Quotation: Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others. William J.H. Boetcker

“YOUR GREATNESS IS MEASURED BY YOUR KINDNESS; YOUR EDUCATION AND INTELLECT BY YOUR MODESTY; YOUR IGNORANCE IS BETRAYED BY YOUR SUSPICIONS AND PREJUDICES, AND YOUR REAL CALIBER IS MEASURED BY THE CONSIDERATION AND TOLERANCE YOU HAVE FOR OTHERS.”

—William J.H. Boetcker

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“HAPPINESS NEVER DECREASES BY BEING SHARED.”

—The 14th Dalai Lama

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“HOW BEAUTIFUL A DAY CAN BE, WHEN KINDNESS TOUCHES IT!”

—George Elliston

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

—RAKtivist

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“BE SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE YOU”

—Steve Martin

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“ASK YOURSELF: HAVE YOU BEEN KIND TODAY? MAKE KINDNESS YOUR MODUS OPERANDI AND CHANGE YOUR WORLD. ”

—Annie Lennox

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

—RAKtivist

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“KINDNESS IS A VAST COLOR THAT ONLY YOUR HEART KNOWS HOW TO PAINT.”

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“LOVE AND KINDNESS ARE NEVER WASTED. THEY ALWAYS MAKE A DIFFERENCE.”

—Helen James

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“KINDNESS IS THE ABILITY AND DESIRE TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OTHERS.”

—RAKtivist

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“KINDNESS IS DOING WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.”

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

—Mahatma Gandhi

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“THE TRUE ESSENCE OF HUMANKIND IS KINDNESS. THERE ARE OTHER QUALITIES WHICH COME FROM EDUCATION OR KNOWLEDGE, BUT IT IS ESSENTIAL, IF ONE WISHES TO BE A GENUINE HUMAN BEING AND IMPART SATISFYING MEANING TO ONE'S EXISTENCE, TO HAVE A GOOD HEART.”

—Tenzin Gyatso

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

—Samuel Johnson

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“THE BEST INDEX TO A PERSON’S CHARACTER IS HOW HE TREATS PEOPLE WHO CAN’T DO HIM ANY GOOD–AND HOW HE TREATS PEOPLE WHO CAN’T FIGHT BACK.”

—Abigail Van Buren

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“KINDNESS IS HAVING THE ABILITY TO SPEAK WITH LOVE, LISTEN WITH PATIENCE AND ACT WITH COMPASSION.”

—RAKtivist

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

—Desmond Tutu

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