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)
Seven's a banquet nine a brawl.
Oft expectation fails, and most oft where most it promises; and oft it hits where hope is coldest; and despair most sits
(April 26, 1564 - April 23, 1616)
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P. J. O'Rourke