All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are. Adyashanti
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Becket
…I keep noticing that most human speech—if not all human speech—is made with the outgoing breath. This is the strange thing about presence and absence. When we breath in, our bodies are filled with nutrients and nourishment. Our blood is filled with oxygen, our skin gets flush; our bones get harder—they get compacted. Our muscles get toned and we feel very present when we’re breathing in. The problem is, that when we’re breathing in, we can’t speak. So presence and silence have something to do with each other. Li-Young Lee
I sometimes like to sit in the silence and darkness and listen to my heart shine. Frank Gilroy
In the silence between your heartbeat bides a summons. Do you hear it? Name it if you must, or leave it forever nameless, but why pretend it is not there? Rumi
Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom-light. Sri Chinmoy
It takes solitude under the stars, for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny. Archibald Rutledge
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. Ralph Waldo Emerson
See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa
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You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front.
You can gain more friends by building people up
than you can by tearing them down.
And you can gain more friends by taking
a few minutes from each day to do
something kind for someone,
whether it be a friend or a complete stranger.
What a difference one person can make!
The kindness planned for tomorrow doesn’t count for today. Unknown
Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be kind to unkind people — they need it the most. Unknown
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain
If someone were to pay you $.10 for every kind word you ever spoke and collect $.05 for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? Unknown
If your words are soft and sweet, they won’t be as hard to swallow if you have to eat them. Unknown
Kindness is the oil that takes friction out of life. Unknown
Kindness may be achieved by all, rich and poor, learned and illiterate. Brilliance of mind and capacity for deep thinking have rendered great service to humanity, but by themselves they are impotent to dry a tear or mend a broken heart. Unknown
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato
After the verb “to love”…”to help” is the most beautiful verb in the world. Bertha Von Suttner
Keep the other person’s well-being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on. Betty White
It is kindness to refuse immediately what you intend to deny. Syrus
The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer
The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life. William Wordsworth
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. Marian Wright Edelman
So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A spark of kindness starts a fire of love. Unknown
Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
The Holy Bible
I’m a competitive person, but I have never understood people’s competitiveness at the expense of their colleagues. Geraldine Ferraro
When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside.
It is as though something inside your body responds
and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.
Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
One can always be kind to people about whom one cares nothing. Oscar Wilde
I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to
somebody’s need made me blind; But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret for being a little too kind.
Try to become the kind of person that people are anxious to see you as, and after you leave, they will have a lot of thinking to do.Unknown
You will be happier if you will give people a bit of your heart rather than a piece of your mind.
By doing simple acts of kindness for others, we cannot help but lift ourselves up too. Unknown
Be kind, generous and loving in your thoughts, words and actions.Ann Sykes Walter
If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path. Mary Webb
Kindness has more power than compulsion. Unknown
Do all the good you can.
By all the means you can.
In all the ways you can.
In all the places you can.
At all the times you can.
To all the people you can.
As long as ever you can.
Knowing sorrow well, I learn to succor the distressed. Virgil
The kindness of the American people is, so far as I know, something unique in the history of the world. Alfred North Whitehead
Caring must strengthen into commitment and commitment into action if we are to preserve and nurture one of the greatest forces for rebirth and renewal this nation has… voluntarism. Marlene Wilson
Kindness is something you have received and have to pass on in order to keep it. Unknown
The sense that someone else cares always helps because it is the sense of love. George E. Woodberry
Kindness and honesty can be expected only from the strong. Unknown
Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong. Zoroaster
In scattering seeds of kindness, do it by hand and not by machine. George Ade
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. Aeschylus
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Maybe not now, but it will some day.
And in kind that kindness will flow,
For kindness grows in this way.
For a brother or sister in need
Will come back to you some day
For humanity’s a circle in deed.
Perhaps the world little notes nor long remembers individual acts of kindness — but people do. Herm Albright
They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
Barbara De Angelis
A sweet word multiplieth friends, and appeaseth enemies, and a gracious tongue in a good man aboundeth. Apocrypha
Little kindnesses… will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways. Zadikian Zadik
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. William John Bennett
but there is shared memory and, from each person,
the assurances of good things to come.
Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. John Christian Bovee
Always be a little kinder than necessary. James M. Barrie
by generosity, courtesy, and benevolence,
by treating them as he treats himself,
and by being as good as his word.
The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God. Robert Burns
Pass it on; ’twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
Till in Heaven the deed appears,
Pass it on.
Without kindness, there can be no true joy. Thomas Carlyle
Fair and softly goes far. Miguel De Cervantes
When one human being is kind to another,
it’s a very deep matter.
Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave –and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way. Alice Childress
To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian — to help them is. Frank A. Clark
Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
upon throughout one’s whole life?
Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such:
Do not unto others what you would not they should do unto you.
To speak well of a vulgar man is much the same as speaking ill of a good man. Leonardo Da Vinci
A car is in the ditch, you join the others and push.
You live, you help.
Where our bread is concerned, it is a material matter.
Where our neighbor’s bread is concerned, it is a spiritual matter.
How much the world needs it!
How easily it is done!
Large was his wealth, but larger was his heart. John Dryden
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning. Frederick W. Faber
Let the man who would be grateful, think of repaying a kindness, even while receiving it. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. Confucius
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama
Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate
kindness and compassion.
This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus
Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers. Unknown
Forget injuries; never forget kindness. Confucius
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
As perfume is to the flower, so is kindness to speech. Katherine Francke
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. Kahlil Gibran
You know, we’re all going in the same direction, or at least trying to.
So we need to live together, get along together,
and give each other enough space to be comfortable on that road.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
We hate the kindness which we understand. Henry David Thoreau
Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things,
in which smiles, and kindnesses, and small obligations, given habitually,
are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort.
When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people. Abraham Joshua Heschel
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. Sir Arthur Helps
Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe. Gordon B. Hinckley
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Kindness can become its own motive.
We are made kind by being kind.
Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. Kin Hubbard
Kindness is the evidence of greatness.
If anyone is glad that you are here,
then you have not lived in vain.
Charles Fenno Hoffman
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. Karl Reiland
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert Green Ingersoll
Be nice and smile to everyone you meet.
You don’t know what they are going through,
and they may need that smile,
and treasure it.
To be told we are loved is not enough. We must feel loved. Lauren Hutton
Now and then one sees a face which has
kept its smile pure and undefiled.
Such a smile transfigures;
such a smile, if the artful but know it,
is the greatest weapon a face can have.
Helen Hunt Jackson
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving
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.
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain. Douglas William Jerrold
The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor’s shoulder is to pat him on the back. Unknown
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson
To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings,
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.
To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson
If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. Carolyn Kenmore
We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough. Rabbi Harold S. Kushner
Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see. Unknown
Kindness is for all times in all situations — not just when it suits you. Audray Landrum
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue. Angela Merici
Loving-kindness is the better part of goodness. W. Somerset Maugham
A kind word is like a spring day. Russian Proverb
Etiquette — a fancy word for simple kindness. Elsa Maxwell
As a torch is not diminished though it kindles a million candles, so will he not lose when he gives to a good cause. Midrash
Good manners are the techniques of expressing consideration for the feelings of others. Alice Deur Miller
Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Mother Teresa
I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. Mother Teresa
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God’s kindness:
kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,
kindness in your smile.
Kindness begets kindness. Greek Proverb
Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later. Alice Munro
If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself. A. Neilen
Time’s passage through the memory is like molten glass
that can be opaque or crystallize at any given moment at will:
a thousand days are melted into one conversation,
one glance, one hurt, and one hurt can be shattered
and sprinkled over a thousand.
There are worse words than cuss words; there are words that hurt. Tillie Olsen
Welcome is the best cheer. Greek Proverb
Your luck is how you treat people. Bridget O’Donnell
It’s never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere. Marya Mannes
They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. Blaise Pascal
The excessively kind-hearted person becomes a slave. Burmese Proverb
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal
Live in my heart and pay no rent. Irish Proverb
The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel. Marge Piercy
I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that
I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. George D. Prentice
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.
The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of themost difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.
A gentle word opens an iron gate. Bulgarian Proverb
A kind word warms for three winters. Chinese Proverb
It is difficult to give away kindness.
It keeps coming back to you.
Kindness is the beginning and the end of the law. Hebrew Proverb
Love is blind to blemishes and fault. Irish Proverb
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind. Malayan Proverb
The courteous learn their virtue from the discourteous. Turkish Proverb
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore I. Rubin
Kindness is tenderness.
Kindness is love,
but perhaps greater than love.
Kindness is good will.
Kindness says, I want you to be happy.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. Jesse Jackson
The best portion of a good man’s life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. Ben Sweetland
If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. John Ruskin
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. James M. Barrie
A friendly word is better than a heavy cake. Ukrainian Proverb
And hearts have been broken from harsh words spoken that sorrow can ne’er set right. Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. Unknown
It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. Unknown
Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. Unknown
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head bowing in prayer. Sadi
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. Rudyard Kipling
Being very rich, as far as I am concerned, is having a margin. The margin is being able to give. May Sarton
Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles
Kind words are worth much and they cost little. Unknown
The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. Henry Boye
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles
That which is horrifying to you don’t do to anybody else. Dr. Laura Schlessinger
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad. Olive Schreiner
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer
Kindness is a hard thing to give away.
It keeps coming back to the giver.
I had rather never receive a kindness than never bestow one. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness. Marcus Annaeus Seneca
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder
Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis Singer
We can say “Peace on Earth.”
We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it,
but if we have not internalized the mythology to
make it happen inside us, then it will not be.
I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin.
I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn’t matter.
Carve your names on hearts and not on marble. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Charm is a cunning self-forgetfulness. Christina Stead
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do
good thingsmeven if we do not get anything in return.
It is the joy of our life to do them.
When we do good things from this inner desire,
there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel. The Holy Bible
Kindness is more than deeds.
It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch.
It is anything that lifts another person.
Neil C. Strait
He gives twice who gives promptly. Publilius Syrus
Charm is the measure of attraction’s power
To chain the fleeting fancy of the hour.
As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them. The Holy Bible
There are times that when truth and kindness
conflict one ought to chose kindness,especially
when a little honesty is better than a lot.
Leroy Jack Syrop
Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies. The Talmud
We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour.
We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother’s shame;
however you take it we men are a little breed.
Lord Alfred Tennyson
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty give him water to drink. The Holy Bible
Charm is the measure of attraction’s power
To chain the fleeting fancy of the hour.
With a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair. Persian Proverb
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller
A smile increases your face value. Unknown
A smile is a light in the window of the soul – indicating that the heart is at home. Unknown
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. Charles Gordy
A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose. Tom Wilson
A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. Denis Waitley
A smile is nearly always inspired by another smile. Unknown
A smile is the cheapest and most effective rejuvenating face cream. Helen Thomson
A smile will gain you ten more years of life. Chinese Proverb
A smile takes but a moment, but the memory of it lasts forever. Unknown
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward
A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. Anne Roiphe
Actions speak louder than words, and a smile says, “I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.” Dale Carnegie
and compassion -
that is never lost.
After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer. William R. Alger
All people smile in the same language. Proverb
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Always keep your smile. That’s how I explain my long life. Jeanne Calment
A traveler walking wearily into a remote village and greeted by smiles finds that village home. Pam Brown
Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. Jim Beggs
Cheerful people are like sunshine, cheering up everybody around them… Henry Ward Beecher
Every minute your mouth is turned down you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Tom Walsh
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. Mother Teresa
Everyone smiles in the same language. Unknown
Fortune comes to those who smile. Japanese Wisdom
if we are cheerful and contented,
all nature smiles,
the air seems more balmy,
the sky clearer,
the earth has a brighter green…
the flowers are more fragrant…
and the sun, moon, and stars
all appear more beautiful,
and seem to rejoice with us.
Orison Swett Marden
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. Dolly Parton
If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook. Les Giblin
in your eyes and in the warmth
of your greeting.
For children, for the poor,
for all who suffer and are alone,
always have a happy smile.
Give them not only your care,
but your heart.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa
Love is rarely to be found in extravagant gestures. It is mostly revealed in a quiet word or a gentle smile. Stuart and Linda MacFarlane
Keep smiling – it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. Unknown
May no one ever come to you without going away better and happier. Everyone should see kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Mother Teresa
Never frown. You never know who may be falling in love with your smile. Unknown
Never regret the moments that make you smile. Unknown
No one needs a smile quote as much as he who has none to give. Debra Jeppesen
Of all the things you wear, your expression is most important. Janet Lane
One other lonely person.
One shy smile, one friendly grin.
Two happy people.
One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. Japanese Proverb
Peace begins with a smile. Mother Teresa
Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other–it doesn’t matter who it is–and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other. Mother Theresa
Smile at someone only for the very important reason that every act of kindness is another chance to make this life experience a better one. A simple smile to someone you’ver never met may soften them and perhaps the next opportunity they have to smile at a stranger they will do so, because they will remember the good feeling. Try it today. Suzanne Somers
Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one’s lips. Unknown
Smile (n.) the shortest distance between two people. The Wit’s Dictionary – anon
Smiles are the language of love. J.C. and A.W. Hare
Smiles are trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison
Smiles reach the hard to reach places. Steve Wilson
Smiling makes you feel better about yourself, even if you don’t feel like it. And it always makes other people think better of you. Unknown
Some people are too tired to give you a smile, so give them one of yours as no one needs a smile as much as the one who has no more to give. Unknown
Start every day off with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields
The best smile of all is a baby’s smile. It has no guile or calculation. It is pure joy. Pam Brown
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. Leo F. Buscaglia
The first thing to be done is laughter, because that sets the trend for the whole day. Osho
The first step in finding happiness is to stop relying on the outside world to get us there–we need to look deep into our own hearts and souls to find the peace and satisfaction that brings a shining smile to our face. Mary Lou Retton
the little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile,
a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise
of a playful raillery, and the countless other
infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. Anonymous
to greet the day wit reverence for the opportunities it contains;
to approach my work with a clean mind;
to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart;
to be gentle and kind, and courteous through all the hours;
to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep
and the joy that comes from work well done–
this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
Wear a smile. One size fits all. Anonymous
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison
When you have a rainbow deep down in your heart, your smile will shine bright. You know you’re a part of that colorful, magical, feeling you’ll find, when you have a rainbow inside. Unknown
You bring me flowers – but your smile outlasts the flowers. Maya V. Patel