“We seldom know the influence of the words we speak, for we cannot see into the hearts of those who hear them. But language has power to wither or heal; and, if we are to avoid victimizing others, the manner in which we address them must be guided by our respect for their humanity…
“If each of us would only try to be aware of the influence of what we say, I believe all of us might find our paths more brightly-lit.”
“Kindness requires so little. It is composed of a gentleness, tolerance, and a respect for the dignity of others. It costs nothing. But when a person chooses to exercise it, they reveal their own belief in the value of life itself. And when they rest their heads at night, the rewards of having lived another day must be evident in the peace that comes to them.