ones at a time of loss, here are a few quotes on Compassion. More than just sympathy, the roots of this word mean "to suffer with."

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The quotes:

Make no judgements where you have no compassion.
     - Anne McCaffrey

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.
     - Barbara Garrison

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

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
     - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813 - 1887

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong - because someday you will have been all of these.
     - George Washington Carver, 1864 - 1943


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