Kindness and Compassion

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
-Mother Teresa

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
-Dolly Parton

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. 
-Rabbi Sampson Raphael Hirsch

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
-Jesse Jackson

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
-author unknown

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
-the Dalai Lama

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's troubles,
Courage in your own.
-Adam Lindsay Gordon

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

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.
-Winston Churchill

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.
-author unknown

To 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

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

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.
-Booker T. Washington

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
-James Matthew Barrie

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
-James Matthew Barrie

Don't cast shadows on anyone unless you are providing shade.
-Terri Guillemets

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
-William Penn

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own. 
-Benjamin Disraeli

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.
-Ashleigh Brilliant

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.
-French Proverb

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness and generosity. 
-Nathaniel Branden

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. 
-Scott Adams

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. 
-Albert Schweitzer

From what we get, we can make a living; from what we give, however, makes a life.
-Arthur Ashe

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