Monday, May 02, 2005

Kindness Quotes

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  ~George Washington Carver You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin The best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.  ~William Wordsworth You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Be kind.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  ~Attributed to both T.H. Thompson and John Watson By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.  ~Winston Churchill 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 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 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 A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.  ~Chinese Proverb As the bus slowed down at the crowded bus stop, the Pakistani bus conductor leaned from the platform and called out, "Six only!"  The bus stopped.  He counted on six passengers, rang the bell, and then, as the bus moved off, called to those left behind:  "So sorry, plenty of room in my heart - but the bus is full."  He left behind a row of smiling faces.  It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it.  ~The Friendship Book of Francis Gay, 1977 We always prefer war on our own terms to peace on someone else's.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; 'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tears, 'Til in Heaven the deed appears - Pass it on. ~Henry Burton, Pass It On Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.  ~Saint Vincent de Paul Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 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 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 If every man's internal care Were written on his brow, How many would our pity share Who raise our envy now? ~Peitro Metastasio Kindness is the greatest wisdom.  ~Author Unknown A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.  ~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn" If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.  ~Thomas Fuller Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.  ~Alexander Pope,


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