Empathy Quotes

When you are born without the ordinary feelings and emotions shared by most other human beings, life looks different to you. It seems at times like a movie you’re walking through, more a spectator than a participant. There is above all a lack of empathy with most of mankind, a sense of detachment. But with detachment comes perspective. The less you care, the more you know, and the more you know the less you care.

Go looking for conflict, and you’ll find it. Go looking for people to take advantage of you, and they generally will. See the world as a dog-eat-dog place, and you’ll always find a bigger dog looking at you as if you’re his next meal. Go looking for the best in people, and you’ll be amazed at how much talent, ingenuity, empathy, and good will you’ll find. Ultimately, the world treats you more or less the way you expect to be treated.

When you start getting into your politics it’s like you have to be vulnerable and you have to be sort of sensitive. Because if it’s always like straight aggression all the time, there becomes no empathy for the stance that you’re taking. You’re not telling people to think, you’re telling them what to think. And also you have to be honest with yourself on that, too.