Empathy Quotes

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

“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

“All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.” -Samantha Power