Here are some lovely quotes about empathy to help motivate your empathetic response. Being empathetic is a wonderful way to make connections with others, even with people who might at first seem very different from ourselves.
“Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.” -Max Carver
“We need to teach our children empathy and care and love and communication and social responsibility in preparation for adulthood.” -Maya Soetoro-Ng
“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” -Maya Angelou
“Human connection is so vastly important. When someone is struggling, just being a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on can make a world of difference. You don’t need to fix everything to make things better. Just be there. Just care.” -Matthew Vasko, Founder, Century of Compassion
“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
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.” -Meryl Streep