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15 Quotes About Kindness

15 Quotes About Kindness

Ignoring the many soppy or clichéd quotes about universal love, there is still a lot be said for remembering to be our kindest selves. In situations where we are hurting or sad or in times when it can seem difficult to remember, kindness really is the answer. Kindness to ourselves and kindness to others. It is the thing that will heal us. It is the thing that we must strive for, to make peace within ourselves and in everything around us. It really is the only way forward. So here are some decent quotes to best remember the way ahead, for times of need and really for any time at all.

15 quote about kindness

1. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

2. “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” – Nelson Mandela

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3. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent Van Gogh

4. “Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.” – Robert J. Furey

5. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

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6. “How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” – Anne Frank

7. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” — Princess Diana

8. “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. “ – Charles H Spurgeon

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9. “Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you — not because they are nice, but because you are.” — Author Unknown

10. “During my second year of nursing school our professor gave us a quiz. I breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?” Surely this was a joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Before the class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our grade. “Absolutely,” the professor said. “In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say hello.” I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.” — JoAnn C. Jones, Guideposts, January 1996

11. “By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.” — Winston Churchill

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12. “Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild… ” — Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club: A Memoir, 1995

13. “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within; Strength, Courage, Dignity.” – Ruby Dee

14. “I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” – Maya Angelou

15. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Plato

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Last Updated on August 6, 2018

22 Happiness Quotes About the Meaning of True Happiness

22 Happiness Quotes About the Meaning of True Happiness

Everyone chases after happiness, but few understand where it comes from. Happiness really isn’t a destination, but a journey that you’re experiencing every single day.

These 22 happiness quotes will help you understand the true meaning of happiness and hopefully you’ll stop finding happiness and start experiencing it.

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.

Goldie Hawn

    The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.

    Woody Allen

      The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

      Henry Ward Beecher

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        Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

        Denis Waitley

          Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

          Jim Rohn

            There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

            George Sand

              Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.

              Valerie Bertinelli

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                Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.

                Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

                  Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

                  Buddha

                    Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.

                    Dale Carnegie

                      Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

                      Mahatma Gandhi

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                        The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.

                        Dodinsky

                          Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.

                            Two things prevent us from happiness; living in the past and observing others.

                              You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don’t let others make you forget that.

                                Happiness comes when we stop complaining about the troubles we have and offer thanks for all the troubles we don’t have.

                                  A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

                                  Thomas Jefferson

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                                    The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older.

                                    William Phelps

                                      When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

                                      Helen Keller

                                        The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

                                        Thucydides

                                          It’s kind of overwhelming right now, … I can barely walk. I’m tired and sore, but really happy to have finished.

                                          Chris Connelly

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