15 Empathy Quotes To Inspire Your Day

This capacity for empathy leads to a genuine encounter – we have to progress toward this culture of encounter – in which heart speaks to heart. – Pope Francis

If you look into someone’s face long enough, eventually you’re going to feel that you’re looking at yourself. – Paul Auster

An exchange of empathy provides an entry point for a lot of people to see what healing feels like. – Tarana Burke

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eye for an instant? – Henry David Thoreau

The greatest cruelty is our casual blindness to the despair of others. – Anonymous

Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act. – Eric Zorn

I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. – Walt Whitman

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart. – Tahereh Mafi

Love is about bottomless empathy, born out of the heart’s revelation that another person is every bit as real as you are. – Jonathan Franzen

We need to teach our children empathy and care and love and communication and social responsibility in preparation for adulthood. – Maya Soetoro-Ng

When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them. – Criss Jami

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

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other. – Meryl Streep

The real test of love is loving those who we feel are the hardest ones to love. – Criss Jami

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

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