Scott & Kristy's Favorite Quotes on

Kindness

 

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Smile at each other,

smile at your wife, smile at your husband,

smile at your children, smile at each other

-- it doesn't matter who it is --

and that will help you to grow up

in greater love for each other."

    ~ Mother Teresa, Catholic Nun, Missionary, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

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A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious

stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was

hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The

hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it

to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing

in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him

security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return

the stone to the wise woman.

 

"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable the stone is, but

I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more

precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give

me the stone."

    ~ Unknown

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when

you give of yourself that you truly give.

    ~ Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese Poet and Novelist

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

    ~ Aesop, Greek Author

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Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.

    ~ The Reverend Jesse Jackson, American Civil Rights Leader

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At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have

received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have

done.  We will be judged by 'I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was

naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.'

Hungry not only for bread -- but hungry for love. Naked not only for

clothing -- but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not

only for want of a room of bricks -- but homeless because of

rejection.

    ~ Mother Teresa, Catholic Missionary, Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

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You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it

will be too late.

    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet

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People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered...

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives... 

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies...

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow... 

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable...

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the

smallest person with the smallest mind...

Think big anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight...

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack if you help them...

Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth...

Give the world the best you've got anyway.

    ~ Mother Teresa, Catholic Nun, Missionary,

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From what we get, we make a living;

From what we give, however, we make a life.

    ~ Arthur Ashe, American Tennis Player

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Nothing is so strong as gentleness,

and nothing is so gentle as true strength.

    ~ Ralph Sockman

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When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don't blame the

lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. You never blame

the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we

blame the other person. Blaming has no positive effect at all.

Show that you understand, that you can love,

and the situation will change.

    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen Master and Spiritual Leader

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The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches.

but reveal to them their own.

    ~ Disraeli

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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, Author

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I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing

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.

    ~ Stephen Grellet, Quaker Missionary 1773-1855

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