Thursday, September 2, 2010

Quotes about Kindness

I love reading quotes...especially, ones about inspiration and kindness.  Here are some of my favorites.


  • Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop

  • For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. ~Audrey Hepburn

  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother Teresa

  • Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love. ~Gandhi

  • It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahil Gibran

  • Choose being kind over being right, and you'll be right every time. ~Richard Carlson

  • Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. ~Frank A. Clark

  • When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. ~Dalai Lama

  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ~ Philo

  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~James Matthew Barrie

  • How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it! ~George Elliston

  • Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love. ~Lao-Tse

  • Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how. ~Author Unknown

  • To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. ~Confucius

  • I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~Maya Angelou

  • All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others. ~Danny Thomas

  • When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. ~Harold Kushner

  • Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. ~Talmud

  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

  • 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

  • Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own. ~Adam Lindsay Gordon

  • Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. ~Barbara De Angelis

  • 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  (<b>CAN I GET AN AMEN TO THAT!!!</b>)

  • Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~Scott Adams

  • Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns. ~Marc Estrin

  • So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  • Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. ~Robert Brault

  • If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

  • Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown



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