7 junio, 2024

64 phrases of empathy and assertiveness to reflect on and dedicate

The empathy it is the ability to put ourselves in the place of others, it is what allows us to understand the motivations, problems, sorrows and joys of others; It helps us to be supportive of each other and that society is a better place.

Assertiveness, on the other hand, is the ability that we can develop to express what we think and feel in a kind, direct and adequate way, without disturbing others.

We have made a list of the best empathy phrases and assertiveness for children and adults from some of the people who have best understood human relationships, such as Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Stephen Covey, Daniel Goleman or Barack Obama.

The best phrases of empathy and assertiveness

-When people talk, listen fully. Most people never listen.- Ernest Hemingway.

-Look with the eyes of another, listen with the eyes of another and feel with the heart of another.- Alfred Adler.

-We have two ears and one mouth to listen twice as much as we speak.- Epictetus.

-The most precious gift we can give to others is our presence. When our full attention embraces those we love, they bloom like flowers.- Thich Nhat Hanh.

-The most important thing is that we need to be understood. We need someone who is able to listen and understand us. So, we suffer less.- Thich Nhat Hanh.

4-If you do not have empathy and effective personal relationships, no matter how intelligent you are, you will not get very far.- Daniel Goleman.

4-Try to understand before being understood.- Stephen Covey.

-Empathy is the complete presence of what is alive in another person at the present moment.- John Cunningham.

-If speaking is silver, listening is gold.- Turkish proverb.

Empathy is the greatest virtue. From her, all the virtues flow.- Eric Zorn.

-The most basic of human needs is to understand and be understood. The best way to understand a person is to listen to them.- Ralph Nichols.

-Empathy takes time; Efficiency is for things, not for people.- Stephen Covey.

4-When you listen to another person with empathy, you give him a psychological air.- Stephen Covey.

-The great ability of the human being is that he has the power of empathy, he can feel a mysterious connection with others.- Meryl Streep.

11-You cannot understand another person well and do something else at the same time.- M. Scott Peck.

4-We all have empathy and perhaps not everyone has the courage to show it.- Maya Angelou.

-Empathy is putting yourself in the shoes of another to find out what exactly that person is feeling or what is happening at a given moment.- Deepa Kodikal.

-I call religious the one who understands the suffering of others.- Mahatma Gandhi.

1-No one cares about how much you know, until they know how much you care.- Theodore Roosevelt.

-The greatest compliment that I have ever been paid is when they asked me what I thought and my answer was attended to.- Henry David Thoreau.

-Empathy consists of the internal experience of sharing the momentary emotional state of another person.- Roy Schafer.

5-Attention is the strangest and purest form of generosity.- Simone Weil.

-Love is an enviable state that does not know envy or vanity, only empathy and desire to be bigger than oneself.- Thomas More.

-If you are not able to control your stressful emotions, if you cannot have empathy and have effective personal relationships, no matter how intelligent you are, you will not get very far.- Daniel Goleman.

-Reducing an economic gap is impossible without also reducing the gap in empathy.- Daniel Goleman.

-There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.- Frank Tyger.

-If there is a secret to success, it lies in the ability to see the other person’s point of view.- Henry Ford.

-Learn to be in the skin of another, to see through their eyes, this is how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make it happen.- Barack Obama.

I don’t ask the injured person how they feel. I myself become the injured person.- Walt Whitman.

-We need empathy to give empathy.- Marshall Rosenberg.

4-Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who experience loss.- Anderson Cooper.

10-Big egos have small ears.- Robert Schuller.

-I think that empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.- Roger Ebert.

-Empathy is the experience of external consciousness in general.- Edith Stein.

1-You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.- John Steinbeck.

We are born with the capacity for empathy. An ability to recognize emotions and that transcends races, cultures, nationalities, classes, genders and ages.- Mary Gordon.

-Empathy is the opposite of spiritual meanness. It is the ability to understand that every war is lost and won. And that someone else’s pain is as significant as yours.- Barbara Kingsolver.

-To perceive is to suffer.- Aristotle.

4-Every time you feel critical of someone, remember that all the people in this world have not had the advantages that you had.- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

I don’t like that man. I need to know him better.- Abraham Lincoln.

-Empathy allows us to perceive our world in a new way and move forward.- Marshall Rosenberg.

8-Empathy is like giving someone a psychological hug.- Lawrence J.

-The most important quality that we must strengthen is a deep human empathy, because it will provide the greatest hope and the foundation of collective survival.- Jacqueline Novogratz.

We need to have empathy. When we lose empathy, we lose our humanity.- Goldie Hawn.

-True joy comes with empathy.- Tim Finn.

-It can be more difficult to empathize with our closest people.- Marshall Rosenberg.

-Inattention kills empathy. The first step to compassion is realizing another person’s need. It all starts with the simple act of attention.- Daniel Goleman.

4-It is the most difficult thing in the world to be aware of someone’s pain.- Pat Barker.

-Intellectual understanding eliminates empathy.- Marshall Rosenberg.

-The opposite of hatred is not tranquility, it is empathy.- Mehmet Oz.

-Peace cannot be achieved by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.- Albert Einstein.

1-You cannot make a kind gesture too soon because you do not know when it will be too late.- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

When I prepare to speak to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking about what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.- Abraham Lincoln.

-If you judge people, you do not have time to love them.- Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

-There is no small act of kindness. Every act of compassion makes the world bigger.- Mary Anne Radmacher.

4-There is something in people that only they know.- Ben Harper.

-Empathy represents the basis for all important social skills at work.- Daniel Goleman.

-Empathy resides in the ability to be present without opinion.- Marshall Rosenberg.

4-Empathy gives you the ability to share the pain of another person.- Marshall Rosenberg.

4-Understand what happens to you and you will know what happens to everyone.- Paulo Coelho.

4-Do not hurt others with what causes pain to yourself.- Buddha.

I’m afraid of hurting someone’s heart. Because? Because I know how it hurts.- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

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