The only religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
The only religion is kindness states Dalai Lama. “I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.” Dalai Lama quotes (Head of the Dge-lugs-pa order of Tibetan Buddhists, 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, b.1935)
Both man and womankind belie their nature When they are not kind.
Philip James Bailey
That best portion of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
It is difficult to tell how much men’s minds are conciliated by a kind manner and gentle speech.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.
Sir Arthur Helps
Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
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, ‘Till in Heaven the deed appears– Pass it on.
Rev. Henry Burton
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.
I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Ettiene De Grellet
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature.
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition. I believe there is something doing somewhere, for every man ready to do it. I believe I’m ready, RIGHT NOW.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. -Eric Hoffer.
There are no thanks for a kindness, which has been delayed.
I’ve never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life’s end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives. -B. C. Forbes.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.