Smile Quotes

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The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

A smile is a light in the window of the soul -indicating that the heart is at home. Unknown

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward

 To awake each morning with a smile brightening my face;
to greet the day with 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.
Thomas Dekker

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Be kind anyway Anyway Quote by Mother Teresa

Silence Quotes

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It is the silence between the notes that makes the music. Zen prophet

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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Kindness Quotes

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Little drops of water,
little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean,
and the pleasant land:
So the minutes, humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages of eternity.
Little deeds of kindness,
little words of love,
Help to make earth happy,
like Heaven up above.
Julia Carney
Drop a stone into the water,
And in a moment it is gone.
But a hundred ripples
circle on and on and on.
Share a loving deed of kindness
And in a moment it is gone.
But a hundred ripples
Circle on and on and on…
Cheryl Kirking, Ripples of Joy Kindness Quotes


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!
Sasha Azevedo

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

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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 Kindness Quotes

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 Kindness Quotes
Be the kind of person you would like to be with.Unknown
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.
John Wesley

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 Kindness Quotes 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

Kindness affects more than severity. Aesop
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
The flower of kindness will grow.
Maybe not now, but it will some day.
And in kind that kindness will flow,
For kindness grows in this way.
Robert Alan
The good deed you do today
For a brother or sister in need
Will come back to you some day
For humanity’s a circle in deed.
Robert Alan
Perhaps the world little notes nor long remembers individual acts of kindness — but people do. Herm Albright
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.
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
We can do noble acts without ruling earth and sea. Aristotle
Little kindnesses… will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways. Zadikian Zadik
Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. William John Bennett
There is no tally sheet in the exchange of small kindnesses;
but there is shared memory and, from each person,
the assurances of good things to come.
Lady Borton
Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. John Christian Bovee
Cultivate loving-kindness. Buddha
Always be a little kinder than necessary. James M. Barrie
In five ways should a clansman minister to his friends and familiars–
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
Have 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,
Till in Heaven the deed appears,
Pass it on.
Henry Burton
Without kindness, there can be no true joy. Thomas Carlyle
There is nothing so kingly as kindness. Alice Cary
Fair and softly goes far. Miguel De Cervantes
I think women need kindness more than love.
When one human being is kind to another,
it’s a very deep matter.
Alice Childress
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
Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him. Frank A. Clark
To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian — to help them is. Frank A. Clark
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. James M. Barrie
Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted
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 Kindness Quotes
Caring is a reflex. Someone slips, your arm goes out.
A car is in the ditch, you join the others and push.
You live, you help.
Ram Dass Kindness Quotes
Where our bread is concerned, it is a material matter.
Where our neighbor’s bread is concerned, it is a spiritual matter.
I.D. Douglas
I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other….
How much the world needs it!
How easily it is done!
Henry Drummond
Large was his wealth, but larger was his heart. John Dryden
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson Kindness Quotes

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  Kindness Quotes

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.
Dalai Lama

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.
Dalai Lama  Kindness Quotes

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.
Dalai Lama Kindness Quotes

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 Kindness Quotes

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.
Lillian Gideon

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama

We hate the kindness which we understand. Henry David Thoreau Kindness Quotes

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.
Humphrey Davy

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.
Dalai Lama

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.
Eric Hoffer

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.
Christine Huppert

To be told we are loved is not enough. We must feel loved. Lauren Hutton Kindness Quotes

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.
Henry James Kindness Quotes

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.
Samuel Johnson

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson Kindness Quotes

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.
Lao-Tzu Kindness Quotes

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 Kindness Quotes

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.
Mother Teresa

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.
Gloria Naylor

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 Kindness Quotes

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.
William Penn

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.
Princess Diana Kindness Quotes

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.
Princess Diana Kindness Quotes

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.
Cort Flint

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.
Randolph Ray

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 Quotes

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu Kindness Quotes

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 Kindness Quotes

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 Kindness Quotes

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 Kindness Quotes

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 Quotes

Kindness is a hard thing to give away.
It keeps coming back to the giver.
Ralph Scott

I had rather never receive a kindness than never bestow one. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Kindness Quotes

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

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.
Betty Shaball

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.
Beverly Sills

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 Kindness Quotes in everything we think, say, want and do.
Emanuel Swedenborg

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel. The Holy Bible Kindness Quotes

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.
Louisa Thomas

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.
Louisa Thomas

With a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair. Persian Proverb Kindness Quotes

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