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#1. When I was a nursemaid at the home of the landowners, a nun who happened to pass once gave me something square and white.Timidly I licked it and discovered that it was sweet and delicious. I realize now that it must have been a sugar cube;but still, more than twenty years later, I remember clearly the joy I felt then. It's not just children; everyone seems to be deeply touched by unexpected joy brought to them by others and is unable to forget it.
That child will be grown up by now, and if he hasn't forgotten me, whenever he sees a crying child he'll want to say a kind word and wipe the kid's nose. And when that kid grows up, he'll do the same. To do something kind for another is never a bad feeling; it fosters a spirit of caring for other people. And who knows,after a hundrend years, human beings may even learn to cooperate with one another...Yes, that was it: I'd try to teach children that if they felt glad when someone gave them a single piece of candy,then they in turn should give to others. - Author: Sayo Masuda
Kindness quotes by Sayo Masuda
#2. Even the best of us fall on hard times occasionally, for times and unforeseen occurrences befall us all. Always remember, in this world our wealth statues are built on sand that can be washed away with the slightest storm. Never look down on one's misfortune, for fear one day we ourselves may be looking up. Love and kindness can be infectious, spread it around. - Author: Lance Oren
Kindness quotes by Lance Oren
#3. Kindness is the sacred act to transform lives. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Kindness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#4. Some men, as they age, grow kinder. I am not one of those, for I have seen how the cosmere can mistreat the innocent - and that leaves me disinclined toward kindness. Some men, as they age, grow wiser. I am not one of those, for wisdom and I have always been at cross-purposes, and I have yet to learn the tongue in which she speaks. Some men, as they age, grow more cynical. I, fortunately, am not one of those. If I were, the very air would warp around me, sucking in all emotion, leaving only scorn.
Other men...other men, as they age, merely grow stranger. I fear that I am one of those. I am the bones of a foreign species left drying on the plain that was once, long ago, a sea. A curiosity, perhaps a reminder, that all has not always been as it is now. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
Kindness quotes by Brandon Sanderson
#5. People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that's just the bottom line. - Author: Ruben Studdard
Kindness quotes by Ruben Studdard
#6. Do not mistake my kindness for weakness, I am kid to everyone, but if you are unkind to my it will not be weakness that you will remember me for. - Author: Al Capone
Kindness quotes by Al Capone
#7. I believe that in the end that it is kindness and accommodation that are all the catalysts for real change. - Author: Nelson Mandela
Kindness quotes by Nelson Mandela
#8. We're all as bad as each other. All hungry little cannibals at our own cannibal party. So fuck the milk of human kindness and welcome to the abattoir! - Author: Philip Ridley
Kindness quotes by Philip Ridley
#9. If you have a big idea or plan that you desire to execute, don't depend solely on others to appreciate your efforts. You must have the ability to encourage yourself. At times seeking encouragement from others can lead to disappointment which sometimes leads you to neglect your obligation. Never build your hopes and dreams based primarily on the accolades from others. You may discover a rude awakening. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Kindness quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#10. Kindness is not an act; It is our inherent nature. - Author: Deepak Chandar
Kindness quotes by Deepak Chandar
#11. These people all woke up this morning and reminded themselves to be human beings. Not everyone knows how to do that. No vermin, my people. Real human beings. - Author: Jami Attenberg
Kindness quotes by Jami Attenberg
#12. A lonely human we think is lonely.
Freakin thoughts surround it.
A lonely bird we think is lonely.
Damn! Did you see!
The giant nature around it.
Disrespectful of nature if we be,
lonely are only we. - Author: Chetan M. Kumbhar
Kindness quotes by Chetan M. Kumbhar
#13. Kindness is willing to look in the face of the hurting. - Author: Beth Moore
Kindness quotes by Beth Moore
#14. The sense of fulfillment is often hidden in acts of kindness - Author: Todd Stocker
Kindness quotes by Todd Stocker
#15. Dating is about grand romantic gestures that mean little over the long term. Marriage is about small acts of kindness that bond you over a lifetime. - Author: Lori Gottlieb
Kindness quotes by Lori Gottlieb
#16. Treat everyone with kindness, dignity, compassion and respect, irrespective of whether you think they understand or not. - Author: Martin Pistorius
Kindness quotes by Martin Pistorius
#17. Kindness can reach the deepest call of the heart and soul, and lead to a different kind of world and self. - Author: Jean Maalouf
Kindness quotes by Jean Maalouf
#18. I think of published poets that you could know of...I think [Rainer Maria Rilke] probably has the most great published poems of any poet [...] but Rilke himself was an asshole. If you look at his biography, he was probably misogynist; he was a liar, a cheat; he was a terrible father; he was selfish; he put people down; he had no consideration for anyone [...] yet, he transcends that in his greatest poems. There's that ineffable, spiritual quality - that he himself couldn't reach! But somewhere underneath that reptilian exterior, that asshole exterior of Rainer Maria Rilke, there was some good that came through – like these little sunbursts coming through clouds – that had that moment. And he'd write the Duino Elegies, he'd write the New Poems, and somewhere, that came through.
And that's an amazing thing: you can have a lot of great people who are great individuals, who are loving and caring – and they can't do that. And that's not to say that their lives are meaningless, but they will never be able to affect anyone past the propinquity of their existence. They are never going to be able to affect someone in China; they are never going to be able to affect someone in 2132 the way Rilke can.
And that specialness needs to be acknowledged; that specialness needs to be upheld; it needs to be rewarded, and people need to say, 'Goddamn – that's a good thing! It's a good thing that people make art! - Author: Dan Schneider
Kindness quotes by Dan  Schneider
#19. There is a fine line between compassion and a victim mentality. Compassion though is a healing force and comes from a place of kindness towards yourself. Playing the victim is a toxic waste of time that not only repels other people, but also robs the victim of ever knowing true happiness. - Author: Bronnie Ware
Kindness quotes by Bronnie Ware
#20. The way to develop the habit of savoring is to pause when something is beautiful and good and catches our attention - the sound of rain, the look of the night sky - the glow in a child's eyes, or when we witness some kindness. Pause ... then totally immerse in the experience of savoring it. - Author: Tara Brach
Kindness quotes by Tara Brach
#21. Kindness is the door to someone's heart.
Love is the door to someone's soul. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Kindness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#22. Don't judge people in their reduced circumstances, nobody aspires to be there. - Author: Shon Mehta
Kindness quotes by Shon Mehta
#23. Ann turns to me. I know she's waiting for some hint of kindness-a kiss, an embrace, even a smile. But I can't muster any of it.
"You'll make a fine governess." My words are like a slap.
"I know," she answers, a slap of her own. - Author: Libba Bray
Kindness quotes by Libba Bray
#24. There is kindness in the world, if we know how to look for it. If we never start denying it the door. - Author: Seanan McGuire
Kindness quotes by Seanan McGuire
#25. I really feel like if everyone listened to their angels the world which shift. We wouldn't see any kind of greed or competition - it would really be the world of kindness . - Author: Doreen Virtue
Kindness quotes by Doreen Virtue
#26. What if the healing of the world utterly depends on the ten-thousand invisible kindnesses we offer simply and quietly throughout the pilgrimage of each human life? - Author: Wayne Muller
Kindness quotes by Wayne Muller
#27. I hear my father; I need never fear.
I hear my mother; I shall never be lonely, or want for love.
When I am hungry it is they who provide for me; when I am in dismay, it is they who fill me with comfort.
When I am astonished or bewildered, it is they who make the weak ground firm beneath my soul: it is in them that I put my trust.
When I am sick it is they who send for the doctor; when I am well and happy, it is in their eyes that I know best that I am loved; and it is towards the shining of their smiles that I lift up my heart and in their laughter that I know my best delight.
I hear my father and my mother and they are my giants, my king and my queen, beside whom there are not others so wise or worthy or honorable or brave or beautiful in this world.
I need never fear: nor ever shall I lack for loving-kindness. - Author: James Agee
Kindness quotes by James Agee
#28. A man is wise not because of his intelligence, but because of his understanding and kindness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#29. That was so-Gryffin always has so much pain. That you can take it away like that - it's almost like magic."

Chase shrugged in the dark. "Kindness is a form of magic," he said. "So everyone should be capable of at least a little. Good night. See you in the morning." And he nodded to me and strode off.

Kindness is a form of magic.

Then magic had sprinkled itself across me many times, when I had not noticed its fey sparkle. I had been used to thinking of my life as bleak and full of darkness, but for the first time it occurred to me how often a stranger had stepped forward to offer me comfort and assistance, no matter how briefly. Ian Shelby. Sarah Parmer. Aylre the Safe-Keeper. The man who had stopped Carlon from beating me in the streets. Chase Beerin. They had been kind to me; most had, in different ways, been kind to Gryffin as well. Looked at that way, my life was a weave of brightness laid over a trembling black, a scrap of midnight velvet spangled with many jewels.

I had another thought as I stood there, trying desperately to understand a completely altered view of my existence. Someday I might be the one to offer kindness to someone else in grim and dire circumstances. Someday I might be the one with wealth or knowledge or strength or power that could be used to alleviate another person's distress. Such a thought had literally never crossed my mind before. More than once I had been saved. Someday I might save someone else in re - Author: Sharon Shinn
Kindness quotes by Sharon Shinn
#30. Every time we reach in to the cave of our loving heart and deliver an act of kindness, and touch another, we are truly sending a beautiful arrow of our love from our heart straight in to God's heart. When we purely serve another - whether it's someone hurting and confused, the cranky person at work, or the slightly strange elderly woman we help up the elevator - we are actually serving the beauty of God who lives within that person. In essence, we are magnificently surrendering to a higher and divine Love. My dear friends, lets be those beautiful instruments of that divine love. Lets open our wings and deliver small acts of everyday kindness, no matter how big or small. Remember, this divine love; is never wasted. It only flows out and becomes a great big ocean of oneness love for all - Author: Angie Karan
Kindness quotes by Angie Karan
#31. Kindness is the greatest medicine that can heal all ills. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#32. No matter where we come from, a little sugar is what everybody demands in life, what everybody needs in life. It's perhaps the main ingredient that keeps us alive. - Author: Merce Cardus
Kindness quotes by Merce Cardus
#33. We see people of kindness, compassion, and possibly even faith being told, "Because of a characteristic with which you were born, you are evil and bad." Anything that even implies such a stance is profoundly toxic. - Author: Andrew Solomon
Kindness quotes by Andrew Solomon
#34. When I was a little girl, I used to hide in my closet. The space was dust-covered and dark, and it smelled like mothballs. But it was my sanctuary from the monsters outside. When I got older and I would have to hide, I used to fantasize that I lived in a house where the closets trapped all the monsters and where I would be safe in my bed. That I lived in a house with parents I could look up to and admire, and one day they would become the subjects of a speech I wrote about how they changed my life for the better. I didn't live in that kind of house. But the monsters I hid from shaped who I've become by teaching me that kindness and love are things that should be given freely. They taught me who I never want to be. That's why they're important to me today. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Kindness quotes by Jennifer L. Armentrout
#35. As Jesus explained, the right things have to die so the right things can live
we die to selfishness, greed, power, accumulation, prestige, and self-preservation, giving life to community, generosity, compassion, mercy, brotherhood, kindness, and love. The gospel will die in the toxic soil of self. - Author: Jen Hatmaker
Kindness quotes by Jen Hatmaker
#36. Your inability to see the wisdom in someone else is not a reflection on their lack of perspicacity, it is a reflection on yours. - Author: Ilyas Kassam
Kindness quotes by Ilyas Kassam
#37. When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek. - Author: Steve Maraboli
Kindness quotes by Steve Maraboli
#38. Allah, Most High, has truly blessed us. He has created just for us the mysterious spirit that He has breathed into us and by so doing distinguished us from all other physical creation. He has adorned us with our incomparable intellect, which further distinguishes us from all else in this creation. What other creature on this planet -another gift He has blessed us with- can even begin to create the likes of this Internet? Will we not stop, give thanks to our Merciful and Generous Lord? Will we not stop and realize how precious our lives are and begin to show each other more love, mercy, kindness and empathy? Will we not stop, take time, and reflect? - Author: Imam Zaid Shakir
Kindness quotes by Imam Zaid Shakir
#39. BEAUTY
For beautiful lips... speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes... seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure... share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For graceful poise... walk with God. - Author: Jose N Harris
Kindness quotes by Jose N Harris
#40. Kindness only goes so far, and then it's time to show your claws. - Author: RuPaul
Kindness quotes by RuPaul
#41. 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. - Author: Sam Levenson
Kindness quotes by Sam Levenson
#42. When we blend courage and compassion, assertiveness and gentleness, our essential strength and kindness support us in being where we are. - Author: A.H. Almaas
Kindness quotes by A.H. Almaas
#43. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
Kindness quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#44. By seeing it allowed to their officers, they will not be convinced that it is taken from them for their good; and by receiving nothing in its place, they will not believe that it is done in kindness. On the contrary, many of them look upon the change as a new instrument of tyranny. - Author: Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Kindness quotes by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
#45. If you sow knowledge, you will reap wisdom.
If you sow virtue, you will reap honor.
If you sow kindness, you will reap love.
If you sow faith, you will reap miracles. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Kindness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#46. Sometimes the greatest kindness we could receive would be to have someone expect more from us than we do, because they see more clearly our divine heritage. - Author: Henry B. Eyring
Kindness quotes by Henry B. Eyring
#47. Often we withhold our affections, waiting first for love to be extended to us. The irony is that we are loved for loving. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#48. Certainly the death of Christ has been understood as expiation for human sin through the whole length of church history, and I defer with all possible sincerity to the central tenets of the Christian tradition, but as for myself, I confess that I struggle to understand the phenomenon of ritual sacrifice, and the Crucifixion when explicated in its terms. The concept is so central to the tradition that I have no desire to take issue with it, and so difficult for me that I leave it for others to interpret. If it answered to a deep human need at other times, and it answers now to other spirits than mine, then it is a great kindness of God toward them, and a great proof of God's attentive grace toward his creatures. - Author: Marilynne Robinson
Kindness quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#49. When we draw from the deepest fissures inside us, we become a fresh breeze that lifts the souls of other people. You are the restorative wind in my soul. Late at night, in the underwater current of dreams, I hear your voice whispering to me, a voice of kindness and wisdom beseeching me to become the fullest expression of who I am capable of being. My goal is to become like you: a synthesis of all the good in the world, a person who encircles the rocky strewn bank of human existence and embraces it with a loving and a gentle heart, a person who recognizes the value of living free from anxiety and want, who lives gracefully without desire and attachment. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Kindness quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#50. Focus on what you can control. Be a good person every day. Vote. Read. Treat one another kindly. Follow the law. Don't tweet nasty stuff. - Author: Michelle Obama
Kindness quotes by Michelle Obama
#51. Being human doesn't make us humans. Humanity is something else only a kind and loving heart can possess - Author: Munia Khan
Kindness quotes by Munia Khan
#52. He tried not to think about his Grandma's opinion of whores and drugs. He could only believe in the pattern he'd learned from Beckett - a pattern of respect and kindness. - Author: Debra Anastasia
Kindness quotes by Debra Anastasia
#53. You're thinking of revolution as a great all-or-nothing. I think of it as one more morning in a muggy cotton field, checking the undersides of leaves to see what's been there, figuring out what to do that won't clear a path for worse problems next week. Right now that's what I do. You ask why I'm not afraid of loving and losing, and that's my answer. Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work--that goes on, it adds up. It goes into the ground, into crops, into children's bellies and their bright eyes. Good things don't get lost.
Codi, here's what I've decided: the very least you can do in you life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyer nor the destroyed. - Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Kindness quotes by Barbara Kingsolver
#54. No, Nick. The world has always been scary. You've just been lucky enough to be shielded from it. It's the saddest part of childhood, really. When that shimmery veil is ripped away by something horrible and you're left with the unvarnished truth. When the world no longer becomes safe and you see the ugly side of it. You, like most humans, fear us demons. But we're not the worst predators out there. You know what we are. It's the ones who lure you in with kindness or who attack from the back. Those are monsters far worse than us. All this time, you thought you know. We all do. But now you have seen." – Caleb - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Kindness quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#55. Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband's policies or what have you, they care about children and that's been good to see. - Author: Michelle Obama
Kindness quotes by Michelle Obama
#56. Let us kill each other with love and kindness - not with hatred and guns. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#57. Happiness is an inner perception. It comes from simplicity, kindness, love, and compassion. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#58. There are more chickens than a man can know in this world, but an unprovoked kindness is the rarest of birds. - Author: Mark Twain
Kindness quotes by Mark Twain
#59. Great things are wrought through simple and small things. Like the small flecks of gold that accumulate over time into a large treasure, our small and simple acts of kindness and service will accumulate into a life filled with love for Heavenly Father, devotion to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a sense of peace and joy each time we reach out to one another. - Author: M. Russell Ballard
Kindness quotes by M. Russell Ballard
#60. Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt. - Author: Ayn Rand
Kindness quotes by Ayn Rand
#61. I think the most common meme is that it's too difficult to change. It's too risky to change. My nature doesn't allow me to change. When you're thinking that, you're not understanding what your nature is. All of us come from this place of well-being, love, and kindness. But we've taken on these other things, and we think that they're our nature. Our nature really is to be like God. - Author: Wayne Dyer
Kindness quotes by Wayne Dyer
#62. Deceit and falsehood, whatever conveniences they may for a time promise or produce, are, in the sum of life, obstacles to happiness. Those who profit by the cheat distrust the deceiver; and the act by which kindness was sought puts an end to confidence. - Author: Samuel Johnson
Kindness quotes by Samuel Johnson
#63. To fill the world with joy and happiness give the gift of love and kindness. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#64. Dads. Do you not realize that a child is what you tell them they are? That people almost always become what they are labeled? Was whatever your child just did really the "dumbest thing you've ever seen somebody do"? Was it really the "most ridiculous thing they ever could have done"? Do you really believe that your child is an idiot? Because she now does. Think about that. Because you said it, she now believes it. Bravo. - Author: Dan Pearce
Kindness quotes by Dan Pearce
#65. Whatever you sow, you shall reap. It is better to sow good deeds; love, goodness and kindness. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Kindness quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#66. Out of all the magic words in existence, kind words produce the most powerful transformation spells. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#67. We're nothing but human.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men's souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We think too much and feel too little.
More than machinery we need humanity.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
You are not machines.
You are not cattle.
You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.
We don't want to hate and despise one another.
We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
You the people have the power.. the power to create machines.. the power to create happiness.
You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful..
To make this life a wonderful adventure.
We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices.
Some are on a grand scale.. Most of these choices are on lesser points.
But we define ourselves by the choices we have made.
We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices.
Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly.
Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design - Author: Anonymous
Kindness quotes by Anonymous
#68. Make your own path, your own rules. Be your own king or queen. Don't let anyone tell you how to live, when to breathe or what to love. Believe in something. Hold on to it and try not to let it go. Take care of yourself, trust a handful of people and always follow your heart. Find the good word, the good food and the good music, live by them. Make sure every moment counts and above all, be kind, for kindness is the greatest perk in life. It can take you anywhere. It can send you to the moon without ever leaving the ground, and it can save lives in the blink of an eye. - Author: R. M. Drake
Kindness quotes by R. M. Drake
#69. Life gives us many challenges and between those challenges we have to learn to choose happiness. Happiness lies in little things of our lives like kindness, gratitude, learning new things, caring for all living beings on this planet. Life can become a beautiful journey with little effort. - Author: Purvi Raniga
Kindness quotes by Purvi Raniga
#70. I am not me. I am not my body. I am my love, my kindness, and my service. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#71. Small unexpected acts of kindness are the building blocks of greatness. Start your day with a smile and see where it takes you ... - Author: Edwin Lionel Flynn
Kindness quotes by Edwin Lionel Flynn
#72. Satisfaction is ending each day knowing you were kind, honest and treated people well. - Author: Karon Waddell
Kindness quotes by Karon Waddell
#73. You only tasted the water. I tasted the gift. The water was simply the container for an act of loving-kindness and nothing could be sweeter. - Author: Michael Josephson
Kindness quotes by Michael Josephson
#74. The rules from those who are politically correct restrict what you can say to or about anything in our daily life. They tell you what to call others and what others can call you. - Author: John Patrick Hickey
Kindness quotes by John Patrick Hickey
#75. Love is easy! Kindness is easy. So I try on my Twitter page to acknowledge everyone that reaches out to me. I try to make my page - I can't control the rest of Twitter - but I try to make my page a safe place for people. - Author: Yvette Nicole Brown
Kindness quotes by Yvette Nicole Brown
#76. It's easy to be kind to friends who return your smiles and happily lend a helping hand. But the true test of good character is finding the will and desire to be kind and charitable to those who give us absolutely no motivation to do so. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#77. But more important than any of these was the vast, accretive weight of small things, from planes which hadn't crashed to men and women who had come to the correct place at the perfect time and thus founded generations. He saw kisses exchanged in doorways and wallets returned and men who had come to a splitting of the way and had chosen the right fork. He saw a thousand random meetings that weren't random, ten thousand right decisions, a hundred thousand right answers, a million acts of unacknowledged kindness ... For every brick that landed on the ground instead of some little kid's head, for every tornado that missed the trailer park, for every missile that didn't fly, for every hand stayed from violence, there was the Tower. - Author: Stephen King
Kindness quotes by Stephen King
#78. to always say yes to finding and imitating exceptional models, to say yes to working for world peace, to say yes to living in simplicity, to say yes to taking the time to listen, to say yes to committing acts of kindness, to say yes to staying foolish and hungry, to understand that it's okay to occasionally make a mess of things, to say yes to taking action, and, more importantly, to go forth and make your life a story that inspires others. - Author: Jill Cooper
Kindness quotes by Jill Cooper
#79. The future will be very bright and beautiful if we learn to use the power of love and kindness, not the destructive power of atomic weapons. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#80. I asked her if she believed you could ever truly understand another culture. I told her the longer I stayed, the more asinine the attempt seemed, and that what I'd become more interested in is how we believed we could be objective in any way at all, we who each came in with our own personal definitions of kindness, strength, masculinity, femininity, God, civilisation, right and wrong. - Author: Lily King
Kindness quotes by Lily King
#81. Kindness comes back like a boomerang to those who are kind. Perhaps, its return takes years. Perhaps, the kindness returns from a different direction than that which we sent out kindness. But it will return. It is never lost. - Author: John Templeton
Kindness quotes by John Templeton
#82. I am convinced that I never wrong anyone intentionally... - Author: Socrates
Kindness quotes by Socrates
#83. I prefer to make a mistake because I am too kind than to perform miracles without any kindness. - Author: Mother Teresa
Kindness quotes by Mother Teresa
#84. I thought it could be something, I mean, eventually." Harrison finally looks at us. "My life I thought-but I mean ... it's nothing."
"Don't cry" Grace says. "You have a lot of time."
"No, I don't."
"Yeah, you do."
"No.-"
"Yeah! Yeah, you do. It's okay. Look-"
She does something that is so amazingly selfless and also gross. She tilts Harrison's face up and gives him a sweet kiss on the lips and it lasts long enough for him to taste her back, to move his mouth against hers.
Harrison stares at her dumbfounded but he's stopped crying
She is so nice. - Author: Courtney Summers
Kindness quotes by Courtney Summers
#85. Do not be ashamed of your past. Learn from those experiences and move forward in your life. Teach others of the possibilities of change & living victoriously. You are a survivor. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Kindness quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#86. It is doubt that makes faith precious,
deciet that makes honesty precious,
grief that makes happiness precious,
error that makes truth precious,
fear that makes love precious,
pride that makes humility precious,
shame that makes honor precious,
anger that makes peace precious,
greed that makes contentment precious,
despair that makes hope precious,
cruelty that makes kindness precious,
disloyalty that makes commitment precious,
lawlessness that makes justice precious,
vengance that makes forgiveness precious,
frustration that makes patience precious,
hatred that makes tolerance precious,
disbelief that makes trust precious,
uncertainty that makes confidence precious,
skepticism that makes conviction precious,
insolence that makes courtesy precious,
impoliteness that makes manners precious,
imprudence that makes civility precious,
contempt that esteem precious,
meanness that makes hospitality precious,
stinginess that makes generosity precious,
roughness that makes gentleness precious,
negligence that makes discipline precious,
and confusion that makes order precious. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Kindness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#87. love, real love, comes with three conditions - respect, kindness and trust. It isn't, and should never be, unconditional. - Author: Megan Jacobson
Kindness quotes by Megan Jacobson
#88. You only get one shot in this life. So let me do all the good I can for my fellow man. For I will not pass this way again. - Author: Anonymous
Kindness quotes by Anonymous
#89. There are certain lesson you pick up gradually as you go, letting them accumulate after a series of similar mistakes or experiences until you finally realize you've been a fool al along. And then there are lessons that are so massive they smack you in the face - you don't reflect on a period of your life and realize, 'Oh, I learned something then'; you know it's happening when it's happening. The importance of kindness - which extends far beyond 'please,' 'thank you,' and 'your hair doesn't look bad today' - is a combination of both: Over and over in my life, I've been bowled over by how kind people can be, and how that kindness can change your outlook. - Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco
Kindness quotes by Alyssa Mastromonaco
#90. Be kind to all and rude to none. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#91. Whether or not we follow any particular spiritual tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone. - Author: Dalai Lama
Kindness quotes by Dalai Lama
#92. Now I see how many wolf characteristics you had. You were wary, didn't really trust anyone or anything. You were elusive and secretive. You paced out behind the trees, watching everything and waiting for the moment when it was safe to come in and rest by the fire. But you weren't happy there -- no, I take that back, you were happy there, but you weren't comfortable. It wasn't what you knew. It wasn't what you trusted. You trusted meanness, not kindness. Kindness spooked you -- you were always looking for the trap in it. You trusted in a scrappy existence where you had to fight for your survival. - Author: Helen Humphreys
Kindness quotes by Helen Humphreys
#93. Cady, I'm serious. We should NOT always do what we're afraid to do,' says Mirren heatedly. 'We never should.'

'Why not?'

'You could die. You could get hurt. If you are terrified, there's probably a good reason. You should trust your impulses.'

'So what's your philosophy, then?' Johnny asks her. 'Be a giant chickenhead?'

'Yes,' says Mirren. 'That and the kindness thing I said before. - Author: E. Lockhart
Kindness quotes by E. Lockhart
#94. Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. - Proverbs 3:3 - Author: Gary Chapman
Kindness quotes by Gary Chapman
#95. Rules are rules, yet still
trumped always by kindness and human decency. - Author: Sarah Ockler
Kindness quotes by Sarah Ockler
#96. Awaken your heart to kindness and mercy for the people and love and tenderness for them. Never, never act with them like a predatory beast which seeks to be satiated by devouring them, for the people fall into two categories: they are either your brethren in faith or your kindred in creation ... Do not ever say, 'I have been given authority' or 'My command should be obeyed.' Because it corrupts the heart, consumes one's faith, and invites calamities. - Author: Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Kindness quotes by Ali Ibn Abi Talib
#97. A gift that touches the heart ignites the soul with flames of passion. - Author: Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
Kindness quotes by Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu
#98. (G)aiety and kindness and tolerance and understanding were the gifts he bestowed upon the world. Wherever he went, he squandered these rare possessions in a most magnificent and bountiful manner, for he knew (what all wise people have realized since the beginning of time) that the only treasures which are truly ours are those we lay up in the hearts of our friends. - Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Kindness quotes by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
#99. Kindness tip #1:
Never start a sentence with the words- "No offense, but... - Author: Jose N Harris
Kindness quotes by Jose N Harris
#100. What goes out always returns; remember to be kind to yourself. - Author: Janni Styles
Kindness quotes by Janni Styles
#101. You don't stare the devil in the eyes and come out without some of his sin. You can't beat the devil without becoming like him. You can't appeal to his kindness, so you have to learn to play his games. You lie, you fuck, you manipulate, you fight, you hurl insults, until you do whatever it takes to win the battle. Every time you do those things, you understand him a little more. Until finally, he becomes your ally. You think you've won, that you've made him more like you. But the truth is, it's the other way around. So that even when you win, you've lost. - Author: Nina G. Jones
Kindness quotes by Nina G. Jones
#102. Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose. - Author: Leo Buscaglia
Kindness quotes by Leo Buscaglia
#103. Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
- I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
- I shall fear only God.
- I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
- I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
- I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Kindness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#104. I want to tell him that what he did was nice, but nice is such a silly word for kindness. Anyone could pretend to be nice. What Silas did was innate. Boldfaced kindness. - Author: Colleen Hoover
Kindness quotes by Colleen Hoover
#105. Love is donating a chunk of your life to patch up holes in the life of another. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#106. But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to hell. - Author: Neal Shusterman
Kindness quotes by Neal Shusterman
#107. Kindness is the stuff of moments, but it can be absolutely transformative in moments. Beautiful lives are transformative in moments. But we have to train ourselves to look for them. - Author: Krista Tippett
Kindness quotes by Krista Tippett
#108. All people want to be touched. - Author: Princess Diana
Kindness quotes by Princess Diana
#109. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. - Author: Mother Teresa
Kindness quotes by Mother Teresa
#110. To divert myself from a troublesome fancy, it is but to run to my books; they presently fix me to them, and drive the other out of my thoughts, and do not mutiny to see that I have only recourse to them for want of other more, real, natural, and lively conveniences; they always receive me with the same kindness. - Author: Michel De Montaigne
Kindness quotes by Michel De Montaigne
#111. I'm not here to disagree with people or try to change anyone's mind. I'm just here to accept and love others right where they are – no matter their belief systems or backgrounds. - Author: Alaric Hutchinson
Kindness quotes by Alaric Hutchinson
#112. Religion may indeed inspire acts of great kindness and courage. But it also trains people to believe things for which there is no evidence. This makes religion's intrusion into the political sphere all the more troubling. - Author: Ron Reagan
Kindness quotes by Ron Reagan
#113. I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
Kindness quotes by Albert Schweitzer
#114. I think that the trademark of the Devil in this world, is the awful rift between women. Women backbiting other women, women envying other women and so on and so forth. And then there is the telltale sign of God in this world, which is the intoxicating potion of joy that is concocted when a woman reaches out to another woman, when women will take an extra step, go an extra mile, or just go out of their way an inch for their fellow woman, regardless of the varying degrees of things we hold important such as beauty, intelligence, status and so on and so forth. Beautiful acts of God are seen in the kindness of women towards other women. And when I say this, I am also thinking about gay men in the same light. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
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#115. I don't really remember the day when I stood behind my camera with Henry Kissinger on the other side. I am sure he doesn't remember it either. But this photograph is here now to prove that no amount of kindness on my part could make this photograph mean exactly what he.. or even I.. wanted it to mean. It's a reminder of the wonder and terror that is a photograph. - Author: Richard Avedon
Kindness quotes by Richard Avedon
#116. Positive emotions, such as the feelings of love, kindness, self-worth, confidence and optimism, produce a better person and a good destiny. - Author: Auliq Ice
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#117. For love doesn't stand alone, nor can it, but trails like a blazing comet, bringing with it other shining goods - forgiveness, kindness, tolerance, fairness, companionability and friendship, all bound to the love which is at the heart of Jesus's message. - Author: Ian McEwan
Kindness quotes by Ian McEwan
#118. Being kind is not an invitation to be dumped on. So be kind, but not at the expense of your self-respect. - Author: Charles F. Glassman
Kindness quotes by Charles F. Glassman
#119. She wondered if it counted as being good if you did the good thing for purely selfish reasons. Probably not, but who cared. What was important was what you did, not how you felt. - Author: Emily Gould
Kindness quotes by Emily Gould
#120. The most beautiful makeup is the reflection of kindness from a smiling face. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#121. Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return - Author: Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Kindness quotes by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
#122. He advocated that all who follow Jesus are priests, not just the official clergy. Much of what he said made sense, as did his kind manner. But why was he here now? Had this persecuted recluse emerged just to speak to me? - Author: David Holdsworth
Kindness quotes by David Holdsworth
#123. Sometimes the greatest love is not found in the dramatic scenes that poets and writers immortalize. Often, the greatest manifestations of love are the simple acts of kindness and caring we extend to those we meet along the path of life. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
Kindness quotes by Joseph B. Wirthlin
#124. My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart. - Author: Maya Angelou
Kindness quotes by Maya Angelou
#125. Politeness is often fear. Kindness is always courage. But caring is what makes you human. Care more, become more human. - Author: Matt Haig
Kindness quotes by Matt Haig
#126. Woman, in the picture language of mythology, represents the totality of what can be known. The hero is the one who comes to know ... And if he can match her import, the two, the knower and the known, will be released from every limitation ... The hero who can take her as she is, without undue commotion but with the kindness and assurance she requires, is potentially the king, the incarnate god, of her created world. - Author: Joseph Campbell
Kindness quotes by Joseph Campbell
#127. It is indeed remarkable that the nature of our dealings with our fellowmen will determine, in large measure, our status in the kingdom of heaven ... We may attend to rites and rituals and yet overlook the weightier matters such as brotherly kindness, honesty, mercy, virtue, and integrity. Let us never forget that if we omit them from our lives we may be found unworthy to come into His presence. - Author: Mark E. Petersen
Kindness quotes by Mark E. Petersen
#128. True courtesy ... is real kindness kindly expressed. - Author: Julia McNair Wright
Kindness quotes by Julia McNair Wright
#129. We consummate life and lose it because in some long-ago time someone, in the desire to unload his cock inside us, was nice, chose us among women. We take for some sort of kindness addressed to us alone the banal desire for sex. We love his desire to fuck, we are so dazzled by it we think it's the desire to fuck only us, us alone. Oh yes, he who is so special and who has recognized us as special. We give it a name, that desire of the cock, we personalize it, we call it my love. - Author: Elena Ferrante
Kindness quotes by Elena Ferrante
#130. It's called the kindness of a fellow human being. You should try it sometime, ya fuck. - Author: S.A. Tawks
Kindness quotes by S.A. Tawks
#131. Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him. - Author: Frank A. Clark
Kindness quotes by Frank A. Clark
#132. Kindness has no boundaries. It is the language of the soul. - Author: Amit Ray
Kindness quotes by Amit Ray
#133. That which occasions so many mistakes in the computations of men, when they expect return for favors, is that the giver's pride and the receiver's cannot agree upon the value of the kindness done. - Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Kindness quotes by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
#134. I believe in kindness and karma - which could make me a Buddhist. I believe in mystic healing and crystals' powers - which could make me a witch. I believe in truth, honor, and forgiveness - which could make me a Christian. I even believe in the existence of past lives and that each and every one of us is watched over by guides from the other side - which, to some, would make me totally woo-woo squared. - Author: Emma Mildon
Kindness quotes by Emma Mildon
#135. I believe that horses bring out the best in us. They judge us not by how we look, what we're wearing or how powerful or rich we are, they judge us in terms of sensitivity, consistency, and patience. They demand standards of behavior and levels of kindness that we, as humans, then strive to maintain. - Author: Clare Balding
Kindness quotes by Clare Balding
#136. He was a hard shrewd jovial politician, whose acts of kindness served his interest and whose interest was himself. His type is panhuman. I had met him on Earth, and on Hain, and on Ollul. I expect to meet him in Hell. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Kindness quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#137. You are most beautiful when your eyes are glowing with kindness and joy. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#138. Make an effort with tenacity to make real impact that works and don't just create an impression with deception - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Kindness quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#139. The punishment of evil doers consists in making them feel ashamed of themselves by doing them a great kindness. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Kindness quotes by Mahatma Gandhi
#140. There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#141. When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night's sleep for the chance of extra profits. - Author: Warren Buffett
Kindness quotes by Warren Buffett
#142. No-one knows enough to righteously say something is impossible.
"With God ALL things are possible."
Now tell me, what does that leave out? - Author: Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
Kindness quotes by Raymond D. Longoria Jr.
#143. To repay evil with kindness is the proof of a good man; a superior man blames himself, a common man blames others. - Author: Pearl S. Buck
Kindness quotes by Pearl S. Buck
#144. In his kindness, he broke me into the perfect slave. I didn't need his anger to become devoted. I needed his softer moments - gentle love was my undoing, not demands or threats. I was pitiful with how I needed compassion, companionship. - Author: Pepper Winters
Kindness quotes by Pepper Winters
#145. Vanity is found in the most unlikely places: in combination with kindness, and selflessness, and generosity. - Author: Ernesto Sabato
Kindness quotes by Ernesto Sabato
#146. All the dying that summer began with the death of a child, a boy with golden hair and thick glasses, killed on the railroad tracks outside New Bremen, Minnesota, sliced into pieces by a thousand tons of steel speeding across the prairie toward South Dakota. His name was Bobby Cole. He was a sweet-looking kid and by that I mean he had eyes that seemed full of dreaming and he wore a half smile as if he was just about to understand something you'd spent an hour trying to explain. I should have known him better, been a better friend. He lived not far from my house and we were the same age. But he was two years behind me in school and might have been held back even more except for the kindness of certain teachers. He was a small kid, a simple child, no match at all for the diesel-fed drive of a Union Pacific locomotive. It - Author: William Kent Krueger
Kindness quotes by William Kent Krueger
#147. When we have a choice it is always best to choose kindness. Veganism is simply the kinder choice. - Author: Sharon Gannon
Kindness quotes by Sharon Gannon
#148. 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. - Author: Vachel Lindsay
Kindness quotes by Vachel Lindsay
#149. Give children kindness, presence, and respect to help them develop a deeper sense of empathy. The art of seeing and meeting others as they are. - Author: Iben Dissing Sandahl
Kindness quotes by Iben Dissing Sandahl
#150. Kindness is stronger than iron bars. - Author: Margaret George
Kindness quotes by Margaret George
#151. The secret to enlightenment is kindness and selfless giving. Without that, it's just words, isn't it? - Author: Frederick Lenz
Kindness quotes by Frederick Lenz
#152. Kindness effects more than severity. - Author: Aesop
Kindness quotes by Aesop
#153. Nice guys may appear to finish last, but usually they are running a different race. - Author: Ken Blanchard
Kindness quotes by Ken Blanchard
#154. I will tell you a secret, Andiron said. When I whispered into that well, I made a wish. I wanted to be as kind and as good as you, brother. You are perfect. - Author: Rick Riordan
Kindness quotes by Rick Riordan
#155. Compassion is the ultimate beauty.
Compassion is the elegance of heart.
Compassion makes you the most attractive person,
more lovable than being rich or smart.
While you can work on your degree, then get the
job and make good money, there is no diploma for
compassion.
You have to learn it by yourself. - Author: Tatsiana
Kindness quotes by Tatsiana
#156. Nothing comes to our lives without a purpose. Accept it with love and kindness and learn from it. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#157. One should be known for a kind heart,because you are not just a so and so person,you are an identity who is part of the almighty god,who above all likes kindness,because he is the bestower of all desired attributes,but is benevolently looking for kindness from his creations - Author: Jaspreet Kaur
Kindness quotes by Jaspreet Kaur
#158. Gossip is an idle talk that makes you look worse than the person you are talking about, and people tend to have more confidence in the person you talked about when they get tired of your gossip. Speak with love and kindness or don't speak at all. - Author: Uzoma Nnadi
Kindness quotes by Uzoma Nnadi
#159. Our ability to touch love and kindness and be touched by them lies buried below our own fears and hurts, below our greed and our hatreds, below our desperate clinging to the illusion that we are separate and alone. - Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Kindness quotes by Jon Kabat-Zinn
#160. Other people spoke, and I tried to keep up with the translations. All the stories were about Dimitri's kindness and strength of character. Even when not out battling the undead, Dimitri had always been there to help those who needed it. Almost everyone could recall sometime that Dimitri had stepped up to help others, going out of his way to do what was right, even in situations that could put him at risk. That was no surprise to me. Dimitri always did the right thing.
And it was that attitude that had made me love him so much. I had a similar nature. I too rushed in when others needed me, sometimes when I shouldn't have. Others called me crazy for it, but Dimitri had understood. He'd always understood me, and part of what we'd worked on was how to temper that impulsive need to run into danger with reason and calculation. I had a feeling no one else in this world would ever understand me like he did. - Author: Richelle Mead
Kindness quotes by Richelle Mead
#161. Many things can cause us to worry, but a kind word or deed can do wonders. Sometimes that's all we need to feel better. - Author: Kate Klise
Kindness quotes by Kate Klise
#162. Kindness is my weapon of choice.
My second is a Semmian dagger."

―a weapon from "The Harrowbethian Saga' - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Kindness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#163. No performance is worth loss of geniality. 'Tis a cruel price we pay for certain fancy goods called fine arts and philosophy. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#164. When I treat other people with kindness and love, it is part of my way of paying my debt to God and the world for the privilege of living on this planet. - Author: Ben Carson
Kindness quotes by Ben Carson
#165. Kindness is weakness. Your weakness will delay the trigger by a moment. This world doesn't treat kindness kindly. - Koko Hekmatyar - Author: Takahashi Keitarou
Kindness quotes by Takahashi Keitarou
#166. Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior. - Author: Charles Sturt
Kindness quotes by Charles Sturt
#167. 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. - Author: Dalai Lama
Kindness quotes by Dalai Lama
#168. Mind is a forerunner of all actions.
All deeds are led by mind, created by mind.
If one speaks or acts with corrupt mind,
suffering follows,
As the wheel follows the hoof of an ox pulling a cart.

Mind is the forerunner of all actions.
All deeds are led by mind, created by mind.
If one speaks or acts with a serene mind,
happiness follows,
As surely as one's shadow.

'He abused me, he mistreated me, defeated me, robbed me.'
Harboring such thoughts keeps hatred alive.

'He abused me, he mistreated me, defeated me, robbed me.'
Releasing such thoughts banishes hatred for all time.

Animosity does not eradicate animosity.
Only by loving kindness is animosity dissolved.
This law is ancient and eternal. - Author: Dhammapada
Kindness quotes by Dhammapada
#169. The lowest form of barbarism is smugly to berate someone for extending an act of kindness. - Author: Perry Brass
Kindness quotes by Perry Brass
#170. When we involve others in spontaneous acts of kindness, we go from being strangers to becoming a united team connected at the heart level. - Author: Molly Friedenfeld
Kindness quotes by Molly Friedenfeld
#171. Yet already their destruction begins. It comes upon them gradually, in little ways. Bit by bit their belief in themselves erodes. A growing cynicism pervades their lives. Small acts of kindness and charity are abandoned as pointless and somehow indicative of weakness. Little failures of behavior lead to bigger ones. It is not enough to ignore the discourtesies of others; discourtesies must be repaid in kind. Men are intolerant and judgmental. They are without grace. If one man proclaims that God has spoken to him, another quickly proclaims that his God is false. If the homeless cannot find shelter, then surely they are to blame for their condition. If the poor do not have jobs, then surely it is because they will not work. If sickness strikes down those whose lifestyle differs from our own, then surely they have brought it on themselves. - Author: Terry Brooks
Kindness quotes by Terry Brooks
#172. Don't desire kindness but desire courage so that you may persist on the right path. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#173. Courage, kindness and a great determination to succeed in life with a smile were hallmarks of my wonderful wife. And why her story deserves to be told. - Author: Paul Roberts
Kindness quotes by Paul Roberts
#174. His grip firmed on her arms. "I'm here. You're not alone now."

Hardly poetry, those words. A simple statement of fact. They scarcely shared the same alphabet as kindness. If true comfort were a nourishing, wholemeal loaf, what he offered her were a few stale crumbs.

It didn't matter. It didn't matter. She was a starving girl, and she hadn't the dignity to refuse.

"I'm so sorry," she managed, choking back a sob. "You're not going to like this."

And with that, Kate fell into his immense, rigid, unwilling embrace - and wept. - Author: Tessa Dare
Kindness quotes by Tessa Dare
#175. I looked around the garden, the sun feeling warm on my back. "So why are you here? I would think you'd want to be as far away from a hurricane as possible."
She looked at me as if I'd just suggested streaking down the beach. It took her a moment to answer. "Because this is home." She wanted to see if the words registered with me, but I just looked back at her, not understanding at all.
After a deep breath, she looked up at a tall oak tree beyond the garden, its leaves still green against the early October sky, the limbs now thick with foliage. "Because the water recedes, and the sun comes out, and the trees grow back. Because" -she spread her hands, indicated the garden and the trees and, I imagined, the entire peninsula of Biloxi- "because we've learned that great tragedy gives us opportunities for great kindness. It's like a needed reminder that the human spirit is alive and well despite all evidence to the contrary." She lowered her hands to her sides. "I figured I wasn't dead, so I must not be done - Author: Karen White
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#176. Three essential virtues are patient, loyalty and kindness. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#177. Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. - Author: Jeff Bezos
Kindness quotes by Jeff Bezos
#178. Kindness is infectious. Spread the disease. - Author: Danna Pycher
Kindness quotes by Danna Pycher
#179. Life will never meet all of our expectations. We must nonetheless accept all disappointments without becoming bitter and cynical. We must always remain mindful of the opportunity to extend kindness and work to improve our character. - Author: Kilroy J. Oldster
Kindness quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#180. Your mind expands when you give, your heart expands when you share, and your soul expands when you are charitable. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Kindness quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#181. Every act of kindness, each moment spent in prayer, and every expression of love in the name of Christ pierces the heart of the enemy and sends him into retreat. These are the gentle weapons of the kingdom. - Author: Richard Stearns
Kindness quotes by Richard Stearns
#182. It's not easy. It never is. That is the secret our parents fail to tell us, out of kindness and love, but it's a secret we need to know. Everything that begins, ends. Everything beautiful disappears. - Author: Alice Hoffman
Kindness quotes by Alice Hoffman
#183. Do unto others as you would have them do to you, said the rapist. - Author: Bo Burnham
Kindness quotes by Bo Burnham
#184. Every evening the girls of the house gathered about me on the mats, and after chasing away Kory-Kory from my side - who nevertheless, retired only to a little distance and watched their proceedings with the most jealous attention - would anoint my whole body with a fragrant oil, squeezed from a yellow root, previously pounded between a couple of stones, and which in their language is denominated 'aka'. And most refreshing and agreeable are the juices of the 'aka', when applied to ones, limbs by the soft palms of sweet nymphs, whose bright eyes are beaming upon you with kindness; and I used to hail with delight the daily recurrence of this luxurious operation, in which I forgot all my troubles, and buried for the time every feeling of sorrow. Sometimes - Author: Herman Melville
Kindness quotes by Herman Melville
#185. Always say a kind word if you can, if only that it may come in, perhaps, with singular opportuneness, entering some mournful man's darkened room, like a beautiful firefly, whose happy circumvolutions he cannot but watch, forgetting his many troubles. - Author: Arthur Helps
Kindness quotes by Arthur Helps
#186. Perhaps everything else that mattered in a relationship grew from trust - from a tranquil faith in the courage, integrity, and kindness of the other person. - Author: Dean Koontz
Kindness quotes by Dean Koontz
#187. Take time out to be kind to others and kindness will find its way back to you - Author: Charmaine J. Forde
Kindness quotes by Charmaine J. Forde
#188. The attitude of kindness is everyday stuff like a great pair of sneakers. Not frilly. Not fancy. Just plain and comfortable. - Author: Barbara Johnson
Kindness quotes by Barbara Johnson
#189. Something always happened, you see. A Yiddish song on Hanukkah, a British rabbi's prayer on the radio, some kindness on a train or in the street that reminded me, no matter how far I retreated, no matter how deep into self-denial my fear drove me, that the Jews would always be my people and I would always belong to them. - Author: Edith Hahn Beer
Kindness quotes by Edith Hahn Beer
#190. Her last words have been the law of my life:

Andrew, if I should not see you again, I wish you to remember and treasure up some things I have already said to you: in this world you will have to make your own way. To do that you must have friends. You can make friends by being honest, and you can keep them by being steadfast. You must keep in mind that friends worth having will in the long run expect as much from you as they give to you. To forget an obligation or be ungrateful for a kindness is a base crime-not merely a fault or a sin, but an actual crime. Men guilty of it sooner or later must suffer the penalty. In personal conduct be always polite but never obsequious. None will respect you more than you respect yourself. Avoid quarrels as long as you can without yielding to imposition. But sustain your manhood always. Never bring a suit in law for assault and battery or for defamation. The law affords no remedy for such outrages that can satisfy the feelings of a true man. Never wound the feelings of others. Never brook wanton outrage upon your own feelings. If you ever have to vindicate your feelings or defend your honor, do it calmly. If angry at first, wait until your wrath cools before you proceed. - Author: Jon Meacham
Kindness quotes by Jon Meacham
#191. I loved thee beautiful and kind, And plighted an eternal vow; So altered are thy face and mind, t'were perjury to love thee now! - Author: Paul Tillich
Kindness quotes by Paul Tillich
#192. May you be happy, may you be well
may you be peaceful and at ease
may you be filled with loving kindness
And compassion for all beingslk - Author: Morihei Ueshiba
Kindness quotes by Morihei Ueshiba
#193. My message is always the same: to cultivate and practice love, kindness, compassion and tolerance. - Author: Dalai Lama
Kindness quotes by Dalai Lama
#194. every time you tell your daughter you yell at her out of love you teach her to confuse anger with kindness which seems like a good idea till she grows up to trust men who hurt her cause they look so much like you - to fathers with daughters - Author: Rupi Kaur
Kindness quotes by Rupi Kaur
#195. Don't take for granted the effort of a person who tries to keep in touch. It's not always that someone cares so much. - Author: Charles F. Glassman
Kindness quotes by Charles F. Glassman
#196. How beautiful a woman can be if kindness is her true beauty. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Kindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#197. One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. - Author: Jack Kerouac
Kindness quotes by Jack Kerouac
#198. Kindness is something that I feel is leaving us a little bit - people are getting more self-involved. - Author: Cobie Smulders
Kindness quotes by Cobie Smulders
#199. He thinks I will hit him. Strike him, with a large stick. Foolish mule. Oh no, I am much more cunning. I will surprise him with kindness ... until he grows calm and dispenses with all watchfulness, and then ... ha! I shall punch him in the nose! Won't he be surprised! No mule can match wits with me. Oh yes, many have tried, and almost all have failed! - Author: Steven Erikson
Kindness quotes by Steven Erikson
#200. Cruelty is easy to repay, my lord. Kindness is another matter. - Author: Megan Bannen
Kindness quotes by Megan Bannen

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