Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen— Martin Luther
Useful Kindness Generosity quotations
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.
Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
You can attract more bees with a spoonful of sugar than a cupful of vinegar.
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Simplification is one of the most difficult things to do.
(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day.
Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.
That's what I consider true generosity.
You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.
Your body is not who you are. I don't think women should label themselves based on the way they look. What about defining yourself by a different kind of measurement? What about your heart, your soul, your compassion, your generosity, your strength and your power? There are so many other things to focus on besides your waistline.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Do unto others as you would have them do to you, said the rapist.
To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.
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.
Kind words elicit trust. Kind thoughts create depth. Kind deeds bring love.
It is nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
The value of a man resides in what he gives
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
As Jesus explained, the right things have to die so the right things can live--we die to selfishness, greed, power, accumulation, prestige, and self-preservation, giving life to community, generosity, compassion, mercy, brotherhood, kindness, and love. The gospel will die in the toxic soil of self.
Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style.
Cultivating the habit of good deeds will not only affect those around us, it will improve our own emotional well being.
There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.