quotations about kindness
Any good ... that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
STEPHEN GRELLET, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
AESOP, The Lion and the Mouse
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
FRANCIS BACON, Essays
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
AMELIA EARHART, Magic City Morning Star, Jun. 1, Magic City Morning Star, Jun. 1, 2005
Kindness is the touch of heaven, a reminder of the covenant of the unseen.
MARK ANTHONY, The Way Through
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.
RAY BRADBURY, Fahrenheit 451
Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.
MUHAMMAD, attributed, Al-Islam
Kindness begets kindness evermore.
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, A Streetcar Named Desire
Our regrets are the least for those past errors that were made on the side of kindness.
LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts
Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies.
Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from.
HONORE DE BALZAC, Le Siècle
That crafty kindness which inveigles me to sacrifice principle is the serpent in the grass -- deadly to the incautious wayfarer.
CHARLES SPURGEON, Baptismal Regeneration
A life of kindness is the primary meaning of divine worship.
EMANUEL SWEDENBORG, New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine
We seem to feel keenest the kindness that comes from one who is generally cruel.
LEWIS F. KORNS, Thoughts
Real kindness seeks no return.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
ERIC HOFFER, Power Quotes to Energize Your Life
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, Emile
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
ALBERT SCHWEITZER, Michael Ruge's Quote-a-Quote
There is a God and He is good, and his love, while free, has a self imposed cost: We must be good to one another.
GEORGE H.W. BUSH, RNC acceptance speech, August 18, 1988