The world is so cruel that sometimes, we might think that the only way to survive is to be as cunning and evilly smart as the next guy. Watch any Netflix movie, and they seem to be the ones raking in the money and the power while the poor but kind-hearted folks starve in the gutter.
It’s counter-intuitive in this dog eat dog world, but Kindness should still be Queen. Yes, others might see it as a weakness. Yes, the unscrupulous might take advantage of you. Still, it’s better to be that shining light for others and at least sleep well at night. To be kind in this day and age requires courage like no other.
People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that’s just the bottom line. – Ruben Studdard
Don’t take advantage of a kind heart. You may never be offered one again.
I can get my head turned by a good-looking guy as much as the next girl. But sexy doesn’t impress me. Smart impresses me, strength of character impresses me. But most of all, I am impressed by kindness. Kindness, I think, comes from learning hard lessons well, from falling and picking yourself up. It comes from surviving failure and loss. It implies an understanding of the human condition, forgives its many flaws and quirks. When I see that in someone, it fills me with admiration. – Lisa Unger
Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. – Mother Teresa
Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. – Dalai Lama
There is a fear of peace that I don’t understand. Witness the old epithet “peaceniks,” the association of peace with weakness. We mistake kindness for weakness in individuals, too. Gandhi found the essence of Christianity to be gentleness, the exaltation of means over ends. Using violence, against us or them, to achieve peace is like beating children to get them to be good. It only works in the short term. Believe in peace, think peace, live peace. Be a building-block of peace. Make it the center of your strength. – Jennifer James
I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness. – Jason Bateman
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain
People take your kindness for weakness and then act like you switched up on them when you finally stop being taken advantage of.
People who take advantage of others are always the ones who play victim.
I was quiet, but I was not blind. – Jane Austen
Take very little notice on those people who choose to treat you poorly. It is how they are defining their story not yours. – Lei Wah
If someone mistakes your kindness for weakness, that’s their fault – not yours. And it’s OK to be a decent human being in this life. – Jeremy Piven
Don’t take her kindness for weakness. ‘Cause I’m sure she’ll love you alot. Support her in all that she does. – Vivian Green
Don’t mistake kindness for weakness, baby. – Albert Collins
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. – Kahlil Gibran
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. It’s because of your WEAKNESS I gave you my KINDNESS.
But one thing I realized with my brother is that you can’t toss your pearls before the swine. I think that’s why my mother insisted you give anonymously. The instant anyone sees that you’re kind and giving, they immediately take advantage of it. They seem to mistake kindness for weakness and giving for stupidity. (Aiden) – Sherrilyn Kenyon
I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. – Joquesse Eugenia
The weak can never forgive. – Mahatma Gandhi
Don’t consider my kindness as my weakness. The best in me is sleeping. Not dead.
Most people mistake calmness for acceptance, kindness for weakness, & silence for ignorance. – Ritu Ghatourey
Having a soft heart in a cruel world is COURAGE. Not a weakness.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi
People will always try to take advantage of what they perceive to be your weakness. Always prove them wrong. – Terry Mark
She is kind, but strong. And that is where so many mistake her. They interpret her kindness for weakness and force her to show her strength.
We must not mistake kindness for weakness. Kindness isn’t weak. Kindness is a certain type of strength. – Jim Rohn
Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism. – Hubert H. Humphrey
Just because I’m nice doesn’t mean you can take advantage of me.
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness
Don’t mistake my love for ignorance
Don’t confuse my accepting for condoning
Choosing the wrong path with me will provide you with the direction right out of my life.
Kindness is not to be mistaken for weakness, nor forgiveness for acceptance. Its about knowing resentment of any kind is not on the path to happiness. – Zahid Abas
There is an age-old proverb that really does hold true in every area of life – in relations between nations and right down to the most subtle and sophisticated or must unstable and unsophisticated relations between lovers – and it is this: they took “kindness” for “weakness.” – Sylvester Stallone
Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me. – Al Capone
I’m a very nice guy, but don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. – Robert Herjavec