Quotation: We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.  Dr. Samuel Johnson

“WE CANNOT TELL THE PRECISE MOMENT WHEN FRIENDSHIP FORMED. AS IN FILLING A VESSEL DROP BY DROP, THERE IS AT LAST A DROP WHICH MAKES IT RUN OVER; SO IN A SERIES OF KINDNESS THERE IS AT LAST ONE WHICH MAKES THE HEART RUN OVER. ”

—Dr. Samuel Johnson

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“TENDERNESS AND KINDNESS ARE NOT SIGNS OF WEAKNESS AND DESPAIR, BUT MANIFESTATIONS OF STRENGTH AND RESOLUTION.”

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“KINDNESS IS GOING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THEY ARE IMPORTANT AND LOVED.”

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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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“LET US REMEMBER: ONE BOOK, ONE PEN, ONE CHILD, AND ONE TEACHER CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.”

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“KINDNESS IS HELPING THE WORLD, ONE PERSON AT A TIME.”

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“KINDNESS IS LIKE WATER COLORING. EVEN THE SMALLEST DROP OF PAINT IN THE WATER, TURNS THE WHOLE THING COLORFUL.”

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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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“UNLESS SOMEONE LIKE YOU CARES A WHOLE AWFUL LOT, NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER. IT’S NOT.”

—Dr. Seuss

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“WHEN WORDS ARE BOTH TRUE AND KIND, THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD”

—Buddha

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

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“NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD WHO LIGHTENS THE BURDENS OF ANOTHER.”

—Charles Dickens

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“KINDNESS IS A GIFT EVERYONE CAN AFFORD TO GIVE”

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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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“KINDNESS IS CHOOSING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY IN OTHERS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN FIND IT IN THEMSELVES.”

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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.”

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