Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
— Og Mandino
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
— George Washington Carver
The world is good-natured to people who are good natured.
— William Makepeace Thackeray
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
— Arthur Helps
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
— Thomas Carlyle
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Many a friendship — long, loyal, and self-sacrificing — rested at first upon no thicker a foundation than a kind word.
— Frederick W. Faber
It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.