Can You Ever Be Too Kind?
No, your Two Chums feel that one can never be too kind! Here are some great quotes to encourage us all.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel
Thoughtlessness is time wasted. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882
You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. ~Author Unknown
A selfish man covets that which he does not need, while a liberal man often bestows that which he needs. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. ~Winston Churchill
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. ~Frank A. Clark
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. ~Henry James
The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid. ~Author Unknown
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt
Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity stop you from being generous. ~Author Unknown
If today you can’t be anything else to anybody, you can be the passing stranger who nodded hello. ~Robert Brault
Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild… ~Mary Karr, The Liars’ Club: A Memoir, 1995
Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. ~Maya Angelou
In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more. ~Author unknown
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~Epictetus
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~Malayan Proverb
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. ~Marian Wright Edelman
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
Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle. ~John Watson, 1897, commonly attributed to Plato as “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. ~Maya Angelou
Nothing in life means anything unless someone cares, and the whole trick is to keep being that someone. ~Robert Brault
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits.
~19th century rhyme used in primary schools
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. ~Amelia Earhart
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. ~Chinese Proverb
Scatter it everywhere – there is no chance of it being unwanted.