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65 Inspirational Empathy Sayings

Empathy Sayings

In this post, you will find best empathy sayings.

Empathy Sayings


“Empathy is like giving someone a psychological hug.” —Lawrence J


“The comforter’s head never aches.” —Italian Proverb


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


“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.” —Mohsin Hamid


“Empathy is the key to negotiating and resolving conflict.” —Arthur P. Ciaramicoli


“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” —Susan Sarandon


“Look at the other side of things even if you know you’ll never agree. It creates empathy.” —Sophia Amoruso


“I hope to leave my children a sense of empathy and pity and a will to right social wrongs.” —Anita Roddick


“Empathy grows as we learn.” —Alice Miller


“Listening is understanding. The skill of empathy is a must to be able to listen…One can listen better if one sees the whole.” —Bill Drayton


“We need to have empathy. When we lose empathy, we lose our humanity.” —Goldie Hawn


“A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain.” —Daniel Goleman


“Without exception, empathy is always appropriate.” —Stephen R.Covey


“Empathy is easier than anger, in the long run.” —Sam Owen


“Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” —Barack Obama


“Don’t cast shadows on anyone unless you are providing shade.” —Terri Guillemets


“Empathy is the lovefire of sweet remembrance and shared understanding.” —John Eaton


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


“Empathy needs no genius.” —Toba Beta


“The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.” —Mehmet Oz


“Empathy is full presence to what’s alive in the other person at this moment.” —John Cunningham


“What dooms our best efforts to cultivate empathy and compassion is always, of course, other people.” —Tim Kreider


“There is no key to open the heart of another – except curiosity.” —Stefan Molyneux


“Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.” —Anderson Cooper


“Empathy takes time, and efficiency is for things, not people.” —Stephen Covey


“We need to teach empathy as we do literacy.” —Bill Drayton


“Human morality is unthinkable without empathy.” —Frans de Waal


“Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.” —Gloria Steinem


“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” —Shannon L. Alder


“Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


“When a good man is hurt all who would be called good must suffer with him.” —Euripides


“All that we can’t say is all we need to hear.” —Ben Harper


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


“It’s very difficult to design something for someone if you have no empathy.” —Stewart Butterfield


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


“It’s the hardest thing in the world to go on being aware of someone else’s pain.” —Pat Barker


“When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival.” —Yann Martel


“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” —Sophocles


“Empathy may be the single most important quality that must be nurtured to give peace a fighting chance.” —Arundhati Ray


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


“I’m cursed with empathy. I’m also by nature way too opinionated.” —John Shirley


“True contentment comes with empathy.” —Tim Finn


“We need to have empathy. When we lose empathy, we lose our humanity.” —Goldie Hawn


“Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.” —Joseph Fort Newton


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


“Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted.” —Aldous Huxley


“When you listen with empathy to another person, you give that person psychological air.” —Stephen R. Covey


“You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” —Zig Ziglar


“Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle.” —Gary Bauer


“We need empathy; we need the eyes that still can weep.” —Lydia Millet


“Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.” —Erol Ozan


“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” —Meryl Streep


“Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.” —Alfred Adler


“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” —Simone Weil


“Religion should be a source for reconciliation, for tolerance and for empathy.” —Charles Kimball


“Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle.” —Gary Bauer


“My job is to have empathy and curiosity for things that I’ve never done. Also, I’m a person whom people talk to.” —Richard Ford


“I learn from my own daughter that you don’t have to be awake to cry.” —Jodi Picoult


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


“Leadership is about empathy.” —Oprah Winfrey


“The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” —Oprah Winfrey


“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” —Jesse Jackson


“True contentment comes with empathy.” —Tim Finn


“Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them.” —Katherine Ellison