With one foot in the fantasy world.

An Act of Kindness

Next to love, kindness is perhaps the greatest gift you can give to someone. It seems I’m not the only one who feels that in their bones.

 

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
Audrey Hepburn

 
There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

 

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

 

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

 

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

 

It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
John Steinbeck

 

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

 
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
Saint Basil

 

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius

 

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

 

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

 

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

 

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck

 

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
Charles Kuralt

 
The catch phrase for the day is ‘Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.’
Harvey Ball

 

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Tennessee Williams

 

I think my favorite is Mark Twain’s quote.  Which is yours?

 

A big thank you to the folks who brought us the A to Z Challenge.

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Till next time,
Elizabeth

8 responses

  1. Such a lovely post. We could all use a little more kindness in this world. 🙂

    April 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    • If each person shares kindness with one person each day think of the glorious energy that would generate. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      April 13, 2013 at 2:19 am

  2. All of these are words to remember. Thanks for the great K word and for the visit to The Write Game.

    April 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    • Good to remember and to take action on. It was my pleasure to visit your blog. What took me so long to get there. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      April 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

  3. T. Sara Rothe

    Nice post- the Mark Twain is my favorite 🙂

    April 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

  4. Great quotes!

    April 13, 2013 at 1:09 am

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