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Empathy quotes by Melanie Joy
#1. Becoming aware of the intense suffering of billions of animals, and of our own participation in that suffering, can bring up painful emotions: sorrow and grief for the animals; anger at the injustice and deception of the system; despair at the enormity of the problem; fear that trusted authorities and institutions are, in fact, untrustworthy; and guilt for having contributed to the problem. Bearing witness means choosing to suffer. Indeed, empathy is literally 'feeling with.' Choosing to suffer is particularly difficult in a culture that is addicted to comfort
a culture that teaches that pain should be avoided whenever possible and that ignorance is bliss. We can reduce our resistance to witnessing by valuing authenticity over personal pleasure, and integration over ignorance. #Quote by Melanie Joy
Empathy quotes by Jeanette LeBlanc
#2. We are in this together. None of us truly walk in isolation, even when we cannot sense the presence of another for miles upon miles. Even in the worst of our desolation. Even during our coldest 3am breakdown. Even when we shut out the world and spin in circles until we collapse. Even then the light still gets in. Even then the heart still opens and reaches, tendrils of hope curling and bending toward slivers of light. Upward, outward, in all directions – seeking light at all cost. One way or another, we all grow toward the light. #Quote by Jeanette LeBlanc
Empathy quotes by Genevieve Cogman
#3. Stories matter - telling them, sharing them, preserving them, changing them, learning from them, and escaping with and through them. We learn about ourselves and the world that we live in through fiction just as much as through facts. Empathy, perception and understanding are never wasted. All libraries are a gateway into other worlds, including the past - and the future. #Quote by Genevieve Cogman
Empathy quotes by Barbara Pym
#4. Disliking humanity in general, she was one of those excessively tender-hearted people who are greatly moved by the troubles of complete strangers, in which she sometimes imagined herself playing a noble part. #Quote by Barbara Pym
Empathy quotes by Stephen Batchelor
#5. Failure to summon forth the courage to risk a nondogmatic and nonevasive stance on such crucial existential matters can also blur our ethical vision. If our actions in the world are to stem from an encounter with what is central in life, they must be unclouded by either dogma or prevarication. Agnosticism is no excuse for indecision. If anything, it is a catalyst for action; for in shifting concern away from a future life and back to the present, it demands an ethics of empathy rather than a metaphysics of fear and hope. #Quote by Stephen Batchelor
Empathy quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#6. Compassion means to suffer with, but it doesn't mean to get lost in the suffering, so that it becomes exclusively one's own. I tend to do this, to replace the person for whom I am feeling compassion with myself. #Quote by Madeleine L'Engle
Empathy quotes by Nikesh Shukla
#7. There is a dream, a grand idealism, that mixed-race people are the hope for change, the peacekeepers, we are the people with an other understanding, with an invested interest in everyone being treated equally as we have a foot and a loyalty in many camps, with all shades. We are like love bombs planted in the minefield of black and white. It is as if our parents intended to make us, with courage, and on purpose, as vessels of empathy, bridges for the cultural divide and diplomats for diversity and equality." (from "The Good Immigrant" by Nikesh Shukla) #Quote by Nikesh Shukla
Empathy quotes by Annie Leibovitz
#8. There were some advantages to being a woman photographer. I think women have more empathy with the subject. #Quote by Annie Leibovitz
Empathy quotes by Jeanette LeBlanc
#9. yes, I have feelings
and no, I'm not afraid of them
not even the shadowy ones
that you'd rather ignore
i gather them in
welcome them home
give them space to breathe
and light them on glorious fire
just to see
what might be illuminated
while they burn #Quote by Jeanette LeBlanc
Empathy quotes by Gloria Steinem
#10. I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy, which is the most revolutionary emotion. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Empathy quotes by Jennifer DuBois
#11. Forgiveness was work, Eduardo told victims' families
but so, then, was love, and deciding what was right, and defending it. Recusing yourself from judgment so you won't be tainted by the aggressor's sin is the same as turning away from empathy so you won't be touched by the victim's pain. #Quote by Jennifer DuBois
Empathy quotes by Alex Flinn
#12. I have a great deal of empathy for anyone who's having a hard time. I believe this ability to see another's viewpoint has served me well as a writer. #Quote by Alex Flinn
Empathy quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#13. I look over at my hero shelf and see Philip Levine, Rainer Maria Rilke, Virginia Woolf, Shunryu Suzuki, Adrienne Rich, Pablo Neruda, Subcomandante Marcos, Eduardo Galeano, James Baldwin. These books are, if they are instructions at all, instructions in extending our identities out into the world, human and nonhuman, in imagination as a great act of empathy that lifts you out of yourself, not locks you down into your gender.
("80 Books No Woman Should Read") #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Empathy quotes by Marilyn Yalom
#14. neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, The Female Brain and The Male Brain, which point out that a man has two and a half times as much brain space devoted to sexual pursuit as a woman, while the female brain's empathy system is considerably more active than the male's.3) #Quote by Marilyn Yalom
Empathy quotes by Rasheed Ogunlaru
#15. Authenticity is hard to fake #Quote by Rasheed Ogunlaru
Empathy quotes by Amanda Palmer
#16. You can't ever give people what they want. But you can give them something else. You can give them empathy. You can give them understanding. And that's a lot, and enough to give. #Quote by Amanda Palmer
Empathy quotes by Marshall B. Rosenberg
#17. Our ability to offer empathy can allow us to stay vulnerable, defuse potential violence, help us hear the word 'no' without taking it as a rejection, revive lifeless conversation, and even hear the feelings and needs expressed through silence. #Quote by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Empathy quotes by Dave Mearns
#18. The counsellor who never reads a novel or never opens a book of poetry is neglecting an important resource for empathic development. #Quote by Dave Mearns
Empathy quotes by Barack Obama
#19. We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained. #Quote by Barack Obama
Empathy quotes by Jonathan Tropper
#20. I think one of my better gifts as a writer is empathy. #Quote by Jonathan Tropper
Empathy quotes by Judy Woodruff
#21. In my book [Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age], I argue that we're vulnerable to technologies.There's a 40 percent decline in all markers for empathy among college students, with most of it taking place in the past years. #Quote by Judy Woodruff
Empathy quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#22. 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. #Quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Empathy quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#23. When people are broken on the outside, society is taught to never be rude to them. When people are broken on the inside, society is taught to rub happiness in their faces and show them how perfect life should be. When someone has half of an arm, you are not supposed to go up to them and show them how great of an arm wrestler you are. But when someone has a broken mind or a broken soul, you're taught to go up to them and tell them to look for joy in everything. Society has a very long way to go in terms of what it means to heal this world's broken people. #Quote by C. JoyBell C.
Empathy quotes by Matthieu Ricard
#24. Neuroscience has proven that similar areas of the brain are activated both in the person who suffers and in the one who feels empathy. Thus, empathic suffering is a true experience of suffering. #Quote by Matthieu Ricard
Empathy quotes by R.J. Palacio
#25. I thought it would teach them a thing or two about empathy, and friendship, and loyalty. As it turns out, Jack Will didn't need to learn any of these virtues- he already had them in abundance. #Quote by R.J. Palacio
Empathy quotes by Patricia Piccinini
#26. I think people perceive my creatures as absurd because they look different, but at the same time, they are a little bit familiar. I want people to feel a kind of empathy with them. When you think about it, all nature is kind of strange looking.. in fact, I'm a strange a looking creature. #Quote by Patricia Piccinini
Empathy quotes by Brene Brown
#27. Rather than being a tool for connection, sympathy emerged in the data as a form of disconnection. Sympathy is removed: When someone says, "I feel sorry for you" or "That must be terrible," they are standing at a safe distance. Rather than conveying the powerful "me too" of empathy, it communicates "not me," and then adds, "But I do feel for you." Sympathy is more likely to be a shame trigger than something that heals shame. #Quote by Brene Brown
Empathy quotes by Olivia Laing
#28. Empathy is not something that happens to us when we read Dickens. It's work. What are does is provide material with which to think: new registers, new spaces. After that, friend, it's up to you. #Quote by Olivia Laing
Empathy quotes by Donavan Nelson Butler
#29. The greatest risk most of us will take in our lifetime is that of repression or denial of basic rights of another person. The great risk is that you have no idea what will happen if that person you think so small or insignificant of stands up and totally eclipses the Sun in the universe of those lacking in empathy, humility, and humbleness. #Quote by Donavan Nelson Butler
Empathy quotes by Philip Seymour Hoffman
#30. I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich. I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.' #Quote by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Empathy quotes by Seth Godin
#31. In fact, most of the time, people with similar information, similar beliefs and similar apparent choices will choose similar actions. So if you want to know why someone does what they do, start with what they know, what they believe and where they came from. Dismissing actions we don't admire merely because we don't care enough to have empathy is rarely going to help us make the change we seek. It doesn't help us understand, and it creates a gulf that drives us apart. #Quote by Seth Godin
Empathy quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#32. Some make their worlds without knowing it. Their universes are just sesame seeds and three-day weekends and dial tones and skinned knees and physics and driftwood and emerald earrings and books dropped in bathtubs and holes in guitars and plastic and empathy and hardwood and heavy water and high black stockings and the history of the Vikings and brass and obsolescence and burnt hair and collapsed souffles and the impossibility of not falling in love in an art museum with the person standing next to you looking at the same painting and all the other things that just happen and are. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Empathy quotes by Rupert Friend
#33. I believe that if you can discover something of the truth of a person, then you will start to understand, and to understand is to move towards, if not like, then at least an empathy of some kind. #Quote by Rupert Friend
Empathy quotes by Leslie Jamison
#34. Empathy is a kind of care but it's not the only kind of care, and it's not always enough. #Quote by Leslie Jamison
Empathy quotes by George Lakoff
#35. It must be a world governed maximally by empathy, where the weak who need help get it from the strong. It must be a world governed as much as possible by bonds of affection, respect, and interdependence. Finally, it must be a world in which the nurturance provided to us by the natural environment is recognized, appreciated, and returned. In short, the natural world must be sustained, and we must do everything we can to sustain it. The #Quote by George Lakoff
Empathy quotes by Pearl Zhu
#36. Listening is an important skill to spark creativity and cultivate empathy. #Quote by Pearl Zhu
Empathy quotes by Mindy McGinnis
#37. But some men should be marked. I'm fit for that task.

And I don't feel bad.

Still, the question remains : What is wrong with you? Because something is, and I know that. I've tried to find out, looked up the words and the phrases that seemed as if they should fit. Words like sociopath and psychopath, ones that people like to toss around without knowing what they actually mean. But neither of them fits. They spoke of lack of empathy, disregarding the safety of others --- when I am the opposite.

I feel too much. #Quote by Mindy McGinnis
Empathy quotes by Carl Rogers
#38. An empathic way of being can be learned from empathic persons. Perhaps the most important statement of all is that the ability to be accurately empathic is something which can be developed by training. Therapists, parents and teachers can be helped to become empathic. This is especially likely to occur if their teachers and supervisors are themselves individuals of sensitive understanding. It is most encouraging to know that this subtle, elusive quality, of utmost importance in therapy, is not something one is "born with", but can be learned, and learned most rapidly in an empathic climate. #Quote by Carl Rogers
Empathy quotes by Anna C. Salter
#39. But in any case, validity, offender self-reports have dubious validity, especially when the offender's self-interest is at stake. The only rule for deception in sex offenders I have ever found is this: If it is in the offender's best interests to lie, and if he can do it and not get caught, he will lie.
Being victimized as a child has become a ready excuse for perpetrating child molestation. The offender who claims he himself was victimized gets seen as less of a "monster" than one who wasn't a victim, and he gains much more empathy and support. It is hard to trust self-reports of sex offenders about abuse in their past when such reports are in their best interest.
Only a few studies on this topic have used objective measures, and they have found very different results.[102] #Quote by Anna C. Salter
Empathy quotes by Anne Lamott
#40. Mercy means compassion, empathy, a heart for someone's troubles. It's not something you do – it is something in you, accessed, revealed, or cultivated through use, like a muscle. We find it in the most unlikely places, never where we first look. #Quote by Anne Lamott
Empathy quotes by Gerard De Marigny
#41. To me, empathy and compassion are among the bravest of emotions ... and faith, the bravest of convictions. #Quote by Gerard De Marigny
Empathy quotes by Zak Ebrahim
#42. Everyone has a choice. Even if you're trained to hate, you can choose tolerance. You can choose empathy. #Quote by Zak Ebrahim
Empathy quotes by Satya Nadella
#43. If you could understand impermanence deeply, you would develop more equanimity. You would not get too excited about either the ups and downs of life. #Quote by Satya Nadella
Empathy quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne
#44. It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. #Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Empathy quotes by Susan Sarandon
#45. I remember Anthony Perkins saying, "Real is not necessarily interesting." So real is not enough. But what happens as an actor is that you're really trained to listen and to be open and have empathy. It's such a natural consequence that you end up being more political. You can empathize with the mother whose kids are going to be sent to Iraq, or you can emphasize with the mother who is losing their child to a disease. How could you not then be active? So you're automatically drawn to that aspect in the rest of your life. #Quote by Susan Sarandon
Empathy quotes by Stefan Molyneux
#46. To be exploited fundamentally means to be confused. When you're not confused you can't be exploited because you have clarity about the situation. To confuse people you must provide contradictory information. People who really want to do you harm will provide you confusing measures of good and bad feedback because that keeps you disorientated. Evil always want to camouflage itself as virtue witch means all the bad things that evil does is called justice against immorality. So they camouflage their brutality as a mask of virtue. Camouflage is so fundamentally an aspect of the predator-prey relationships.

The mugger does not camouflage himself but, that's because he can leave. He is gonna run off and you'll never find him or catch him or at least that's the goal or plan right? The relationships were you're supposed to stay and continue to provide resources are the ones were camouflage is the most essential because you're constantly looking at somebody who is a predator and that have to continually camouflage themselves as somebody who is not a predator. The most fundamental thing is the camouflage of non-empathy with empathy. This is why people who lack empathy always use the language of empathy and that's whats so confusing.

There are a lot of great antidotes to this. I mean, you just ask that person questions about yourself that they dont have any self interest in knowing and find out whether they know the answers. All the things personal to you that don #Quote by Stefan Molyneux
Empathy quotes by Regina Spektor
#47. Well, you're part of the human fabric of experience. You don't have to have cancer to write about cancer. You don't have to have somebody close to you die to understand what death is. Definitely, the more you live, the more experiences fall into your spectrum, but I have songs like "Chemo Limo," or "Ode to Divorce" - I wrote that when I was 18. And I remember having people come up to me and be like, "You totally described what it feels like to get divorced!" As a writer, you must have been told: Write about what you know. But Kafka didn't. Gogol didn't. Did Shakespeare write only what he knew? Did Camus? Our own selves are limitless.And our capacity for empathy is giant. That's why we're able to feel sympathy for, you know, a dog who has a puppy in its litter that died; we can feel for that, and write about that. I've never seen that, I just see things sometimes in my mind's eye.I guess it sounds sort of hippie, and probably is, but I do feel that we're all part of the experience. So in that way, I guess you don't have to compartmentalize. You could just kind of let it all be. #Quote by Regina Spektor
Empathy quotes by Eric Fischl
#48. Connecting to something keeps our empathy alive. #Quote by Eric Fischl
Empathy quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#49. There are so many men, all endlessly attempting to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me, lest I fall. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Empathy quotes by Chris Kluwe
#50. Empathy is a big part of Sparkleponies, because it's also my belief (as a history and political science major) that societies that don't practice rational empathy inevitably collapse – either by fomenting conflict from within by oppressing a segment/s of their populace, or seeking conflict from without by taking from others and eventually getting into a fight they can't win. #Quote by Chris Kluwe
Empathy quotes by Philip K. Dick
#51. Buster Friendly said, "We may never know. Nor can we fathom the peculiar purpose behind this swindle. Yes, folks, swindle. Mercerism is a swindle!"

"I think we know," Roy Baty said. "It's obvious. Mercerism came into existence - "

"But ponder this," Buster Friendly continued. "Ask yourselves what is it that Mercerism does. Well, if we're to believe its many practitioners, the experience fuses - "

"It's that empathy that humans have," Irmgard said.

" - men and women throughout the Sol System into a single entity. But an entity which is manageable by the so-called telepathic voice of 'Mercer.' Mark that. An ambitious politically minded would-be Hitler could - "

"No, it's that empathy," Irmgard said vigorously. Fists clenched, she roved into the kitchen, up to Isidore. "Isn't it a way of proving that humans can do something we can't do? Because without the Mercer experience we just have your word that you feel this empathy business, this shared, group thing. How's the spider?" She bent over Pris's shoulder.

With the scissors, Pris snipped off another of the spider's legs. "Four now," she said. She nudged the spider. "He won't go. But he can."

Roy Baty appeared at the doorway, inhaling deeply, an expression of accomplishment on his face. "It's done. Buster said it out loud, and nearly every human in the system heard him say it. 'Mercerism is a swindle.' The whole experience of empathy is a swindle." He c #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Empathy quotes by Ansel Adams
#52. Photography is an investigation of both the outer and the inner worlds. The first experiences with the camera involve looking at the world beyond the lens, trusting the instrument will 'capture' something 'seen.' The terms shoot and take are not accidental; they represent an attitude of conquest and appropriation. Only when the photographer grows into perception and creative impulse does the term make define a condition of empathy between the external and the internal events. #Quote by Ansel Adams
Empathy quotes by Mango Wodzak
#53. Remember at all time that just as your life is precious to you, so too is all life precious to those living one. #Quote by Mango Wodzak
Empathy quotes by P.M. Barnes
#54. empathy is taken for granted. When it is gone there is no protection against the wild inside of us. #Quote by P.M. Barnes
Empathy quotes by Peter Steinhart
#55. It's the discomforting end of humankind's bargain with consciousness. We empathize with other beings and imagine we feel their pain. Either the empathy binds us to the mechanics of live, or we shut the empathy off. #Quote by Peter Steinhart
Empathy quotes by Haruki Murakami
#56. Still, this was on the order of a minor miracle, running across someone to whom you can express your feeling so clearly, so completely. Most people go their entire lives without meeting a person like that. It would have been mistake to label this "love". It was more like total empathy. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Empathy quotes by Renae A. Sauter
#57. Compassion can be learned through example #Quote by Renae A. Sauter
Empathy quotes by Ann Veneman
#58. Kate Otto, like so many in her generation, is committed to being a good global citizen and doing her part to make the world a better place. Everyday Ambassador is a refreshing approach which encourages collaborative work with focus, empathy, humility and patience to better affect positive change in communities throughout the world. #Quote by Ann Veneman
Empathy quotes by Debasish Mridha
#59. When you use the power of empathy, love and kindness to heal the humanity, it dances with joy, gratitude, and humility. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Empathy quotes by Doris Kearns Goodwin
#60. One-time rival and subsequent usurper Secretary of State Seward finally settled into an assessment of Lincoln that, His confidence and compassion increase every day. #Quote by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Empathy quotes by Chris Voss
#61. Set your target price (your goal). 2. Set your first offer at 65 percent of your target price. 3. Calculate three raises of decreasing increments (to 85, 95, and 100 percent). 4. Use lots of empathy and different ways of saying "No" to get the other side to counter before you increase your offer. 5. When calculating the final amount, use precise, nonround numbers like, say, $37,893 rather than $38,000. It gives the number credibility and weight. 6. On your final number, throw in a nonmonetary item (that they probably don't want) to show you're at your limit. The #Quote by Chris Voss
Empathy quotes by JohnA Passaro
#62. I am noticing a big difference in the way the hospital workers are looking at me as I approach Jess's room.
The look of sincere sympathy that used to be on their faces when they made eye contact with me is gone.
It has been replaced by shear helplessness as they quickly walk past me with their heads tilted down and to the right.
I feel like Bud Fox walking into his office with the Securities and Exchange Commission awaiting him. #Quote by JohnA Passaro
Empathy quotes by Arlie Russell Hochschild
#63. As I was trying to climb this slippery empathy wall, a subversive thought occurred to me: do we need all the new plastic the American Chemical Association is promising us? Weren't we entering into a strange cycle? Many people I was talking to carried around plastic water bottles, partly for convenience, partly out of distrust of local waters. And with cheap natural gas at hand, the American Chemical Association said it could triple the amount of feedstock needed to make plastic. But if we triple our plastics, more petrochemical companies will pollute more public waters, which will lead more people to pay for more plastic bottles filled with ever more scarce clean water. We'll throw away more plastic bottles, buy more, and further expand the market for plastic, the production of which pollutes water. But I was straying from my goal, getting into the spirit of things. Two #Quote by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Empathy quotes by Marion Marechal-Le Pen
#64. I have empathy; I am humane. I understand human misery. #Quote by Marion Marechal-Le Pen
Empathy quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#65. Far be it for me to have worked it out in any abstract way. I don't know why the bull and Mrs. May have to die, or why Mr. Fortune and Mary Fortune: I just feel in my bones that that is the way it has to be. If I had the abstraction first I don't suppose I would write the story. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Empathy quotes by Austin Channing Brown
#66. I am trying to clarify what it's like to exist in a Black body in an organization that doesn't understand it is not only Christian but also white. But instead of offering empathy and action, whiteness finds new names for me and offers ominous advice. I am too sensitive, and should be careful with what I report. I am too angry, and should watch my tone when I talk about my experiences. I am too inflexible, and should learn to offer more grace to people who are really trying.
It's exhausting. #Quote by Austin Channing Brown
Empathy quotes by F.K. Preston
#67. Hurting someone will not impress them. Intelligence requires empathy to work. Water is wet. The sky is pink through these rose-tinted glasses. #Quote by F.K. Preston
Empathy quotes by Meryn G. Callander
#68. While each of us must walk this path alone, we need not do so without the empathy, the encouragement and the love of others who are travelling, or have travelled, this terrain - or those who having lived life long and deep and can meet us there, with wisdom and compassion. #Quote by Meryn G. Callander
Empathy quotes by Buck Brannaman
#69. Think of the horse as your partner.and it's all one great dance.
That's not to say it's always going to be easy or you won't have to work through issues.
But when a horse is troubled or uncomfortable in our world, rather than show contempt for him, you must demonstrate empathy and work to convince him that you mean him no harm.
You have some things that you'd like him to do 'with you', as opposed to 'for you'- and the best way to do that is as partners. #Quote by Buck Brannaman
Empathy quotes by Alison Hawthorne Deming
#70. As poets, we don't accept oppression; we are about a freedom of spirit, or whatever you want to call it. I think environmental concerns have to go to the deep place, so we speak from a place of great empathy for the planet - for the disadvantaged people, animals, places, cultures. #Quote by Alison Hawthorne Deming
Empathy quotes by Kelly Corrigan
#71. Cancer is a growth hormone for empathy, and empathy makes us useful to each other in ways we were not, could not have been, before. #Quote by Kelly Corrigan
Empathy quotes by Chris Pine
#72. I had horrible acne when I was a kid. I felt like a complete and utter ne'er do well and someone who didn't fit in and wasn't handsome. So, I understand implicitly, and with a great amount of empathy, a man or human being that feels that way. #Quote by Chris Pine
Empathy quotes by Arthur Helps
#73. It takes a great man to make a great listener #Quote by Arthur Helps
Empathy quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#74. If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there's no way you can act morally or responsibly. Little kids can't do it; babies are morally monsters - completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy. [It's the writer's] pleasant duty is to ply the reader's imagination with the best and purest nourishment that it can absorb. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Empathy quotes by Haruki Murakami
#75. No matter what the situation may be, I still take pleasure in witnessing the joy of others. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Empathy quotes by Ashley Mae Hoiland
#76. It is Christlike to assume that people are trying to do the best they can. I know I am a better person when I cultivate empathy, and I have been blessed for having received it from others. As members of the body of Christ, we are each responsible for creating a space not only of acceptance, but of joy and encouragement for our sisters and brothers and the stories they are working so hard to live well. #Quote by Ashley Mae Hoiland
Empathy quotes by Marshall B. Rosenberg
#77. Often, instead of offering empathy, we have a strong urge to give advice or reassurance and to explain our own position or feeling. #Quote by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Empathy quotes by Debasish Mridha
#78. When you learn to feel the pain of an ant, you will truly learn to love this world. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Empathy quotes by Subhash Chandra
#79. When I see someone not performing, I am frank enough to tell the person that it's not working out. I request him or her to leave or change jobs within the group. But I see many of our senior colleagues, including my brothers, sons and nephews, empathetic towards non-performers. They don't want to face the issue. They tend to become comfortable with such people and they get protection. They tend to choose people who become personally loyal to them rather than to the company. I think it's important to be professional about such matters. Protecting a non-performer is not good for the business and also the person being protected. This is unprofessional too. The non-performer may be in the wrong job and thus not doing what he or she is best at doing. Empathy that results in protection would lead to a negative result for the employee as well. He or she might be better off in another job within the group or elsewhere. #Quote by Subhash Chandra
Empathy quotes by Timothy Pina
#80. In the end many will remembered you for your love, help, empathy & contributes to helping build a brighter world. Start building those memories today. Kindness is everything. #Quote by Timothy Pina
Empathy quotes by Judith Hanson Lasater
#81. To cultivate empathy means to see the world through the eyes of another without judgement, without trying to "fix" it, without needing it to be different. It is acceptance independent of agreement, understanding without any implied coercion for oneself or the other to change. There is also no sense of wanting to "educate" the other person about how their perspective is wrong and ours is right. #Quote by Judith Hanson Lasater
Empathy quotes by Hillary Clinton
#82. I'm not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of empathy that I think goes hand-in-hand with the suspicion. So, yes, there is more that the Israelis need to do to really demonstrate that they do understand the pain of an oppressed people in their minds, and they want to figure out, within the bounds of security and a Jewish democratic state, what can be accomplished. #Quote by Hillary Clinton
Empathy quotes by Richard Rohr
#83. Most women prefer circles of sharing to pyramids and hierarchies. They prefer conversation to construction. They will usually choose nurturance and empathy over competition and climbing. They will normally choose connection over simple performance games. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Empathy quotes by Jim Shepard
#84. Empathy is a human trait. But lots of humans exercise some traits more energetically than others. By "the usefulness of empathy" I mean the way in which a progressive might claim that empathy is a crucial aspect of any benign political system, and the way a conservative might argue that not only is it not necessary, but it might not even be all that helpful, in that regard. #Quote by Jim Shepard
Empathy quotes by Frans De Waal
#85. Ironically, torture requires empathy, too, in the sense that one cannot deliberately inflict pain without realizing what is painful. #Quote by Frans De Waal
Empathy quotes by Melody  Lee
#86. I am an artist, and a rebel one at that. I live in the voluptuous dimension of imagination, so if you're expecting normalcy (dullness) from me, sorry to disappoint, but you're quite mistaken. Ordinary is not my best attire, I've tried it and normal just never fit quite right. I will always be the crazy one who believes in magic, unicorns and impossible dreams. But also love, compassion and empathy. #Quote by Melody Lee
Empathy quotes by John Lloyd Young
#87. My natural mother passed away from cystic fibrosis when I was a toddler, so I feel a great deal of empathy for people who are struggling with disease. #Quote by John Lloyd Young
Empathy quotes by Joshua Oppenheimer
#88. I'm trying to understand how do we tell lies to ourselves to justify what we've done and what are the consequences of those lies? But actually maybe I also recognize that in turning empathy into a practice for many years, by turning, by forcing myself to separate at some level the humanity of a human being from his or her actions and recognizing that sometimes, even the moral aspects of a human being can contribute to immoral behavior. #Quote by Joshua Oppenheimer
Empathy quotes by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
#89. Compared to other parents, remarried parents seem more desirous of their child's approval, more alert to the child's emotional state, and more sensitive in their parent-child relations. Perhaps this is the result of heightened empathy for the child's suffering, perhaps it is a guilt reaction; in either case, it gives the child a potent weapon
the power to disrupt the new household and come between parent and the new spouse. #Quote by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Empathy quotes by Nicole Krauss
#90. The misery of other people is only an abstraction [ ... ] something that can be sympathized with only by drawing from one's own experiences. But as it stands, true empathy remains impossible. And so long as it is, people will continue to suffer the pressure of their seemingly singular existence. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Empathy quotes by Ed McDonald
#91. Burning was a bad way to go, but my reserves of empathy were usually exhausted on orphans and puppies, a lot higher up the list than arsonists and
arseholes. #Quote by Ed McDonald
Empathy quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#92. Humans aren't as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were 'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.' #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Empathy quotes by Thomas Gray
#93. The generous spark extinct revive,
Teach me to love and to forgive,
Exact my own defects to scan,
What others are, to feel, and to know myself a Man.

- Hymn to Adversity #Quote by Thomas Gray
Empathy quotes by Pankaj Mishra
#94. We need to infuse politics with ideas like compassion and empathy, and a sense that we live in an interdependent world. #Quote by Pankaj Mishra
Empathy quotes by Kim Holden
#95. For me, I can't understand something unless I've experienced it and I tend to be very judgmental by nature. But, it's very telling when you see the world from the other side of the lens because it opens the door to self-discovery. Perspective changes everything. I prefer empathy to sympathy if I have a choice. That's where the research comes in. I've packed a lot of life into the past few years trying to understand people and situations. Trying to make sense of my life. I have a lot to work through. My past is something that requires introspection and forgiveness. And that takes time. Research. When I feel like I've learned something about myself and grown as a person, I move on to the next journey. Hopefully with new perspective. #Quote by Kim Holden
Empathy quotes by Megan Phelps-Roper
#96. Doubt was nothing more than an epistemological humility: a deep and practical awareness that outside our sphere of knowledge there existed information and experiences that might show our position to be in error. Doubt causes us to hold a strong position a bit more loosely, such that an acknowledgment of ignorance or error doesn't crush our sense of self or leave us totally unmoored if our position proves untenable. Certainty is the opposite: it hampers inquiry and hinders growth. It teaches us to ignore evidence that contradicts our ideas, and encourages us to defend our position at all costs, even as it reveals itself as indefensible. Certainty sees compromise as weak, hypocritical, evil, suppressing empathy and allowing us to justify inflicting horrible pain on others. #Quote by Megan Phelps-Roper
Empathy quotes by Colum McCann
#97. I think one of the biggest political failures, and the biggest social failures, over the past few years has been the failure of empathy; not being able to look at the other person down the street. #Quote by Colum McCann
Empathy quotes by Lundy Bancroft
#98. Objectification is a critical reason why an abuser tends to get worse over time. As his conscience adapts to one level of cruelty-he builds to the next. By depersonalizing his partner, the abuser protects himself from the natural human emotions of guilt and empathy, so that he can sleep at night with a clear conscience. He distances himself so far from her humanity that her feelings no longer count, or simply cease to exist. #Quote by Lundy Bancroft
Empathy quotes by Beryl Dov
#99. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama My Ass
When empathy becomes a trend,
we haven't reached a higher level of consciousness,
just a higher level of competition. #Quote by Beryl Dov
Empathy quotes by Paul Bloom
#100. Empathy has some unfortunate features - it is parochial, narrow-minded, and innumerate. We're often at our best when we're smart enough not to rely on it. #Quote by Paul Bloom
Empathy quotes by Susan Freinkel
#101. This is where the will to grapple with our hard and pressing environmental problems begins: in relationship to something other that you love beyond any utility, beyond any logic. #Quote by Susan Freinkel
Empathy quotes by Frederick Buechner
#102. If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in. #Quote by Frederick Buechner
Empathy quotes by Kathryn Erskine
#103. Even though I didn't think I'd like empathy it kind of creeps up on you and makes you feel all warm and glowy inside. I don't think I want to go back to life without empathy. #Quote by Kathryn Erskine
Empathy quotes by Richard Brookhiser
#104. Depression can seem absurdly self aggrandizing to those who do not experience it, But that does not make it any less painful to those who do. #Quote by Richard Brookhiser
Empathy quotes by John Connolly
#105. I think the act of reading imbues the reader with a sensitivity toward the outside world that people who don't read can sometimes lack. I know it seems like a contradiction in terms; after all reading is such a solitary, internalizing act that it appears to represent a disengagement from day-to-day life. But reading, and particularly the reading of fiction, encourages us to view the world in new and challenging ways ... It allows us to inhabit the consciousness of another which is a precursor to empathy, and empathy is, for me, one of the marks of a decent human being. #Quote by John Connolly
Empathy quotes by Howard Rheingold
#106. Any disease support community is a place of deep bonds and empathy, and there are thousands if not tens of thousands of them. #Quote by Howard Rheingold
Empathy quotes by Kevin Dutton
#107. College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of twenty or thirty years ago," Konrath reports. #Quote by Kevin Dutton
Empathy quotes by John Grogan
#108. Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky #Quote by John Grogan
Empathy quotes by Barack Obama
#109. We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom, the empathy to understand what it's like to be poor or African-American or gay or disabled or old - and that's the criterion by which I'll be selecting my judges. #Quote by Barack Obama
Empathy quotes by Dave Eggers
#110. Kit, you know the key to relating to your parents now? It's mercy. Children, when they become teenagers and then young adults, grow unforgiving. Anything but perfection is pathos. Children are judgmental on an Old Testament level. All errors are unforgivable, as if a contract of perfection has been broken. But what if one's parents are granted the same mercy, the same empathy as other humans? Children need more Jesus in them. #Quote by Dave Eggers
Empathy quotes by John Banville
#111. Yet even without saying, each knew what the other was thinking, and, more acutely, what the other was feeling
this is a further effect of our shared sorrow, this empathy, this mournful telepathy. #Quote by John Banville
Empathy quotes by Azar Nafisi
#112. Many things change with time, but certain basic human traits remain eternal: curiosity and empathy, the urge to know and the urge to connect. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Empathy quotes by Ron Carlson
#113. Writing a book is very personal. It's a very personal relationship. A book will start with something as simple as two men talking about work. That gets the fire going. Sustaining that fire is the hard work. It takes attention and empathy to hone the characters. #Quote by Ron Carlson
Empathy quotes by Sharon Lawrence
#114. Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies. #Quote by Sharon Lawrence
Empathy quotes by Paul Bloom
#115. I think empathy can serve as a moral spark, motivating us to do good things. But anything can be a moral spark. #Quote by Paul Bloom
Empathy quotes by Kim Harrison
#116. Treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can't
until you do understand. #Quote by Kim Harrison
Empathy quotes by Pema Chodron
#117. Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. #Quote by Pema Chodron
Empathy quotes by John Dean
#118. As [William] Valentiner noted in his uncompleted memoirs Remembering Artists, [Diego] Rivera's [Detroit Industry] murals rooted the Detroit Institute of Arts to the many-faceted jewel of its central court because of the harmonious, fertile relationship between "the industrialist" and "the artist." Rivera remarked to Valentiner how especially struck he was that "Edsel had none of the characteristics of the exploiting capitalist, that he had the simplicity and directness of a workman in his won factories and was like one of the best of them." Their relationship was like the murals themselves, a superb expression of pluralism, toleration, and empathy for the other, and of a cosmopolitan sense of all the Americas, not just of the United States of America or Detroit alone. #Quote by John Dean
Empathy quotes by Sy Montgomery
#119. Just about every animal," Scott says - not just mammals and birds - "can learn, recognize individuals, and respond to empathy. #Quote by Sy Montgomery
Empathy quotes by Kofi Annan
#120. A citizen of the world in the fullest sense - one whose vision and culture gave him a deep empathy with fellow human beings of every creed and color. #Quote by Kofi Annan
Empathy quotes by Rashmi Bansal
#121. I have strong empathy for joint family. Though you have to adjust, accommodate a lot, but there are many many advantages. One should always live in joint family. #Quote by Rashmi Bansal
Empathy quotes by Ronald Rolheiser
#122. Certain vocations, e.g., raising children, offer a perfect setting for living a contemplative life. They provide a desert for reflection, a real monastery. The mother who stays home with small children experiences a very real withdrawal from the world. Her existence is certainly monastic. Her tasks and preoccupations remove her from the centres of social life and from the centres of important power. She feels removed. Moreover, her constant contact with young children, the mildest of the mild, gives her a privileged opportunity to be in harmony with the mild and learn empathy and unselfishness. Perhaps more so even than the monk or the minister of the Gospel, she is forced, almost against her will, to mature. For years, while she is raising small children, her time is not her own, her own needs have to be put into second place, and every time she turns around some hand is reaching out demanding something. #Quote by Ronald Rolheiser
Empathy quotes by J. William Fulbright
#123. There are many respects in which America, if it can bring itself to act with the magnanimity and the empathy appropriate to its size and power, can be an intelligent example to the world. #Quote by J. William Fulbright
Empathy quotes by Angie Karan
#124. When you know someone close to you who are quiet or smaller or missing, seek them out, they may need to be found again. It is most beautiful to turn off our ego and feel true empathy for others. Compassion, sympathy, kindness, empathy, selflessness, etc. are the biggest signs of a person with a good soul and a big heart! #Quote by Angie Karan
Empathy quotes by Isaiah
#125. Listen that you may live. #Quote by Isaiah
Empathy quotes by Daniel H. Pink
#126. Mastery of design, empathy, play, and other seemingly "soft" aptitudes is now the main way for individuals and firms to stand out in a crowded marketplace. #Quote by Daniel H. Pink
Empathy quotes by Unknown
#127. I'm not interested in whether you've sat with the great; I'm interested in whether you've sat with the broken. #Quote by Unknown
Empathy quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#128. It is true that I am endowed with an absurd sensitiveness, what scratches others tears me to pieces. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Empathy quotes by Tara Taylor Quinn
#129. I'm too intense. I feel too much. And when I experience certain sensations, I act. Even if the situation is one I should probably walk away from. But you know what?" She was feeling a little better. "I'm never going to walk away, not from any of it. I can't. I am what I am. I'm intense, just as my fiance said. I feel everything around me, and I'm glad about that. I can't imagine life without the depth, without the magic that accompanies the pain. #Quote by Tara Taylor Quinn
Empathy quotes by Yoko Ono
#130. I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them. #Quote by Yoko Ono
Empathy quotes by George Stamatis
#131. You want to know how to preserve democracy?
WE must listen and understand each other, respect and have empathy for one another. #Quote by George Stamatis
Empathy quotes by Solon
#132. [The answer of Solon to the question 'Which is the most perfect popular government?']
That where the least injury done to the meanest individual, is considered as an insult on the whole constitution. #Quote by Solon
Empathy quotes by Lily Amis
#133. Man who TOY with Womans feelings and
emotions are heartless & faithless creatures.
But don't hate them. Show empathy because
they are poor & forgotten souls ! #Quote by Lily Amis
Empathy quotes by Dayananda Saraswati
#134. Because a human being is endowed with empathy, he violates the natural order if he does not reach out to those who need care. Responding to this empathy, one is in harmony with the order of things, with dharma; otherwise, one is not. #Quote by Dayananda Saraswati
Empathy quotes by Marshall B. Rosenberg
#135. We need empathy to give empathy. When we sense ourselves being defensive or unable to empathize, we need to (a) stop, breathe, give ourselves empathy, (b) scream nonviolently, or (c) take time out. #Quote by Marshall B. Rosenberg
Empathy quotes by Susan Glaspell
#136. We live close together and we live far apart. We all go through the same things-it's all just a different kind of the same thing. #Quote by Susan Glaspell
Empathy quotes by Chris Crutcher
#137. You have to see everyone in relationship to you. Just because you understand the shit in someone else's life doesn't mean you don't stand up for your own #Quote by Chris Crutcher
Empathy quotes by Frances Gray Patton
#138. Empathy, the least comfortable of human emotions. #Quote by Frances Gray Patton
Empathy quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#139. When two people talk, they don't just fall into physical and aural harmony. They also engage in what is called motor mimicry. If you show people pictures of a smiling face or a frowning face, they'll smile or frown back, although perhaps only in muscular changes so fleeting that they can only be captured with electronic sensors. If I hit my thumb with a hammer, most people watching will grimace: they'll mimic my emotional state. This is what is meant, in the technical sense, by empathy. We imitate each other's emotions as a way of expressing support and caring and, even more basically, as a way of communicating with each other. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Empathy quotes by Audrey Hepburn
#140. Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Nothing. Not a career, not wealth, not intelligence, certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity. #Quote by Audrey Hepburn
Empathy quotes by Brian L. Weiss
#141. If you can leave a relationship with love, empathy, and compassion, without any thoughts of revenge, hatred, or fear, that is how you let go. #Quote by Brian L. Weiss
Empathy quotes by Sue Gerhardt
#142. Empathy is one of our highest human skills and holds families and societies together. Feeling connected to other people is probably the deepest satisfaction we will ever know. How terrible for children who are being brought up without that capacity. #Quote by Sue Gerhardt
Empathy quotes by Juan Montalvo
#143. There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference. #Quote by Juan Montalvo
Empathy quotes by Morgan Spurlock
#144. My mother did an incredible job - one, of just being a great mom, but two, of instilling a tremendous amount of empathy into me as a young man, as a young person. My mom was kind of this collector of people; throughout my childhood, it didn't matter who you were. She was a high school counselor and then a junior high counselor, and she didn't just counsel students, she counseled other teachers and administrators and coaches. #Quote by Morgan Spurlock
Empathy quotes by Elif Safak
#145. After the Ankara bombings on October 10, people were asked to hold a minute of silence, but many refused. Our society can't even unite in grief to honor the victims. We've lost our empathy. That's maybe the worst. #Quote by Elif Safak
Empathy quotes by Darynda Jones
#146. That's true, but I like to think of this as a ray of sunshine." Her voice, filled with empathy, softened.
"I'm all for sunrays," I said, absently fondling the god glass in my pocket. "Give me permanent skin damage and a little radiation any day."
"I love how you see the bright side of everything. #Quote by Darynda Jones
Empathy quotes by Film Crit Hulk!
Empathy quotes by Tracy Letts
#148. Well, one of the things we're supposed to be able to do as playwrights is write from a place of empathy, get into another character's shoes and experience things both mundane and tragic. And people don't
like me right now
people aren't necessarily the most eloquent when trying to express their emotions. I guess I feel as a playwright that those people deserve a voice, too, a voice that isn't so articulate that they themselves can no longer identify with it. #Quote by Tracy Letts
Empathy quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#149. Such lonely, lost things you find on your way. It would be easier, if you were the only one lost. But lost children always find each other, in the dark, in the cold. It is as though they are magnetized and can only attract their like. How I would like to lead you to brave, stalwart friends who would protect you and play games with dice and teach you delightful songs that have no sad endings. If you would only leave cages locked and turn away from unloved Wyverns, you could stay Heartless. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Empathy quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#150. The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good As It Gets' - it just doesn't work, because writers, in order to write good characters, need to understand people. You need to understand your audience. You need to have so much empathy you could almost encourage empathy in others. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Empathy quotes by Leslie Jamison
#151. It wasn't likely that I would die. Dave didn't know that then. Prayer isn't about likelihood anyway, it's about desire---loving someone enough to get on your knees and ask for her to be saved. When he cried in that chapel, it wasn't empathy---it was something else. His kneeling wasn't a way to feel my pain but to request that it end. #Quote by Leslie Jamison
Empathy quotes by Nathan Hill
#152. We are more politically fanatical than ever before, more religiously zealous, more rigid in our thinking, less capable of empathy. The way we see the world is totalizing and unbreakable. We are completely avoiding the problems that diversity and worldwide communication imply. Thus, nobody cares about antique ideas like true or false. #Quote by Nathan Hill
Empathy quotes by Tony Bennett
#153. I'm still learning about music. The best way to learn is to listen to the audience. When you listen to the audience, they will tell you what they like. I wish these big corporations, instead of telling the audience what they should have, would listen. #Quote by Tony Bennett
Empathy quotes by Andy Blowers, This I Believe II
#154. I believe the painful nights that close in on all of us in some form are the cocoons from which we might shed our weaknesses. I believe pain tells us something critical about ourselves and life: that developing strength and empathy and bravery is more essential than our personal comfort. And when I think of it like that, I'm more willing to accept suffering on its terms. #Quote by Andy Blowers, This I Believe II
Empathy quotes by Charlena E.  Jackson
#155. We live in a cruel world. People are dreadfully cold. I have never seen so many dishonest, selfish and greedy people. They are willing to use others until they get exactly what they want. What makes matters even worse, after they get what they want, they come back and ask for more. Sadly, people do not have any empathy for others. They are like leeches and will suck the blood out of you until you have nothing left. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
Empathy quotes by Jean Renoir
#156. When a friend speaks to me, whatever he says is interesting. #Quote by Jean Renoir
Empathy quotes by Ronald Rolheiser
#157. But within ourselves we can experience a real difference between restlessness and solitude. What is that difference? It is the difference between living in freedom rather than compulsion; restfulness rather than restlessness; patience rather than impatience; inwardness rather than frenzied outwardness; altruism rather than greediness; authentic friendship rather than possessive clinging; and empathy rather than apathy.3 #Quote by Ronald Rolheiser
Empathy quotes by Jim Shepard
#158. I don't think conservativism is about a deficiency. I think it's about a commitment to an ideology that has to in some ways devalue the usefulness of empathy. I do think empathy can be learned. And enhanced. #Quote by Jim Shepard
Empathy quotes by Natalie Lloyd
#159. There's never an excuse to be cruel. When you meet someone new, think first about all the good and the sad and the wonder and the worry that's probably blooming in their heart. Just like yours. #Quote by Natalie Lloyd
Empathy quotes by Ralph De La Rosa
#160. Be merciful. If it is a mess, let it be a mess. If it feels like you can't do this today, stay put and explore that feeling. Let your mindfulness co-opt everything in your experience. Unless you are in significant emotional or physical pain, stay put with no-matter-whatness. Keep realiging with the intentions of your practice: kindness, diligence, presence, attention, relaxation. Be a work in progress while holding this blueprint. The feeling of its being difficult is actually the sensation of your life evolving. Embrace it. #Quote by Ralph De La Rosa
Empathy quotes by Charlie Jane Anders
#161. We don't need better emotional communication from machines. We need people to have more empathy. The reason the Uncanny Valley exists is because humans created it to put other people into. It's how we justify killing each other. #Quote by Charlie Jane Anders
Empathy quotes by Rachael Lucas
#162. And I think for a moment, because people don't actually ask that very often. They tell me what they think I feel because they've read it in books, or they say incredible things like "autistic people have no sense of humour or imagination or empathy" when I'm standing right there beside them (and one day I'm going to point out that that is more than a little bit rude, not to mention Not Even True) or they -- even worse -- talk to me like I'm about five, and can't understand.
"It's like living with all your senses turned up to full volume all the time," I say. "And it's like living life in a different language, so you can't ever quite relax because even when you think you're fluent it's still using a different part of your brain so by the end of the day you're exhausted. #Quote by Rachael Lucas
Empathy quotes by Christina Baker Kline
#163. And so your personality is shaped. You know too much, and this knowledge makes you wary. You grow fearful and mistrustful. The expression of emotion does not come naturally, so you learn to fake it. To pretend. To display an empathy you don't actually feel. #Quote by Christina Baker Kline
Empathy quotes by Esmé Weijun Wang
#164. The psychiatric hierarchy decrees who can and cannot be high-functioning and "gifted." A much-liked meme on Facebook once circulated on my feed, in which a chart listed so-called advantages to various mental illnesses. Depression bestows sensitivity and empathy; attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder allows people to hold large amounts of information at once; anxiety creates useful caution. I knew immediately that schizophrenia wouldn't make an appearance. #Quote by Esmé Weijun Wang
Empathy quotes by Paul Bloom
#165. Something as important and central and encompassing as empathy can't be all bad. I think empathy plays a role in intimate relationships, where you might want your partner not just to care about you or understand you but to feel what you feel. #Quote by Paul Bloom
Empathy quotes by Jaron Lanier
#166. An imaginary circle of empathy is drawn by each person. It circumscribes the person at some distance, and corresponds to those things in the world that deserve empathy. I like the term "empathy" because it has spiritual overtones. A term like "sympathy" or "allegiance" might be more precise, but I want the chosen term to be slightly mystical, to suggest that we might not be able to fully understand what goes on between us and others, that we should leave open the possibility that the relationship can't be represented in a digital database.

If someone falls within your circle of empathy, you wouldn't want to see him or her killed. Something that is clearly outside the circle is fair game. For instance, most people would place all other people within the circle, but most of us are willing to see bacteria killed when we brush our
teeth, and certainly don't worry when we see an inanimate rock tossed aside to keep a trail clear.

The tricky part is that some entities reside close to the edge of the circle. The deepest controversies often involve whether something or someone should lie just inside or just outside the circle. For instance, the idea of slavery depends on the placement of the slave outside the circle, to make some people nonhuman. Widening the circle to include all people and end slavery has been one of the epic strands of the human story - and it isn't quite over yet.

A great many other controversies fit well in the model. The #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Empathy quotes by Koren Zailckas
#167. Sociopaths have no conscience. Narcissists have no empathy. Neither one thinks other people are real. Narcissists think other people are just ego food, tools or extensions of themselves. #Quote by Koren Zailckas
Empathy quotes by Eoin Colfer
#168. I am older and have more control over my empathy,' said Qwan. 'That's why I didn't throw up.' And having said that, he threw up. #Quote by Eoin Colfer
Empathy quotes by Peter Hedges
#169. I would hope that people might view their fellow beings, all beings, with more empathy, more compassion, with a desire to understand. Even if they can't know why people are the way they are, to understand that they're probably that way for a good reason. #Quote by Peter Hedges
Empathy quotes by Gina Senarighi
#170. Emotional literacy is a prerequisite for empathy and psychological resilience. #Quote by Gina Senarighi
Empathy quotes by Cillian Murphy
#171. Sociopath is a word that has sort of become shorthand for psychopath and there's a distinct difference, it's interesting if you look it up. Sociopath if you look at the medical definition, the profile of a sociopath is that they are supremely intelligent people that are also pathological liars, they have no moral structure and there is one more, they have no compassion or empathy for other people. #Quote by Cillian Murphy
Empathy quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#172. Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. But the time must come when inhumanity protected by custom and thoughtlessness will succumb before humanity championed by thought. Let us work that this time may come. #Quote by Albert Schweitzer
Empathy quotes by Pete Kahle
#173. the creature had learned much. It had learned to survive in the wild and among humanity. It had learned camouflage and stealth and deception. It had learned to identify danger and to protect itself against attackers. Through its feline and rodent thralls, the creature had even learned empathy and a sense of belonging. However, it had never found a name that it considered worthy. #Quote by Pete Kahle
Empathy quotes by Gavin McInnes
#174. If something doesnt feel normal to me, it must be wrong. Failing to have a shred of imaginative empathy is a virtue! #Quote by Gavin McInnes
Empathy quotes by Carl Rogers
#175. 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, but without ever losing the "as if" condition. Thus, it means to sense the hurt or the pleasure of another as he senses it and to perceive the causes thereof as he perceives them, but without ever losing the recognition that it is as if I were hurt or pleased and so forth. #Quote by Carl Rogers
Empathy quotes by Carrie Lofty
#176. People can be cruel, deadly, heartless, selfish, disrespectful. They can be vice-ridden and lack any basic empathy toward their fellow man. #Quote by Carrie Lofty
Empathy quotes by Danny Castillones Sillada
#177. Like a caterpillar that excruciatingly turns upside down inside a dark cocoon to transform into a beautiful butterfly, human consciousness must also undergo a similar process, evolving and becoming a rational and sensible being. It is a painful human awakening from ignorance to wisdom, from bigotry to tolerance, from indifference to empathy. ( - Danny Castillones Sillada, The Sensation of Not Being Dead) #Quote by Danny Castillones Sillada
Empathy quotes by Janet Lansbury
#178. It's always hardest to remember to acknowledge a child in the heat of a difficult moment, but if a child can hear anything during a temper tantrum, it reassures him to hear our recognition of his point-of-view. "You wanted an ice cream cone and I said 'no'. It's upsetting not to get what you want." When a toddler feels understood, he senses the empathy behind our limits and corrections. He still resists, cries, and complains, but at the end of the day, he knows we are with him, always in his corner. These first years will define our relationship for many years to come. #Quote by Janet Lansbury
Empathy quotes by Rudolf Steiner
#179. Just as in the body, eye and ear develop as organs of perception, as senses for bodily processes, so does a man develop in himself soul and spiritual organs of perception through which the soul and spiritual worlds are opened to him. For those who do not have such higher senses, these worlds are dark and silent, just as the bodily world is dark and silent for a being without eyes and ears. #Quote by Rudolf Steiner
Empathy quotes by McKenzie Funk
#180. In economic terms, global warming is not merely an externality that we have failed to price in. The free market can only get us so far. This makes it a truly wicked problem, but it also gives us a more perfect moral clarity. We are not simply borrowing against our own future. For the most part, we are not our own victims. To rely on empathy to shape our response to climate change is often considered naive - the victims of warming are distant in space, distant in time, and the bullets are invisible - but I believe it is more naive to hope that we in the north will significantly cut emissions or consumption or give needed adaptation funding to distant countries because we personally feel threatened. In #Quote by McKenzie Funk
Empathy quotes by Timothy Pina
#181. Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone who needs comfort is empathy from a heart that understands. #Quote by Timothy Pina
Empathy quotes by Robin Ince
#182. Some people may harrumph and grumble, 'Generation Snowflake!', but what is the harm in trying to make an individual's life less stressful through a single simple action? #Quote by Robin Ince
Empathy quotes by Harriet Lerner
#183. People's sense of self worth is pivotal to their ability to look clearly at the hurt they've caused. The more solid one's sense of self regard, the more likely that that person can feel empathy and compassion for the hurt party, and apologize from an authentic center. #Quote by Harriet Lerner
Empathy quotes by Clarence Darrow
#184. When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death. #Quote by Clarence Darrow
Empathy quotes by Tobin Hart
#185. When we fail to harmonize and integrate, living systems, from individuals to families and countries, tend to move toward either chaos or rigidity. #Quote by Tobin Hart
Empathy quotes by Rebecca O'Donnell
#186. Empathy is walking a mile in somebody else's moccasins. Sympathy is being sorry their feet hurt. #Quote by Rebecca O'Donnell
Empathy quotes by George Lakoff
#187. Acting on empathy for people who are down and out requires that we have a social safety net to secure their freedom. So progressives see Social Security, welfare, and universal health care as increasing freedom. Conservatives #Quote by George Lakoff
Empathy quotes by Christine Evangelou
#188. Empathy speaks to us in those silent moments, away from our wounded ego and our wondering heart, in those empty spaces where questions run riot like lost and rejected soldiers… it tells us that each soul is worthy, valued, loved and honoured and we only ever need to face our own shadows, our own pain… and to be our own mirror. #Quote by Christine Evangelou
Empathy quotes by Leslie Jamison
#189. Imagining someone else's pain with too much surety can be as damaging as failing to imagine it. #Quote by Leslie Jamison
Empathy quotes by Donna Lynn Hope
#190. An empath is capable of taking on the grief of another in order to lessen their suffering. In order to not be consumed with pain, an empath should have an outlet for that pain lest they lose themselves in feeling for others. #Quote by Donna Lynn Hope
Empathy quotes by Rachel Carson
#191. By acquiescing in an act that causes such suffering to a living creature, who among us is not diminished? #Quote by Rachel Carson
Empathy quotes by Steve Toltz
#192. But what I want to know is, what does your view of my father say about you? When someone comes into the world who reaches the worst depths that humans can sink to, we will always call him a monster, or evil, or the embodiment of evil, but there is never any serious hint or suggestion that there is something actually supernatural or otherworldly about this individual. He may be an evil man, but he is just a man. But when our extraordinary person operating on the other side of the spectrum, the good, rises to the surface, like Jesus or Buddha, immediately we elevate him to God, a deity, something divine, supernatural, otherworldly. This is a reflection of how we see ourselves. We have no trouble believing that the worst creature who has done the most harm is a man, but we absolutely cannot believe that the best creature, who tries to inspire imagination, creativity and empathy, can be one of us. We just don't think that highly of ourselves, but we happily think that low. #Quote by Steve Toltz
Empathy quotes by Robert A. Caro
#193. Senators came to realize that he understood not only their bills but the reasons they had introduced them; #Quote by Robert A. Caro
Empathy quotes by Henry Ward Beecher
#194. Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. #Quote by Henry Ward Beecher
Empathy quotes by Nathan  Hill
#195. Empathy. Most people think empathy is like understanding someone else or relating to them. But it's more than that. Real empathy is the actual corporeal feeling of someone else's emotions, so that it's experienced not only in the brain but also in the body, the body vibrating like a tuning fork to the sadness and suffering of another, as in, for example, you cry at the funerals of people you never even knew, you feel actual physical hunger when you see a starving child, you get vertigo when you watch an acrobat. And so forth. #Quote by Nathan Hill
Empathy quotes by Stephen Covey
#196. To listen with empathy is the most important human skill. #Quote by Stephen Covey
Empathy quotes by Shaun Tomson
#197. I will never turn my back on the ocean: Passion
I will paddle around the impact zone: No short cuts
I will take the drop with commitment: Courage, focus and determination
I will never fight a rip tide: The danger of pride and egotism
I will always paddle back out: Perseverance in the face of challenges
I will watch out for other surfers after a big set: Responsibility
I will know that there will always be another wave: Optimism
I will ride and not paddle into shore: Self-esteem
I will pass on my stoke to a non-surfer: Sharing knowledge and giving back
I will catch a wave every day, even in my mind: Imagination
I will realize that all surfers are joined by one ocean: Empathy
I will honor the sport of kings: Honor and integrity #Quote by Shaun Tomson
Empathy quotes by Oliver Sacks
#198. Dr. Sacks treats each of his subjects - the amnesic fifty-year-old man who believes himself to be a young sailor in the Navy, the "disembodied" woman whose limbs have become alien to her, and of course the famous man who mistook his wife for a hat - with a deep respect for the unique individual living beneath the disorder. These tales inspire awe and empathy, allowing the reader to enter the uncanny worlds of those with autism, Alzheimer's, Tourette's syndrome, and other unfathomable neurological conditions. "One of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (The New York Times), Dr. Sacks brings to vivid life some of the most fundamental questions about identity and the human mind. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Empathy quotes by Jay Kristoff
#199. This place gives much, but it takes much more. Stripping away the empathy. The pity. Piece by piece. Death by death.
And what will be left in the end?
Mia looked about the Sky Altar. The faces. The bloodstains. The shadows.
Blades, she realized.
Blades. #Quote by Jay Kristoff
Empathy quotes by Brandon McCartney
#200. Be yourself one hundred and one thousand percent. Everybody man, from the sides to the back to the middle to the sides, you might not even know people, but if you rock with Lil B music and respect me from the core, you should know that based means you have someone you can trust, because we all have a common courtesy. It's about having empathy now. What I mean is really caring and paying attention to somebody else's feeling. You gotta have empathy and know we all on this common vibe. It's all peace. It's saying, hey, you know what, you can hit me and I'm not hitting you back. And that takes a very big person to do that. #Quote by Brandon McCartney

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