Even though we try not to judge others, it often feels like a losing battle. And we know that similarly, others judge us. How can we be more accepting of those who are not like us? I pray that these quotes and verses help you as you strive to judge less and love more.
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I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.
- John Wesley
Often it is hard. So hard, in fact, that Jesus' decree to love and pray for our opponents is regarded as one of the most breathtaking and gut-wrenching challenges of his entire Sermon on the Mount, a speech renowned for its outrageous claims. There was no record of any other spiritual leader ever having articulated such a clear-cut, unambiguous command for people to express compassion to those who are actively working against their best interests.
- Lee Strobel
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
- William Cowper
For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.
- Matthew 7:2
He that well and rightly considereth his own works will find little cause to judge hardly of another.
- Thomas a Kempis
Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;
- Romans 14:10
To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
None knows the weight of another's burden.
- George Herbert
Compassion costs. It is easy enough to argue, criticize, and condemn, but redemption is costly, and comfort draws from the deep. Brains can argue, but it takes heart to comfort.
- Samuel Chadwick
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
- Charles Spurgeon
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
- Mark 12:31
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”
- John 7:24
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
Persistence in prayer for someone whom we don't like, however much it goes against the grain to begin with, brings about a remarkable change in attitude.
- F.F. Bruce
Yes, let God be the Judge. Your job today is to be a witness.
- Warren Wiersbe
If you judge people, you have no time to love them
- Mother Teresa
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
- Henry Ward Beecher
I hope these quotes inspire you to look for ways to accept and love others – even those very different from you.