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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
       - Leo Buscaglia

People should be willing to give what they have.Kindness is always fashionable.
       - America E. Barr, British American writer

No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.
       - Aesop, Greek fabulist

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
       - Joseph Joubert, French philosopher

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
       - William Makepeace Thackeray, British Writer

A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
       - Islamic Proverb

Kind words conquer.
       - Tamil Proverb

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love...Kindness is good will. Kindness says, "I want you to be happy.
       - Randolph Ray

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
       - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
       - Emmanuel Swedenborg

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
       - Seneca

wrinkly kind handsKindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
       - Theodore Isaac Rubin

It is never too late to be what we might have been
       - George Eliot

Before we can forgive one another, we must understand one another
       - Emma Goldman

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
       - George Washington Carver

Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
       - C.N. Bovee

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
       - The Dalai Lama

Be the change you want to see in the world
       - Ghandi

Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person.
       - Mother Teresa

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
       - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Original edition by Gary Hyink, Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, interns, and Bill Blackman, the president. Most recent edition by Tara O'Donnell & Katie Lusk, Hearts & Minds interns
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