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Empathy is our ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy enables us to become aware of other people’s perspectives, emotions, worldview and experiences. The word empathy is derived from the Ancient Greek ἐμπάθεια (empatheia, meaning “physical affection or passion”).

Top Quotes on Empathy:

  • Empathy begins with understanding life from another person’s perspective. Nobody has an objective experience of reality. It’s all through our own individual prisms. – Sterling K. Brown
  • Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another.– Alfred Adler
  • Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins.  And it’s up to you to make that  happen.  Empathy is a quality of character that can  change the world. – Barack Obama
  • If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as your own. – Henry Ford
  • Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change. – Max Carver

Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while. -Malorie Blackman

  • Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place. – Daniel H. Pink
  • Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change. – Max Carver
  • Whenever you feel like criticizing any one…just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Empathy means both understanding others on their own terms and bringing them within the orbit of one’s own experience. – Jacob A. Belzen

The highest form of knowledge is empathy. – Bill Bullard

  • Sometimes all a person wants is an empathetic ear; all he or she needs is to talk it out. Just offering a listening ear and an understanding heart for his or her suffering can be a big comfort. – Roy T. Bennett
  • Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing. – Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Empathy represents the foundation skill for all the social competencies important for work. – Daniel Goleman
  • Empathy is the gateway; compassion is the way. – Scott Perry
  • Empathy is the ability to step outside of your own bubble and into the bubbles of other people. – C. Joybell

Leadership is about empathy. It is about having the ability to relate to and connect with people for the purpose of inspiring and empowering their lives. – Oprah Winfrey

  • Whenever you are about to find fault with someone, ask yourself the following question: What fault of mine most nearly resembles the one I am about to criticize? – Marcus Aurelius
  • The opposite of anger is not calmness.  It’s empathy. – Mehmet Oz
  • Empathy should not be contingent on our proximity to suffering or the likelihood of it happening to us. Rather, it should stem from a disdain that suffering is happening at all. – Clint Smith
  • Empathy is the faculty to resonate with the feelings of others. When we meet someone who is joyful, we smile. When we witness someone in pain, we suffer in resonance with his or her suffering. – Matthieu Ricard
  • Empathy is choosing to see ourselves in another despite our differences. It’s recognizing that the same humanity – the same desire for meaning, fulfillment and security – exists in each of us, even if it’s expressed uniquely. – Vivek Murthy
  • Empathy is a tool for building people into groups, for allowing us to function as more than self-obsessed individuals. – Neil Gaiman
  • Empathy has the power to bring together people who would otherwise never meet. It has the power to teach us and to reach us in moments of isolation when we think nobody understands. – Vivek Murthy
  • Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss. – Anderson Cooper
  • Empathy is a virtue, but it should not be a guiding judicial principle. – Gary Bauer
  • Empathy is full presence to what’s alive in the other person at this moment.– John Cunningham

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.H. Jackson Brown

  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. – Harper Lee
  • Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein
  • The most important thing is that we need to be understood. We need someone to be able to listen to us and to understand us. Then we will suffer less.- Nhat Hanh
  • Writing is weaponized empathy. It’s putting yourself in someone else’s head. It’s finding what’s in them that relates to you. – Tom King
  • Empathy may be the single most important quality that must be nurtured to give peace a fighting chance. – Arundhati Roy

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