December 2009 quotes of the month

1 Dec

On Kindness

“Life is short and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us, so be swift to love and make haste to be kind.”

–          Henri-Frederic Amiel

“If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do any fellow human being, let me do it now and not detour or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”

–          William Penn

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.”

–          Mother Teresa

“The kindness I have longest remembered has been of this sort, the sort unsaid; so far behind the speaker’s lips that almost it already is in my heart. It did not have far to go to be communicated.”

–          Henry David Thoreau

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

–          Aesop

“Constant kindness can accomplish much: as the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.”

–          Albert Schweitzer