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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
-- Lakhdar Brahimi
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?"
-- John Legend
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"
-- Anita Roddick
"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."
-- Susan Sarandon
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.
-- Susan Sarandon
shall 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 empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection
to each other.
-- Meryl Streep
struggle of my life created empathy - I could
relate to pain, being abandoned, having people
not love me.