Divine Definitions: (1) Intrinsically good; (2) The personal application of fairness; (3) Open-hearted; warmhearted; (4) Willing to help; (5) Able to put up with imperfection; clement; (6) Forbearing

Quote: We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. — Mother Teresa [born Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu] (1910–1997) Albanian nun

Human Definitions: (1) disposed to be helpful and solicitous; gentle and considerate; good and tenderhearted; friendly; generous; (2) affectionate; loving; agreeable; (3) inclined to offer sympathetic relief; willing to give pleasure; (4) able to put up with abuse; clement; (5) not quick to lash out; tolerant

Synonyms: affable, avuncular, courteous, nice, polite

• Perfect kindness acts without thinking of kindness. — Lao-tse (c. 6th Century BC) Chinese philosopher
• [Tollydiggle:] It is kindness that makes one strong and brave. — Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) The Patchwork Girl of Oz {1913}

Symbols: 1) the dolphin; 2) the elephant {Kind, Compassionate, and Loving} (Hindu)