44 Empath Quotes with Images

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An empath means you feel, sense, see, and discern the emotions, needs, expectations and thoughts of others. If you are wondering, “am I an empath?” You can take the following empath test to assess yourself.

Empowered Empath Quotes

Empowered empaths are awakened to their emotional gifting.

  1. “Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.” ― Anthon St. Maarten
  2. “Life has not been able to break me and it will not break you. Stand tall for you are loved, you are enough, you are able, and in the end we will survive.” ― Donna G. Bourgeois
  3. “The Empath is often said to have such a great degree of empathy that they can literally feel what others feel, and thus intuitively know many of the yearnings, sensitivities, tastes and even thought patterns of the people they’re around.” ― Aletheia Luna
  4. “Create boundaries. Honor your limits. Say no. Take a break. Let go. Stay grounded. Nurture your body. Love your vulnerability. And if all else fails, breathe deeply.” ― Aletheia Luna
  5. “Dear empath: You are a being of immense depth, wisdom, and compassion. You are a pioneer and trailblazer of humanity, a model for others on how to be sensitive and powerful. All the strength and love you need is already within you, waiting to be discovered.” ― Mateo Sol
  6. “Never underestimate the empowered empath. Our kindness and compassion is too often mistaken for weakness or naivety, while we are in fact highly calibrated human lie detectors…and fearless warriors for truth and justice.” ― Anthon St. Maarten
  7. “As empaths, we are not here to be sponges or enablers. We are here to be helpers, guides, and supporters.” ― Aletheia Luna
  8. “The reason a person should love you is for you, not what you can do for them.” ― Shanna Star
  9. “Remember that the greatest thing about being empathetic is that when someone accomplishes something awesome, you will feel just as awesome as if you accomplished it yourself.” – Michael Unks
  10. “When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” — Susan Sarandon

“Learning to stand in somebody else’s shoes, to see through their eyes, that’s how peace begins. And it’s up to you to make that happen. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” ―  BarackObama

Empath Quotes

  1. “Empaths feel more deeply, more intensely, and more persistently than those around us. We even feel what other people are afraid to feel within themselves.” ― Mateo Sol
  2. “We don’t need to save the world; we need to love people. We can’t fix anything for anyone, but we can listen. We can love. We can empathize. And as long as we can, we should.” ― MARY SWAN-BELL
  3. “Intuition goes before you, showing you the way. Emotion follows behind, to let you know when you go astray. Listen to your inner voice. It is the calling of your spiritual GPS system seeking to keep you on track towards your true destiny.” ― Anthon St. Maarten
  4. “The empath helps others by absorbing some of their pain, but who helps the empath?” ― Donna Lynn Hope
  5. “I AM AN EMPATH – Watching certain types of movies can become unbearable. The energy of TV and Radio can be maddening. I know your feelings better than you do. I know when you lie. I crave solitude. I need order or I can’t think straight. Complete strangers tell me their life story. – I AM A HEALER” ― Sandra Cooze
  6. “It is so important for us as empaths to maintain a sense of connectedness with life. When we put up walls to protect ourselves, we end up exhausting, victimizing, and alienating ourselves. It is far more satisfying, effective, and healthy to work with our gifts, rather than against them.” ― Aletheia Luna
  7. “Why is sensitivity perceived as being dangerous? When we’re sensitive, we feel things we were taught not to feel. When we’re sensitive, we are completely open to attack. When we’re sensitive, we are awake and in touch with our hearts – and this can be very threatening to the status quo indeed.” ― Aletheia Luna
  8. “I often ask myself is how on earth is it that we empaths can survive under the domination of a narcissist? How is it that we do not become bitter and cruel as adults, with the role models we survived under? How is it that being an empath stays with us and cannot be beaten down? We always get up again and keep on going, being an empath still. I also wonder, if I had not been so tightly wrapped up in my mother’s web and she had let me fly instead, what kind of person would I have been, then?” ― Donna G. Bourgeois
  9. “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” – Daniel H. Pink
  10. “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brené Brown

 “Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” – Alfred Adler

Empaths in Relationships

  1. “Because of their sacred gift of translating and embodying energy, empaths are able to spot their soul mates or twin flames a mile away.” ― Aletheia Luna
  2. “When it comes to relationships, empaths truly shine. This is because it is not the face, body or personality of a person that empaths fall in love with, it is their Soul.” ― Mateo Sol
  3.  “Speaking the truth is often a struggle for an Empath. The last thing they want to do is cause pain or conflict for others.” – Judi Eisner
  4. “Yes, the people around us can be insensitive, narcissistic, toxic, and sometimes even abusive, but it is up to us to take that energy on or let it flow through us. No one is responsible for taking away our happiness but us.” ― Aletheia Luna
  5. “Because empaths can see the world through their partner’s point of view, they frequently tend to completely mesh with the viewpoints of their abusers. So when an empath is told that he or she is uncaring from a narcissistic partner, the empath will genuinely feel as though they are a horrible person due to the fact that they can feel and embody the emotions of their partners.” ― Aletheia Luna
  6. “Empaths have to be careful not to internalize others’ feelings, as this can cause them to feel anxious, sad, or even depressed. It can leave the empath feeling drained or exhausted. They must learn to set boundaries so as not to let toxic people drain them dry.” ― Donna G. Bourgeois
  7. “She feels more than you. You have to understand that about her. She feels the edges and the details of things and when she gets close to someone, she feels their happiness and their pain.” JmStorm
  8. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

Empaths be Like Quotes

The short quotes for empaths

  1. “I said yes because I didn’t want to do anything wrong,” ― Stephen Chbosky
  2. “It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply.” ― David Jones”
  3. “It’s a gift to let other people be themselves. Let them face their own difficulties.” ― Judith Orloff
  4. “The agony of the empath is feeling their pain but being unable to save them from it.” ― Donna Lynn Hope
  5. “I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.” — Walt Whitman
  6. “The highest form of knowledge is empathy.” – Bill Bullard
  7. “We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” – Alan Watts
  8. “No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.” – Shanina Shaik
  9. “Empaths don’t act fake. They get quiet.” – Jane Lightworker

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”— Tahereh Mafi

Empath Children

  1. “Empath children are highly influenced by the energy of the household, including the energy of you as a parent. This means that your child will be perceptive of your moods and will feel everything that you feel, regardless of whether you want them to or not.” ― Mateo Sol
  2. “If your child is a teenage empath, you might like to try introducing them to self-inquiry. As sensitive beings, empathic teenagers struggle greatly to differentiate their emotions from those around them. One of the best ways to help your child regulate their emotions is by teaching them to ask, “Is this feeling mine?” ― Aletheia Luna
  3. “Empaths have often been labeled as ‘overly sensitive’ and told to ‘get a thicker skin.’ As children and adults, we are shamed for our sensitivities rather than supported….But at this point in my life, I wouldn’t give up being an empath for anything. It lets me sense the secrets of the universe and know passion beyond my wildest dreams.” –Judith Orloff, MD, The Empath’s Survival Guide
  4. “A true empath is a person who is sensitive and highly aware of the feelings of others around them to a point of taking the pain and agonies of others as their own.” —Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD


Are empaths rare? Yes, they are very rare. Many assume they are empaths because they are highly empathetic. However only 1 to 2 percent of the population are actual empaths.

Related Article: True Empaths Make Up a Tiny Portion of the Population

Are Empaths born or made? Some individuals are are born with more empathy, but some empaths are cultivated through life obstacles. Oprah gained empathy through her struggles: “The struggle of my life created empathy – I could relate to pain, being abandoned, having people not love me.” Life challenges will give us all the opportunity to empathize and understand the feelings of others. However, I do believe that some people naturally have a higher intensity of empathy.

Christina Daniels is the founder of Adorned Heart. She is devoted to learning about human behavior and its affects on society. She received a B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Public Policy. She hopes to use her life and academic experience to empower & heal the hearts of women!

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