47 Quotes About Abusing Kindness

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Giving a hand of kindness can be a wonderful thing to many. There are few that will abuse this favor. Here are some quotes about abusing kindness that will help to remind you of the power of good and the value of gratitude.

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

“As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all.”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

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

“Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”

“Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.”

“Do you really want to be happy? Just pay attention and be kind, unconditionally kind, on this breath alone. Forget about the future. Just this breath. No matter what the circumstances, just be kind.”

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”

“He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.”

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. ”

“If I see you as different and I view you with suspicion, or at the best with cold neutrality, it is unlikely that I will feel kindly disposed toward you.”

“If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?”

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.”

“In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”

“Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness.”

“Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity.”

“Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.”

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”

“Kindness does wonderful things to a face.”

“Kindness is just love with its workboots on.”

“Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is good will. Kindness says, ‘I want you to be happy’.”

“Kindness…the starting point, the fount from which flow so many other positive qualities, such as honesty, forgiveness, patience, and generosity…it is clear that our survival, even today, depends upon the acts and kindness of so many people.”

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”

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

“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.”

“No one is born hating another person…People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

“One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you.”

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”

“Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house…kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.”

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”

“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.”

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

“We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.”

“We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”

“What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.”

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”

“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”

“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

There are many random acts of kindness that occur on a daily basis. Be a part of the change you wish to see in the world.