A Henry James quote

25 Feb 2017

Something inspirational:

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”


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  1. Brad 25. Feb, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

    Great quote and one which pretty much says it all. If we just do one thing, be kind and put kindness above all else.

    • Ilana 25. Feb, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

      A strong message but back to basics on this one.

  2. Randy 25. Feb, 2017 at 4:33 pm #

    Yes, the world would be a such better place if only people were nice to each other.

    There are many places where people seem unable or unwilling to be kind that they get away with; because people aren’t able to fight back. It would be fantastic if people would at least try to be civilised to each other, but I’m not going to hold my breath. Life isn’t always fair, but it’s even worse to take it out on everyone else because of it.

    There are things that you can change, but life isn’t ever perfect, which people seem to expect. I try very hard not to be cynical, but I have seen the worst that humanity has to offer; so I can’t be as blind as so many people choose to be.

    • Ilana 25. Feb, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

      Thanks Randy. Your first sentence rings true and I agree; but unfortunately, unless we all choose to change and are kind, there will always be more of the same.

      It seriously doesn’t cost anything to be kind. Just such a shame we end up having to having to look or even ask for it to happen.

  3. Tim 28. Feb, 2017 at 12:18 am #

    I’ve always thought that kindness made memories of what people think of you. I know it certainly captures the depth of who we really are.

    • Ilana 28. Feb, 2017 at 6:34 am #

      Thanks Tim. I’m happy to leave this response with you. There’s nothing more that I need to add.

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