Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Kindness (via and no, NOT Dr. Laura)

Here are some powerful quotations on kindness--something we can choose to offer this world, a richness we can share, no matter our state of material wealth or the state of world affairs over which we have no direct control. Kindness seems to be in short supply all too often.

"Do your part to change the world today--be kind. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato

"You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you." - Ruth Smeltzer

"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." - William Wordsworth

"Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower."
- S. H. Simmons

"The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions--the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts." - Charles Dickens

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

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