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

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

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““THIS IS MY SIMPLE RELIGION. NO NEED FOR TEMPLES. NO NEED FOR COMPLICATED PHILOSOPHY. YOUR OWN MIND, YOUR OWN HEART IS THE TEMPLE. YOUR PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE KINDNESS.” ”

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“THE SMALLEST ACT OF KINDNESS IS WORTH MORE THAN THE GREATEST INTENTION”

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

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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”

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“A NICE PERSON IS A 'YES' PERSON, WHEREAS A GOOD PERSON IS A PERSON WHO ACCEPTS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY IN THINGS, MOVES FORWARD, TRIES TO CONSTANTLY EVOLVE, AND ISN'T AFRAID TO SAY NO OR CHALLENGE SOMEONE TO BE HONEST OR TRUTHFUL.”

—Miranda Kerr

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“NO ACT OF KINDNESS IS TOO SMALL. THE GIFT OF KINDNESS MAY START AS A SMALL RIPPLE THAT OVER TIME CAN TURN INTO A TIDAL WAVE AFFECTING THE LIVES OF MANY.”

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“KIND WORDS CAN BE SHORT AND EASY TO SPEAK BUT THEIR ECHOES ARE TRULY ENDLESS”

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“I FEEL THE CAPACITY TO CARE IS THE THING WHICH GIVES LIFE ITS DEEPEST SIGNIFICANCE.”

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“KINDNESS MEANS TAKING YOUR POSITIVE ENERGY AND SPREADING IT TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU.”

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“DON'T JUDGE EACH DAY BY THE HARVEST YOU REAP BUT BY THE SEEDS THAT YOU PLANT.”

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