A Quote by David Edwards on truth, kindness, compassion, and suffering

So don't ask yourself what people want. Ask instead, What is true? What really inspires me, excites me? What will really help people and take away their confusion and suffering? It's sort of a funny, crazy way to go, but I think it's the only way to bring water to the wasteland Joseph Campbell described. When I read something truthful, something real, I breathe a deep sigh and say, "Fantastic - I wasn't mad or alone in thinking that, after all!" So often we are left to our own devices, struggling in the dark with this external and internal propaganda system. At that point, for someone to tell us the truth is a gift. In a world where people all around us are lying and confusing us, to be honest is a great kindness.

David Edwards

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A Quote by Swami Sai Premananda on meditation, witness, compassion, kindness, realization, life, living, and awareness

I am the ultimate witness. I see many things. Sometimes I want to run away from all these things. I think it’s too hard, it will never change, never, never, never change. It’s too much because I see all the small, little things that go unobserved. The little looks in the eyes, or the sarcastic tone that comes up between people. I pick up on all of it and I say, “Oh so sad,” because unfortunately they do not even realize it themselves. They are living their lives in complete reactivity. They are not really living life but being lived by life.

So this is why meditation is very important. It leads you to become a witness in the physical world so that you can perfect your character. Then you can be of service to the world by being a creature who is acting in love, compassion and kindness in the world all the time. Try it. Step out of yourselves in public and just witness; see what you see of yourself. Learn from it and challenge yourself to be a greater person today than you were yesterday by behaving from a place of complete conscious awareness and not ignorance.

Swami Sai Premananda

Source: Principles of Higher Living: The Western Experience Upon the Shores of Eastern Wisdom

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A Quote by Military Saying on kindness and workplace

Be careful of the feet you step on today, as they may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow.

Military Saying

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on kindness, love, giving, and profoundness

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

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A Quote by Mother Teresa on love and kindness

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting."

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

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A Quote by Raphie on kindness, karma, money, and what goes around comes around

Receive an ounce of kindness? Try to pass on two and it will even out in the end. If you don't know what I mean, try being the guy who collects the money at the end of a group dinner...

Raphie Frank

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on generosity, kindness, compassion, service, renew humanity, and life

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on honesty and kindness

Be Silly. Be honest. Be kind.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on good deed, charity, smile, and kindness

Every good deed is charity whether you come to your brother's assistance or just greet him with a smile.

Muhammad (570 - 632)

Source: as reported by Ja'bir bin Abd'Allah

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Mother Teresa on kindness and mistake

I prefer to make a mistake because I am too kind than to perform miracles without any kindness.

Mother Teresa (1910 - 1998)

Contributed by: Lainie

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