kindness

A Quote by Cesar Chavez on kindness, compassion, civilized, life, and nonviolence

Kindness and compassion towards all living beings is a mark of a civilized society.  Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bullfighting and rodeos are all cut from the same defective fabric: violence.  Only when we have become nonviolent towards all life will we have learned.

Cesar Chavez

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A Quote by Saint Alexandra, Tsaritsa and New M on god, word, speech, kindness, adage, love, encouragement, inspiration, soul, and help

We must see to it that our pleasing of others always ministers to their good in some way, edifies them, adds something to their character, and makes them braver, truer, and happier.  The world is full of discouraged people, and we have the power to say a hopeful word or do a kindness which will drive the discouragement from their hearts and move them again, with strength for brave, victorious, and songful living.  Love is the greatest thing in the world.  We are to see to it that everything we do and every influence of our life shall be for our neighbor's good.  We are bound so to live that we shall do hurt to none, but shall edify---add something to the life of everyone.

Saint Alexandra Tsaritsa and New Martyer

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on fly and kindness

"We can start working with time if you wish," Chiang said, "till you can fly the past and the future.  And then you will be ready to begin the most difficult, the most powerful, the most fun of all.  You will be ready to begin to fly up and know the meaning of kindness and of love." 

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on babies and kindness

Hello, babies.  Welcome to Earth.  It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter.  It's wet and round and crowded.  At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here.  There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- 'God damn it, you've got to be kind.'

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

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A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on compassion, kindness, transformation, goodwill, life, love, and acceptance

Every now and then, I'll meet an escapee, someone who has broken free of self-centeredness and lit out for the territory of compassion. You've met them, too, those people who seem to emit a steady stream of, for want of a better word, love-vibes. As soon as you come within range, you feel embraced, accepted for who you are. For those of us who suspect that you rarely get something for nothing, such geniality can be discomfiting. Yet it feels so good to be around them. They stand there, radiating photons of goodwill, and despite yourself you beam back, and the world, in a twinkling, changes.

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

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A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on kindness, compassion, and hatred

I used to think that people who regarded everyone benignly were a mite simple or oblivious or just plain lax—until I tried it myself. Then I realized that they made it only look easy. Even the Berditchever Rebbe, revered as a man who could strike a rock and bring forth a stream, was continually honing his intentions. “Until I remove the thread of hatred from my heart,” he said of his daily meditations, “I am, in my own eyes, as if I did not exist.”

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

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A Quote by Audrey Hepburn on beauty, alone, company, kindness, and goodness

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn (1929 - 1993)

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A Quote by St. Philo of Alexandria on kindness, mercy, love, friendship, god, morality, freedom, compasssion, christianity, and truth

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.
by Saint Philo of Alexandria

Philo Alexandria

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints.

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A Quote by Edmund J Bourne on kindness, compassion, global shift, action, change, and transformation

Despite our differences, we are all in this together. No act of kindness or compassion goes unnoticed. To change the world, take compassionate action within your immediate sphere of influence. To change yourself, start by being still and making time just to listen.

Edmund Bourne

Source: Global Shift: How A New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity (New Harbinger/Noetic Books), Pages: 324

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A Quote by Reb Yerachmiel on meditation, spiritual, and kindness

During a retreat on spirituality a woman rose and said: "I have no need of these practices. I feel spiritual all the time without doing anything." Reb Yerachmiel looked at her more than a moment and said: "The next time you have an urge to be spiritual, take a cold shower. Then dry off and do something kind for someone else."

Reb Yerachmiel

Source: read from Rabbi Rami Shapiro - http://www.hasidicstories.com/Articles/Learning_From_Stories/virtual.html#prayer

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