Empathy Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Abraham Lincoln” float=”none” width=”100%”]When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Anderson Cooper” float=”none” width=”100%”]Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Andre Gide” float=”none” width=”100%”]Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Barbara Kingsolver” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carl Rogers” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is a special way of coming to know another and ourself, a kind of attuning and understanding. When empathy is extended, it satisfies our needs and wish for intimacy, it rescues us from our feelings of aloneness.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carl Rogers” float=”none” width=”100%”]The state of empathy, or being empathic, is to perceive the internal frame of reference of another with accuracy and with the emotional components and meanings which pertain thereto as if one were the person.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carolyn Calloway-Thomas” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is the crucible of intercultural relations.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles G. Morris” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy depends not only on one’s ability to identify someone else’s emotions but also on one’s capacity to put oneself in the other person’s place and to experience an appropriate emotional response.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Daniel Goleman” float=”none” width=”100%”]A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Daniel H. Pink” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Deepa Kodikal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is putting yourself in another’s shoes to find out what exactly that person is feeling or going through at the given time. It basically refers to being at a common wavelength with someone.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dietrich Bonhoeffer” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elizabeth Thomas” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is the only human superpower – it can shrink distance, cut through social and power hierarchies, transcend differences, and provoke political and social change.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eric Zorn” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Euripides” float=”none” width=”100%”]When a good man is hurt all who would be called good must suffer with him.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”F. Scott Fitzgerald” float=”none” width=”100%”]Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Frans De Waal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy as a complex emotion is different. It requires awareness of the other person’s feelings and of one’s own reactions. The appropriate reaction may not be to cry when another person cries, but to reassure them, or even to leave them alone.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gary Bauer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”George Mcgovern” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction ‘Love the neighbor as thyself.'[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Gloria Steinem” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Goldie Hawn” float=”none” width=”100%”]We need to have empathy. When we lose empathy, we lose our humanity.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”H. Jackson Brown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Harper Lee” float=”none” width=”100%”]You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Ford” float=”none” width=”100%”]If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Homer” float=”none” width=”100%”]Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jack Handey” float=”none” width=”100%”]Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jacob A. Belzen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy means both understanding others on their own terms and bringing them within the orbit of one’s own experience.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jacob A. Belzen” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy means both understanding others on their own terms and bringing them within the orbit of one’s own experience.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Cunningham” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is full presence to what’s alive in the other person at this moment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Eaton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is the lovefire of sweet remembrance and shared understanding.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Steinbeck” float=”none” width=”100%”]You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Katherine Ellison” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lawrence J” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is like giving someone a psychological hug.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lydia Millet” float=”none” width=”100%”]We need empathy, we need the eyes that still can weep.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marcus Aurelius” float=”none” width=”100%”]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?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Marshall B. Rosenberg” float=”none” width=”100%”]I wouldn’t expect someone who’s been injured to hear my side until they felt that I had fully understood the depth of their pain.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Maya Angelou” float=”none” width=”100%”]I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mehmet Oz” float=”none” width=”100%”]The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mohsin Hamid” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Neil Gaiman” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”R.A. Salvatore” float=”none” width=”100%”]Loss of empathy might well be the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all, the silent blade of an unseen enemy, tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Roger Ebert” float=”none” width=”100%”]I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Spider Robinson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Pain shared is pain lessened; joy shared is joy increased. Thus do we refute entropy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Stephen Covey” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Tahereh Mafi” float=”none” width=”100%”]All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Toba Beta” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy needs no genius.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walt Whitman” float=”none” width=”100%”]I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wes Fessler” float=”none” width=”100%”]If you share in a heart-felt sorrow, you can lighten the load of a friend. Sometimes facing the burden together can mend two broken hearts in the end.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William E. Krill” float=”none” width=”100%”]Empathy is a powerful behavior of nurturing. When it is given properly, the receiver can feel that the giver really cares about them, and that what they are going through is not trivial.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Zooey Deschanel” float=”none” width=”100%”]I feel like songwriting is an experiment in empathy.[/wpsm_quote]