Martha was unable to get by her natural compassion of the moment and look at a long term goal.
Their compassion demanded it be done but they anguished when no information was forthcoming.
There was compassion in her sparkling gaze despite the gentle humor in her voice.
"Kindness and compassion aren't weaknesses," she countered.
Her biggest issue with him had always been what she perceived as his weakness: his humanity and compassion for others.
It teaches compassion, because sitting on the bus, I know the person beside me is someday going to have to search his soul the same way I did, so I don't mind that he's spilling his coffee on my shoes.
Gabe hated her yet couldn't escape the memory of the compassion and spirit that made him take a stranger to bed last night.
While he wanted to avoid further involvement in Edith Shipton's troubled world, he felt proud of his wife inherent sense of compassion toward anyone in trouble.
She gave it to my darling out of gratitude for his compassion at her passing and he wanted me to have it as a token of his feelings for me.
Still, as welcome as his compassion was, it only served to increase her tears.
Caring for the ancient warrior in the catacombs, Jame, all those years taught him compassion otherwise denied him among the dead in those underground passageways.
Have you no compassion, Sirian!
He stared at her and for a second she thought there was a glimmer of the old compassion - but then it was gone.
The compassion in his voice surprised her and she glanced up at his sober face, tears coursing down her own.
The 19th century had no more reverent thinker than Martineau; the awe of the Eternal was the very atmosphere that he breathed, and he looked at man with the compassion of one whose thoughts were full of God.
Our compassion should be like that of God, who succours the suffering without sharing in their pain.
The elevation and the isolation of his position fostered a detachment from ordinary virtues and compassion, and he was a remorseless incarnation of Machiavelli's Prince.
When the disciples returned, Jesus took them apart for rest; but the crowds reassembled when they found Him again near the lake, and His yearning compassion for these shepherdless sheep led Him to give them an impressive sign that He had indeed come to supply all human needs.
It need not, therefore, surprise us that the man who formulated the sum of virtue in justice and benevolence was unable to be just to his own kinsfolk and reserved his compassion largely for the brutes, and that the delineator of asceticism was more than moderately sensible of the comforts and enjoyments of life.