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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“KINDNESS STARTS WITH ONE.”

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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.”

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“KINDNESS MEANS BUILDING BRIDGES INSTEAD OF WALLS.”

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“HUMAN KINDNESS HAS NEVER WEAKENED THE STAMINA OR SOFTENED THE FIGURE OF A FREE PEOPLE. A NATION DOES NOT HAVE TO BE CRUEL TO BE TOUGH”

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“KINDNESS IS THE GOLDEN CHAIN BY WHICH SOCIETY IS BOUND TOGETHER.”

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