The dew of compassion is a tear.
(January 22, 1788 - April 19, 1824)
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
(April 01, 1929 - )
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert H. Humphrey
(May 27, 1911 - January 13, 1978)
Compassion is the desire that moves the individual self to widen the scope of its self-concern to embrace the whole of the universal self.
(April 14, 1889 - October 22, 1975)
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
(July 25, 1902 - May 21, 1983)
For every wise man there is one still wiser.
We prefer to believe that the absence of inverted commas guarantees the originality of a thought, whereas it may be merely that the utterer has forgotten its source.
(May 15, 1904 - June 20, 1999)
Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.