Quotes

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors

Andrew Boyd

For our Empaths


If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive

Eleonora Duse

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


An empath hones in on the emotions of a person. Having Psychic abilities focuses on the communication of the soul. Not to be mistaken for a gut feeling-Instinct. Gut Instinct is the internal mechanism for survival

Serena Jade

For our Empaths


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty

Mahatma Gandhi

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart

Shanina Shaik

For our Empaths


An empath is an emotional sponge. They absorb the stress and also the positive emotions into their own bodies from other people

Dr. Judity Orloff

For our Empaths


Sensitivity isn’t being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom. I enjoy a lot of mystery

Jeff Buckley

For our Empaths


To embrace suffering culminates in greater empathy, the capacity to feel what it is like for the other to suffer, which is the ground for unsentimental compassion and love

Stephen Batchelor

For our Empaths


I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it

Maya Angelou

For our Empaths


For there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes

Milan Kundera

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


The very best thing we can do for others isn’t soaking up their pain, it is actually holding space for them. Holding space for a person means giving them the room to grieve or vent while still maintaining our own boundaries.

Mateo Sol

For our Empaths


The highest form of knowledge is empathy

Bill Bullard

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain

Alan Watts

For our Empaths


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around

Leo Buscaglia

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


Empaths may hesitate to save themselves first because they think that doing so is selfish, which is not the case. If you’re an empath, know how important it is to take care of yourself first in order to be able to help others. Sometimes there is only so much you can do for others; you might even be doing everyone a disservice by stepping over boundaries

Catherine Chea

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


Empathy means understanding others on their own terms and bringing them into the orbit of one’s own experience

Jacob A. Belzen

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


Empaths are absorbers, not observers. When you just observe, you are no longer an empath but just a sympath

Monika Chhetri

For our Empaths


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

Anthon St. Maarten

For our Empaths


As an empath, it’s vital that you learn how to hold space for your emotions, even the most painful ones. By anchoring yourself in your breath, you can learn how to witness the emotional energy of others within you, without attaching yourself to these sensations

Mateo Sol

For our Empaths


Sensitive people care when the world doesn’t because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self-taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten

Shannon L. Alder

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far

Daniel Goleman

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


There’s beauty everywhere. Amazing things are happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others

Sarah McLachlan

For our Empaths


Empaths are born that way, but being empathic is something all, or most of us can learn. They put others in front of themselves as long as it’s doable. Harmony in any given circumstance is something they strive to create. They are being affected by others’ emotions and energies—so balance is super-important to them. They want to make the desires and wishes come true for the ones around them as often as possible. They want to motivate and inspire others to grow as well

Kristine Einang

For our Empaths


Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone

Brené Brown

For our Empaths


I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it

Maya Angelou

For our Empaths


Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use

Emily Post

For our Empaths


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

For our Empaths


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

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