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kindness

my three simple thoughts about kindness:

•  A kind act adds value to another living being.

•  Love motivates empathy which informs our actions for the good of another.

•  I want to be kind.


quotations for contemplation

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
—- James M. Barrie.

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.
— Albert Schweitzer

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
— Aesop

A kind word is like a Spring day.
-— Russian Proverb.

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.
–- Jackie Chan

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.
–- Charles Glassman

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
–- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
–- Bob Kerrey

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
—- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
—- Abraham Lincoln

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.
—- Charles Glassman

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

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
— Og Mandino

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
—- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
–- Pubilius Syrus

Be kind for everyone you know is fighting a great battle.
— Philo

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

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
—- Confucius

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
–- Amelia Earhart

Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.
—- Joseph B. Wirthlin

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
–- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
–- Eric Hoffer

To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.
—- Liz Armbruster

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