who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life
has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
-- Anderson Cooper
presupposes, it requires, it craves the abrogation of our
capacity to imagine others' suffering, dehumanizing them
so much that their pain is not our pain. It demands this
of the torturer, placing the victim outside and beyond any
form of compassion or empathy, but also demands of everyone
else the same distancing, the same numbness...
-- Ariel Dorfman
There is also a natural and very, very strong empathy
with the underdog, with people who have suffered,
people who have been pushed around by foreigners in
particular, but also by their own people.
right tools for solving disputes within our community
are precision instruments such as reason, communication,
empathy, curiosity, and understanding. They are also
the right tools for building a global civilization
of peace and prosperity.
-- Paul K. Chappell
wouldn't I help? What good reason do I have as a human
being with power and a sense of empathy and morality,
why wouldn't I do something?"
know, there's a lot of talk in this country about
the federal deficit. But I think we should talk more
about our empathy deficit - the ability to put ourselves
in someone else's shoes; to see the world through
the eyes of those who are different from us - the
child who's hungry, the steelworker who's been laid-off,
the family who lost the entire life they built together
when the storm came to town. When you think like this
- when you choose to broaden your ambit of concern
and empathize with the plight of others, whether they
are close friends or distant strangers - it becomes
harder not to act; harder not to help.-- Barack
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. -- Barack
hope to leave my children a sense of empathy and pity
and a will to right social wrongs"
"Empathy and compassion are in such critical
need in our society. We need to do all we can to promote
these values in our world culture."
-- Edwin Rutsch
you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination,
the whole world opens up to you."
always had a really developed sense of justice. As
a child, I would rotate my dolls' dresses for fear
that they might come alive at midnight and one of
them would always have the best dress on. Whatever
it was that made me worry about my dolls I suppose
has paid off in my career because, really, an actor
is all about empathy and imagination. And those are
the cornerstones of activism.
listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance
our safety by earning the respect of others and showing
respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest
on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy,
not on military might.
-- Theodore C. Sorensen
great gift of human beings is that we have the power of
-- Meryl Streep
struggle of my life created empathy - I could relate
to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.