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Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

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

It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.

You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life.
Jackie Chan

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.
Princess Diana

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

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
Scott Adams

Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
Abraham Lincoln

What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love.
Richard Gere

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.
Charles Glassman

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

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

Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
Maya Angelou

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
Proverbs 12:25 (KJV)

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They're underused.
Tommy Lee Jones

When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.
Gautama Buddha

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
The 14th Dalai Lama

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe