Saturday, September 11, 2010

Interesting observation on kindness

This is something to ponder - that is, the ready assumption that people who are consistently kind find it easy to be so. Maybe not:

Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from.

- Honoré de Balzac


  1. I love this quote; I'm putting it on my blog, too. Thanks, Ellie!!

  2. I don't get nearly enough credit for all the evil I refrain from :-)


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