Quotation: It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“IT TAKES LESS TIME TO DO A THING RIGHT THAN TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DID IT WRONG.”

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“KINDNESS IS DOING ORDINARY THINGS WITH EXTRAORDINARY LOVE. ”

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“KINDNESS PROMOTES HARMONY AND HAPPINESS.”

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“THE TEST OF OUR PROGRESS IS NOT WHETHER WE ADD MORE TO THE ABUNDANCE OF THOSE WHO HAVE MUCH; IT IS WHETHER WE PROVIDE ENOUGH FOR THOSE WHO HAVE TOO LITTLE.”

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“A TREE IS KNOWN BY ITS FRUIT; A MAN BY HIS DEEDS. A GOOD DEED IS NEVER LOST; HE WHO SOWS COURTESY REAPS FRIENDSHIP, AND HE WHO PLANTS KINDNESS GATHERS LOVE.”

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“NO ACT OF KINDNESS, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, IS EVER WASTED”

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“UNEXPECTED KINDNESS IS THE MOST POWERFUL, LEAST COSTLY, AND MOST UNDERRATED AGENT OF HUMAN CHANGE.”

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“KINDNESS IS MAKING SOMEONES DAY A LITTLE BRIGHTER.”

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“IN THE END ONLY KINDNESS MATTERS”

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