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Kindness Quotes, Sayings about Kindness, Compassion, Being Kind
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|There is a kindness that dwells deep down in
things; it presides everywhere, often in the places we least
expect. The world can be harsh and negative, but if we remain
generous and patient, kindness inevitably reveals itself. Something
deep in the human soul seems to depend on the presence of kindness;
something instinctive in us expects it, and once we sense it
we are able to trust and open ourselves.
From Benedictus: A Book of Blessings.
Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are
Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you
- not because they are nice, but because you are nice.
That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.
You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how
soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with
a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain
together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow
the rest away.
Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you
will only find tomorrow on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's
defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday.
All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest
words you can ever utter are, If I had my life to live over
again. Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning
today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or
stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend
to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care
and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster,
and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never
be the same again.
I was a secret treasure of kindness and generosity,
and I wished this treasure to be known,
so I created a mirror: its shining face, the heart;
it's darkened back, the world;
The back would please you if you've never seen the face.
Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates
profoundness, kindness in giving creates love.
If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your
own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have
none to give.
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for
the acts of greed in the headlines.
On the Road With Charles Kuralt.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers,
Kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden
And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine
Kind words and kind deeds.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your
face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there
be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any
fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,
as I shall not pass this way again.
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try
to be a little kinder than is necessary?
James M Barrie
From, The Little White Bird.
If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence
to convict you?
Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate
kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful.
Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by
some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once and only once I pass;
If a kindness I may show,
If a good deed I may do
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted,
when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have
known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization
that they had led selfish lives.
B. C. Forbes
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The Lion and the Mouse.
You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by
putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people
up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more
friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something
kind for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger.
What a difference one person can make!
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have
given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness,
Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions,
outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
Through kindness, affection, honesty, truth and justice toward
all others we ensure our own benefit - this is a matter of common
The Dalai Lama
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
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