Compassion

Tough Love

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

You Never Know

“Try your best to be caring and loving in your daily encounters with people. You could end up giving hope to someone who has given up on humanity.” – Edmond Mblaka

Unparalleled Freedom

“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad pretty little unsexy ways, every day.” – David Foster Wallace

Resist the Urge

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Dorothy Nevill

BFF

“My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you’re most ashamed of.” – Jodie Foster

Holding Out for a Hero

“The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert

Inside Job

“Note that compassion is an internal process an understanding of the painful and troubled road trod by another. It is not trying to change or fix that person.” – Will Bowen

Graceful Shift

“If you contemplate the golden rule, it turns out to be an injunction to live by grace rather than by what you think other people deserve.” – Deepak Chopra

Aging Well

“Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.” – Tracy McMillan

Risky Business

“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” – Harold Kushner

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