Quotation: 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

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

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“KINDNESS IS CARING FOR OTHERS, EVEN WHEN THEY MAY NOT CARE FOR YOU.”

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“HUMAN KINDNESS HAS NEVER WEAKENED THE STAMINA OR SOFTENED THE FIGURE OF A FREE PEOPLE. A NATION DOES NOT HAVE TO BE CRUEL TO BE TOUGH”

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

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“OUR DAYS ARE HAPPIER WHEN WE GIVE PEOPLE A PIECE OF OUR HEART RATHER THAN A PIECE OF OUR MIND”

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“KINDNESS IS LIKE WATCHING THE SUN BEGIN TO SHINE THROUGH THE CLOUDS AFTER A RAINY DAY.”

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“KINDNESS IS SHARING THE BEST PARTS OF OUR HEARTS WITH THOSE AROUND US.”

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“A SINGLE ACT OF KINDNESS THROWS OUT ROOTS IN ALL DIRECTIONS, AND THE ROOTS SPRING UP AND MAKE NEW TREES”

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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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“KINDNESS IS MAKING SOMEONE'S HEART JUST A LITTLE LIGHTER AND THEIR SMILE A BIT BRIGHTER JUST BY SHARING YOUR OWN HEART.”

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“KIND HEARTS ARE THE GARDENS. KIND THOUGHTS ARE THE ROOTS. KIND WORDS ARE THE BLOSSOMS. KIND DEEDS ARE THE FRUITS.”

—Kirpal Singh

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

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

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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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