“The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing”. Kindness is not an intellectual decision. It is one the heart makes without motive." -Blaise Pascal
Kindness is more than an intellectual decision because it takes a heart to get the intellect to move. Doing nothing is not a middle ground. Doing nothing can be unkind. Doing something can be unkind.
Are we, by our very nature as humans, kind? When we use our hearts to create action, are we acting more human, or just overcoming our human ways?
“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix "
-Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." -Mark Twain
"It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind." - Eric Hoffer
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness". -Dalai Lama