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The ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle, home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics, he feels himself master of his fate. But otherwise he simply lies down and lets things happen to him. (Quote by - George Orwell)

Empathy frequently informs our earliest days with our infants as we try to figure out what they need, how to comfort and satisfy them(Quote by - Katherine Ellison)

The discoveries of how we can grow and the insights we need to have really come from the inside out. To have genuine empathy, not as a make-nice tool but as an understanding, is essential to the next step. (Quote by - Patricia Sun)

In Germany , the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn't speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me. (Quote by - Reverend Martin Niemoeller)

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. (Quote by - Charles De Secondat)

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all-the apathy of human beings. (Quote by - Helen Keller)

Anyone who tells you that "It Can't Happen Here" is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no 'house rule' that bars tyranny coming to America . History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos. (Quote by - Mike Vanderboegh)

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy. (Quote by - Meryl Streep)

They have no more feeling for human beings than butchers for slaughtered animals. paraphrased. (Quote by - Raymond Chandler)

I think it's easy to mistake understanding for empathy--we want empathy so badly. . . . It's hard and ugly to know somebody can understand you without even liking you. (Quote by - Thomas A. Harris)

There would be no supporting life were we to feel quite as poignantly for others as we do for ourselves(Quote by - Samuel Richardson)

It [art] can only succeed through the cooperating imagination and intelligence of its consumers, who fill out, for themselves, the artist's world and make it round, and whose own special genius partly determine the ultimate glory of it. (Quote by - William Gass)

I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated. (Quote by - John Shirley)

Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. (Quote by - Arthur Koestler)

Religion should be a source for reconciliation, for tolerance and for empathy.(Quote by - Charles Kimball)

Part of the particular interest and beauty of science fiction and fantasy: writer and reader collaborate in world-making. (Quote by - Ursula K. Le Guin)

Rather than seeing dreams as containing hidden messages, see dreams as experiences of empathy. Then use empathy with the dream to reconnect with the experience of dreaming itself.(Quote by - Henry Reed)

We empathize-it's our chief way of learning. And the more complex the pattern of ideational connections-that is, the more fully we understand the scene adding up the facts, metaphors, and rhythms-the more completely we slip, unwittingly, into it, pitying, smiling at, or despising the crate. Thus the idea that the writer's only material is words is true only in a trivial sense. (Quote by - John Gardner)

Are you then unable to recognize unless it has the same sound as yours?(Quote by - Andre Gide)

No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass. (Quote by - George Washington)

Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedoms of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. (Quote by - James Madison)

We do sympathetically engage ourselves in the struggle that produces the fictional events. (Quote by - John Gardner)

If none of us ever read a book that was "dangerous," had a friend who was "different," or joined an organization that advocated "change," we would all be the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. (Quote by - Edward R. Murrow)

Tell them, that, to ease them of their griefs, their fear of hostile strokes, their aches, losses, their pangs of love, with other incident throes. That nature's fragile vessel doth sustain in life's uncertain voyage, I will some kindness do them. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans. (Quote by - William Jefferson)

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