Quotation: The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good–and how he treats people who can’t fight back. Abigail Van Buren

“THE BEST INDEX TO A PERSONВЂ™S CHARACTER IS HOW HE TREATS PEOPLE WHO CANВЂ™T DO HIM ANY GOODВЂ“AND HOW HE TREATS PEOPLE WHO CANВЂ™T FIGHT BACK.”

—Abigail Van Buren

Other kindness quotations you might like:

Thumb q22
“DO YOUR LITTLE BIT OF GOOD WHERE YOU ARE; ITВЂ™S THOSE LITTLE BITS OF GOOD PUT TOGETHER THAT OVERWHELM THE WORLD”

—Desmond Tutu

See quote
Thumb q78
“KINDNESS CAN BE THE GREATEST GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE A PERSON. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE NOT EXPECTING IT.”

—RAKtivist

See quote
Thumb one child
“LET US REMEMBER: ONE BOOK, ONE PEN, ONE CHILD, AND ONE TEACHER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.”

—Malala Yousafzai

See quote
Thumb happiness is the new rich
“HAPPINESS IS THE NEW RICH. INNER PEACE IS THE NEW SUCCESS. HEALTH IS THE NEW WEALTH. KINDNESS IS THE NEW COOL.”

—Syed Balkhi

See quote
Thumb q36
“WHAT WISDOM CAN YOU FIND THAT IS GREATER THAN KINDNESS?”

—Jean Jacques Rousseau

See quote
Thumb q25
“I HAVE NEVER MET A PERSON WHOSE GREATEST NEED WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN REAL, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. YOU CAN FIND IT IN A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS TOWARD SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP. THERE IS NO MISTAKING LOVEВЂ¦IT IS THE COMMON FIBER OF LIFE, THE FLAME THAT HEATS OUR SOUL, ENERGIZES OUR SPIRIT AND SUPPLIES PASSION TO OUR LIVES.”

—Elisabeth KГјbler-Ross

See quote
Thumb buscaglia quote
“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

See quote
Thumb helen james
“LOVE AND KINDNESS ARE NEVER WASTED. THEY ALWAYS MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”

—Helen James

See quote
Thumb q70
“KINDNESS IS MAKING SOMEONE SMILE IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT.”

—RAKtivist

See quote
Thumb q27
“REAL GENEROSITY IS DOING SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL NEVER FIND OUT.”

—Frank A. Clark

See quote
Thumb q16
“UNEXPECTED KINDNESS IS THE MOST POWERFUL, LEAST COSTLY, AND MOST UNDERRATED AGENT OF HUMAN CHANGE.”

—Bob Kerrey

See quote
Thumb sunshine
“THOSE WHO BRING SUNSHINE TO THE LIVES OF OTHERS CANNOT KEEP IT FROM THEMSELVES”

—James Matthew Barrie

See quote
Thumb q4
““THIS IS MY SIMPLE RELIGION. NO NEED FOR TEMPLES. NO NEED FOR COMPLICATED PHILOSOPHY. YOUR OWN MIND, YOUR OWN HEART IS THE TEMPLE. YOUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE KINDNESS.” ”

—Dalai Lama XIV

See quote
Thumb q109
“KINDNESS IS SIMPLE. IT IS SEEING THE GOOD IN EVERYONE, AND CELEBRATING IT.”

—RAKtivist

See quote
Thumb robin williams
“NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE TELL YOU, WORDS AND IDEAS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.”

—Robin Williams

See quote
Thumb q24
“THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF SPREADING LIGHT: TO BE THE CANDLE OR THE MIRROR THAT REFLECTS IT.”

—Edith Wharton

See quote
See All Kindness Quotations