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“Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always.” – Sophocles (447 BC)
“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” – Frank A. Clark
“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love and His kindness go on forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34 TLB Bible (15th-16th century)
“When one begins to purposefully perform acts of kindness, the spirit changes and soon doing good deeds becomes a focal point for our life; doing good begins to be the same as feeling good. The periods of emptiness when we search for the “meaning of it all” begin to fill with acts of kindness.” – Gary Ryan Blair
“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
“Is she kind as she is fair?
For beauty lives with kindness.” – (Shakespeare : The Two Gentlemen of Verona)
“It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahil Gibran
“Truth is generally kindness, but where the two diverge and collide, kindness should override truth.” – Samuel Butler
“Little kindnesses…will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways.” – Zadik
“Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy like the heaven above.” – Julia A. Fletcher Carney
“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
“Try in thine own experience, each; that he speak not for one whole day unkindly of any… and see what such a day would bring to you.” – Edgar Cayce
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.” – Kin Hubbard
“Must we do big things, noticed by many, to ensure God’s approval, or are we content with the quiet, faithful service that may be the means to redeeming our little corner of the world?” – Dan B. Allender
“In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.” – Sheldon Kopp.
“So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
When just the art of being kind
Is all this sad world needs.” – (Ella Wheeler Wilcox : 1850-1919)
“To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart.” – Henry Clay
“I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” – Mother Teresa
“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius
“A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.” – Richard Dehmel
“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life from aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.” – (Emily Dickinson : 1830-1886)
“It is never too late to be what we might have been.” – George Eliot
“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” – George Eliot
“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens
“It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.” – Maurice Maeterlinck.
“The end result of wisdom is…good deeds.” – Babylonian Talmud.
“Kindness is the evidence of greatness. If anyone is glad that you are here, then you have not lived in vain.” – Charles Fenno Hoffman
“Kindness is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others.” – Henry Drummond
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
“With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Blessed is he who speaks a kindness;
Thrice blessed is he who repeats it.” – Arabian Proverb
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” – Abraham Lincoln
“As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.” – Katherine Francke
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
“When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that’s where they stay.” – Margaret Fuller
Music: ‘If Only I Could’ © Yuko Ohigashi