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65 Powerful Empath Quotes To Make You Feel Understood

65 Powerful Empath Quotes To Make You Feel Understood

Being an empath in this world is quite tough – you have to live with the constant need to protect your energy, to be careful you spend your time with, to resist the urge to help everyone, and so on. 

But the biggest struggle all empaths face is feeling misunderstood all the time, which is why I’ve put together these 65 empath quotes to make you feel understood. 

Empaths are quite different from “regular” people. They are sensitive, intuitive, quiet, introverted, and very altruistic. 

They invest a lot of time into helping other people, doing charity work, and they have trouble putting themselves first. 

Their sensitive nature and the fact that they take on the energy from other people and places make them need a lot of alone time to recharge their batteries. 

This can look like time spent in nature, meditating, reading, taking hot baths, or simply relaxing. 

Other people may not understand their need for occasional solitude or their sensitive and caring nature. 

If you’re an empath, if probably felt misunderstood at least once in your lifetime, but most likely, you feel misunderstood most of the time. 

The truth is, being an empath is hard.

Empaths can end up living miserable lives until they learn how to protect their energy and learn what they need to do to become empowered empaths.

Empowered empaths can thrive and live exceptional, spiritual lives, while an empath who hasn’t discovered their power can feel disconnected, lost, and drained. 

In this article, I’ve included quotes about empowered empaths, as well as about drained empaths, or how to difficult it is to be an empath. 

This way, you will get a more clear idea of what I am talking about.

Have a look at the following 65 empath quotes that will not only help you feel understood but will also provide you with a deeper knowledge of what being an empath means!

Being an Empath Quotes And Sayings

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1. “Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness; it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate.”  – Anthon St. Maarten

2. “Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves so many times that we have become self-taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.” – Shannon L. Alder

3. “It is not the empath who is broken; it is a society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings.” – Anthon St. Maarten

4. “Playing the victim role: The manipulator portrays him- or herself as a victim of circumstance or of someone else's behavior in order to gain pity, sympathy, or evoke compassion and thereby get something from another. Caring and conscientious people cannot stand to see anyone suffering, and the manipulator often finds it easy to play on sympathy to get cooperation.” – George K. Simon Jr.

5. “What I have realized is that the biggest mistake I made was to underestimate what it means to be an empath. I underestimated myself. I underestimated my needs. I underestimated my sensitivity. I was trying to act like a normal person, as though if I acted like a normal person hard enough, somehow things would be different.” – Jennifer Elizabeth Moore

6. “Instead of trying to “shield” yourself as an empath, try to create boundaries instead – this is a much more healthy, sustainable, and long-term practice.” – Mateo Sol

7. “Empaths don’t act fake. They get quiet.” – Jane Lightworker.

8. “The world needs them – the ones who absorb the emotions of others, which diminishes their pain and disquietude, and the world also uses them as a repository for confessions, secrets, grudges, and indignation. They will leave these uncommon and intuitive individuals feeling unburdened themselves, while the unusual individual will be weighed down by having taken on those burdens in addition to their own. The world needs them, but what they need is something as aberrant as themselves, and that is silence, stillness, and rest.” – Donna Lynn Hope

9. “Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess' or having ‘too many issues are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.” – Anthon St. Maarten

10. “As highly sensitive individuals, we simply cannot stand feeling trapped, constricted, or smothered in any way. We highly value our freedom and autonomy, making us particularly prone to staying single for long periods of time.” – Aletheia Luna

11. “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 

12. “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

13. “One of the greatest advantages of being an empath is that experiencing a spiritual awakening is virtually inevitable. In other words, spiritual awakening seems to be written into our DNA.” – Aletheia Luna

14. “The very best thing we can do for others isn’t soaking up their pain; it is actually holding space for them. Holding space for a person means giving them the room to grieve or vent while still maintaining our own boundaries.” – Mateo Sol

`15. “Now, more than ever, our society is in need of sensitive and empathic people. Now, more than ever, the human race needs to go inwards and connect with the Soul again. As natural born healers, intuitive people, and mentors, it is not only our responsibility but also our destiny to help humanity heal.” – Aletheia Luna

16. “Love, to empaths, isn’t just a shallow experience based on looks, social status, or great sex. Instead, love is something that comes from the very heart and soul of an empath. Love is intense passion, unconditional devotion, and absolute fierce vulnerability.”- Aletheia Luna

17. “Derived from the Greek word “em” (in) and “pathos” (feeling), the term “empath” refers to a person who is able to “feel into” the feelings of others.” – Mateo Sol

18. “The shamanic Quechuan word for an empath is “Qawaq” which means “one who sees.” It comes from the verb “Qaway” which means “to see” the living energy. The Incas believe that people born with the ability to experience the energy of others have a great blessing as they are able to connect to their Souls and the Spirit of existence much more easily than others.” – Mateo Sol

19. “Empaths who feel like old souls that have lived for many lifetimes are known as Indigo Children.” – Aletheia Luna

20. “As an empath, you are the mystic of today’s world. As a multi-sensory being, you are born with the refined ability to connect to the Soul essence of those around you.” – Aletheia Luna

21. “You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.” – John Steinbeck.

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Sensitive Empath Quotes

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22. “As empaths, our high level of sensitivity means that we are prone to feeling like eternal outsiders who are in the world but not quite of the world.” – Aletheia Luna

23. “An empath hones in on the emotions of a person. Having Psychic abilities focuses on the communication of the soul. Not to be mistaken for a gut feeling-Instinct. Gut Instinct is the internal mechanism for survival.” – Serena Jade

24. “Empaths as a group tend to be caretakers because we feel relief when we help others to find relief. We sense the distress and feel drawn to help. When we alleviate discomfort, we feel better too. Of course, we want to do this. It makes so much more sense when you recognize that the reason you, as an empath, want to help, fix, and change other people is because you feel their feelings so intensely.” – Jennifer Elizabeth Moore

25. “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

26. “It is in no way, shape, or form your cosmic duty or responsibility to take away the pain of other people. This is because by absorbing the pain of others, you are depriving them of a vital element of their spiritual evolution and karmic responsibility.” – Mateo Sol

27. “And so, even though she was loving by nature, as time passed, she craved solitude more and more due to the tortures of her sensitive heart.” – John Mark Green

28. “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

29. “I had always been a sensitive person with tons of little cracks, and as strong and self-reliant as I could act, it took very little for someone to enter those cracks and hurt me.”- Jacqueline Simon Gunn

30. “She had a very inconvenient heart. It always insisted on feeling things ever so deeply.” – John Mark Green

31. “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

32. “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

33. “Note to empath: Observe, don’t absorb.” – Unknown.

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Empowered Empath Quotes 

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34. “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

35. “The bottom line: as empaths, we do not have the energetic protection density that regular folk has. It is much harder to control our exposure to both sensory and extrasensory input.” – Jennifer Elizabeth Moore

36. “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.

37. “As an empath, it’s vital that you learn how to hold space for your emotions, even the most painful ones. By anchoring yourself in your breath, you can learn how to witness the emotional energy of others within you without attaching yourself to these sensations.” – Mateo Sol

38. “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

39. “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

40. “As empaths, we are not here to be sponges or enablers. We are here to be helpers, guides, and supporters.” – Aletheia Luna

41. “Empathy is the greatest virtue. From it, all virtues flow. Without it, all virtues are an act.” – Eric Zorn.

42. “Unfortunately, in the empath community, creating boundaries is often approached with a fearful mindset instead of the desire to become fully mature and individuated beings. This fearful mindset often gives rise to terms such as “protection,” “cloaking,” “shielding,” and so forth. Instead of using empowering terms, we empaths tend to use phrases that suggest minimizing or hiding away from others instead of stepping into our natural power.” – Aletheia Luna

43. “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

Being an Empath is Hard Quotes & Drained Empath Quotes

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44. “Empaths and Lightworkers did not arrive on this planet to lead a cheerful carnival parade into a perfect New Earth paradise. There is much work to be done before anyone will ever enter that promised land.” – Anthon St. Maarten

45. “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 to order, or I can’t think straight. Complete strangers tell me their life stories. – I am a healer”. – Sandra Cooze

46. “The sad thing that many of us empaths don’t realize is that often our desire to heal others is a disguised cry for help for our own healing. Because many of us weren’t taught how to value or nurture ourselves at a young age, we tend to unconsciously seek out our own healing in the healing of others.” – Mateo Sol

47. “One of the rights and responsibilities we agree to as recovering empaths is to witness deep emotions and to behold profound suffering. We agree to be mindful of intense events but to allow them to simply be without attempting to fix them. We avoid trying to reconcile things. We stop trying to change what is not ours to change.” – Jennifer Elizabeth Moore

48. “Being an Empath is a double-edged sword.”- Dr. Anujj Elviis

49. “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

50. “Real intuitive information doesn’t unfold at a leisurely pace. It tends to come in a flash — you get the full download in an instant. Fear, on the other hand, has a tendency to escalate and keep on ramping up.” – Jennifer Elizabeth Moore

51. “Resisting, identifying with, and suppressing emotions is the number one reason why we become so sick and overwhelmed as empaths. But the more embracing and accommodating you are towards the emotions you feel, without identifying with them, the more quickly they leave.” – Aletheia Luna

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52. “When we meet and fall into the gravitational pull of a narcissist, we are entering a significant life lesson that involves learning how to create boundaries, self-respect, and resilience. Through trial and error (and a lot of pain), our connection with narcissists teaches us the necessary lessons we need to become mature empaths.” – Mateo Sol

53. “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 of 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

54. “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

55. “As highly sensitive empaths, we are particularly prone to experiencing the Dark Night of the Soul. The less defined our sense of self is and the more toxic energy we take on from others, the more we are prone to losing touch with our Souls.” – Aletheia Luna

56. “A big issue that some empaths face is unrequited love and all the grief that accompanies this experience. If someone truly is your soulmate or twin flame, the relationship will happen sooner or later. Don’t put your life on hold for another person, no matter how badly you want to be with them. If it’s meant to be, it will be.” – Mateo Sol

57. “According to studies, empathic children are more susceptible to developing problems such as anxiety and depression in later life, especially if they experience emotionally turbulent upbringings.” – Mateo Sol

58. “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

59. “A narcissist, on the other hand, is the exact opposite of an empath. Emotionally, narcissists are like brick walls who see and hear others but fail to understand or relate to them. As a result of their emotional shallowness, narcissists are essentially devoid of all empathy or compassion for other people. Lacking empathy, a narcissist is a very destructive and dangerous person to be around.” – Mateo Sol

60. “Many empaths are diagnosed with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, CFS, lupus, and various autoimmune diseases, as well as psychological disorders such as agoraphobia, social anxiety, ADHD, depression, and sensory processing disorder, among many others.” – Aletheia Luna

61. “As empaths, one of the quickest ways to completely lose our grounding, in reality, is by deferring our needs and wants in relationships.”– Mateo Sol

62. “One of the major reasons why empaths and narcissists are attracted to each other is because of the empath's desire to help the narcissist and the narcissist’s desire to take advantage of the empath’s emotional support. As I mentioned before, pity is our Achilles heel, and we often mistake it for the experience of love.” – Aletheia Luna

63. “The empath helps others by absorbing some of their pain, but who helps the empath?” – Donna Lynn Hope

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64. “As emotional radars, empaths instantly pick up on the vibes around them and tend to gravitate the most towards those who are hurting – even if they’re not in a good place. Their intense desire to help and soothe the pain of others often results in a whole range of interpersonal and inner issues.” – Mateo Sol

65. “Mirror-touch synesthesia could very well scientifically explain why physical empaths seem to “catch” or absorb the illnesses of other people, and also why empaths, as a whole, find violence absolutely unbearable to watch.” – Aletheia Luna

Which Empath Quote Is Your Favorite?

If you’re browsing through empath quotes, then most likely, you are an empath in need of inspiration or guidance. 

As you may have noticed, Mateo Son and Aletheia Luna have produced many great Empath quotes as they really understand this topic well.

Feel free to check out their website here for more info and guidance on Empaths and spirituality.

Also, we would love to find out which of these empath quotes has inspired you the most, resonated with you the most, or helped you the most! 

Don’t be shy and leave us a comment below, telling us which quote spoke to you the most or simply sharing about your life experience as an empath with us!