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Before You Know What Kindness Really Is


On Apr 17, 2011 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:

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Thanks for the opportunity to respond to this kind article and the many other words on kindness from charity focus and daily good. I have a long file about kindness and I believe it is made me a bit kinder since I began keeping the file motivated by charity focus. This Talmud says: "Kindness is the highest form of wisdom." To paraphrase Gandhi, there is no way to kindness, kindness is the way. I hope the following isn’t too long but I had so many great quotes on kindness that I had trouble selecting. Most of  these quotes came from charity focus  and daily good. For all those involved with charity focus in daily good, you my deep gratitude.

Warm and kind regards,

Conrad P Pritscher

 

 

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

- Author Unknown

 

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley who said: "It's a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a little kinder.
 
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. –Seneca
 
The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. --Ella Wheeler Wilcox
 
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. --Dalai Lama
 
The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love. --William Wordsworth
 
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love. --Lao Tsu
 
 
Mohandas Ghandi said: “All we need is to be kind.”
 
 
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. --Philo
 
 
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness. --Mother Teresa
 
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. --William Arthur Ward
 
“ My religion is kindness.” Dalai Llama
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. --Henry James
 
 
 Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Theodore Rubin “ Kindness is more important than wisdom, and when you realize that it is the beginning of wisdom.
 
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. –Washington Irving
 
“ My religion is kindness.” Dalai Llama
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. --Henry James
 
 
 
Theodore Rubin “ Kindness is more important than wisdom, and when you realize that it is the beginning of wisdom.
 
 
To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.  ~Liz Armbruster, on www.robertbrault.com


 
 
 
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.  ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt

 
 
 
 
 
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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