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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain, author
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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Khalil Gibran, poet
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No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop, author
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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese Proverbs,
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Shape your world by doing a kind deed for a different person everyday. Susan McCann, singer
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain, author
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The best portion of a good man's life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth, poet
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Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind. English Proverbs,
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato, philosopher
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A kind word can warm three months of winter. Japanese Proverbs,
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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Decency never goes out of style. Kindness is always cool. Helpfulness is still hip. Robin Sharma, author
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You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus, writer
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To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. Confucius, philosopher
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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert, writer
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Kindness and honesty can be expected only from the strong. Source Unknown,
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Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. Eric Hoffer, writer
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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert, writer
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I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care. Source Unknown,
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Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down. Wilson Mizner, dramatist
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By doing simple acts of kindness for others, we can't help but lift ourselves up, too. Source Unknown,
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Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom, model
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If your words are soft and sweet, they won't be as hard to swallow if you have to eat them. Source Unknown,
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Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Source Unknown,
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The way you see people is the way you treat them. Zig Ziglar, author
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Kindness begets kindness. Proverbs,
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Kind words are worth much and they cost little. Proverbs,
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Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey, poet
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Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. Christian Nevell Bovee,
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Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him. Frank A. Clark,
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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. Kahlil Gibran, artist
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Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world. Francis Schaeffer, theologian
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Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see Source Unknown,
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There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. Aeschylus, poet
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Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. Kin Hubbard, cartoonist
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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving, writer
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One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles, poet
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One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind. Proverbs,
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How frail the human heart must be --a mirrored pool of thought... Sylvia Plath, poet
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Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama, leader
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Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa, leader
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Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? James Barrie,
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In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity. Anne Baxter, actress
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The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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The person who receives the most favors is the one who knows how to return them. Publilius Syrus, writer
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We hate the kindness which we understand. Henry David Thoreau, author
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A spark of kindness starts a fire of love. Source Unknown,
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Kindness has more power than compulsion. Source Unknown,
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The kindness planned for tomorrow doesn't count for today. Source Unknown,
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The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life. William Wordsworth, poet
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A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. John Ruskin, writer
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The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance. Pau (Pablo) Casals,
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Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will. William Cowper, poet
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The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor. William Hazlitt, critic
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Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer
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Benefits should be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
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It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny. Publilius Syrus, writer
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Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies. The Talmud,
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Be kind to unkind people -- they need it the most. Source Unknown,
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The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back. Source Unknown,
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There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. Dalai Lama, leader
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Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given. Mother Teresa, leader
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The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God. Robert Burns, poet
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Fair and softly goes far. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves. Eric Hoffer, writer
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I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just. Samuel Johnson, author
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Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. Rollo May, psychologist
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Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo, philosopher
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My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad. Olive Schreiner, writer
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Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles, poet
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When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it, you confer a favor on all. Publilius Syrus, writer
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We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
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He who feels no compassion will become insane. Source Unknown,
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It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny. Publilius Syrus, writer
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Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. Amy Tan, novelist
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Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. George Eliot, author
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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
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How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favors of the powerful. Robert Burns, poet
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The dew of compassion is a tear. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
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Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet
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Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann von Goethe, writer
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To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson, author
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The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty. Samuel Johnson, author
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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. Mother Theresa, saint
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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer, theologian
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Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness Marcus Annaeus Seneca, rhetorician
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My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people. Orson Welles, actor
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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
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Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. Frank Herbert, writer
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I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran, poet
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Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. King Solomon, royalty
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A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. William John Bennett,
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Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives. Bhagavad Gita, scripture
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Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. Confucius, philosopher
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You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. Meister Eckhart, philosopher
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We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves. George Eliot, author
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You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning. Frederick W. Faber,
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He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all. David R. Hawkins,
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Our friends are generally ready to do everything for us, except the very thing we wish them to do. William Hazlitt, critic
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To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings, Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive. Samuel Johnson, author
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Compassion is no substitute for justice. Rush Limbaugh, entertainer
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To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just. Plautus, playwright
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Civility is but a desire to receive civility, and to be esteemed polite. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill. William Shakespeare, dramatist
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To refuse graciously is to confer a favor. Publilius Syrus, writer
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Business will continue to go where invited and remain where appreciated. Source Unknown,
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A person who, because he has corns himself, always treads on other people's toes. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments. Flip Wilson, comedian
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It's not catastrophes, murders, deaths, diseases, that age and kill us; it's the way people look and laugh, and run up the steps of omnibuses. Virginia Woolf, author
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Kindness is always fashionable. Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr, novelist
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I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency, and kindness. Rosie O'Donnell, comedian
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Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson, author
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Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama, leader
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I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. Ron Reagan, journalist
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Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis Singer, novelist
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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,
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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,
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It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction. W. H. Auden, poet
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Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural. John Berger, artist
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Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians Bible,
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Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. Frederick Buechner, clergyman
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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, Till in Heaven the deed appears, Pass it on. Henry Burton,
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Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one's whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such: Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you. Confucius, philosopher
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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, author
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Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara De Angelis, writer
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Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. Princess of Wales Diana,
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The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. Princess of Wales Diana,
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The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion. Everett M. Dirksen,
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It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. Scott Elledge,
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As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech. Katherine Francke,
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When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire. Whoopi Goldberg, actress
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I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephen Grellet,
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It's what you do, unthinking, that makes the quick tear start; The tear may be forgotten -- but the hurt stays in the heart. Ella Higginson,
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Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. Eric Hoffer, writer
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Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity Hung TzuCheng,
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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, writer
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He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain. Douglas William Jerrold, dramatist
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Caring is a powerful business advantage. Scott Johnson,
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There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes. Milan Kundera, writer
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To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty. Laber,
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When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account. Haniel Long, author
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Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations. Erwin W. Lutzer,
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The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another Thomas Merton, author
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Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with. Myriam Miedzian, actress
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If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself. A. Neilen,
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