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 BEGINS WITH ME.”

—RAKtivist

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“HOW DO WE CHANGE THE WORLD? ONE RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS AT A TIME”

—Morgan Freeman

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“REMEMBER THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A SMALL ACT OF KINDNESS. EVERY ACT CREATES A RIPPLE WITH NO LOGICAL END”

—Scott Adams

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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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“KINDNESS IS GOING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE IMPORTANT AND LOVED.”

—RAKtivist

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“DO YOUR LITTLE BIT OF GOOD WHERE YOU ARE; ITВЂ™S THOSE LITTLE BITS OF GOOD PUT TOGETHER THAT OVERWHELM THE WORLD”

—Desmond Tutu

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“KIND PEOPLE ARE THE BEST KIND OF PEOPLE”

—Unknown

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“KINDNESS IS SHARING THE BEST PARTS OF OUR HEARTS WITH THOSE AROUND US.”

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“A WARM SMILE IS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE OF KINDNESS”

—William Arthur Ward

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“KINDNESS IS PULLING SOMEONE UP AFTER THEY'VE BEEN KNOCKED DOWN.”

—RAKtivist

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“WHAT WISDOM CAN YOU FIND THAT IS GREATER THAN KINDNESS?”

—Jean Jacques Rousseau

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“WHEN YOU ARE KIND TO OTHERS, IT NOT ONLY CHANGES YOU, IT CHANGES THE WORLD”

—Harold Kushner

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“KINDNESS IS SEEING THE BEST IN OTHERS WHEN THEY CANNOT SEE IT IN THEMSELVES.”

—RAKtivist

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“KINDNESS IS LIKE A SEED THAT WHEN CULTIVATED CAN GROW AND GROW AND GROW.”

—RAKtivist

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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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“TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH, A SMILE, A KIND WORD, A LISTENING EAR, AN HONEST COMPLIMENT, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO TURN A LIFE AROUND.”

—Leo Buscaglia

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