Friday, April 3, 2009

Quotes That Should Be Shared With All

My friend Lisa shared these with me, and I thought they were worth repeating!

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. ~Dave Barry
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. ~Eric Hoffer
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. ~Emily Post
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. ~Author Unknown
Don't be yourself - be someone a little nicer. ~Mignon McLaughlin
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~Samuel Johnson Heschel
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. ~Abraham Joshua
The best portion of a good man's life - his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. ~William Wordsworth
The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid. ~Author Unknown
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. ~Marian Wright Edelman
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
Kindness is the greatest wisdom. ~Author Unknown


Kristi said...

Those are great quotes, thank you for sharing those.

Maryrose said...

Love those quotes. I think one of my favorites is the one by Emily Post. Talk to you soon.
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Kelly said...

great quotes, and all so true.

Genn said...

Thanks for sharing. They are all so true. Especially the ones about acts of kindness. It is often said that people are nicer to strangers than to those we love and it is so true.

Lauri said...

I should post these in my classroom. I'm amazed at how rude some students are to one another AND to me.

Lauri said...

Speaking of manners...I was grocery shopping today and was loading up my car. There was an employee of the store in the parking lot picking up carts. He stood right by my car until I had finished and then rolled the cart away...I think he thought he was doing me a favor. Apparently it didn't even occur to him to help me unload the cart into my car!

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