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1. "How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!"
Author: Anne Frank
2. "It still took years for me to let go of learned pattern's of behavior that negated my capacity to give and receive love. One pattern that made the practice of love especially difficult was my constantly choosing to be with men who were emotionally wounded, who were not that interested in loving, even though they desired to be loved. I wanted to know love but was afraid to be intimate. By choosing men who were not interested in being loving, I was able to practice giving love but always within an unfufilling context. Naturally, my need to receive love was not met. I got what I was accustomed to getting. Care and affection, usually mingled with a degree of unkindness, neglect, and on some occasions, out right cruelty."
Author: Bell Hooks
3. "Good words are a vain benevolence that demand no sacrifice and are more appreciated than real acts of kindness."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
4. "Kindness and compassion towards all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people."
Author: César Chávez
5. "Human beings who leave behind them no great achievements, but only a series of small kindnesses, have not had wasted lives"
Author: Charlotte Gray
6. "It is not kindness to tell patients that need strong medicine that nothing serious is wrong with them."
Author: Cornelius Van Til
7. "Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness."
Author: Dalai Lama XIV
8. "Kindness is the cause of all anxiety."
Author: David D. Burns
9. "Kindness is no common virtue. It is a rare gift."
Author: David Samuels
10. "I warned myself against the danger of compassion in this case. How easy it would be to imagine the traumas of childhood that might have deformed her into the moral monster she had become, and then to convince myself that those traumas could be balanced - and their effects reversed - by sufficient acts of kindness."
Author: Dean Koontz
11. "No one can hurt you without teaching a life's lesson. So accept it with love and kindness."
Author: Debasish Mridha M.D.
12. "Howl has been very kind to me." And this was true, Sophie realized. Howl showed his kindness rather strangely, but, considering all Sophie did to annoy him, he had been very good to her indeed."Do listen. He's not wicked at all!" There was a bit of a fizz from the grate at this, where Calcifer was watching with some interest. " He isn't!" Sophie said, to Calcifer as much as to Fanny.."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
13. "Kindness, motherfucker, kindness."
Author: Don Roff
14. "And why does it make you sad to see how everything hangs by such thin and whimsical threads? Because you're a dreamer, an incredible dreamer, with a tiny spark hidden somewhere inside you which cannot die, which even you cannot kill or quench and which tortures you horribly because all the odds are against its continual burning. In the midst of the foulest decay and putrid savagery, this spark speaks to you of beauty, of human warmth and kindness, of goodness, of greatness, of heroism, of martyrdom, and it speaks to you of love."
Author: Eldridge Cleaver
15. "Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values."
Author: Ellen DeGeneres
16. "Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience."
Author: Evelyn Underhill
17. "He gives me a little shrug, like, of course, why else? And at this point, I really have no right to be surprised by people's capacity for kindness and generosity, but still, I am. I'm floored every time."
Author: Gayle Forman
18. "For every bad man and woman I have ever known, I have met . . . an overwhelming number of thoroughly clean and decent people who still believe in God and cherish high ideals, and it is upon the lives of these people that I base what I write. To contend that this does not produce a picture true to life is idiocy. It does. It produces a picture true to ideal life; to the best that good men and good women can do at level best.I care very little for the . . . critics who proclaim that there is no such thing as a moral man, and that my pictures of life are sentimental and idealized. They are! And I glory in them! They are straight, living pictures from the lives of men and women of morals, honor, and loving kindness. . . .Such a big majority of book critics and authors have begun to teach, whether they really believe it or not, that no book is true to life unless it is true to the worst in life."
Author: Gene Stratton Porter
19. "However, for Hardy the possibility of poetry's traditional function of transcendence remains, but in a more limited form. In Hardy's work the poet transcends himself towards humanity, affirming the central values of loving-kindness and fellowship."
Author: Geoffrey Harvey
20. "Thank the Good Master for his patient kindness," Dany said, "and tell him that I will think on all I learned here." She gave her arm to Arstan Whitebeard, to lead her back across the plaza to her litter. Aggo and Jhogo fell in to either side of them, walking with the bowlegged swagger all the horselords affected when forced to dismount and stride the earth like common mortals."
Author: George R.R. Martin
21. "Kindness was one of the things presently (or permanently) in short supply in the world."
Author: Haruki Murakami
22. "My point is to urge you to find ways to recognize and remember God's kindness. It will build our testimonies. You may not keep a journal. You may not share whatever record you keep with those you love and serve. But you and they will be blessed as you remember what the Lord has done."
Author: Henry B. Eyring
23. "As you take a few minutes each day to quiet your mind, you will discover a nice benefit: your everyday, "ordinary" life will begin to seem far more extraordinary. Little things thatpreviously went unnoticed will begin to please you. You'll be more easily satisfied, and happier all around. Rather than focusing on what's wrong with your life, you'll find yourself thinking about and more fully enjoying what's right with your life. The world won't change, but your perception of it will. You'll start to notice thelittle acts of kindness and caring from other people rather than the negativity and anger."
Author: Jack Canfield
24. "I honour your circumspection. A fortnight's acquaintance is certainly very little. One cannot know what a man really is by the end of a fortnight. But if we do not venture somebody else will; and after all, Mrs. Long and her daughters must stand their chance; and, therefore, as she will think it an act of kindness, if you decline the office, I will take it on myself."
Author: Jane Austen
25. "The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomiants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second. (Cannery Row)"
Author: John Steinbeck
26. "BOLLOXIMIAN:My pleasures for new cunts I will uphold,And have reserves of kindness for the old.I grant in absence dildo may be usedWith milk of goats, when once our seed's infused.My prick no more to bald cunt shall resort—Merkins rub off, and often spoil the sport.POCKENELLO:Let merkin, sir, be banished from the court.PENE:'Tis like a dead hedge when the land is poor."
Author: John Wilmot
27. "This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before."
Author: Karl Barth
28. "I shook my head at all the things that can happen to break a man as he grows up and away from the pure potential of infancy, all the things that had fractured inside me. And I prayed silently that this infant, born into chaos, might meet with kindness, experience joy and find passion in life. Every one of us ought to be able to count on that much. (308)"
Author: Keith Ablow
29. "I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."
Author: Khalil Gibran
30. "Kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the great virtues."
Author: Krista Tippett
31. "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."
Author: Lao Tzu
32. "The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
33. "My experience of men had long ago taught me that one of the surest ways of begetting an enemy was to do some stranger an act of kindness which should lay upon him the irritating sense of an obligation."
Author: Mark Twain
34. "I required kindness and sympathy, but I did not believe myself utterly unworthy of it."
Author: Mary Shelley
35. "Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing."
Author: Max Irons
36. "The kindness sent from one compassionate soul to another during the time of loss of one held so dear allows the sorrow-filled heart to open wide, filling the space of emptiness that grief may have created with a renewed sense of peace, compassion, and love."
Author: Molly Friedenfeld
37. "Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth."
Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
38. "Kindness eases changeLove quiets fear"
Author: Octavia E. Butler
39. "Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up."
Author: P. D. James
40. "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."
Author: Pearl S. Buck
41. "Kindness is wisdom."
Author: Philip James Bailey
42. "Knowing the truth is not always a kindness."
Author: Rosamund Hodge
43. "Incredible that the best route to winning friends is not necessarily kindness or flattery, but letting them know you won't tolerate their bullshit."
Author: Sarah Miller
44. "Once someone appears to us primarily as an object, kindness has no place to root."
Author: Sharon Salzberg
45. "Kindness - something that rude people always try to deny just because they're not. Something that most people try to ignore just because they choose not to be nice. It's either they don't have this quality or they're too aware of how people would appreciate them. Kindness is in fact very simple yet very difficult to show without expecting in return. True kindness expects nothing, loves sharing, and forgives by letting go."
Author: Sofia Ann
46. "People just deserve to be treated with kindness."
Author: Sophia Bush
47. "I like Kindness it's something the Government can't tax and it's free to give away that will return to you some day"
Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
48. "You can only afford to be generous if you actually have some money in the bank to give. In the same way, if your only source of love and meaning is your spouse, then anytime he or she fails you, it will not just cause grief but a psychological cataclysm. If, however, you know something of the work of the Spirit in your life, you have enough love "in the bank" to be generous to your spouse even when you are not getting much affection or kindness at the moment."
Author: Timothy Keller
49. "To all the leaders of the world...Put all hatred and abuse to bed. Blanket all of HUMANITY with PEACE and Kindness!"
Author: Timothy Pina
50. "He began to feel that she was very lonely indeed. "If he'd been here," she said, "those cowards would never have dared to insult me." She thought about "him" with great sadness and perhaps longing--about his honest, stupid, constant kindness and fidelity; his never-ceasing obedience; his good humour; his bravery and courage. Very likely she cried, for she was particularly lively, and had put on a little extra rouge, when she came down to dinner."
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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