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Best Empath Quotes 2021

“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
― Anthon St. Maarten
tags: authenticity, caring, caring-for-others, caring-too-much, compassion, damaged-goods, damaged-people, damaged-souls, dysfunctional-society, dysfunctional-world, emotional, emotional-intelligence, emotional-pain, emotionally-disabled, empath, empathic, empaths, empathy, empathy-diversity, feeling, feelings, highly-sensitive-person, hot-mess, humane, humaneness, new-age-quotes, new-world, sensitive, sensitiveness, sensitivity, society, society-humanity, society-problem, tears-crying, weakness, weakness-and-strength, weakness-quotes
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Nikki Rowe

“Wildflower; pick up your pretty little head,
It will get easier, your dreams are not dead.”
― Nikki Rowe
tags: authentic, dreamer, empath, energy, feminine, free-spirit, free-spirit-quotes, growth, guidance, gypsy, gypsy-heart, life, love, love-yourself, self-care, self-love, untameable, wild-and-free, wild-child, wild-flower, wild-quotes, wildflower
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Anthon St. Maarten

“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
― Anthon St. Maarten
Aletheia Luna

“As empaths, our high level of sensitivity means that we are prone to feeling like eternal outsiders who are in the world but not quite of the world.”
― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional,
Aletheia Luna

“The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around.”
― Aletheia Luna, Old Souls: The Sages and Mystics of Our World
tags: empath, empaths, old-soul, old-souls
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Donna Lynn Hope

“Some people are far more cognizant than others but sensitivity has its own cross to bear and ample insight, in many cases, can bring on disquietude.”
― Donna Lynn Hope
tags: empath, empathy, sensitive, sensitivity
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Aletheia Luna

“One of the easiest ways to discover if someone is compatible with you is to gauge their emotional intelligence. Are they a kind and sensitive person? Will they be respectful towards your sensitivities? Or, are they emotionally stunted? Remember, we tend to attract narcissistic types who lack empathy.”
― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing
tags: compatibility, emotional-intelligence, empath, empaths, highly-sensitive-people, intuition, narcissism, sensitivity
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Aletheia Luna

“Why is sensitivity perceived as being dangerous? When we’re sensitive, we feel things we were taught not to feel. When we’re sensitive, we are completely open to attack. When we’re sensitive, we are awake and in touch with our hearts – and this can be very threatening to the status quo indeed.”
― Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing
tags: bravery, courage, empath, empaths, highly-sensitive-people, intuition, sensitive, sensitiveness, sensitivity
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John Mark Green

“And so, even though she was loving by nature, as time passed, she craved solitude more and more, due to the tortures of her sensitive heart.”
― John Mark Green, She Had a Very Inconvenient Heart: A Tale of Love and Magic
tags: empath, empath-quotes, empaths, highly-sensitive-people, highly-sensitive-person, inconvenient-heart, infp
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Mary Swan-Bell

“We don’t need to save the world; we need to love people. We can’t fix anything for anyone, but we can listen. We can love. We can empathize. And as long as we can, we should.”
― MARY SWAN-BELL, Post-Its and Polaroids: Snippets and Snapshots of an Overthought Life
tags: empath, empathy, inspiration, inspirational-quotes, listen, motivation, vulnerability
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Donna G. Bourgeois

“I often ask myself is how on earth is it that we empaths can survive under the domination of a narcissist? How is it that we do not become bitter and cruel as adults, with the role models
we survived under? How is it that being an empath stays with us and cannot be beaten down? We always get up again and keep on going, being an empath still. I also wonder, if I had not been so tightly wrapped up in my mother’s web and she had let me fly instead, what kind of person would I have been, then?”
― Donna G. Bourgeois, Life with Ollie: The story of an only child of a single narcissistic parent
tags: empath, empathy-quotes, narcissistic-abuse, survivor
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Donna G. Bourgeois

“Life has not been able to break me and it will not break you. Stand tall for you are loved, you are enough, you are able, and in the end we will survive.”
― Donna G. Bourgeois, Life with Ollie: The story of an only child of a single narcissistic parent
tags: empath, narcissistic-mother, peaceful-warrior, survivor-quotes, survivors-of-abuse, you-are-enough
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Anthon St. Maarten

“Never underestimate the empowered empath. Our kindness and compassion is too often mistaken for weakness or naivety, while we are in fact highly calibrated human lie detectors…and fearless warriors for truth and justice.”
― Anthon St. Maarten
tags: compassionate-people, empath, empath-warrior, empaths, empowered-empath, exposing-lies, highly-sensitive-people, kind-people, revealing-the-truth, spiritual-warriors
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“The word “empath” jumped up in my awareness a few years after I had already been in the States. When I first came across it, it felt so woo-woo and new-agey that the “normal” part of me balked at it. It was hard enough to own being a Highly Sensitive Person, words that had research backing them. But this empath thing, this was taking it even a step further. It veered off into ambiguous, questionable territory.  In fact, when I had first stumbled across the word online, trying to find a way to understand a part of my sensitivity that being an HSP didn’t quite encapsulate, I hadn’t even thought that it could possibly have anything to do with me. But the more I listened to other people’s stories, the more I followed the breadcrumbs, the more it started feeling that although the words that people used to describe their empath experiences were foreign, what they were talking about was essentially my own experience. It was just that some of these people connected that experience to belief systems I didn’t always resonate with while some others wrapped up the word in explanations that felt like the making up of a false story. But slowly, I could see that at the heart of it, beyond the cloak of words, beyond the different interpretations that people gave, our experiences felt similar. Like these so-called empaths, I often felt flooded with other people’s feelings. Their curiosity, worry and frustration jumped out at me. This often made me feel like I was walking through emotional minefields or collecting new feelings like you would collect scraps of paper. Going back to India after moving to the States, each time, I was stuck by how much all the little daily interactions, packed tightly in one day, which were part of my parents’ Delhi household, affected me energetically. Living in suburban America, I had often found the quiet too much. Then, I had thought nostalgically about India. Weeks could pass here without anyone so much as ringing the bell to our house. But it seemed like I had conveniently forgotten the other side of the story, forgotten how overstimulating Delhi had always been for me.  There was, of course, the familiar sensory overload all around — the continuous honking of horns, the laborers working noisily in the house next door, the continuous ringing of the bell as different people came and went — the dhobi taking the clothes for ironing, the koodawalla come to pick up the daily trash, the delivery boy delivering groceries from the neighborhood kiraana store. But apart from these interruptions, inconveniences and overstimulations, there was also something more. In Delhi, every day, more lives touched mine in a day than they did in weeks in America. Going back, I could see, clearly for the first time, how much this sensory overload cost me and how much other people’s feelings leaked into mine, so much so that I almost felt them in my body. I could see that the koodawalla, the one I had always liked, the one from some kind of a “lower caste,” had changed in these past few years. He was angry now, unlike the calm resignation, almost acceptance he had carried inside him before. His anger seemed to jump out at me, as if he thought I was part of a whole tribe of people who had kept people like him down for years, who had relegated him to this lower caste, who had only given him the permission to do “dirty,” degrading work, like collecting the trash.”
― Ritu Kaushal, The Empath’s Journey: What Working with My Dreams, Moving to a Different Country and L
tags: empath, empathetic, empathic, empaths, empathy, highly-sensitive-individual, highly-sensitive-people, highly-sensitive-person
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“Empaths are absorbers, not observers. When you just observe, you are no longer an empath but just a sympath.”
― Monika Chhetri
tags: absorbers, empath, love, observers, sympath
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Donna G. Bourgeois

“Empaths have to be careful not to internalize others’ feelings, as this can cause them to feel anxious, sad, or even depressed. It can leave the empath feeling drained or exhausted. They must learn to set boundaries so as not to let toxic people drain them dry.”
― Donna G. Bourgeois, Life with Ollie: The story of an only child of a single narcissistic parent
tags: empath, empathy-quotes, narcissistic-abuse
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Evelyn Klebert

“I know you are gifted my child, but are you all seeing? Can you see past, present, future, and all nuances of every person’s experience and life?”
She pursued her lips a bit, “Of course not.”
“So, without seeing everything, what makes you think your judgment is not flawed?”
― Evelyn Klebert, An Uneasy Traveler
tags: empath, paranormal-romance, psychic, reincarnation, urban-fantasy-romance
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Anthon St. Maarten

“Manage your energy, not your time.”
― Anthon St. Maarten
tags: emotional-energy, empath, empath-energy, energy-alignment, energy-healing, highly-sensitive-person, manage-your-time, psychic-energy, self-care-quotes, self-empowerment-quotes
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Rebecca C. Mandeville

“As painful as it is to be scapegoated by your family, you might be surprised to learn that there are positive, empowering aspects associated with the ‘scapegoat’ role, as described in the original biblical
story of the ‘scapegoat ritual of atonement.’ It may be that certain qualities you possess, such as intuition, empathy, and compassion, led to your becoming the target of family scapegoating abuse, as
paradoxical and confusing as this may initially seem.”
― Rebecca C. Mandeville, Rejected, Shamed, and Blamed: Help and Hope for Adults in the Family Scapegoat Role
tags: empath, family-scapegoat, scapegoating-in-families
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Michael Bassey Johnson

“There are numerous Starseeds on this planet and they are here to illumine all of the dark corners of this earth.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes
tags: darkness-and-light, empath, indigo, kingdom-of-heaven, mystics, open-heart, planet, starseed, touching-lives, transcendence
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Rachel D. Greenwell

“Equilibrium is basically when different forces achieve balance. They become equal or the same. People do this with energy. If you know this and you also know that you have power then you can choose the energy or the feeling of the room or of the group or whatever. Basically, you just feel the feelings really strongly and hold it no matter what is going on around you and no matter what anyone else around you feels like.”
― Rachel D. Greenwell, How To Wear A Crown: A Practical Guide To Knowing Your Worth
tags: balance, empath, energy, equilibrium, forces, power, responsiblity, strong-feelings
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“The word “empath” jumped up in my awareness a few years after I had already been in the States. When I first came across it, it felt so woo-woo and new-agey that the “normal” part of me balked at it. It was hard enough to own being a Highly Sensitive Person, words that had research backing them. But this empath thing, this was taking it even a step further. It veered off into ambiguous, questionable territory. In fact, when I had first stumbled across the word online, trying to find a way to understand a part of my sensitivity that being an HSP didn’t quite encapsulate, I hadn’t even thought that it could possibly have anything to do with me. But the more I listened to other people’s stories, the more I followed the breadcrumbs, the more it started feeling that although the words that people used to describe their empath experiences were foreign, what they were talking about was essentially my own experience. It was just that some of these people connected that experience to belief systems I didn’t always resonate with while some others wrapped up the word in explanations that felt like the making up of a false story. But slowly, I could see that at the heart of it, beyond the cloak of words, beyond the different interpretations that people gave, our experiences felt similar. Like these so-called empaths, I often felt flooded with other people’s feelings. Their curiosity, worry and frustration jumped out at me. This often made me feel like I was walking through emotional minefields or collecting new feelings like you would collect scraps of paper. Going back to India after moving to the States, each time, I was stuck by how much all the little daily interactions, packed tightly in one day, which were part of my parents’ Delhi household, affected me energetically. Living in suburban America, I had often found the quiet too much. Then, I had thought nostalgically about India. Weeks could pass here without anyone so much as ringing the bell to our house. But it seemed like I had conveniently forgotten the other side of the story, forgotten how overstimulating Delhi had always been for me. There was, of course, the familiar sensory overload all around — the continuous honking of horns, the laborers working noisily in the house next door, the continuous ringing of the bell as different people came and went — the dhobi taking the clothes for ironing, the koodawalla come to pick up the daily trash, the delivery boy delivering groceries from the neighborhood kiraana store. But apart from these interruptions, inconveniences and overstimulations, there was also something more. In Delhi, every day, more lives touched mine in a day than they did in weeks in America. Going back, I could see, clearly for the first time, how much this sensory overload cost me and how much other people’s feelings leaked into mine, so much so that I almost felt them in my body. I could see that the koodawalla, the one I had always liked, the one from some kind of a “lower caste,” had changed in these past few years. He was angry now, unlike the calm resignation, almost acceptance he had carried inside him before. His anger seemed to jump out at me, as if he thought I was part of a whole tribe of people who had kept people like him down for years, who had relegated him to this lower caste, who had only given him the permission to do “dirty,” degrading work, like collecting the trash.”
― Ritu Kaushal, The Empath’s Journey
tags: empath, empathetic, empathetic-souls, empathic, empaths, highly-sensitive-people, highly-sensitive-person, intuitive, intuitive-develpment
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“The word “empath” jumped up in my awareness a few years after I had already been in the States. When I first came across it, it felt so woo-woo and new-agey that the “normal” part of me balked at it. It was hard enough to own being a Highly Sensitive Person, words that had research backing them. But this empath thing, this was taking it even a step further. It veered off into ambiguous, questionable territory. In fact, when I had first stumbled across the word online, trying to find a way to understand a part of my sensitivity that being an HSP didn’t quite encapsulate, I hadn’t even thought that it could possibly have anything to do with me. But the more I listened to other people’s stories, the more I followed the breadcrumbs, the more it started feeling that although the words that people used to describe their empath experiences were foreign, what they were talking about was essentially my own experience. It was just that some of these people connected that experience to belief systems I didn’t always resonate with while some others wrapped up the word in explanations that felt like the making up of a false story. But slowly, I could see that at the heart of it, beyond the cloak of words, beyond the different interpretations that people gave, our experiences felt similar. Like these so-called empaths, I often felt flooded with other people’s feelings. Their curiosity, worry and frustration jumped out at me. This often made me feel like I was walking through emotional minefields or collecting new feelings like you would collect scraps of paper. Going back to India after moving to the States, each time, I was stuck by how much all the little daily interactions, packed tightly in one day, which were part of my parents’ Delhi household, affected me energetically. Living in suburban America, I had often found the quiet too much. Then, I had thought nostalgically about India. Weeks could pass here without anyone so much as ringing the bell to our house. But it seemed like I had conveniently forgotten the other side of the story, forgotten how overstimulating Delhi had always been for me. There was, of course, the familiar sensory overload all around — the continuous honking of horns, the laborers working noisily in the house next door, the continuous ringing of the bell as different people came and went — the dhobi taking the clothes for ironing, the koodawalla come to pick up the daily trash, the delivery boy delivering groceries from the neighborhood kiraana store. But apart from these interruptions, inconveniences and overstimulations, there was also something more. In Delhi, every day, more lives touched mine in a day than they did in weeks in America. Going back, I could see, clearly for the first time, how much this sensory overload cost me and how much other people’s feelings leaked into mine, so much so that I almost felt them in my body. I could see that the koodawalla, the one I had always liked, the one from some kind of a “lower caste,” had changed in these past few years. He was angry now, unlike the calm resignation, almost acceptance he had carried inside him before. His anger seemed to jump out at me, as if he thought I was part of a whole tribe of people who had kept people like him down for years, who had relegated him to this lower caste, who had only given him the permission to do “dirty,” degrading work, like collecting the trash.”
― Ritu Kaushal: The Empath’s Journey: What Working with My Dreams, Moving to a Different Country and L
tags: empath, empathetic, empathetic-quotes, empathic, empaths, highly-sensitive-people, highly-sensitive-person, intuitive-development, intuitive-wisdom
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“The word “empath” jumped up in my awareness a few years after I had already been in the States. When I first came across it, it felt so woo-woo and new-agey that the “normal” part of me balked at it. It was hard enough to own being a Highly Sensitive Person, words that had research backing them. But this empath thing, this was taking it even a step further. It veered off into ambiguous, questionable territory. In fact, when I had first stumbled across the word online, trying to find a way to understand a part of my sensitivity that being an HSP didn’t quite encapsulate, I hadn’t even thought that it could possibly have anything to do with me. But the more I listened to other people’s stories, the more I followed the breadcrumbs, the more it started feeling that although the words that people used to describe their empath experiences were foreign, what they were talking about was essentially my own experience. It was just that some of these people connected that experience to belief systems I didn’t always resonate with while some others wrapped up the word in explanations that felt like the making up of a false story. But slowly, I could see that at the heart of it, beyond the cloak of words, beyond the different interpretations that people gave, our experiences felt similar. Like these so-called empaths, I often felt flooded with other people’s feelings. Their curiosity, worry and frustration jumped out at me. This often made me feel like I was walking through emotional minefields or collecting new feelings like you would collect scraps of paper. Going back to India after moving to the States, each time, I was stuck by how much all the little daily interactions, packed tightly in one day, which were part of my parents’ Delhi household, affected me energetically. Living in suburban America, I had often found the quiet too much. Then, I had thought nostalgically about India. Weeks could pass here without anyone so much as ringing the bell to our house. But it seemed like I had conveniently forgotten the other side of the story, forgotten how overstimulating Delhi had always been for me. There was, of course, the familiar sensory overload all around — the continuous honking of horns, the laborers working noisily in the house next door, the continuous ringing of the bell as different people came and went — the dhobi taking the clothes for ironing, the koodawalla come to pick up the daily trash, the delivery boy delivering groceries from the neighborhood kiraana store. But apart from these interruptions, inconveniences and overstimulations, there was also something more. In Delhi, every day, more lives touched mine in a day than they did in weeks in America. Going back, I could see, clearly for the first time, how much this sensory overload cost me and how much other people’s feelings leaked into mine, so much so that I almost felt them in my body. I could see that the koodawalla, the one I had always liked, the one from some kind of a “lower caste,” had changed in these past few years. He was angry now, unlike the calm resignation, almost acceptance he had carried inside him before. His anger seemed to jump out at me, as if he thought I was part of a whole tribe of people who had kept people like him down for years, who had relegated him to this lower caste, who had only given him the permission to do “dirty,” degrading work, like collecting the trash.”
― Ritu Kaushal, The Empath’s Journey: What Working with My Dreams, Moving to a Different Country and L

1. “There’s nothing that inspires that deep sense of belonging like shared empathy!” ― Brene Brown

2. “The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” ― Bill Bullard

3. “Emotional empathy is what motivates us to help others. “ ― Brian Goldman

4. “Empaths feel more deeply, more intensely, and more persistently than those around us. We even feel what other people are afraid to feel within themselves.” ― Mateo Sol

5. “Empaths are not overly sensitive. They have a gift but must learn to manage their sensitivities.”― Judith Orloff

6. “The sad thing that many of us empaths don’t realize is that often our desire to heal others is a disguised cry for help for our own healing. Because many of us weren’t taught how to value or nurture ourselves at a young age, we tend to unconsciously seek out our own healing in the healing of others.”
― Mateo Sol

7. “We empaths have many marvelous traits. We have huge hearts and the instinct to help others in need or who are less fortunate.”― Judith Orloff

8. “Remember that the greatest thing about being empathetic is that when someone accomplishes something awesome, you will feel just as awesome as if you accomplished it yourself.”― Michael Unks

9. “Empathy is an important and valuable skill to have in many aspects in life. Not only does it contribute to strong bonds and general trust, but it allows us to gain insight of the emotions and thoughts of other people. In a sense, it offers you a chance to experience life the way someone else does.” ― Tuan Luu

10. “The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around.” ― Aletheia Luna

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11. “Intuition is a wonderful gift but it can be both a blessing and a curse. If you can easily tune in to the grief of another, it is very easy to lose your way if you have not yet resolved your own present or past trauma and grief. If you have not healed from your own grief and you turn around and give all you have to give, you will find yourself drowning. Soon there will be nothing left of you.” ― Kate McGahan

12. “We can influence a person and actually change a person’s thinking by the words we use. We can show kindness and empathy by the phrases we use and the actions we take.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

13. “Empathy is the medicine the world needs.” ― Judith Orloff

14. “Learning to give empathy to myself and others as often as I can each day has rendered astounding benefits….Empathy leads to compassion and compassion to forgiveness and connection. ” ―
Judith Hanson Lasater

15. “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest…a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a person nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

16. “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” ― Brene Brown

17. “Empathy means both understanding others on their own terms and bringing them within the orbit of one’s own experience.” ― Jacob A. Belzen

18. “Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply.” ― Aletheia Luna

19. “Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

20. “Why is sensitivity perceived as being dangerous? When we’re sensitive, we feel things we were taught not to feel. When we’re sensitive, we are completely open to attack. When we’re sensitive, we are awake and in touch with our hearts – and this can be very threatening to the status quo indeed.”
Aletheia Luna

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21. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” ― Stephen Covey

22. “Some people are far more cognizant than others but sensitivity has its own cross to bear and ample insight, in many cases, can bring on disquietude.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

23. “Empathy is connection; it’s a ladder out of the shame hole” ― Brené Brown

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

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

26. “If it is not tempered by compassion and empathy, reason can lead men and women into a moral void.” ― Karen Armstrong

27. “Empaths have often been labeled as ‘overly sensitive’ and told to ‘get a thicker skin.’ As children and adults, we are shamed for our sensitivities rather than supported….But at this point in my life, I wouldn’t give up being an empath for anything. It lets me sense the secrets of the universe and know passion beyond my wildest dreams.” ― Judith Orloff

28. “Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work.” ― Daniel Goleman

29. The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away. There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.” ― John Connolly

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30. “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”― Henry David Thoreau

31. “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

32. “Empathy isn’t just listening, it’s asking the questions whose answers need to be listened to. Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination. Empathy requires knowing you know nothing. Empathy means acknowledging a horizon of context that extends perpetually beyond what you can see.” ― Leslie Jamison

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

34. “The way of being with another person which is termed empathic…means temporarily living in their life, moving abut in it delicately without making judgment… to be with another in this way means that for the time being you lay aside the views and values you hold for yourself in order to enter the other’s world without prejudice…a complex, demanding, strong yet subtle and gentle way of being.” ― Carl Rogers

35. “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

36. “The Chinese philosopher Chuang-Tzu stated that true empathy requires listening with the whole being: The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty, to the ear, or to the mind. Hence it demands the emptiness of all the faculties. And when the faculties are empty, then the whole being listens. There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind.” ― Marshall B. Rosenberg

37. “There is no reconciliation until you recognize the dignity of the other until you see their view- you have to enter into the pain of the people. You’ve got to feel their need. “ ― John M. Perkins

38. “We all are born with a certain package. We are who we are: where we were born, who we were born as, how we were raised. We’re kind of stuck inside that person, and the purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize a little bit with other people. And for me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams, and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us. “ ― Roger Ebert

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