How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ St. Basil
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. ~ Henry James
Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo. ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book (inspired by A.A. Milne)
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. ~ Eric Hoffer
One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you. ~ Anonymous
Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. ~The Talmud
We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. ~ Whoopi Goldberg
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James Matthew Barrie
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
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. ~ Desmond Tutu
In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with. ~ Brian Tracy
If I see you as different and I view you with suspicion, or at the best with cold neutrality, it is unlikely that I will feel kindly disposed toward you. If instead I look at you knowing we both belong to the human race, both have a similar nature, different experiences but the same roots and a common destiny, then it is probable I will feel openness, solidarity, empathy toward you. In another word, Kindness. ~ Pierro Ferucci
Kindness does wonderful things to a face. ~ Dixie Doyle
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. ~ Henry Clay
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ~ Albert Schweitzer
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. ~ Herman Melville
Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all. ~ Buddha
If you want to be a rebel, be kind. ~ Pancho Ramos Stierle
Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits. ~ Kirpal Singh
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can. ~ John Wesley
No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop
Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
~ Amelia Earhart
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
~ Dalai Lama
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. ~ Helen Keller
When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. ~ Buddha
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
What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind. ~ Cleveland Amory
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile. ~ Deepak Chopra
Kindness...the starting point, the fount from which flow so many other positive qualities, such as honesty, forgiveness, patience, and generosity...it is clear that our survival, even today, depends upon the acts and kindness of so many people. Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents; later in life, when facing the sufferings of disease and old age, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. If we at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon others' kindness, why then in the middle, when we have the opportunity, should we not act kindly toward others? ~ Piero Ferrucci
Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house...kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness. ~ Mother Teresa
Do you really want to be happy? Just pay attention and be kind, unconditionally kind, on this breath alone. Forget about the future. Just this breath. No matter what the circumstances, just be kind. Friend, lover, family member, someone who seems to hate you, someone you've never met on the street, your own soft animal body. Just be kind, in whatever way is appropriate. Everything else will work itself out, and you will begin to sense your own pure heart everywhere. How amazing. Very simple. Just be kind. Only on this breath. ~ Scott Morrison
No one is born hating another person...People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ~ Nelson Mandela
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel
We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. ~ Howard Zinn
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. ~ George Sand
Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. ~ Rumi
Compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. It is something that only we human beings can develop. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This can be experienced community to community, country to country, continent to continent. ~ Dalai Lama
Kindness gives birth to kindness. ~ Sophocles
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead
Kindness is gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. ~ William John Bennett
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. ~ Barbara DeAngelis
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. ~ Og Mandino
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else.
~ Sri Chinmoy
If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~ William Penn
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain
Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion. ~ Dalai Lama
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. ~ Hada Bejar
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~ Joseph Addison
How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~ William Shakespeare
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. ~ Buddha
As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy. ~ Dalai Lama
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. ~ Mother Teresa
The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. ~ William Wordsworth
Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty. ~ Sylvia Rossetti
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. ~ Seneca
Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used. ~ Blaise Pascal
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. ~ Confucius
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. ~ Kahlil Gibran
To share often and much…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. I feel compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations – based on realizing that “the other person is also just like me”. ~ Dalai Lama
Do a deed of simple kindness; though its end you may not see, it may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity.
~ Joseph Norris
What I call the depth of generosity is when people are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. ~ Oscar Wilde
Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. ~ Buddha
Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being, ~ Carl Jung
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. ~ William Arthur Ward
IIt is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. ~ Aristotle
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. ~ Mother Teresa
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama
The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~ John E. Southard
The key to genuine happiness is in our hands. To think this way is to discover the essential values of kindness, brotherly love and altruism. The more clearly we see the benefits of these values, the more we will seek to reject anything that opposes them; in this way we will be able to bring about inner transformation. ~ Dalai Lama
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. ~ Sally Koch
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! ~ George Elliston
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. ~ Albert Einstein
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~ Washington Irving
When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. ~ Harold Kushner
Every act of kindness is like a pebble thrown in a pond sending out ripples far beyond where the pebble entered the water. When we’re caring and kind to our neighbors, our actions send rings of kindness that spread from neighbor to neighbor to neighbor.
~ Angela Artemis
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~ Samuel Johnson
Forget injuries; never forget kindness. ~ Confucius
I have no desire to move mountains, construct monuments, or leave behind in my wake material evidence of my existence. But in the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart…then in living–I have made my mark. ~ Thomas L. Odem, Jr.
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