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Strangers Kindness Quotes By Mike McIntyre

Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare. — Mike McIntyre

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Connie Willis

Good. Drink your tea," he ordered. "It will make you feel better."
Nothing will make me feel better, she thought, but she drank it down. It was hot and sweet. Mr. Humphreys must have put his entire month's sugar ration into it.
She drained the cup, feeling ashamed of herself. She wasn't the only one who'd had a bad night. — Connie Willis

Strangers Kindness Quotes By L.J. Kane

Whenever you're feeling lonely, remember that there are people in this world who bless every one of us before they go to sleep at night. They may have never met you, but their hearts go out to you. They are true angels. — L.J. Kane

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Lee Hyeon-seo

The kindness of strangers and the support of the international community are truly the rays of hope we North Korean people need. — Lee Hyeon-seo

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Lailah Gifty Akita

Song of praise: Be joyful and count your blessings.There are so many things to be thankful for; the gift of being alive, blessings of a new day to hope and dream, the gift of families, the gift of children, the gift of friends, gift of people who make you laugh and smiles, the gift of strangers who show you kindness,the gift of nature, gift of educators, gift of preachers and many more. — Lailah Gifty Akita

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Paula Hawkins

It's impossible to resist the kindness of strangers. — Paula Hawkins

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Shannon L. Alder

Pour God's love out of you in pitcher fulls, not thimbles. — Shannon L. Alder

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Joseph B. Wirthlin

Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers. — Joseph B. Wirthlin

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Brandon Hobson

He wants to believe in the kindness of strangers, the fierce possibilities of hope, the beauty of color. — Brandon Hobson

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Wilfred Thesiger

I pondered on this desert hospitality and, compared it with our own. I remembered other encampments where I had slept, small tents on which I had happened in the Syrian desert and where I had spent the night. Gaunt men in rags and hungry-looking children had greeted me, and bade me welcome with the sonorous phrases of the desert. Later they had set a great dish before me, rice heaped round a sheep which they had slaughtered, over which my host poured liquid golden butter until it flowed down on to the sand; and when I protested, saying 'Enough! Enough!', had answered that I was a hundred times welcome. Their lavish hospitality had always made me uncomfortable, for I had known that as a result of it they would go hungry for days. Yet when I left them they had almost convinced me that I had done them a kindness by staying with them — Wilfred Thesiger

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Nouriel Roubini

Once you run current-account deficits, you depend on the kindness of strangers. This might be the beginning of the end of the American empire. — Nouriel Roubini

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Molly Friedenfeld

When we involve others in spontaneous acts of kindness, we go from being strangers to becoming a united team connected at the heart level. — Molly Friedenfeld

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Renata Bowers

So by keeping her word, Frieda B. made amends. And the two who'd been strangers became best of friends. — Renata Bowers

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Richelle E. Goodrich

Oh, how terribly backwards, and yet sadly common, it is to sit scowling at family all the day long and then quickly put on a smile for strangers who drop by. — Richelle E. Goodrich

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Mary McGrory

[On Italy:] ... the country where kindness to strangers is a religion, you can't turn your head without seeing something beautiful, and you can't get a bad meal if you try. — Mary McGrory

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Elizabeth Strout

I have sometimes been sad that Tennessee Williams wrote that line for Blanche DuBois, "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." Many of us have been saved many times by the kindness of strangers, but after a while it sounds trite, like a bumper sticker. And that's what makes me sad, that a beautiful and true line comes to be used so often that it takes on the superficial sound of a bumper sticker. — Elizabeth Strout

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Jennifer Crusie

But those misgivings come less from the resulting loss of familial memories than because it gave Lorelai the working-class skills to escape inherited class obligations and to make her own way in the world. That's one reason why Lorelai is powerful and fearless in ways Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Gilmore are not. She's self-confident enough to accept those things she can't control and to rely upon the kindness of strangers. — Jennifer Crusie

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Plutarch

Caesar once, seeing some wealthy strangers at Rome, carrying up and down with them in their arms and bosoms young puppy-dogs and monkeys, embracing and making much of them, took occasion not unnaturally to ask whether the women in their country were not used to bear children; by that prince-like reprimand gravely reflecting upon persons who spend and lavish upon brute beasts that affection and kindness which nature has implanted in us to be bestowed on those of our own kind. With like reason may we blame those who misuse that love of inquiry and observation which nature has implanted in our souls, by expending it on objects unworthy of the attention either of their eyes or their ears, while they disregard such as are excellent in themselves, and would do them good. — Plutarch

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Shalom Auslander

The Kugels, Kugel hated to admit, might just have to, in the event of genocide, rely on the kindness of strangers.
Mother used to say: I can name six million people who relied on the kindness of strangers. — Shalom Auslander

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Alexander McCall Smith

We should not be too surprised by the kindness of strangers, as it is always there. — Alexander McCall Smith

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Rhonda Byrne

Every single day, no matter who you meet in the day - friends, family, work colleagues, strangers - give joy to them. Give a smile or a compliment or kind words or kind actions, but give joy! Do your best to make sure that every single person you meet has a better day because they saw you. — Rhonda Byrne

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Sara Paretsky

Nothing kinder than strangers. Nothing stranger than kindness. — Sara Paretsky

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Chris Bohjalian

Too often we presume that the unexpected strangers in our lives bode ill,or we are skeptical of their designs.We think we know more.

And while I am well aware that there is indeed all manner of malevolence in the ether,there is benevolence there,too — Chris Bohjalian

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Will Ferguson

When you are constantly prevailing upon the kindness of strangers-as a hitchhiker must-it keeps you in a positive frame of mind. Call it Zen and the Art of Hitchhiking. The Way of the Lift. The chrysanthemum and the Thumb. Heady on beer and the sound of my own voice, the aphorisms spilled out unchecked. — Will Ferguson

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Graham Greene

The sense of a small courageous community barely existing above the desert of trees, hemmed in by a sun too fierce to work under and a darkness filled with evil spirits - love was an arm round the neck, a cramped embrace in the smoke, wealth a little pile of palm-nuts, old age sores and leprosy, religion a few stones in the centre of the village where the dead chiefs lay, a grove of trees where the rice birds, like yellow and green canaries, built their nests, a man in a mask with raffia skirts dancing at burials. This never varied, only their kindness to strangers, the extent of their poverty and the immediacy of their terrors. Their laughter and their happiness seemed the most courageous things in nature — Graham Greene

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Carol Burnett

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others. — Carol Burnett

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Bill Murray

I count on the kindness of strangers. — Bill Murray

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Andrew McCarthy

There's something in the act of setting out that renews me, that fills me with a feeling of possibility. On the road, I'm forced to rely on instinct and intuition, on the kindness of strangers, in ways that illuminate who I am, ways that shed light on my motivations, my fears. — Andrew McCarthy

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Cheryl Strayed

Most of the people I met on the PCT passed only briefly through my life, but I was enriched by each of them. They made me laugh they made me think, they made me go on another day, and most of all, they made me trust entirely in the kindness of strangers. — Cheryl Strayed

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Edward Hoagland

The whistling dawn, the sussurration of the leaves, a honking goose, and then a sentimental confab at the Solid Rock Gospel Church with a wounded soul who poured his heart out to Press precisely because he was blind and therefore harmless. Since these individuals had no money, he couldn't give them financial advice, just wholehearted sympathy. As at the commune, a toddler might scramble into his lap, and while he petted the child its mother held a cookie to its mouth and another one to his to bite and chew.
A world worth living in and for. — Edward Hoagland

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Tanya Shaffer

Here's what I love about travel: strangers get a chance to amaze you. Sometimes a single day can bring a blooming surprise, a simple kindness that opens a chink in the brittle shell of your heart and makes you a different person when you go to sleep--more tender, less jaded--than you were when you woke up. — Tanya Shaffer

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Ashe Vernon

don't you dare, for one minute,
believe that my kindness makes me
anything but insurmountable.
i did not unzip my chest to every kind of hurt,
and stagger back, wounded and alive,
just to hear you call me weak for trying.
i opened my door to heartache -
i gave her the fucking key.
my softness for wayward strangers
has made me nothing less
than a halfway house for aching soles.
so when you open your mouth
and call me 'baby'
understand that i am not your next victim
in a laundry list of broken girls.
you think i don't know you? people like you?
people with mouths for hands.
i've got skin like topsoil
and your teeth could never take root.
so when you go looking to make a plaything
of a sunburst,
you better look for someone with less fire
than me.
because softness or no,
i will eat you alive
before i let you make a meal of me. — Ashe Vernon

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Paul Sarbanes

That is what has happened to the United States in the international economic scene. We have deteriorated into a debtor status so that we are now dependent upon the kindness of strangers. That is not where the world's leading power should find itself. — Paul Sarbanes

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Henry Rollins

You can get what you want. Never sell out. Don't break. Don't weaken. Don't let the kindness of strangers be your salvation, for it is no salvation at all. Unless you sleep alone, you sleep with the enemy. Never come out of the storm. On the other hand, maybe you should. You don't have what it takes to go the hard way. Come out of the cold and sit by the fire. Let them warm you with the smiles and promise of friendship's fortune. Lose your edge. A soft body and chained mind suit you. Chances are you don't have what it takes to walk the frozen trail. Stay home and relax. — Henry Rollins

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Matshona Dhliwayo

To one full of love:
a stranger is his brother,
a stranger is his sister,
a stranger is his mother,
a stranger is his father.
To one full of self:
a stranger is a nuisance,
a stranger is an intruder,
a stranger is an adversary,
a stranger is a stranger. — Matshona Dhliwayo

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Emily Maroutian

Whether you feel your absolute best or your absolute worst today, you still deserve comfort, care, and love. You still deserve the kindness of strangers and the compassion of good friends. You still deserve hearty belly laughs and a good night's sleep. You still deserve warm baths and a night out to your favorite restaurant. You still deserve those little moments that make you feel glad you were there to witness them. Regardless of how you feel, you will always remain a deserving being worthy of the best moment that is possible for you right here and right now. — Emily Maroutian

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Sharon Salzberg

Our can-do culture has made many of us believe that we should always be self-sufficient. Somewhere along the way, we also got the message that asking for help is a sign of weakness. We often forget that we're interdependent creatures whose very existence depends on the kindness of others, including - with a bow to Tennessee Williams - strangers. — Sharon Salzberg

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Aeriel Miranda

Even if it's something so simple as filling myself up with uplifting meditation so it's easier to spread kindness and love by the time I walk out my door and enter the world. I get a kick out of making a strangers day. — Aeriel Miranda

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Sophie Blackall

Many messages are just thanking a stranger for a kindness ... I love those ones, because I imagine everyone else reading them feels encouraged by such examples of humanity and generosity and tenderness. And if they encourage us to reach out to strangers more often, that's a good thing. — Sophie Blackall

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Tennessee Williams

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. — Tennessee Williams

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Lana Del Rey

I believe in the kindness of strangers. And when I'm at war with myself I ride, I just ride. — Lana Del Rey

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Bell Hooks

We can begin the process of making community wherever we are. We can begin by sharing a smile, a warm greeting, a bit of conversation; by doing a kind deed or by acknowledging kindness offered to us. Doing this we engage in love practice [...] we lay foundation for the building of community with strangers. The love we make in community stays with us wherever we go. With this knowledge as our guide, we make any place we go, a place where we return to love. — Bell Hooks

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Augusten Burroughs

Maybe one of my problems is I never depend upon the kindness of strangers. — Augusten Burroughs

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Richard Selzer

A man does not know whose hands will stroke from him the last bubbles of his life. That alone should make him kinder to strangers. — Richard Selzer

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Liza M. Wiemer

Frankie, I'm fully awake and more curious than George. If we hang up I'll lie here formulating a million reasons for your call, none of them your truth, and that would drive me crazy. You wouldn't do that to the guy who has your grandmother's old phone number, would you? Trust me, you can tell me anything. - Emerson — Liza M. Wiemer

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Bertolt Brecht

The more there are suffering, then, the more natural their sufferings appear. Who wants to prevent the fishes in the sea from getting wet?
And the suffering themselves share this callousness towards themselves and are lacking in kindness towards themselves. It is terrible that human beings so easily put up with existing conditions, not only with the sufferings of strangers but also with their own.
All those who have thought about the bad state of things refuse to appeal to the compassion of one group of people for another. But the compassion of the oppressed for the oppressed is indispensable. It is the world's one hope. — Bertolt Brecht

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Nicole Krauss

There are times when the kindness of strangers only makes things worse because one realizes how badly one is in need of kindness and that the only source is a stranger. — Nicole Krauss

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Athanasius Of Alexandria

Let us remember the poor, and not forget kindness to strangers; above all, let us love God with all our soul, and might, and strength, and our neighbour as ourselves. — Athanasius Of Alexandria

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Shauna Niequist

I am still surprised on a regular basis at the love I feel for the spirit of God, the deep respect and emotion that I experience when I see an expanse of water or a new baby or the kindness of strangers. — Shauna Niequist

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Paul Theroux

Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don't know and trusting them with your life. — Paul Theroux

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Julian Baggini

Instead of showing strangers kindness and giving them the benefit of the doubt, we increasingly show them only fear, and that is bad for us and them. — Julian Baggini

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Sally Brampton

I often find myself grateful for the comfort of strangers; a man who gave up his seat for me on the bus, a woman who helped me out with a heavy shopping bag. Remembering small acts of kindness puts the world in a finer, sweeter order. — Sally Brampton

Strangers Kindness Quotes By Hyeonseo Lee

Kindness toward strangers is rare in North Korea. There is risk in helping others. The irony was that by forcing us to be good citizens, the state made accusers and informers of us all. — Hyeonseo Lee