November: Empathy

2018

Everything we do is in service of our needs. When this one concept is applied to our view of others, we'll see that we have no real enemies, that what others do to us is the best possible thing they know to do to get their needs met.

Marshall Rosenberg (1934 – 2015) USA

2017

Everything we do is in service of our needs. When this one concept is applied to our view of others, we'll see that we have no real enemies, that what others do to us is the best possible thing they know to do to get their needs met.

Marshall Rosenberg (1934 – 2015) USA

2016

Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize?

Marcus Aurelius (121AD – 180 AD)

2015

If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.

Dalai Lama (1935 - ) China

2014

Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.

Anonymous

2013

The more we know, the better we forgive. Those who feel deeply feel for all living beings.

Madame de Stael (1766 – 1817) France

2012

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 (1924 – 1998) USA

2011

How we see and feel about other people, so we want to be seen and felt about.

Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874 – 1929) Austria

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