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The drying up a single tear, has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.

The happiness of life may be greatly increased by small courtesies in which there is no parade, whose voice is too still to tease, and which manifest themselves by tender and affectionate looks, and little kind acts of attention.

The last, best fruit that comes late to perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness toward the hard, forbearance toward the unforbearing, warmth of heart toward the cold, and philanthropy toward the misanthropic.

The one who will be found in trial capable of great acts of love is ever the one who is always doing considerate small ones.

The true and noble way to kill a foe, is not to kill him; you, with kindness, may so change him that he shall cease to be a foe, and then he's slain.

Their cause I plead - plead it in heart and mind; A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.

There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.

There will come a time when three words, uttered with charity and meekness, shall receive a far more blessed reward, than three thousand volumes written with disdainful sharpness of wit. But the manner of men's writing must not alienate our hearts from the truth, if it appear they have the truth.

Throw wide the doors of our hearts and let in the sunshine of good will and kindness.

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

We cannot be just unless we are kind-hearted.

We may scatter the seeds of courtesy and kindness about us at little expense. - Some of them will fall on good ground, and grow up into benevolence in the minds of others, and all of them will bear fruit of happiness in the bosom whence they spring. - Once blest are all the virtues; twice blest, sometimes.

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.

Win hearts, and you have all men's hands and purses.

Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.

You may find people ready enough to do the Samaritan without the oil and two-pence.


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