Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kindness: What Is It And Who Has What To Say About It

Kindness. We all yearn to be the recipient of an act of kindness and we strive to be kind. I recently discovered a wonderful website which featured a video from "karmutube" which explores the meaning of kindness. Here are some of the quotes from that video. I hope you find them as inspirational as I do.

-"Be kind, for whomever you meet is engaged in a great struggle."  Ancient Greek Proverb

-The Talamud claims that "the deeds of kindness" are equal in weight to all the commandments.

-"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"  Jean Jacques Rousseau

-"Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it."  Arabian Proverb

-"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless."  Mother Teresa

-Aristotle defines to be kind as the art of being "helpful towards someone in need and expecting nothing in return."

And my favorite

-"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity to be kind."  Seneca

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