Quotes on Compassion For Yourself

What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion: for yourself and for those around you. Lupita Nyong'o

You can't eat beauty, it doesn't sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflamed the heart and merchants the soul. Lupita Nyong'o

Have compassion for yourself when you write. There is no failure - just a big field to wander in. Natalie Goldberg

Ease up on yourselves. Have some compassion for yourself as well as for others. There's no such thing as perfection, and life is not a race. Doug Marlette

If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others. Dalai Lama

Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others. Wilferd Peterson

When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than do. John O'Donohue

Anyone who is suffering from shame and public humiliation needs to know one thing: You can survive it...you can insist on a different ending to your story. Have compassion for yourself. We all deserve compassion, and to live both online and off in a more compassionate world. Monica Lewinsky

You cannot be fair to others without first being fair to yourself. Know that a well-honed sense of justice is a measure of personal experience, and all experience is a measure of self. Know that the highest expression of justice is mercy. Thus, as the supreme judge in your own court, you must have compassion for yourself. Otherwise, cede your gavel. Vera Nazarian

As we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others - what and whom we can work with, and how - becomes wider. Pema Chodron

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield

Self-care is never a selfish act - it is only good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Parker J. Palmer

Who are you going to live for - yourself or God? Rick Warren

Resilience is based on compassion for ourselves as well as compassion for others Sharon Salzberg

Our challenge is to find the compassion for others that we want them to have for us. Sally Kohn

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Nhat Hanh

You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. Bindi Irwin

How far you go in life depends on... George Washington Carver

You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise Hay

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. Jean Shinoda Bolen

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Jung

Loving yourself...does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion Margot Anand

Above all, being a Democrat means having compassion for others. ... It means standing up for people who have been kept down ... George Mcgovern

You can't eat beauty. It doesn't feed you. Lupita Nyong'o

When you have learned compassion for yourself, compassion for others is automatic. Henepola Gunaratana

Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That's the beginning of wisdom. Margaret Mitchell

When you place a high value on truth, you have to think for yourself. Cornel West

Through training there is knowledge. You can produce compassion, love, forgiveness. you can change yourself. Dalai Lama

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms. Audrey Hepburn

Wake-up! Think for yourself, be yourself and return to what is real. Bryant H Mcgill

It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others. If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our hearts and minds to others. Dalai Lama

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch... Leo Buscaglia

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Laozi

Live for yourself. Love those around you - but realise they have their own agendas. Alex Gaskarth

The most contrarian thing of all is not to oppose the crowd but to think for yourself. Peter Thiel

Think for yourself. Know what you're doing. Question authority. Timothy Leary

But somethings in life are more important than being happy. Like being free to think for yourself. Jon Krakauer

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. Dalai Lama

If we begin to get in touch with whatever we feel with some kind of kindness, our protective shells will melt, and we'll find that more areas of our lives are workable. AS we learn to have compassion for ourselves, the circle of compassion for others-what and whom we can work with, and how-becomes wider. Pema Chodron

...there is something wrong with any spirituality that does not inspire selfless concern for others Karen Armstrong

Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. Dalai Lama

It's very rare to be in a state where there's nothing in, where you have no attachment to any idea or concept about yourself. In that state you've immediately raised the mind of compassion, because if nothing is in, everything is in, and you are now free to experience yourself as the world. Bernie Glassman

For every teenager there are issues that make finding it hard. These girls are totally unique and totally like every teenager everywhere - in the world. They illuminate, beautifully, the universal search for identity that we all have. I hope that people come away from the film with a better understanding of themselves, and compassion for others. Linda Goldstein Knowlton

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart. Tahereh Mafi

The realization that we are all basically the same human beings who seek happiness and try to avoid suffering is very helpful in developing a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood; a warm feeling of love and compassion for others. Dalai Lama

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Dalai Lama

It is not about sexuality that is important to most people who care, it is what we do for our community and our family, our friends and just human compassion for others that matter in the world we live in daily. Lisa Stone


You have to calendar time for yourself even if you have no idea what youre going to do with it. Susie Bright

Dont throw yourself out on another's whim. People change, as do intentions and as a result, consequences. Live for yourself - Love those around you, but realize that they"ve got their own agendas. Alex Gaskarth

That's basically the mantra of Herr Silverman's teaching - think for yourself and do what's right for you, but let others do the same. Matthew Quick

If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? RuPaul

Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. Thomas Merton

Power-Over leads to punishment and violence. Power-With leads to compassion and understanding, and to learning motivated by reverence for life rather than fear, guilt, shame, or anger. Marshall B. Rosenberg

By bravely enduring our trials, we learn humility, compassion for others, and a great reliance on God. We also learn that our happiness and progress depend much less upon what challenges life may bring and infinitely more on how we face and overcome those challenges. Lloyd D. Newell

As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy. Dalai Lama

Our country is great because it is built on principles of self-reliance, opportunity, innovation, and compassion for others. Ronald Reagan

I wasn't going to say anything about that, Tabitha," he said quietly. "I only wanted to tell you that your compassion for other people overwhelms me.""Oh." She offered him a tenuous smile. "I'm just used to people condemning everything I do."He lifted her hand to his lips and kissed her knuckles. "I don't condemn you, my lady. I only admire you. Sherrilyn Kenyon

We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion. This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimately these are all we need. Dalai Lama

It seems that for some people the idea of compassion entails a complete disregard for or even a sacrifice of their own interests. This is not the case. In fact, you first of all have to have a wish to be happy yourself - if you don't love yourself like that, how can you love others? Dalai Lama

The Christian life is not about finding safety and comfort; it's about finding yourself in a dangerous place of vulnerable compassion. Ed Stetzer

No man should judge unless he asks himself in absolute honesty whether in a similar situation he might not have done the same. Viktor E Frankl

If you're tired and pooped out all the time, do you have love and compassion in your heart for your fellow man? You don't even like yourself! Jack Lalanne

Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. Marva Collins

It's not your job to like me - it's mine Byron Katie

One of the first things I think young people, especially nowadays, should learn is how to see for yourself and listen for yourself and think for yourself. Malcolm X

You must not for one moment give up the effort to build up new lives for yourself. Daisaku Ikeda

Enjoy yourself, drink, call the life you live today your own; but only that, the rest belongs to chance. Euripides

If you're waiting for someone to believe in you, you'll be waiting forever. You must believe in yourself. Cher

You must ask for God's help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again. Gordon B Hinckley

Stop complaining about having no time for yourself and get up an hour earlier. You have the option, why not exercise it? Robin S. Sharma

As long as you can find yourself, you'll never starve. Suzanne Collins

Compassion is the most necessary ingredient in all relationships. Everything depends on it. Jane Stanton Hitchcock

It's compassion that makes gods of us. Dorothy Gilman

He did not know how long it took, but later he looked back on this time of crying in the corner of the dark cave and thought of it as when he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn't work. It wasn't just that it was wrong to do, or that it was considered incorrect. It was more than that-it didn't work. Gary Paulsen

People say that you're going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own. Angelina Jolie

Sometimes it just feels so amazing to finally stand up for yourself. I highly recommend it. Life is too short to be taken for granted. Demi Lovato

Be yourself and think for yourself, and while your conclusions may not be infallible they will be nearer right than the inclusions forced upon you by those who have a personal interest in keeping you in ignorance. Elbert Hubbard

You set the standards for how you will be treated. People will treat you the exact way you treat yourself. So be good to you. Take time for yourself. Rest. Play. Shower yourself with affection, support, and gifts. Iyanla Vanzant

I think the hardest part to get to is that point of asking for help or reaching out to other people and being honest with yourself. Mary-Kate Olsen



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