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Empathy Quotes To Help You Understand How Another Person is Feeling

Empathy Quotes

Empathy is never alone. It needs courage and patience to empathize with someone; because it is difficult to put our own thoughts aside and understand somebody else’s thoughts. So to make you better at empathizing with people we have brought this beautiful collection of Empathy Quotes and Sayings on compassion, Sympathy & Kindness, read on and be a better human in life.

Empathy and sympathy may sound similar, but there is a huge difference between them. Sympathy means to get saddened by someone else’s pain and misery and feel bad about it. On the other hand, empathy literally means to wear the shoes of the person in front and not only feel his pain but to also understand why he is doing what he is doing. And to consider the thoughts of someone else behind his actions take courage and patience.
The world would be a better place if we start empathizing with the people around us. Almost all humans are living with unknown and unsaid pain in their hearts. And we as humans can make this world a bit happier by not judging people and further by understanding the grief of others whenever we can.

So here are these powerful Empathy Quotes, and Sayings on Compassion, Sympathy & Kindness, read on and be the part of a better human future:

Empathy Quotes

  • “Empathy means both understanding others on their own terms and bringing them within the orbit of one’s own experience.” –Jacob A. Belzen
Empathy Quotes
  • “The only way to change someone’s mind is to connect with them from the heart.” –Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • “Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work.” –Daniel Goleman
  • “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  • “If we can get man to the moon, we can get man to walk in each other’s shoes.” —Mary Gordon
  • “We need empathy, we need the eyes that still can weep.” –Lydia Millet
  • “I call him religious who understands the suffering of others.” ―Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.” –Barbara Kingsolver
  • “Empathetic presence involves listening to someone’s pain with what I call the five A’s: attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection, and allowing.”—David Richo
  • “Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” –Barack Obama
  • “There is no force in the world better able to alter anything from its course than love.” -Gregory Boyle
Empathy Quotes
  • “It is the weak that expresses aggressiveness to show strength. But real strength, it’s in the gentle.” ―Nurudeen Ushawu
  • “People need people who show that they care.” –Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “Practicing kindness increases our ability to be empathetic. It helps keep our hearts open. And that, truly, is the best way to live.” ―Kristi Bowman
  • “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ―Shannon L. Alder
  • “It is true that I am endowed with an absurd sensitiveness, what scratches others tears me to pieces.” ―Gustave Flaubert
  • “Every day you need to take some actions – actions to improve your life and actions to improve someone else’s life.” ―Amit Ray
  • “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” –Walt Whitman
  • I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him… The land of tears is so mysterious.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • “I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.” —Roger Ebert
Empathy Quotes
  • “Experiencing terrible pain opens our hearts and minds to express compassion for other people and communion with ourselves.” ―Kilroy J. Oldster
  • “Empathy, sympathy, love, and justice create a place only in such character, where humanity fragrances and tongue stays sober.” –Ehsan Sehgal
  • “The little things you do can be very significant to others.” ―Wayne Gerard Trotman
  • “If you have never suffered through it, then you don’t understand it. There are no exceptions.” –Richelle E. Goodrich

Best Quotes About Empathy

  • “The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.” –Mehmet Oz
  • “We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • “Judge tenderly, if you must. There is usually a side you have not heard, a story you know nothing about, and a battle waged that you do not have to fight.” –Traci Lea Larussa
  • “Those who are governed by reason desire nothing for themselves which they do not desire for the rest of humankind.” ―Baruch Spinoza
  • “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” –Brené Brown
  • “Feeling too much is a hell of a lot better than feeling nothing.” –Nora Roberts
  • “Empathy is connection; it’s a ladder out of the shame hole.”  –Brené Brown

  •  “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” –Alfred Adler
  • “Wearing another’s skin is the most effective way to learn sympathy.” ―A G Howard
  • “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” –Jesse Jackson
  • “Empathy requires knowing that you know nothing.” –Leslie Jamison
  • “Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.” –Eric Zorn
  • “Empathy is like giving someone a psychological hug.” –Lawrence J

  • “The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” –Meryl Streep
  • “When a good man is hurt all who would be called good must suffer with him.” –Euripides
  • “Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.” –Marshall B. Rosenberg
  •  “Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.” –Mohsin Hamid

  • “Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.” —Max Carver

  • “If you want more kindness in the world, put some there.” ―Zero Dean
  • “We have to teach empathy as we do literacy.” –Bill Drayton
  • “Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and yourself.” –Carl R. Rogers
  • “If it is not tempered by compassion, and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.” –Karen Armstrong
  • “When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.” ―Criss Jami

Quotes About Compassion and Empathy

  • “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” –Maya Angelou
Quotes About Compassion and Empathy
  • “What you don’t realize is that the world does not need more perfection. It needs more compassion and empathy.” ―Tessa Dare
  •  “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” –Brene Brown
  • “Empathy is the gateway; compassion is the way.” ―Scott Perry
  • “There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.” ―Mary Anne Radmacher
Quotes About Compassion and Empathy
  • “When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” –Susan Sarandon
  • “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” –John Steinbeck
  • “The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” –Bill Bullard
  •  “It’s the hardest thing in the world to go on being aware of someone else’s pain.” ―Pat Barker
  • Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” –Albert Einstein
Best Quotes About Compassion and Empathy
  • “Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.” –Anderson Cooper
  • “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ―Ernest Hemingway
  • “The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” –Oprah Winfrey

Humans are quick to judge without ever knowing the story of others. And this is our biggest mistake. And we not only judge unknown people, we also rarely try to understand our loved ones. Sometimes people are driven by things and they might do something off in the moment. And that is why we sometimes need do understand people. So with this, we hope you have a good day ahead.

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