Quotes from the Masters
On Kindness

"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." -- Henry James  

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime." -- Dale Carnegie  

"You will regret many things in life but you will never regret being too kind or too fair." -– Brian Tracy

"I believe...that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another." —- Thomas Jefferson  

"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." —- Thomas Paine  

"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." -- Leo Buscaglia   

"Because the soul has such deep roots in personal and social life and its values run so contrary to modern concerns, caring for the soul may well turn out to be a radical act, a challenge to accepted norms." -- Thomas Moore

"Be kind and merciful.  Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier." -- Mother Theresa  

"Kind words and good deeds are eternal. You never know where their influence will end." -- H. Jackson Browne  

"My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy." -- T. S. Eliot  

"I expect to pass through this life but once.  If, therefore there can be any kindness I can show or any good thing I can do for any fellow being let me do it I shall not pass this way again." -- William Penn 

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."-– Ralph Waldo Emerson  

"No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else."-– Charles Dickens  

"Two things I ask my daughters to have: The highest respect for all life and unusual kindness."-– Jim Rohn  

"If you want a kinder world, then behave with kindness; if you want a peaceful world, make peace within."-– Dan Millman  

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International