1. It is much easier to show compassion to animals.
They are never wicked.
2. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
3. Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.
4. Clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.