Quotation: “Do not go around saying that the world owes you a living; it owes you nothing; it was here first.” Mark Twain

““DO NOT GO AROUND SAYING THAT THE WORLD OWES YOU A LIVING; IT OWES YOU NOTHING; IT WAS HERE FIRST.””

—Mark Twain

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“THE BEST WAY TO FIND YOURSELF IS TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS.”

—Mahatma Gandhi

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

—RAKtivist

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

—Aesop

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“THREE THINGS IN HUMAN LIFE ARE IMPORTANT: THE FIRST IS TO BE KIND; THE SECOND IS TO BE KIND; AND THE THIRD IS TO BE KIND.”

—Henry James

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“A LITTLE KINDNESS FROM PERSON TO PERSON IS BETTER THAN A VAST LOVE FOR ALL HUMANKIND.”

—Richard Dehmel

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“I’VE LEARNED THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL”

—Maya Angelou

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“I HAVE DECIDED TO STICK WITH LOVE. HATE IS TOO GREAT A BURDEN TO BEAR”

—Martin Luther King Jr

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“EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS CREATES A RIPPLE WITH NO END”

—Unknown

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“KINDNESS IS IN OUR POWER, EVEN WHEN FONDNESS IS NOT”

—Samuel Johnson

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“SHARE YOUR GOOD WITH OTHERS. KINDNESS, LOVE AND APPRECIATION ARE THE GREATEST GIFTS YOU CAN GIVE”

—Louise Hay

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“KINDNESS IS AN ACT YOU COMMIT TO MAKE PEOPLE FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THE WORLD THEY LIVE IN. AN ACT PERFORMED NOT TO CHANGE ANYTHING, BUT TO INSPIRE EVERYTHING.”

—RAKtivist

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“KINDNESS IS BEING AS GOOD TO OTHERS AS YOU WISH THE REST OF THE WORLD WAS.”

—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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“KINDNESS IS THE THE RAWEST FORM OF HUMAN COMPASSION.”

—RAKtivist

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“THOSE WHO MAKE COMPASSION AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THEIR LIVES FIND THE JOY OF LIFE. KINDNESS DEEPENS THE SPIRIT AND PRODUCES REWARDS THAT CANNOT BE COMPLETELY EXPLAINED IN WORDS. IT IS AN EXPERIENCE MORE POWERFUL THAN WORDS. TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH KINDNESS ONE MUST BE PREPARED TO LEARN NEW THINGS AND FEEL NEW FEELINGS. KINDNESS IS MORE THAN A PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND. IT IS A PHILOSOPHY OF THE SPIRIT. ”

—Robert J. Furey

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

—Edith Wharton

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