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

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.  Jesse Jackson

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.  Charles H. Spurgeon

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.  Author unknown

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.





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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.  St. Basil

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

Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.  Pooh’s Little Instruction Book (inspired by A.A. Milne)

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

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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

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

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

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. George Sand

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.  Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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

How wise must one be to be always kind!  Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister, 1882

If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?  Author unknown, quoted by Jacob M. Braude

Kindness is just love with its workboots on.  Author unknown

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

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you.  Anonymous

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

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.  Whoopi Goldberg

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

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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

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 Diana

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

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

One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all — to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. Ezra Taft Benson

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What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind. Cleveland Amory

That life is to my liking which is made up of little deeds, little sacrifices, little kindnesses. Birthday letter quoted in J.R. Macduff, Birthdays, 1893

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

Wit is an intermittent fountain; kindness is a perennial spring.  Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister, 1882

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.  Rudyard Kipling

Don’t be yourself — be someone a little nicer.  Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966

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Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is good will. Kindness says, ‘I want you to be happy’.  Randolph Ray

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.  Desmond Tutu

In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.  Brian Tracy

If I see you as different and I view you with suspicion, or at the best with cold neutrality, it is unlikely that I will feel kindly disposed toward you. If instead I look at you knowing we both belong to the human race, both have a similar nature, different experiences but the same roots and a common destiny, then it is probable I will feel openness, solidarity, empathy toward you. In another word, Kindness.  Pierro Ferucci

Kindness does wonderful things to a face.  Dixie Doyle

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.  Henry Clay

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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. Nathaniel Branden

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. Aesop

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

Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can. Andrew Iskander

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus

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

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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  Seneca

A kind word is like a Spring day. Russian Proverb

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.  Samuel Johnson

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life — reciprocity.  Confucius

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. Author Unknown

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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

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.  Herman Melville

Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all. Buddha

If you want to be a rebel, be kind.  Pancho Ramos Stierle

Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.  Kirpal Singh

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Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times. John Gerzema

Kind people are the best kind of people. author unknown

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Isaac Rubin

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

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

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The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. Henry Boye

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.  Abraham Joshua Heschel

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  John Wooden

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.  Author Unknown

A selfish man covets that which he does not need, while a liberal man often bestows that which he needs.  James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882

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If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.  William Penn

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

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

Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion.  Dalai Lama

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.  Hada Bejar

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We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  Epictetus

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.  Malayan Proverb

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.  Marian Wright Edelman

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

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Benjamin Franklin

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

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By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. Winston Churchill

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

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

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. Thomas Fuller

Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way.  Lama Willa Miller

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.  Author Unknown

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.  Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt

Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity stop you from being generous.  Author Unknown

The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor’s shoulder is to pat him on the back.  Author Unknown

Open your heart — open it wide; someone is standing outside.  Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.  Andrew Iskander