Quotation: When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be. Thomas S. Monson

“WHEN WE TREAT PEOPLE MERELY AS THEY ARE, THEY WILL REMAIN AS THEY ARE. WHEN WE TREAT THEM AS IF THEY WERE WHAT THEY SHOULD BE, THEY WILL BECOME WHAT THEY SHOULD BE.”

—Thomas S. Monson

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“WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I ADMIRED CLEVER PEOPLE. NOW THAT I AM OLD, I ADMIRE KIND PEOPLE”

—Abraham Joshua Heschel

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“KINDNESS MEANS SHOWING HOW MUCH YOU CARE.”

—RAKtivist

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“HOW LOVELY TO THINK THAT NO ONE NEED WAIT A MOMENT. WE CAN START NOW, START SLOWLY, CHANGING THE WORLD. HOW LOVELY THAT EVERYONE, GREAT AND SMALL, CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARD INTRODUCING JUSTICE STRAIGHTAWAY. AND YOU CAN ALWAYS, ALWAYS GIVE SOMETHING, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY KINDNESS!”

—Anne Frank

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“RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS COST NOTHING, BUT BRING THE GREATEST REWARD!!”

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“EDUCATING THE MIND WITHOUT EDUCATING THE HEART, IS NO EDUCATION AT ALL.”

—Unknown

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“BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

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“KINDNESS TO ME MEANS DOING THINGS FOR THE CAUSE AND NOT THE APPLAUSE.”

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“KINDNESS IS FREE TO GIVE, BUT PRICELESS TO RECEIVE.”

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“I EXPECT TO PASS THROUGH LIFE BUT ONCE. IF THEREFORE, THERE BE ANY KINDNESS I CAN SHOW, OR ANY GOOD THING I CAN DO TO ANY FELLOW BEING, LET ME DO IT NOW, AND NOT DEFER OR NEGLECT IT, AS I SHALL NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN.”

—William Penn

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“A LITTLE KINDNESS FROM PERSON TO PERSON IS BETTER THAN A VAST LOVE FOR ALL HUMANKIND.”

—Richard Dehmel

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“KINDNESS STARTS WITH ONE.”

—The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

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“KINDNESS IS LIGHTING SOMEONE ELSE'S TORCH WITH YOUR OWN INNER FLAME.”

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“GO BE KIND”

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“KINDNESS IS GIVING HOPE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE THEY ARE ALL ALONE IN THIS WORLD.”

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“I SPEAK TO EVERYONE IN THE SAME WAY, WHETHER HE IS THE GARBAGE MAN OR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY”

—Albert Einstein

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“KINDNESS IS A GIFT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO GIVE”

—Unknown

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