35 Inspirational Quotes On Empathy

35 Inspirational Quotes On Empathy

Empathy is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. May these quotes inspire you to have empathy towards others so that we may make the world a better place.

1. “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Anonymous

2. “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” Maya Angelou

3. “Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.” Mohsin Hamid

4. “The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” Meryl Streep

5. “True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.” Anonymous

6. “We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.” Carl Rogers

7. “One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient.” Charles M. Blow

8. “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” Brene Brown

9. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

10. “Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people.” C. Joybell

11. “The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” Bill Bullard

12. “Have compassion and empathy in your heart. Many people are suffering deep emotional anguish beneath the surface of their lives, and smile even as they hurt inside.” Jim Palmer

13. “The death of human empathy is one of the earliest and most telling signs of a culture about to fall into barbarism.” Hannah Arendt

14. “See the light in each other. Be the light for each other.” Anonymous

15. “The opposite of anger is not calmness, it’s empathy.” Mehmet Oz

16. “The greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others.” Anonymous

17. “Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.” Seneca

18. “Stay connected to feel empathy, compassion, and understanding for yourself and others.” Vanessa Tucker

19. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato

20. “Empathy is a skill like any other human skill. If you get a chance to practice, you can get better at it.” Professor Simon Baron Cohen

21. “Compassion, empathy, and love are the real pillars we need to build within ourselves to become human.” Loknath

22. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Teresa

23. “There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy and a grace in forgiveness.” Anonymous

24. “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” Roger Ebert

25. “The outward expression of empathy is courtesy.” Stewart Butterfield

26. “No one heals themselves by wounding another.” Anonymous

27. “We must understand before we judge.” Anonymous

28. “Empathy and compassion will make our world better.” Anonymous

29. “Empathy requires knowing that you know nothing.” Leslie Jamison

30. “When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” Susan Sarandon

31. “Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and ourself.” Carl R. Rogers

32. “Love is that enviable state that knows no envy or vanity, only empathy and a longing to be greater than oneself.” Anonymous

33. “The functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.” Dean Koontz

34. “Empathy is essential to peace.” Anonymous

35. “Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives.” Oprah Winfrey