The kinder and the more thoughtful a person is,
the more kindness he can find in other people.
You should respond with kindness toward evil done to you, and you will destroy in an evil person that pleasure which he derives from evil.
Kindness is for your soul as health is for your body: you do not notice it when you have it.
Love is real only when a person can sacrifice himself for another person.
Only when a person forgets himself for the sake of another, and lives for another creature,
only this kind of love can be called true love,
and only in this love do we see the blessing and reward of life.
This is the foundation of the world.
Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.
~ Leo Tolstoy
photo: Pearl city, Hawaii
(c) bruce behnke 2021