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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“KINDNESS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL TO SPREAD LOVE AMONG HUMANITY.”

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“KINDNESS IS CHOOSING LOVE OVER HATE, LIGHT OVER DARKNESS, COMPASSION OVER JUDGEMENT.”

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“KINDNESS IS DOING WHAT YOU CAN, WHERE YOU ARE, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.”

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“KINDNESS IS IGNITING A LIGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN TO WATCH THEM ENJOY THE GLOW.”

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

—Desmond Tutu

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“KINDNESS CAN BE THE GREATEST GIFT THAT YOU CAN GIVE A PERSON. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE NOT EXPECTING IT.”

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“KINDNESS IS LIGHTING SOMEONE ELSE'S TORCH WITH YOUR OWN INNER FLAME.”

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“HOW LOVELY TO THINK THAT NO ONE NEED WAIT A MOMENT, WE CAN START NOW, START SLOWLY CHANGING THE WORLD! HOW LOVELY THAT EVERYONE, GREAT AND SMALL, CAN MAKE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARD INTRODUCING JUSTICE STRAIGHTAWAY... AND YOU CAN ALWAYS, ALWAYS GIVE SOMETHING, EVEN IF IT IS ONLY KINDNESS!”

—Anne Frank

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“HAPPINESS IS THE NEW RICH. INNER PEACE IS THE NEW SUCCESS. HEALTH IS THE NEW WEALTH. KINDNESS IS THE NEW COOL.”

—Syed Balkhi

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“LIFE IS MOSTLY FROTH AND BUBBLE; TWO THINGS STAND LIKE STONE: KINDNESS IN ANOTHER'S TROUBLE, COURAGE IN OUR OWN.”

—Adam Lindsay Gordon

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“WHAT YOU DO MAKES A DIFFERENCE, AND YOU HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT KIND OF DIFFERENCE YOU WANT TO MAKE”

—Jane Goodall

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“CARRY OUT A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS, WITH NO EXPECTATION OF REWARD, SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT ONE DAY SOMEONE MIGHT DO THE SAME FOR YOU”

—Princess Diana

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“WHEN I WAS YOUNG, I ADMIRED CLEVER PEOPLE. NOW THAT I AM OLD, I ADMIRE KIND PEOPLE”

—Abraham Joshua Heschel

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“WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET. WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE”

—Sir Winston Churchill

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

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