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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other,

just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

 


… blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
Proverbs 14:21b

 


… whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Proverbs 14:31b

 


He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD,

and he will reward him for what he has done.
Proverbs 19:17

 


An anxious heart weighs a man down,

but a kind word cheers him up.

Proverbs 12:25

 


And the Lord's servant must not quarrel;

instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

2 Timothy 2:24

 


… always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.

1 Thessalonians 5:15b

 


Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,

clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

 


“… we must help the weak,

remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said:

'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "

Apostle Paul, Acts 20:35

 

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,

goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23

 

 

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,

clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12

 

 

"If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act,

you have neglected much, and most of all yourself."
A. Neilen

 

 

"When I was young, I admired clever people.

Now that I am old, I admire kind people. "
Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

 

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."
Aesop

 

 

"Constant kindness can accomplish much.

As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes

misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate."
Albert Schweitzer

 

 

"Kindness is the kingpin of success in life;

it is the prime factor in overcoming friction

and making the human machinery run smoothly."
Andrew Chapman

 

 

"To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

 

"If anyone is in need, just lend a hand and help them out."
Anonymous 6th Grader

 

 

"Blessed is he who speaks a kindness;

thrice blessed is he who repeats it."
Arabian Proverb

 

 

"Do your little bit of good where you are;

it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

 

"Kindness is for all times in all situations -- not just when it suits you."
Audray Landrum

 

 

"Give to another human being without the expectation of a return."
Bill Bradley

 

 

"Kind words do not cost much.

Yet they accomplish much."
Blaise Pascal

 

 

"Power is the ability to do good things for others."
Brooke Astor

 

 

"Kindness is more than deeds.

It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch.

It is anything that lifts another person."
C. Neil Strait

 

 

"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth,

and to have it found out by accident."
Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

 

 

"It is our special duty, that if anyone needs our help,

we should give him such help to the utmost of our power."
Cicero

 

 

"Forget injuries,

never forget kindnesses. "
Confucius

 

 

"It is difficult to give away kindness.

It keeps coming back to you."
Cort Flint

 

 

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
The Dalai Lama

 

 

"All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why.

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.

It's what you do for others."
Danny Thomas

 

 

"He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help

 is as unkind as if he had refused it."
Dante

 

 

"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention."
Duguet

 

 

"Kindness can become its own motive.

We are made kind by being kind."
Eric Hoffer

 

 

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Gandhi

 

 

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world."
Gandhi

 

 

"Just do what must be done.

This may not be happiness, but it is greatness."
George Bernard Shaw

 

 

"How far you go in life depends on your being

tender with the young, compassionate with the aged,

sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.

Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
George Washington Carver

 

 

"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you,

 it changes the world."
Harold Kushner

 

 

"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

 

 

"Goodness is the only investment which never fails."
Henry David Thoreau

 

 

"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

 

 

"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

 

 

"A kind word never broke anyone's mouth."
Irish Proverb

 

 

"Do good and care not to whom."
Italian Proverb

 

 

"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

 

 

"Too 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

 

 

"Kindness is free, so why not give some out?"
Lisandra Piercey (age 13)

 

 

"It's only me, but I can change a life."
Liz, high school student

 

 

"One can pay back the loan of gold,

but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind."
Malaysian Proverb

 

 

"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read."
Mark Twain

 

 

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
Mark Twain

 

 

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is,

"What are you doing for others?""
Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway."

Mother Teresa

 

 

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
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

 

 

"If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever spoke

and collect five cents for every unkind word,

would you be rich or poor?"
Nonpareil

 

 

"Always be kind,

for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
Plato

 

 

"You cannot do a kindness too soon,

for you never know how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come,

but small ones surround us every day."
Sally Koch

 

 

"Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never."
Sathya Sai Baba

 

 

"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.

Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."
Scott Adams

 

 

"Wherever there is a human being,

there is an opportunity for kindness."
Seneca, philosopher (4 BC)

 

 

"Kindness gives birth to kindness."
Sophocles (447 BC)

 

 

"One who knows how to show and to accept kindness

will be a friend better than any possession."
Sophocles

 

 

"I expect to pass through this world but once.

Any good, therefore, that I can do

or any kindness 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."
Stephen Grellet, Quaker missionary

 

 

"Don't wait for people to be kind,

show them how."
Unknown

 

 

"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle."
Unknown

 

 

"Strive to be first:

first to nod,

first to smile,

first to compliment,

and first to forgive."
Unknown

 

 

"No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one."
Unknown

 

 

"A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward."
William John Bennett

 

 

"How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a weary world."
William Shakespeare

 

 

"We make a living by what we get.

We make a life by what we give."
Winston Churchill

 

 

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