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Kindness is the act or the state of charitable behaviour to other people. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... Look up Kindness and kindness in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Allegorical personification of Charity as a mother with three infants by Anthony van Dyck // The word charity entered the English language through the O.Fr word charite which was derived from the Latin caritas.[1] In Christian theology charity, or love (agapē), is the greatest of the three theological virtues...


Kindness is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues, and is a recognized value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion). It is considered to be one of the seven virtues, specifically the one of the Seven Contrary Virtues (direct opposites of the seven deadly sins) that is the direct opposite to envy[1]. The Talmud claims that "deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments." Paul of Tarsus defines love as being `patient and kind...` (I Corinthians). The Virtues of a Knight (Knightly Virtues) included the following: Charity Chivalry Courage Courtesy Determination Selflessness Endurance Faithfulness Honour Humility Justice Kindness Loyalty Mercy Morality Nobility Patience Perseverance Prudence Sympathy Truthfulness Wisdom Categories: Warrior code ... Value redirects here. ... Ethics is a branch of philosophy dealing with right and wrong in human behavior. ... The Seven Virtues were derived from the Psychomachia (Contest of the Soul), an epic poem written by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. ... For other uses, see Cardinal sin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Envy (disambiguation). ... The Talmud (Hebrew: תַּלְמוּד) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... Paul of Tarsus (b. ... For other uses, see Love (disambiguation). ... See also: Second Epistle to the Corinthians and Third Epistle to the Corinthians The First Epistle to the Corinthians is a book of the Bible in the New Testament. ...

In Buddhism, one of the Ten Perfections (Paramitas) is Mettā, which is usually translated into English as "loving-kindness". Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama wrote "my religion is kindness" and authored a book entitled Kindness, Clarity, and Insight.[2] A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa, India. ... Pāramitā (Sanskrit) or Parami (Pāli): Perfection or Transcendent (lit. ... Mettā (मेत्ता in Devanagari) is a Pāli word meaning unconditional loving-kindness. ... Tenzin Gyatso (born 6 July 1935) is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama. ...

Confucius urges his followers to "recompense kindness with kindness." Confucius (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kung-fu-tzu), lit. ...

According to book two of Aristotle's Rhetoric it is one of the emotions (see list of emotions), which is defined as being "helpfulness towards some one in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped"[3]. For other uses, see Aristotle (disambiguation). ... Look up Emotion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This is a list of emotions. ...

One of the four caryatids on the Wallace fountains in Paris represents kindness. A caryatid (also spelt Karyatid), is a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her head. ... Wallace fountains are public drinking fountains that appear in the form of small cast-iron sculptures scattered throughout the city of Paris, mainly along the most-frequented sidewalks. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...

In a study of 37 cultures around the world, 16000 subjects were asked about their most desired traits in a mate. For both sexes, the first preference was kindness (the second was intelligence).[4] For other uses, see Intelligence (disambiguation). ...

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had this to say about kindness: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) (IPA: ) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. ...

Economy of kindness.
Kindness and love, the most curative herbs and agents in human intercourse, are such precious finds that one would hope these balsamlike remedies would be used as economically as possible; but this is impossible. Only the boldest Utopians would dream of the economy of kindness.

Human communication is the field dedicated to understanding how people communicate: with themselves intrapersonal communication another person interpersonal communication within groups group dynamics within organizations organizational communication across cultures cross-cultural communication Important Figures David Berlo Brent Ruben Wendell Johnson Norbert Weiner Marshal McLuhan Carl Rogers Albert Mehrabian Related topics...

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For the ethical doctrine, see Altruism (ethics). ... Compassion is best described as an understanding of the emotional state of another; not to be confused with empathy. ... Not to be confused with Pity, Sympathy, or Compassion. ... Look up generosity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A random act of kindness is a purportedly selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up a stranger. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... ...


  1. ^ Contrary, Heavenly, and Cardinal Virtues. 7 Deadly Sins. Retrieved on 2005-11-22.
  2. ^ Dalai Lama (1984). Kindness, Clarity, and Insight. Snow Lion Publications (ISBN 978-0937938188)
  3. ^ Aristotle (translated by Lee Honeycutt). Kindness. Rhetoric, book 2, chapter 7. Retrieved on 2005-11-22.
  4. ^ Buss, D. M. (2003). The evolution of desire: Strategies of human mating. New York: Basic Books. (ISBN 0-465-02143-3)

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Kindness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (196 words)
Kindness is the act or the state of charitable behaviour to other people.
It is considered to be one of the Knightly Virtues, and is a recognized value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion).
One of the four caryatids on the Wallace fountains in Paris represents kindness.
Tom Kindness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (428 words)
Kindness received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland in 1951 and his bachelor of laws degree from George Washington University in 1953.
Kindness was re-elected five times: defeating Democrats John W. Griffin in 1976, Luella R. Schroeder in 1978, John W. Griffin again in 1980 and 1982, and John T. Francis in 1984.
Kindness died while on vacation in Exeter, England at the age of 74.
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