Killing with kindness

Posted by ESC on May 02, 2003

In Reply to: Killing with kindness posted by Sax on May 02, 2003

: Can you please tell me where/how this phrase came about? Also, what does it mean, exactly? Thank you, Saxon.

From the archives:

: From Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
: "This is the way to kill a wife with kindess"

Somewhere in the Bible it states that you should "heap coals of kindness" on the head of your enemy.