Kindness Quotes




The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

No one has ever become poor by giving.

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.

Bravery    God    Goodness    Humanity    Justice    Kindness    Peace    Suffering

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Be a little kinder than you have to.

How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.

Action    Assumption    Change    Compassion    Inspirational    Judging    Kindness    Life    Respect    Success

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

Wonder

R.J. Palacio

Wonder

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.

I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.

Advice    Kindness    Leadership    Love    Management    People    Respect    Success

But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.

Cruelty    Evil    Humanity    Kindness

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.

MR. BROWNE'S SEPTEMBER PRECEPT:
WHEN GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN BEING
RIGHT OR BEING KIND, CHOOSE KIND.

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters,

All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries.

The Help

Kathryn Stockett

The Help

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

People shouldn't have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.

Kindness    People    Ya

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, "I love you", "I'm sorry", "I appreciate you", "I'm proud of you"...whatever you're feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it...cause a smile today for someone else...and give plenty of hugs.

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

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.

Brain    Ethics    Inspirational    Kindness    Life    Morality    Philosophy    Simple    Temple

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.

Achievements    Charity    Commencement speech    Death    Death and dying    Dying    Epitaph    Eulogy    Funerals    Goals    Gravestone    Hearts    Kindness    Legacy    Life    Life lessons    Life missions    Life purpose    Purpose    Speeches    Stories    Story    Tombstones    Tribute

Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

Family    Giving    Kindness    Smile

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.

When you find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stand in front of you when other’s cast stones, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who will hold your hand when your sick, who thinks your pretty without makeup, the one who turns to his friends and say, ‘that’s her’, the one that would bear your rejection because losing you means losing his will to live, who kisses you when you screw up, watches the stars and names one for you and will hold and rock that baby for hours so you can sleep…..you marry him all over again.

Best friend    Boyfriend    Gentlemen    Godly man    Gratitude    Happiness    Honor    In love    Kindness    Love    Marriage    Men    Quality    Relationships    Respect    Romance    Spouse    True love

If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

Dogs    Humanity    Kindness    Man

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Inequality    Kindness    Money    Poverty    Progress    Wealth

The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime.

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.

The Dharma Bums

Jack Kerouac

The Dharma Bums

Kindness suits you."
"Really? I think I'm quite allergic to it.

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.
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Anger    Generosity    Goodness    Inspirational    Kindness    Knowledge    Love    Truth    Wisdom

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.

Beauty    Ideas    Kindness    Truth

Kindness
Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing
inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.

I'd thought once, actually, of taking your mind, if you asked. I'd thought I could help you fall asleep at night."
He opened his mouth to say something. Shut it again. His face closed for a moment, his unreadable mask falling into place. He spoke softly. "But that wouldn't be fair; for after I slept you'd be left awake, with no one to help you sleep.

Fire

Kristin Cashore

Fire
Brigan    Fire    Kindness    Sleep    Trauma

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