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On Being Kind And Charitable – Author Unknown



Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

~ Andre Gide


What you deny to others will be denied to you, for the plain reason that you are always legislating for yourself: all your actions and words define the world you want to live in.

~ Thaddeus Golas


If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt. It is a mathematical law, and all life is mathematics.

~ Gurdjieff


If someone comes to you asking for help, don`t say in refusal, 'Trust in God. He will help.' Rather, act as if there no God, and no one to help except you.

~ Zaddik


Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So spread your love everywhere you go.

~ Mother Teresa


To receive everything one must open one`s hands and give.

~ Taisen Deshimaru


This only is charity to do all, all that we can.

~ John Donne


The beginning and end of Torah is performing acts of loving kindness.

~ The Talmud


Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.

~ Gerald Jampolsky


Give light and the darkness will disappear of itself.

~ Erasmus


We who lived in a concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been only a few in number but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing. The last of the human freedoms - to choose once attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one`s own way.

~ Viktor Frankl


Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.

~ George Eliot


Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.

~ Kahil Gibran


Let us be kinder to one another.

~ Aldous Huxley (on his death bed)


When strangers start acting like neighbours communities are reinvigorated.

~ Ralph Nadar


It is better to give and receive.

~ Bernard Gunther


No joy can equal the joy of serving others.

~ Sai Baba


Shall we make a new role of life from tonight? Always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary.

~ Sir James M Barrie


I was a thief, said the last kind word to Christ. Christ took the kindness and forgave the theft.

~ Robert Browning


Charity is in the heart of man, and righteousness in the path of men. Pity the man who has lost his path and does not follow it and who has lost his heart and does not know how to recover it. When people`s dogs and chicks are lost they go out and look for them and yet the people who have lost their hearts do not go out and look for them. The principle of self-cultivation consists in nothing but trying to look for the lost heart.

~ Mencius


Give help rather than advice.

~ Luc de Vauvenargues


No man giveth but with intention of good to himself because gift is voluntary and of all voluntary acts the object is to every man his own good.

~ Thomas Hobbes


Of neighbourhoods is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who, when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.

~ Confucius


Charity is the bone shared with the dog when you are just as hungry as the dog.

~ Jack London


The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies but by what takes place in our hearts.

~ Sir Arthur Keith


A gift consists not in what is done or given but in the intention of the giver and the doer.

~ Seneca


Five things constitute perfect virtue - gravity, magnanimity, earnestness, sincerity and kindness.

~ Confucius


By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time but by virtue of love and kindness he may rule the world forever.

~ Lao Tse


Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love. Kindness is good will, kindness says ''I want you to be happy.'' Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.

~ Randolph Ray


In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

~ Matthew 7:12


He that is kind is free, though he is a slave, he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.

~ St Augustine


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness.

~ Jean Jacques Rousseau


When deeds speak words are nothing.

~ African Proverb

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