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Quotations About Kindness

Don't be yourself - be someone a little nicer.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

We always prefer war on our own terms to peace on someone else's.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.
Anne Frank
The Diary of a Young Girl

Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Social Aims

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
Charles Kuralt
On the Road With Charles Kuralt

A little flattery, like a warm bath and soft towel, will let you get along with yourself, lie down with yourself, and sleep.
Willis Goth Regier
In Praise of Flattery, 2007

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.
Alexander Pope
Epilogue to the Satires, 1738

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
Dave Barry
"Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.
Chinese Proverb

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