More Thoughts on Kindness

Wherever there is a human being there is a chance for kindness. —Seneca (4 BC–AD 65)

We cannot be just unless we are kindhearted. —Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues (1715–1747)

Kind words do not cost much … yet they accomplish much. —Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

A good deed is never lost.—He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love. —Basil of Caesarea (c. 329–379)

Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as though they were some angel’s sons which had lost their way and come to earth. —Frederick Faber (1814–1863)

Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he already were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be. —Johann von Goethe (1749–1832)

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