The single most valuable human trait, the one quality every schoolchild and adult should be taught to nurture, is, quite simply, kindness.
Rain has always been connected in my mind with kindness.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
We mean to explore kindness and its enormous silences.
We can ask ourselves daily what we have done to make the world a better place, to make someone smile, to help someone to feel more secure, etc. It's the simple things which have the greatest effect. We must never underestimate the strength of a smile or act of kindness.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
All told, kindness is not fashionable.
The style of kindness has changed.
For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet For auld lang syne!
Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.
The oligarchic character of the modern English commonwealth does not rest, like many oligarchies, on the cruelty of the rich to the poor. It does not even rest on the kindness of the rich to the poor. It rests on the perennial and unfailing kindness of the poor to the rich.
What is pity but the vice of kindness.
Let your brilliance be expressed through kindness.
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
It is right to be kind and even sacrifice ourselves to people who need kindness and lie in our way otherwise, besides failing to help them, we run into the aridity of self-development. To seek for recipients of one's goodness, to play the Potted Jesus leads to the contrary the Christian danger.