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Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love...Kindness is good will. Kindness says, "I want you to be happy.
-- Randolph Ray


* The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.
-- Anita Roddick

* Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt
* The quest for a war-free world has a basic purpose: survival. But if in the process we learn how to achieve it by love rather than by fear, by kindness rather than by compulsion; if in the process we learn to combine the essential with the enjoyable, the expedient with the benevolent, the practical with the beautiful, this will be an extra incentive to embark on this great task.
-- Joseph Rotblat


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
-- Jean Jacques Rousseau

"Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom."
-- Theodore Isaac Rubin

* The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
-- Bertrand Russell

* "When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you."
-- Susan Sarandon

Compassion is the basis of all morality”
-- Arthur Schopenhauer

* "A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day."
-- Albert Schweitzer

* Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
-- Albert Schweitzer

"Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose."
-- Albert Schweitzer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
-- Albert Schweitzer

Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. Albert Schweitzer
-- Albert Schweitzer

* I do it because I want to exercise people's compassion and I do it because I really believe that for some reason what I do is important and meaningful.
-- Kyra Sedgwick

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
-- Seneca

"Those who love not their fellow-beings live unfruitful lives, and prepare for their old age a miserable grave."
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Together we are creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world through kindness.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

"Sometimes just a smile on your face
Can help to make this world a better place.
Stand up for the things that are right.
Try to talk things out instead of fight.
Lend a hand when you can, get involved this is good.
You can help to make a difference in your neighborhood."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

"The flower of kindness will grow. Maybe not now, but it will some day.
And in kind that kindness will flow, for kindness grows in this way."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

"The good deed you do today, for a brother or sister in need
Will come back to you some day, for humanity's a circle in deed."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

“Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.”
-- Swami Sivananda

"You have not lived a perfect day...unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
-- Ruth Smeltzer

"One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession."
-- Sophocles, 409 BC

"Kindness gives birth to kindness."
-- Sophocles.

"Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always."
-- Sophocles (447 BC)

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
-- Emmanuel Swedenborg

"You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force."
-- Publilius Syrus (1st century BC)


Quotes For Kindness

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World Kindness Day - November 13



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