While this city girl was driving the local southwest highways in her dual exhaust 2003 Durango, she tuned into NPR and listened in on an interview with Diane Rehm and the celebrated author George Saunders. They spoke about the convocation address that Saunders delivered at Syracuse University’s 2013 commencement,which centered on kindness and consequently went viral after the New York Times reprinted it.
Saunders poignantly noted, “What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness …. kindness, it turns out, is hard — it starts out all rainbows and puppy dogs, and expands to include… well, everything.”
Here, the link to the New York Times reprint and …
… 10 Quotes on Kindness to help sweeten the pot.
10 Quotes on Kindness
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. ~ Plato
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
No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama XIV
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu
To belittle, you have to be little. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Nothing make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. ~ Leo Tolstoy
Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer
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