Greatest Gift
The greatest gift is compassion...not the greatest for
the receiver, but for the giver.  
-- John A. Holmes
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The kindness we extend to others in their hour of adversity will
be returned to us at the time we most need it.  
-- Harriet Johns
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all
knowledge; and though I have all faith....and have not charity, I am nothing.
And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of
these is charity.  
-- 1 Corinthians 13, Verses 2 & 13
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good
and evil proceeding within us.  
-- Eric Hoffer
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It is lack of love for ourselves that inhibits our compassion toward others.  
If we make friends with ourselves, then there is no obstacle to opening our
hearts and minds to others.  
-- Author Unknown
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, in human liberty as the
source of national action, in the human mind as the source of invention and ideas; and in
the human heart as the source of national compassion.
-- John F. Kennedy
The dew of compassion is a tear.  -- Lord Byron
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The problem with Sunday school lessons is how quickly they're dismissed
come Monday morning.  Compassion is not weakness and concern
for the unfortunate is not socialism.  
-- Hubert H. Humphrey
Kindness and compassion are essential parts of God's
work and ours here on earth.  
-- Rev. Billy Graham
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My religion is's about filling the human
heart with compassion.  
-- Dalai Lama
If we give someone a piece of bread, that's kindness; but if we put
peanut butter or jelly on it, that's
loving kindness.  -- Barbara Johnson
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I define a religious person as one who holds both God and man in one thought at one
time; one whose greatest passion is compassion.  
-- Abraham J. Heschel
Compassion cures more ills than condemnation.  -- Henry Ward Beecher
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Man may allow compassion to be driven from his heart, but God
will never allow it to be driven from his soul.
-- William Cowper
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception,
is composed of others.  
-- John A. Holmes
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After the words "to love," the most beautiful words are "to help."
-- Bertha von Suttner
It is only by lifting others that you will rise. -- Robert Ingersoll
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You have not lived a perfect day unless you have done something for
someone who will never be able to repay you.  
-- Ruth Smeltzer
There is a destiny that makes us brothers, none goes his way alone;
All that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own.
-- Edwin Markham
Music:  Dear Heart
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