Quotation: There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

“THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF SPREADING LIGHT: TO BE THE CANDLE OR THE MIRROR THAT REFLECTS IT.”

—Edith Wharton

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“KINDNESS BEGINS WITH ME.”

—RAKtivist

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“KINDNESS STARTS WITH ONE.”

—The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

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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.”

—Franklin D. Roosevelt

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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 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.”

—Saint Basil

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“I HAVE NEVER MET A PERSON WHOSE GREATEST NEED WAS ANYTHING OTHER THAN REAL, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. YOU CAN FIND IT IN A SIMPLE ACT OF KINDNESS TOWARD SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP. THERE IS NO MISTAKING LOVEВЂ¦IT IS THE COMMON FIBER OF LIFE, THE FLAME THAT HEATS OUR SOUL, ENERGIZES OUR SPIRIT AND SUPPLIES PASSION TO OUR LIVES.”

—Elisabeth KГјbler-Ross

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“THE BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN THE WORLD CANNOT BE SEEN OR EVEN TOUCHED - THEY MUST BE FELT WITH THE HEART.”

—Helen Keller

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“KINDNESS IS NOT WHAT YOU DO, BUT WHO YOU ARE.”

—RAKtivist

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“IN A GENTLE WAY, YOU CAN SHAKE THE WORLD.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

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“PUT YOUR HEART, MIND, AND SOUL INTO EVEN YOUR SMALLEST ACTS. THIS IS THE SECRET OF SUCCESS.”

—Swami Sivananda

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

—RAKtivist

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“I FEEL THAT THERE IS NOTHING MORE TRULY ARTISTIC THAN TO LOVE PEOPLE.”

—Vincent Van Gogh

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“FORGET INJURIES; NEVER FORGET KINDNESS”

—Confucius

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Thumb q132
“KINDNESS IS SEEING THE BEST IN OTHERS WHEN THEY CANNOT SEE IT IN THEMSELVES.”

—RAKtivist

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Thumb q123
“KINDNESS IS OUR VERY OWN PIXIE FAIRY DUST, IT GIVES PEOPLE THE ABILITY TO SOAR AND NOT JUST FLY.”

—RAKtivist

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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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