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Quotations about kindness

Pearl BuckI 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

Tags:   faith  heaven  kindness  

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

 - Laozi / Lao-Tzu

Tags:   confidence  kindness  love  

Carl JungWhat if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved -- what then?

 - Carl Jung

Tags:   delusion  enemy  kindness  

Laura Ingalls WilderAs you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not theĀ things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good.

 - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tags:   happiness  kindness  love  

Blaise PascalKind words produce their own image in men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used.

 - Blaise Pascal

Tags:   feelings  kindness  words  

To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

 - Omar Khayy?m

Tags:   foes  friends  kindness  

Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things hack where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life -- learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.

 - Robert Fulghum

Tags:   advice  kindergarten  kindness  

... if Man would but treat other animals with kindness, so that they might approach us without fear, and we might have the constant pleasure of watching their winning ways. Their origin and history, structure and habits, senses and intelligence, offer an endless held of interest and wonder.

 - John Lubbock

Tags:   animals  kindness  wonder  

Carl SaganIt has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

 - Carl Sagan

Tags:   astronomy  Earth  kindness  

William PennI 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

Tags:   kindness  life  

Audrey HepburnFor 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

Tags:   beauty  goodness  kindness  

Augustine mandinoBeginning 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.

 - Augustine mandino

Tags:   compassion  kindness  rewards