7. Be Kind

7.1. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

—Mother Teresa

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


7.3. Make for yourself a teacher; acquire for yourself a friend; and judge everyone favorably.

—Avot 1:6

7.4. Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.

—Margaret Cousins

7.5. I can think of no better way of redeeming this tragic world today than love and laughter.

—Theodore Hesburgh

7.6. Misfortune should not set you apart from happy, healthy people. It should connect you to all the other hurting people, and that means pretty much everybody.

—Harold Kushner

7.7. Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.


7.8. Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.

—Marc Estrin

7.9. The best portion of a good man's life are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

—William Wordsworth

7.10. And in the end, the love we take is equal to the love we make.

—John Lennon