Empathy: The Greatest Virtue

“Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.”
~ Marshall B. Rosenberg

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
~ Theodore Roosevelt

“There is no greater intelligence than kindness and empathy.”
~ Bryant H. McGill

“You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.”
~ John Steinbeck

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.”
~ Leo Buscaglia

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”
~ Roger Ebert

“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person.”
~ William Fritz

“You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example.”
~ Judy Sheindlin

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

“Stories teach us empathy. They reveal to us ourselves in the skins of others.”
~ Justin Simien

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

“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.”
~ R.A. Salvatore

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