KINDNESS IS A HIGHLY DESIRABLE VIRTUE
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”― Henry James
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”― Dalai Lama XIV
A virtue is a desirable personality trait
Kindness, fairness, patience, honesty, courage, and compassion are all examples of virtues.
Virtue ethics is the belief that well-being comes from having the right personality traits or dispositions.
Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, said that “virtue is the highest of all goods.”
He based this on his observation that people who excel in any area of life tend to handle themselves with virtue.
He talked about the four cardinal virtues – justice, prudence, courage and temperance.
STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY Virtue Ethics Virtue def. 'Excellent trait of character.'
Kindness isn't something that can be measured “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer