The Best Empathy quotes

Empathy is one of the most important qualities an entrepreneur can have. It allows you to see the world from your customer’s perspective and understand their needs and wants. These empathy quotes will help you develop a greater understanding of what empathy is, why it’s important, and how to use it in your business.

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The best empathy quotes

1. Now, inventiveness and empathy, those qualities, if they’re together in the same person, you’ve got an entrepreneurial genius. But they do tend to be slightly separate. โ€” Robert Reich

2. And for me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. โ€” Roger Ebert

3. Peace, love, empathy โ€” kurt Cobain

4. I’m a citizen of the republic of empathy. โ€” Sam Lipsyte

5. I think I’m an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist. โ€” Susan Sarandon

6. Relational trust is built on movements of the human heart such as empathy, commitment, compassion, patience, and the capacity to forgive. โ€” Parker J. Palmer

7. Most people know the physical senses, but a lot of people don’t know the soul’s senses: empathy, trust, intuition, love and harmony โ€” Steven Aitchison

8. Trying to observe the slow shift from selfโ€“centeredness to empathy is like trying to watch grass grow. โ€” Neal A. Maxwell

9. What dooms our best efforts to cultivate empathy and compassion is always, of course, other people. โ€” Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

10. Empathy nurtures wisdom. Apathy cultivates ignorance. โ€” Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

11. True, he may be a good cop, feeds his dog Alpo, and he doesn’t eat his young alive, but my empathy for him ends there.โ€“Ted Bundy in Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. โ€” Ted Bundy

12. I feel like songwriting is an experiment in empathy. โ€” Zooey Deschanel

13. Peace, love, empathy โ€” kurt Cobain

14. In communications empathy knowing respect spirituality tolerance understanding. Only that in you which is me can hear what I’m saying. โ€” Ram Dass

15. Empathy is like a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in Empathy becomes soluble. โ€” Simon Baronโ€“Cohen, Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty

16. Listening is an important skill to spark creativity and cultivate empathy. โ€” Pearl Zhu, 100 Creativity Ingredients: Everyone’s Playbook to Unlock Creativity

17. Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom. โ€” Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

18. Writing fiction is one of the greatest forms of empathy. It’s not enough to simply write from the perspective of your characters…you have to feel what they feel. โ€” Melody Robinette

19. I feel like songwriting is an experiment in empathy. โ€” Zooey Deschanel

20. When you show love and empathy to people, you draw them closer to your beliefs and traditions โ€” Sunday Adelaja

21. For Donald there is no value in empathy, no tangible upside to caring for other people. โ€” Mary L. Trump

22. 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. โ€” Sterling K. Brown

23. The whole idea of equal justice under law is completely incompatible with the idea of judges deciding cases according to ’empathy’. โ€” Thomas Sowell

24. When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. โ€” Susan Sarandon

25. Digital age of business and world shall move up from apathy, to sympathy, to empathy. โ€” Pearl Zhu, Digital Master

26. Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. โ€” Mohsin Hamid

27. Faith keeps our ships moving, while empathy and the memories of our experiences lead to wisdom. โ€” Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

28. I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. โ€” Maya Angelou

29. For Donald there is no value in empathy, no tangible upside to caring for other people. โ€” Mary L. Trump

30. 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. โ€” Sterling K. Brown

31. It was crime at its purest, in which empathy, that most fundamental aspect of human morality, evaporated and another being became only a target for untamed fantasy. โ€” Scott Turow, Limitations

32. I think I’m an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist. โ€” Susan Sarandon

33. Jealousy says, ‘Compete with each other.’ Envy says, ‘Destroy each other.’ Empathy says, ‘Help each other.’ Love says, ‘Empower each other. โ€” Matshona Dhliwayo

34. Less apathy, more empathy. โ€” Scott Stabile

35. I’m a citizen of the republic of empathy. โ€” Sam Lipsyte

36. You have to have empathy, knowledge and compassion for your characters if you’re a writer. โ€” Paul Haggis

37. It was crime at its purest, in which empathy, that most fundamental aspect of human morality, evaporated and another being became only a target for untamed fantasy. โ€” Scott Turow, Limitations

38. Of all the arts, movies are the most powerful aid to empathy, and good ones make us into better people. โ€” Roger Ebert

39. The purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize with other people… For me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy. โ€” Roger Ebert

40. Mankind needs more empathy. โ€” Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

41. Digital age of business and world shall move up from apathy, to sympathy, to empathy. โ€” Pearl Zhu, Digital Master

42. I felt the kind of desperation, I think, that cancels the possibility of empathy…that makes you unkind. โ€” Sue Miller, While I Was Gone

43. …empathy is the driving force behind the experience of emotions in narratives (Keen, 2006; Mar et al., 2006; Oatley, 2011). โ€” Mikkel Wallentin

44. 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. โ€” Sterling K. Brown

45. Bless you for your jealousy; it is a sign of empathy. โ€” Yoko Ono

46. Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay but acknowledging that it is not. โ€” Sheryl Sandberg

47. I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. โ€” Maya Angelou

48. Empathy is like a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in Empathy becomes soluble. โ€” Simon Baronโ€“Cohen, Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty

49. When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival. โ€” Yann Martel, Life of Pi

50. True, he may be a good cop, feeds his dog Alpo, and he doesn’t eat his young alive, but my empathy for him ends there.โ€“Ted Bundy in Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. โ€” Ted Bundy

Conclusion

Empathy is a great virtue to have and is a crucial part of being a good human being. It’s important to remember that while it can be difficult to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, it can be an incredibly powerful way to connect with people. Empathy allows us to build strong relationships, have meaningful conversations, and understand each other better. With these inspiring quotes about empathy, we hope that you can draw the strength to be more understanding and compassionate towards others.

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