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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.





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  1. Richard Horner #

    I looked up the word KINDNESS this morning and there, in the top of the definition, are two pictures: one of Jackie & one of Robin. You two gracious ladies are the LIVING EXAMPLES of kindness & generosity. Thank you, both, for being your special selves.

    February 12, 2018
    • Two Chums #

      You are so very sweet, Dickie! You are certainly at the top of that list!

      February 20, 2018

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