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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jan 28, 2008

“What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?”

Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880);
[George Eliot] Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Nov 05, 2008

“As man draws nearer to the stars, why should he not also draw nearer to his neighbor?”

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973);
36th U.S. President

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“When your brook dries up and disappointment comes your way, you do not necessarily need to assume that you did something wrong.”

Bryan Robles (1977-0);
Youth Minister

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“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

The 14th Dalai Lama (born 1935);

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Plato (428-348);
Classical Greek Philosopher, Mathematician

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“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

Morrie Schwartz (1916-1995);
Professor, Sociologist

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“Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997);
Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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“Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.”

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887);
Clergyman, Social Reformer

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“In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.”

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859);
Social Philosopher

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“In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”

Brian Tracy (born 1944);
Motivational Author

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“I believe that no characteristic is so distinctively human as the sense of indebtedness we feel, not necessarily for a favor received, but even for the slightest evidence of kindness; and there is nothing so boorish, savage, inhuman as to appear to be overwhelmed by a favor, let alone unworthy of it.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43);
Roman Orator

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“Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born 1931);
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887);
Clergyman, Social Reformer

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“The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, What are you going through?”

Simone Weil (1909-1943);
Philosopher, Mystic

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“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.”

Dean Koontz (born 1945);
Author

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“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”

John Wesley (1703-1791);
Theologian

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“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

Tennessee Williams (1914-1983);
Dramatist

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“Give children at least as many chances to show compassion as they have to be competitive.”

Erica Layman (born 1965);
Mother, Advocate

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“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.”

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977);
Comic Actor, Filmmaker, Writer

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“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”

Jim Rohn (1930-2009);
Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker

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“That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.”

William Wordsworth (1770-1850);
Poet

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“Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.”

Theodore Isaac Rubin (born 1923);
Psychiatrist, Author

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“Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882);
Poet

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“Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.”

Barbara Garrison (born 1931);
Author

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“Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds?”

Tiruvalluvar
Tamil Sage, Poet

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“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.”

Buddha

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Aesop
Fabulist

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“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”

Philo of Alexandria (20-50);
Philosopher

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“You may only be someone in the world, but to someone else, you may be the world.”

Unknown

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“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965);
Philosopher, Physician, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

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“I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”

Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999);
Student, First Victim Of The Columbine High School Massacre

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“Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.”

Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999);
Student, First Victim Of The Columbine High School Massacre

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“Alack, when once our grace we have forgot, Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not.”

William Shakespeare (1564-1616);
Dramatist, Poet

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“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935);
The 14th Dalai Lama (B. 1935)

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“Make no judgments where you have no compassion.”

Anne McCaffrey (born 1926);
Novelist

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“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.”

Thomas Merton (1915-1968);
Theologian, Author

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“Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.”

Eric Hoffer (1902-1983);
Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Nov 23, 2010

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”

Bernard Meltzer (1916-1998);
Radio Talk Show Host

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“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997);
Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday May 06, 2011

“Our task must be to widen our circle of compassion, to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955);
Theoretical Physicist, Philosopher, Nobel Prize Winner

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday May 17, 2011

“If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.”

Joanna Macy (born 1929);
Author, Environmental Activist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Oct 12, 2011

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

J.K. Rowling (born 1965);
Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Nov 15, 2011

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

Mary Stewbeck

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Sunday Aug 19, 2012

“And as for the final sphere of love and friendship, I can only say it gets harder once the natural communities of college and hometown are gone...It takes work and commitment, demands toleration for human frailties, forgiveness for the inevitable disappointment and betrayals that come even with the best of relationships.”

Doris Kearns Goodwin (born 1943);
Pulitzer Prize Winning American Biographer, Historian

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 14, 2012

“And as for the final sphere of love and friendship, I can only say it gets harder once the natural communities of college and hometown are gone... It takes work and commitment, demands toleration for human frailties, forgiveness for the inevitable disappointment and betrayals that come even with the best of relationships.”

Doris Kearns Goodwin (born 1943);
Pulitzer Prize Winning American Biographer, Historian

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 21, 2012

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Oct 25, 2012

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004);
Psychiatrist, Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

“The most powerful agent of change is a change of heart.”

B.J. Marshal

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Mar 04, 2013

“The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.”

Andrew Bennett (born 1939);
British Politician

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jul 01, 2013

“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.”

Thomas Merton (1915-1968);
Theologian, Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Aug 08, 2013

“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 your life, you will have been all of these.”

George Washington Carver (1864-1943);
Botanist, Agricultural Chemist, Inventor, Educator

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.”

Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977);
Comic Actor, Filmmaker, Writer