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The quality of mercy is not strained;

It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven

Upon the place beneath. It is twice blessed—

It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes.

–William Shakespeare

 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

– Psalm 6:2

God be merciful unto us, and bless; and cause his face to shine upon us. 

– Psalm 67:1

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Man is honoured for his wisdom, loved for his kindness. 

– S. Cohen

There are three rules of dealing with all those who come to us: 1. Kindness; 2. Kindness; 3. Kindness. 

–Fulton J. Sheen

A little more kindness and a little less creed,

A little more giving and a little less greed;

A little more smile and a little less frown,

A little less kicking a man when he’s down;

A little more “we” and a little less “I,”

A little more laugh and a little less cry;

A few more flowers on the pathway of life,

And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.

–Anonymous

 

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Contain kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

– Albert Schweitzer

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.

– Sir Arthur Helps

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning. 

– Frederick W. Faber

 

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We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. 

– Dalai Lama

The portion of a good man’s life,

His little, nameless, unremembered acts

Of kindness and of love.

– William Wordsworth

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

– William Shakespeare

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Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

– Hebrew 13: 1-2

For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.

–Matthew 25:35

 

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. 

– William Penn

 

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The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief. 

– William Shakespeare

You don’t have to be rich to be generous. If he has the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince.

– Corrine U. Wells

Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Not necessarily money but whatever a man has encouragement and sympathy and understanding. 

– John D. Rockefeller Jr.

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Last, but by no means least, courage – moral courage, the courage of one’s convictions, the courage to see things through. The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle—the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other. 

– General Douglas MacArthur

We should be strengthening the hand of the poor rather than simply putting something into it.

– Will Ross

Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

– I Corinthians 13: 2

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The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.

– Abraham Lincoln

 If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being? 

– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The question is not whether you’re frightened or not, but whether you or the fear is in control. If you say, “I won’t be frightened,” and then you experience fear, most likely you’ll succumb to it, because you’re paying attention to it. The correct thing to tell yourself is, “if I do get frightened, I will stay in command.

– Dr. Herbert Fensterheim