One example of a quote about kindness is "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted," by Aesop. Another example is "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love," by Saint Basil.
Aesop was a story teller in Ancient Greece. He is recognized for telling a collection of fables that are now referred to as "Aseop's Fables." Many of his stories are characterized by personified animals and inanimate objects that solve different problems. However, Aesop's life remains a mystery and no physical writings by him have been discovered, as of 2015. Regardless of this fact, the storytelling tradition credits Aesop with being the originator of many well known tales.
Saint Basil was a Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor during the 4th century. He was also a theologian who supported the Nicene Creed. Saint Basil was also recognized for caring for the poor and underprivileged people in his community. In Eastern Christianity, he is known for being a father of communal monasticism. Some of his well known writings are "On the Holy Spirit" and "Apology of the Impious Eunomius."