A TALLY OF KINDNESS in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD
1996-01-01 to 2012-05-01
This is a serendipity tool. It contains 2674 mentions of the word kindness recorded in the U.S. congressional record from January 1, 1996 to May 1, 2012.
Recognition is kindness in recognition of a person, place, or event.
Remembrance is kindness in a eulogy.
Protocol is kindness when representatives thank each other for yielding time on the floor.
Prayer is kindness in the daily opening prayer.
Other is often a political use of "the kindness of strangers," a mention of human kindness during natural disasters or terorist attacks, or a mention of the kindness of American troops abroad.
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Dan Drinkard at the Sunlight Foundation Labs, who answered detailed API questions (with a quickness).
Acts of unselfish kindness for the common good or the benefit of others is not too much to ask in a nation which has so much.
... the most valuable thing we can give another human being costs us nothing. It is merely kindness.
I hope the other side of the aisle listened to that prayer carefully because I think what we need today is people to open their hearts with love and kindness, thinking about the American economy and our citizens and their 401(k)s and their futures.
It would be wonderful, Mr. Speaker, if all of this money that we were spending somehow magically turned into love and happiness and kindness.
Madam Speaker, we have become a society that places violence and aggression above hard work and acts of kindness.
A survivor recently informed me that on Holocaust Remembrance Day she wanted people to remember the kindness that she received during the Holocaust....She said that kindness helped her survive.
... the greatest creativity comes from inspiring others; the greatest technique of team-building is listening; the greatest innovation comes from devoting time to others' ideas; and the greatest wisdom is kindness.