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There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up.
Bernice Johnson Reagon

For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Donald Williams

(People) may be said to resemble not the bricks of which a house is built, but the pieces of a picture puzzle, each differing in shape, but matching the rest, and thus bringing out the picture.
Felix Adler

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.
Franklin Thomas

A single moment of respect can flood a whole life with meaning.

Understanding is a two-way street.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and respect the third.

Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to... But be respected that is essential.
Anna Gould

When anger rises, think of the consequences.

A single moment of respect can flood a whole life with meaning.

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

Speech is silver; silence is golden.

Speech is power: Speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.

The word impossible is not in my dictionary.

Silence is one great art of conversation.

Conversation enriches the understanding.

He that repeats a lie, separates friends.

The nosiest drum has nothing in it but air.

Speaking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim.

Disrespectful actions on the part of others towards you is their pain, not yours.

Respect and a great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of opportunities that were somehow absent before change.

Character is the result of two things: Respect and positive attitude.

You really can change the world if you care enough.
Marian Wright Edelman

If you think what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.
Woodrow Wilson

People grow through experience if they meet life with honesty and respect. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves.

Words should be weighed and not counted.

It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others.

The first ingredient in conversation is truth: The next good sense; the third, good humour; and the fourth wit.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done and said.

I not only speak so that I can be understood, but so that I cannot be misunderstood.

Kind words are the music of the world.
F.W. Faber

Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. lnvolve me and I'll understand.

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

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Camegie

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect.
Mark Twain

One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like wildfire.
Whoopi Goldberg

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you.

You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran

Appreciation is a wonderful thing. lt makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
William Arthur

Encouraged people achieve the best; dominated people achieve second best; neglected people achieve the least.

Empathy is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

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 strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer to much, others too little.

The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer

Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
Mason Cooley

Respect and a great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.

I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.

Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is.

People are respectable only as they respect.

Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.

If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.

Probably no greater honour can come to any man than the respect of his colleagues.
Cary Grant

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.

Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.
Robert Half

Saying nothing... sometimes says the most.
Emily Dickinson

Give me the gift of a listening heart.
King Solomon

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

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought and attended to my answer.
Henry David Thoreau

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
Ambrose Bierce

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
Larry King

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Blaise Pascal

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
Peter F. Drucker

Talk peaceful to be peaceful.
Norman Vincent Peale

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
Mark Twain

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner

That which we are capable of feeling, we are capable of saying.

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau



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