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Quotations: Kindness

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

No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel

There are no thanks for a kindness, which has been delayed.
Anon

A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Anon

Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away. When I am gone, I hope it can be said of me that I plucked a thistle and planted a flower wherever I thought a flower would grow.
Anon

Heaven in sunshine will requite the kind.
Lord Byron

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
Cicero

It is difficult to tell how much men's minds are conciliated by a kind manner and gentle speech.
Cicero

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.
Confucius

The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.
Clarence Darrow

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart, and secure comfort.
Sir Humphrey Davy

He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Demosthenes

How wise must one be to be always kind.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Kindness which is not inexhaustible does not deserve the name.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kind words are the music of the world.
Rev. Frederick William Faber

Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning.
Rev. Frederick William Faber

If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.
William Feather

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Kahlil Gibran

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.
Ettiene De Grellet

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Stephen Grellet

Spontaneous kindness is to hipsters as high beams are to deer.
J. Jacques

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao-Tzu

When a favor is shown to a white man, he feels it in his head and the tongue speaks out; when a kindness is shown to an Indian, he feels it in his heart and the heart has no tongue.
American Indian Proverb

It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.
Robert Solow

Kindness causes us to learn, and to forget, many things.
Madame Swetchine

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Tennessee Williams

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

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