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Diane Rehm Show listeners share their favorite thoughts on kindness.
Diane Rehm Show listeners share their favorite thoughts on kindness.

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Published by: wamu885 on Apr 29, 2014
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On Kindness

Aldous Huxley, near the end of his life, wrote: “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’” Philo of Alexandria says: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” That's good stuff, yes?
-Dale Shadley ――

An inspiring quote from the Dalai Lama: "Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
-Shauna Simon ――

May I share a quote with you and your worthy author/guest? "Be kind; every man you meet is fighting a hard battle."--Ian Maclaren
-Carole Sedlak ――

One of my favorite sayings is from the Talmud . . .the highest form of wisdom is kindness.
-mpolier663@gmail.com ――

I asked a 103-year-old man, “What does it mean to be human?” He replied, “Everywhere I go, I try to help someone.”
-Charles J Szczepanik, St. Louis, MO

A quote from George Eliot: "What do we live for, if it is not to make life easier for each other?"
-Jayme Payne ――

One reason Hall of Fame manager George Sparky Anderson was beloved in both Cincinnati and Detroit was because of this favored piece of wisdom to simply to be nice. “It doesn’t cost a nickel to be nice to people,” he’d say. “It’s something you can give away for free and it means more than a million dollars.”
-Dean Hare ――

Uncle John's Band: Wo, oh, what I want to know, is are you kind?
-Hugh Horton ――

I have begun to say to my two teen age boys as I drop them off to school "BE KIND, BE HAPPY, and BE A BLESSING TO SOMEONE." I hope that this reminds them on a daily basis that this is important and something you actively do each day.
-Suzanne Irwin ――

Thank you for this show today. One of the mantras I return to time and again with my three children, when discussing the day's events, is: "When in doubt, be kind." I've sensed it's not the obvious path this country espouses to greatness, but it's the path I encourage every day. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one!
-Sybil Robb

One of my favorite quotes: "In the turmoil of life, there are two things that stand like stone The kindness you show to strangers in the face of their troubles And the courage you show in the face of your own"

- Stanley Barnes

My mother's favorite: "Life is short, and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.” - Henri Frederich Amiel, Swiss philosopher

- Judith Love

Whenever I hear someone say “Nice guys finish last”, I remember Jesus saying, “The last shall be first”.
-Lynne, Raleigh, NC ――

I like to quote Frank Burns from MASH... It's nice to be nice to the nice!" (But I try to be nice and kind to all!)
- Victoria Seaburg

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