Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe anothers tears, Till in Heaven the deed appears Pass it on. Rev. Henry BurtonPass It On.
Sed tamen difficile dictu est, quantopere conciliat animos hominum comitas affabilitasque sermonis. It is difficult to tell how much mens minds are conciliated by a kind manner and gentle speech. CiceroDe Officiis. II. 14.
Sociis atque amicis auxilia portabant Romani, magisque dandis quam accipiundis beneficiis amicitias parabant. The Romans assisted their allies and friends, and acquired friendships by giving rather than receiving kindness. SallustCatilina. VI.
When your head did but ache, I knit my handkerchief about your brows, The best I had, a princess wrought it me, And I did never ask it you again; And with my hand at midnight held your head, And, like the watchful minutes to the hour, Still and anon cheerd up the heavy time, Saying, What lack you? and, Where lies your grief? King John. Act IV. Sc. 1. L. 41.