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"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
-- Aesop

"Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness."
-- Anonymous 18th century monk

There is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong, and that is by doing them good.
-- Henri Amiel

“Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.”
-- Henri Amiel


* The effect of one good-hearted person is incalculable.
-- Oscar Arias Sanchez

* "It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions."
-- Aristotle

* "It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others."
-- Aristotle

"Keep doing good deeds long enough, and you'll probably turn out a good man in spite of yourself."
-- Louis Auchincloss.

"For the cause that lacks assistance,
The wrong that needs resistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do."
-- George Linnaeus Banks -- What I live for.
* Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”
-- Henry Ward Beecher

"Goodness is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other men, attended by love."
-- Saul Bellow.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
-- The Bible: Luke VI.31 (circa 75 A.D.)

"Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?"
-- William Blake

"Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand."
-- C.N. Bovee

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”
-- Robert Brault
* "I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings...I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels."
-- Pearl S. Buck

"Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds."
-- Buddha

"Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears.
Pass it on."
-- Rev. Henry Burton

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
-- Leo Buscaglia

"Choose being kind over being right and you'll be right every time."
-- Richard Carlson

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.
-- Julia Carney

* How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these.
~ George Washington Carver

* "Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it."
-- Pablo Casals

"The creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and to make the most of it."
-- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"They're only truly great who are truly good."
-- George Chapman (1654)

* Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.
-- Deepak Chopra

"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
-- Charles Caleb Colton (1825)

"What you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others."
-- Confucius (circa 500 B.C.)

"A disciple having asked for a definition of charity, the Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
-- Confucius

"Forget injuries; never forget kindness."
-- Confucius
* The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
-- Norman Cousins

* If compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place?
-- Sheryl Crow

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
-- The Dalai Lama

* When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
-- The Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
-- The Dalai Lama

Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”
-- The Dalai Lama

myself in a harmonious, peaceable manner, avoiding selfish or arrogant behaviour, giving love and kindness to those around me.

-- Guy Dauncy

* One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
-- Simone de Beauvoir

"To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give."
-- Taisen Deshimaru

* "Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children."
-- Princess Diana

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."
-- Emily Dickinson
* “Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.”
-- Ani DiFranco

"This only is charity, to do all, all that we can."
-- John Donne

"Compassion is the chief law of human existence."
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Quotes For Kindness

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World Kindness Day - November 13



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