Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Generousity and Compassion, Part II

The wisdom of being compassionate and generous:

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” 
~ Lao Tzu

“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
~ John Wesley

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.”  ~ The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” ~ Albert Pike

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta 

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” 
~ Albert Einstein

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama

“He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.” 

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill

An Act of Compassion
Not a shot was fired for over 90 minutes when Sergeant Richard Rowland Kirkland leapt the wall at Marye's Heights at Fredricksburg, VA to provide a moment of relief from the savagery of war to his fallen enemies.


  1. I am really touched by this, Saintly Nick. It is a beautiful post. I can't thank you enough for all you have shared with me and the world.

  2. This is wonderful, Nick. Truly a work of love. Thank you.

  3. what a great message.Thank you Dear Sir.

  4. Very impressive, Rev Saint! Very impressive!

  5. I'm bookmarking this page. What a great post.

  6. Wow! I'm stunned by the magnificence of this! Thank you, Saintly Nick.

  7. I am impressed with the simplicity and wisdom of this. I shall return to it frequently.

  8. I really need to reread these words every day. Thank you, Sir Nick, for putting them in one place.