Here at Wordmonger, we’re celebrating the last three weeks of March by focusing on wise women’s words. March 2 we considered progress, & March 9 we considered lying. This week we’ll take a look at what some wise women had/have to say about kindness.
When the milk of human kindness turns sour, it is a singularly unpalatable draught.
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them, as if their reason has left them.
Kindness is always fashionable.
-Amelia E. Barr
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind,
Is all the sad world needs.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
May you take every opportunity to spread some kindness.
My thanks go out to this week’s sources: The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women., Oxford Dictionary,& Etymonline.
Anne R. Allen
3/16/2023 03:56:05 pm
I love the Willa Cather quote!
3/16/2023 07:00:44 pm
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