Quotation: The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion

“THE WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE'S OWN LIFE IS THE SOURCE FROM WHICH SELF-RESPECT SPRINGS.”

—Joan Didion

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“IF YOU CAN BE ANYTHING, BE KIND”

—Unknown

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“LIFE IS MOSTLY FROTH AND BUBBLE; TWO THINGS STAND LIKE STONE: KINDNESS IN ANOTHER'S TROUBLE, COURAGE IN OUR OWN.”

—Adam Lindsay Gordon

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“KINDNESS CAN BE THE GREATEST GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE A PERSON. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE NOT EXPECTING IT.”

—RAKtivist

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“REAL GENEROSITY IS DOING SOMETHING NICE FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL NEVER FIND OUT.”

—Frank A. Clark

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“KINDNESS IS IGNITING A LIGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN TO WATCH THEM ENJOY THE GLOW.”

—RAKtivist

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“DON'T JUDGE EACH DAY BY THE HARVEST YOU REAP BUT BY THE SEEDS THAT YOU PLANT.”

—Robert Louis Stevenson

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“BEING KIND IS GIVING EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE.”

—RAKtivist

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

—RAKtivist

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

—Abraham Joshua Heschel

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“THE BEST PART OF LIFE IS NOT JUST SURVIVING, BUT THRIVING WITH PASSION AND COMPASSION AND HUMOR AND STYLE AND GENEROSITY AND KINDNESS.”

—Maya Angelou

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“THE WORLD IS FULL OF KIND PEOPLE... IF YOU CAN'T FIND ONE, BE ONE”

—Unknown

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

—RAKtivist

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“WHEREVER THERE IS A HUMAN BEING, THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A KINDNESS”

—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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“CONSTANT KINDNESS CAN ACCOMPLISH MUCH. AS THE SUN MAKES ICE MELT, KINDNESS CAUSES MISUNDERSTANDING, MISTRUST, AND HOSTILITY TO EVAPORATE”

—Albert Schweitzer

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“KINDNESS IS THE THE MARK WE LEAVE ON THE WORLD.”

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