Kindness can Accomplish what Force cannot
Throughout the ages all great sages have spoken on the importance of being kind.
As we step into the Valentine season I offer herein a few words on kindness from the likes of Aesop, Lao Tzu, Benjamin Franklin and William Wordsworth for you to ponder and perchance to lead your actions.
We can all make a difference in the lives of others. Choose to reach out in kindness even in the face of adversity. Each day choose to lay the groundwork for love and happiness. Your small daily decisions over a lifetime add up.
He Who Plants Kindness Gathers Love
'A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.' Saint Basil
'No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.' Aesop
'Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.' Samuel Johnson
'Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.' Lao Tzu
'A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness there can be no true joy.' Thomas Carlyle
'That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.' William Wordsworth
'If you would be loved, love and be loveable.' Benjamin Franklin
'There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.' Nathaniel Branden
'Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.' Albert Schweitzer
Share the Love--Where to find Lightarted Postcards, and Heart-felt Gifts for your Valentine
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