act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness
into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise
your heart cause only sadness."
-- Anonymous 18th century monk
is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong,
and that is by doing them good.
-- Henri Amiel
is short and we never have enough time for gladdening
the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh,
be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.”
-- Henri Amiel
is easy to perform a good action, but not easy
to acquire a settled habit of performing such
is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to
ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to
doing good deeds long enough, and you'll probably turn
out a good man in spite of yourself."
-- Louis Auchincloss.
the cause that lacks assistance,
The wrong that needs resistance,
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do."
-- George Linnaeus Banks -- What I live for.
is achieved not in a vacuum, but in the company of other
men, attended by love."
-- Saul Bellow.
unto others as you would have them do unto you."
-- The Bible: Luke VI.31 (circa 75 A.D.)
I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?"
-- William Blake
is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can
-- C.N. Bovee
I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for
I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is
-- Robert Brault
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."
-- Pearl S. Buck
your life as a garland of beautiful deeds."
you had a kindness shown? Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears.
Pass it on."
-- Rev. Henry Burton
often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment,
or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the
potential to turn a life around.
-- Leo Buscaglia
being kind over being right and you'll be right every
-- Richard Carlson
deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make
earth happy like the heaven above.
-- Julia Carney
far you go in life depends on you being tender
with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic
with the striving and tolerant of the weak and
the strong. Because someday in life, you will
have been all of these.
~ George Washington
person has inside a basic decency and goodness.
If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving
a great deal of what it is the world needs most.
It is not complicated but it takes courage. It
takes courage for a person to listen to his own
goodness and act on it."
-- Pablo Casals
creed of a true saint is to make the best of life, and
to make the most of it."
-- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
only truly great who are truly good."
-- George Chapman (1654)
connects two people, the giver and the receiver,
and this connection gives birth to a new sense
-- Deepak Chopra
universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven,
and hell a fable.
-- Charles Caleb Colton (1825)
you do not want others to do to you, do not do to others."
-- Confucius (circa 500 B.C.)
disciple having asked for a definition of charity, the
Master said LOVE ONE ANOTHER."
injuries; never forget kindness."
individual is capable of both great compassion and
great indifference. He has it within his means to
nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
-- Norman Cousins
compassion was the motivating factor behind all
of our decisions, would our world not be a completely
-- Sheryl Crow
religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
we feel love and kindness toward others, it not
only makes others feel loved and cared for, but
it helps us also to develop inner happiness and
you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
is not religious business, it is human business, it
is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and
mental stability, it is essential for human survival.”
THEREFORE PLEDGE ...
TO CONDUCT myself in a harmonious, peaceable
manner, avoiding selfish or arrogant behaviour,
giving love and kindness to those around me.
-- Guy Dauncy
life has value so long as one attributes value
to the life of others, by means of love, friendship,
indignation and compassion.
-- Simone de
receive everything, one must open one's hands and give."
-- Taisen Deshimaru
can do great amounts of good — especially for
-- Princess Diana
I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."
-- Emily Dickinson
you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough
sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough
sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your
life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no
excuse, so just suck up and be nice.”
-- Ani DiFranco
only is charity, to do all, all that we can."
-- John Donne
is the chief law of human existence."
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky