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. ln those transparent moments we know other people’s joys and sorrows, and we care about their concerns as if they were our own.
~ Fritz Williams
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
~ Samuel Johnson
…when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.
~ Sogyal Rinpoche
He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
~ William Shakespeare