~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W. I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. And only the tears rejoice Because they can flow and flow. And the third is to be kind. Your life will never be the same again. I hope readers feel the same way. ~Terri Guillemets If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. ~, 2007 Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. The second is to be kind. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. ~ Knight's Treasury of Illustrations by Walter B. It never ceases to shock me when I attend a meeting out to find out halfway into it that the organizers have no agenda and, by the end of it, have reached resolution on absolutely nothing.
~Max Beerbohm Treat each person as if their heart was breaking. A doctor cannot cure, a poet cannot comfort A shadowy apparition haunts you night and day. What are some you have incorporated into your life from people you admire? ~Thomas Fuller Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way. We all need a boost from time to time — even famous people! Eminem Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. ~Saint Vincent de Paul Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.
Please be sure that in the updated plan, you might be really and truly on a past relationship. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can. Life is too short to think small. More often than not, you will be right. Oscar Wilde What if all everybody needed in the world was to be sure of one friend? It's like meeting old friends. ~Robert Brault, Sure the world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild. ~19th century rhyme used in primary schools A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
~Author Unknown The more sympathy you give, the less you need. ~Author Unknown A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. What if you were the one, and you refused to say those simple words? Chesterton A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. Markus Zusak Trust is hard to come by. Glances that don't intersect Don't know where to come to rest. Happiness instead of duty Was bitter delight to me.
Braude Kindness is just love with its workboots on. That's when my voice called out to you! ~John Wooden Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. Perhaps two or three of us would have read the script under discussion. He holds himself as if he were at the helm of his sailboat, in the process of winning the race. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
Somerset Maugham A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship. ~James Lendall Basford 1845—1915 , Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882 Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own. I don't feel comfortable meeting strangers. Shanna Rodriguez Every new friend is a new adventure… the start of more memories. Clark Three things in human life are important. Forbes Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.
Homo homini Deus est — this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History. ~Marian Wright Edelman A little flattery, like a warm bath and soft towel, will let you get along with yourself, lie down with yourself, and sleep. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence. ~Author unknown Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. Leahy Hollywood is going to have to find a way of meeting those profit goals. Jones, Guideposts, January 1996 Wit is an intermittent fountain; kindness is a perennial spring.
~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity Love someone who doesn't deserve it. They were casting in England. ~Leo Buscaglia Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Thanks to their hard work, diligence, and brilliance, we can say that our world has been made better for future generations.