Great Throughts Treasury

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Related Quotes

Walter Savage Landor

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.

Character | Kindness | Unkindness |

Edward Young

More hearts pine away in secret anguish for unkindness from those who should be their comforters than for any other calamity in life.

Calamity | Life | Life | Unkindness | Wisdom | Calamity |

William Blake

Every unkindness to another is a little Death in the Divine Image; nor can Man exist but by Brotherhood.

Brotherhood | Death | Little | Man | Unkindness |

Hannah More

A small unkindness is a great offence.

Unkindness |

Hannah More

Since trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs; since life’s best joys consist in peace and ease, and few can save or serve, but all may please; Oh! let th’ ungentle spirit learn from hence a small unkindness is a great offense, large bounties to restore we wish in vain, but all may shun the guilt of giving pain.

Giving | Guilt | Life | Life | Offense | Pain | Peace | Spirit | Trifles | Unkindness | Learn |

Hosea Ballou

As unkindness has no remedy at law, let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.

Honor | Law | Unkindness |

Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

Words can be worrisome, poeple complex, motives and manners unclear, grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free from unkindness and fear.

Manners | Motives | Unkindness | Wisdom |

Reginald Heber

When the veil of death has been drawn between us and the objects of our regard, how quick-sighted do we become to their merits, and how bitterly do we remember words, or even looks, of unkindness which may have escaped in our intercourse with them.

Death | Unkindness |

Saki, pen name for Hector Hugh Munro or H.H. Munro NULL

I think she might at least have waited till the funeral was over,' said Amanda in a scandalized voice.

Justify | Nothing | Spirit | Unkindness | Forgive | Think |

Italian Proverbs

With art and knavery we live through half the year; with knavery and art we live through the other.

Generosity | Selfishness | Time | Unkindness |