Kindness: (benevolence...philanthropy...compassion...kinder )

Be a good human being, a warm-hearted affectionate person. That is my fundamental belief. Having a sense of caring, a feeling of compassion will bring happiness of peace of mind to oneself and automatically create a positive atmosphere. --- Dalai Lama 1935

By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever. --- Lao-Tze 604BC

Compassion is an alternate perception --- M.C. Richards

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts. --- Barbara Garrison

Five things constitute perfect virtue: gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness. --- Confucius 551BC

Forget injuries, never forget kindness. --- Confucius 551BC

Getting money is not all a man's business; to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. --- Samuel Johnson 1709

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 1804

Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on. --- Henry Burton

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion. --- William Faulkner 1897

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again. --- William Penn 1644

I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

If you live for love you spread kindness and compassion everywhere you go. When you stop believing in your heart you are but a sterile vessel wandering in the wilderness. --- Francis Hegmeyer

Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear. --- Anon xxxx

Kindness is language which the dumb can speak, and the deaf can understand. --- C.N. Bovee

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

Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love .... kindness is goodwill, kindness says "I want you to be happy." Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God. --- Randolph Ray

Kindness which is bestowed on the good is never lost. --- Plato 426BC

Life is not made up of great sacrifices and duties but of little things: in which smiles and kindness given habitually are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort. --- Sir Humphry Davy 1778

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like heaven above. --- Julia Fletcher Carney 1823

Little kindnesses ... will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways. --- Zadik

Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later. --- Alice Munro 1931

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. --- Dalai Lama 1935

No act of kindness is wasted. --- William Purkey

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. --- Aesop 550BC

One kind word can warm three winter months. --- Japanese Proverb xxxx

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. --- Confucius 551BC

T'was a thief said the last kind word to Christ. Christ took the kindness and forgave the theft. --- Robert Browning 1812

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. --- Kahlil Gibran 1883

The beginning and end of Torah is performing acts of loving kindness. --- Talmud

The best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. --- William Wordsworth 1770

The government in which I believe is that which is based on mere moral sanction ... the real law lives in the kindness of our hearts. If our hearts are empty, no law or political reform can fill them. --- Leo Tolstoy 1828

The heart benevolent and kind the most resembles God. --- Rober Burns 1759

The highest wisdom is loving kindness. --- Talmud

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