Quotations on Kindness

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As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Keywords: People, Belief, Kindness, Result)

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
- Bea Arthur
(Keywords: Success, Victory, Animals, Fight, Kindness, Respect, Will, World)

The catch phrase for the day is 'Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.'
- Harvey Ball
(Keywords: Act, Day, Help, Kindness, Smile)

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Saint Basil
(Keywords: Love, Friendship, Courtesy, Deed, Deeds, Kindness, Man, Plants)

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
- Nellie Bly
(Keywords: Sympathy, Kindness, Trouble, World)

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
(Keywords: Generosity, Kindness, Respect, Self, Will)

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Angels, Earth, Heaven, Kindness, Wonder)

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
- Carol Burnett
(Keywords: Help, Kindness, Strangers)

I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Keywords: Friend, Kindness, Support)

I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.
- Blu Cantrell
(Keywords: Business, Music, People, Abuse, Kindness, Will)

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.
- Willa Cather
(Keywords: People, Kindness, Moments, Reason, Security, Shipwreck)

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Soul, Virtue, Circumstances, Generosity, Gravity, Kindness, Practice, Sincerity)

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 preserve the heart and secure comfort.
- Humphry Davy
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Comfort, Kindness, Smiles)

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
(Keywords: Knowledge, Act, Day, Expectation, Kindness, Reward)

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.
- Princess Diana
(Keywords: Love, Affection, Journey, Kindness, Public)

If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness.
- Roma Downey
(Keywords: Children, Forget, Kindness, May, Name, Will)

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
- Henry Van Dyke
(Keywords: Gratitude, Feeling, Kindness, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving)

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
- George Eliot
(Keywords: Cruelty, Effect, Kindness, May, Unkindness)

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
- Frederick William Faber
(Keywords: Eloquence, Kindness, Learning, Zeal)

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 Falconer
(Keywords: Soul, Compassion, Kindness, Man, Spirit, Voice, Will)

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
- Sarah Fielding
(Keywords: Heart, Healing, Kindness, Words)

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
- Thomas Fuller
(Keywords: Men, Kindness, Revenge)

Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps.
- Martha Gellhorn
(Keywords: Countries, Kindness, Neglect, Promises, Spain)

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: Education, Sympathy, Soul, Wealth, Effort, Generosity, Kindness, Treasure)

They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Love, God, Kindness, Saying)

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Truth, Being, Kindness, Lies, Mathematicians, Symbol, Value, Worth)

You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them.
- Jupiter Hammon
(Keywords: Thought, Kindness, Service, Will)

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Keywords: Intelligence, Imagination, Love, Danger, Kindness, Relationships, Will)

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
- Audrey Hepburn
(Keywords: Knowledge, Eyes, Kindness, Words)

It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Being, Deed, Kindness, Motive, Motives)

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Being, Kindness, Motive)

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
- P. D. James
(Keywords: First, Kindness, May)

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
- Samuel Johnson
(Keywords: Business, Life, Money, Kindness, Man)

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
- Benjamin Jowett
(Keywords: Health, Action, Wealth, Justice, Kindness, Learning)

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.
- Caroline Kennedy
(Keywords: Decency, Economy, Kindness, Prosperity)

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Dalai Lama
(Keywords: Religion, Compassion, Kindness, Rebirth)

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
- Dalai Lama
(Keywords: Heart, Kindness, Philosophy)

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
(Keywords: Religion, Heart, Temple, Kindness, Philosophy)

A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
- Joseph Lancaster
(Keywords: Independence, Kindness, Language, Reason, Spirit)

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
- Annie Lennox
(Keywords: Change, Kindness, Today, World)

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.
- Vachel Lindsay
(Keywords: Life, Blind, Blindness, Justice, Kindness, Vote)

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
(Keywords: Life, Thought, Beginning, Care, Kindness, Midnight, Reward, Today, Understanding, Will)

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.
- Gerald Massey
(Keywords: Blindness, Flowers, Kindness, World)

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Keywords: People, Kindness, Right)

A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
- Bryant H. McGill
(Keywords: Mistake, People, Kindness, Nothing, Will)

Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him - with kindness or roughness as his case may demand.
- John McGraw
(Keywords: Faults, Kindness, Man, May, Skin)

Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
- Mencius
(Keywords: Men, Kindness, Reputation, Words)

Well, I'll tell you something, this wedding is something that I will always, always cherish. It was a show of love and support and kindness like I'd never seen from the people, and that's who I entertain. I entertain the people.
- Liza Minnelli
(Keywords: Love, Wedding, People, Kindness, Support, Will)

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon.
- James Oliver
(Keywords: Honesty, Economy, Kindness, Will)

Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
- Alexander Pope
(Keywords: Actions, Kindness, Man)

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