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A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
Proverbs 22:9

Generosity is giving more than you can.
Doug Sanders

Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.
Bishop Fulton Sheen

Generosity gives help rather than advice.
Marquis de Vauvenargues

The person who benefits the most from acts of kindness and generosity is always the giver, not the recipient. When you give generously of yourself, you change the kind of person you are inside. You transform the inner aspects of your mind. You create a new mental equivalent, which is more consistent with the feelings of satisfaction, joy and success you desire.
Brian Tracy


To exercise kindness without hope of reward is the only possible way to be happy.
Charles Finney

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Samuel Johnson

You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity.
Angela Merici

He who distributes the milk of human kindness cannot help but spill a little on himself.
Sir James Barrie

It is my calling to treat every human being with grace and dignity, to treat every person, whether encountered in a palace or a gas station, as a life made in the image of God.
Sheila Walsh


When I was young, I admired intelligent people. Now I admire kind people.
Abraham Heschel

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.
Richard Dehmal

The best portion of a good life is the little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

Whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Proverbs 14:31

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
‘Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
‘Til in heaven the deed appears –
Pass it on.
Henry Burton


Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.
Albert Schweitzer

The older you get the more you realize that kindness is synonymous with happiness.
Lionel Barrymore

Charity does not require a large deed. It often takes little acts of kindness in the form of a warm smile or a kind word.
Stephen Covey

Kindness makes a man attractive.
Proverbs 19:22

It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you want to do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of being a nice person who cares about other people and takes the trouble to treat them with kindness and decency. The point is not that they will then be nice to you. The point is that you will feel better about yourself.
Robert Solow


You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot do by force.
Publilius Syrus

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
Audrey Hepburn

The ministry of kindness is a ministry which may be achieved by all men, rich and poor, learned and illiterate.

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know when it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness has a ripple effect often greater than the act itself. The receiver is happy, surprised and often wakes up to the present moment. When recipients of the kindness tell their stories to others, the kindness extends outward and seeds the idea of being kind in those who hear about it.
Susyn Reeve

The Road to Wisdom

To admit ignorance is to exhibit wisdom.
Ashley Montagu

It is a good thing to read books of quotations. When engraved upon the memory, quotations give you good thoughts.
Sir Winston Churchill

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins

The greatest wisdom of all is kindness.
Dutch proverb

If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your memory.
Sir Henry Sidney

How to Give

Simple gifts such as a compliment, a note, a telephone call or a simple act of kindness – these are the truest forms of giving because they come from the heart – they are literally a portion of the giver.
David Dunn

Pay goodness for evil. We should be like trees that give fruits to those who throw stones at them.
Leo Tolstoy

One thing I ask of you: never be afraid of giving, but do not give your surplus. Give to a point that it is difficult for you.
Mother Teressa

God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7

We all have something to give. So if you know how to read, find someone who can’t. If you’ve got a hammer, find a nail. If you’re not hungry, not lonely, not in trouble – seek out someone who is.
George Bush