A thought that does not result in action is nothing much, and an action that does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
I know the compassion of others is a relief at first. I don’t despise it. But it can’t quench pain, it slips through your soul as through a sieve. And when our suffering has been dragged from one pity to another, as from one mouth to another, we can no longer respect or love it.
Topics: Kindness, Compassion
- Albert Camus Algerian-born French Philosopher
- Jean-Paul Sartre French Philosopher
- Simone de Beauvoir French Philosopher
- Andre Gide French Novelist
- Marcel Proust French Novelist
- Michel de Montaigne French Philosopher
- Charles de Gaulle French Head of State
- Maurice Chevalier French Actor, Singer
- Marie Curie Polish-born French Physicist
- Guy de Maupassant French Novelist