Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you—not because they are nice, but because you are.—Author unknown

Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy.—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.—Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.—Liz Armbruster

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
—William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Always be a little kinder than necessary.—James M. Barrie (1860–1937)

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.—Bob Hope (1903–2003)

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.—Mark Twain (1835–1910)

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.—Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)

A kind word heals, but a malicious word maims.—Russian proverb

Don’t be yourselfbe someone a little nicer.—Mignon McLaughlin (1913–1983)

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.—Author unknown

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.—Frank Tyger (1929–2011)

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.—Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972)

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.—Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.—Leo Buscaglia (1924–1998)

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.—Dave Barry (b. 1947)

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 (1923–1996)