Kindness: Quotes, Poems & Passages

We shall never know all the good
that a simple smile can do.
~Mother Teresa
If you have love
you will do all things well.
~Thomas Merton
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace
where there is hatred let me sow love.
~Prayer of St. Francis
An act of goodness surpasses
a thousand prayers.
Sooner or later, we all discover that
kindness is the only strength there is.
~Gregory Boyle
In the darkest spot on earth,
some love is found.
~Bryan Proctor
In a full heart there is room for
everything, and in an empty
heart there is room for nothing.
~Antonio Porchia
Sometimes your joy is the source
of your smile, but sometimes your
smile can be the source of your joy.
~Thich Naht Hanh
Then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.
~William Wordsworth
Hold thy lighted lamp on high,
Be a star in someone's sky.
~Richard Burton
Those who bring sunshine
to the lives of others cannot
keep it from themselves.
~J.M. Barrie
How beautiful a day can be
when kindness touches it!
~George Elliston
The joy that you give to others
is the joy that comes back to you.
~John Greenleaf Whittier
Teach us delight in simple things,
And mirth that has no bitter springs.
~Rudyard Kipling
Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy'd the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought,
to have done...
~Mathew Arnold
In this short life
That only last an hour
How much-how little-is
Within our power.
~Emily Dickinson

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