A mysterious connection to each other…

Human morality is unthinkable without empathy.

Frans de Waal (b. 1948)

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.

Meryl Streep (b. 1949)

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.

Mohsin Hamid (b. 1971)

Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone elseโ€™s shoes for a while.

Malorie Blackman (b. 1962)

I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It’s counterintuitive because it’s selfless.

Angela Ahrendts (b. 1960)

Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.

Max Carver (b. 1988)

The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.

-Mehmet Oz (b. 1960)

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

Maya Angelou (1928ย โ€“ 2014)

Resilience is, of course, necessary for a warrior. But a lack of empathy isn’t.

Phil Klay (b. 1983)

I’ve been fascinated by the idea that evil is the absence of empathy.

-John Connolly (b. 1968)

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