He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

-- Benjamin Franklin


Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.

-- Kin Hubbard


"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


"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."

-- Dale Carnegie


"You will regret many things in life but you will never regret being too kind or too fair."

-- Brian Tracy


"Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier."

-- Mother Teresa (1910-1997), Catholic missionary


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

-- Mother Teresa, Catholic missionary (Bits & Pieces)


"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person."

-- Dave Barry


"Kind words and good deeds are eternal. You never know where their influence will end."

-- H. Jackson Browne


"On the whole, my impression is that mercy bears richer fruits than any other attribute."

-- Abraham Lincoln


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

-- Abraham Heschel (1907-1972), theologian and philosopher, B&P


"You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late."

-- (unknown); cited in The Best of BITS & PIECES


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

-- Lao-Tzu (Sixth century B.C. Chinese philosopher)


"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

-- Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher


The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness they can find in other people.”

-- Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910, Novelist and Philosopher