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In Love on August 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness – these are the gifts which money cannot buy.                                                 Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) essayist, poet, novelist

Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.                                                                                           Robert J. Furey

The true essence of humankind is kindness. There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one’s existence, to have a good heart.                                  Tenzin Gyatso (1935) The 14th Dalai Lama (B. 1935)

That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.                              William Wordsworth (1770-1850) poet

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.                                                                                                                                               Aesop fabulist

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.                        Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) philosopher, theologian

I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.                                                                                                                                        Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855) Quaker missionary

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!             Anne Frank (1929-1945) diarist

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.                                                                         Richard Dehmel (1863-1920)poet

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