MONSON_medium“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be.”
– Thomas S. Monson



m-russell-ballard-large“If neighbors become testy or frustrated because of some disagreement with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or with some law we support for moral reasons, please don’t suggest to them – even in a humorous way – that they consider moving someplace else. I cannot comprehend how any member of our church can even think such a thing! Our pioneer ancestors were driven from place to place by uninformed and intolerant neighbors. They experienced extraordinary hardship and persecution because they thought, acted, and believed differently from others. If our history teaches us nothing else, it should teach us to respect the rights of all people to peacefully coexist with one another.”
– M. Russell Ballard


MONSON_medium“Lamented President Gordon B. Hinckley: ‘Why is it that the [ones] we love [most] become so frequently the targets of our harsh words? Why is it that [we] sometimes speak as if with daggers that cut to the quick?’ The answers to these questions may be different for each of us, and yet the bottom line is that the reasons do not matter. If we keep the commandments to love one another, we must treat each other with kindness and respect.”
– Thomas S. Monson


MONSON_medium“Often we assume that [the people around us] must know how much we love them. But we should never assume, we should let them know… We will never regret the kind words spoken or the affection shown. Rather, our regrets will come if such things are omitted from our relationships with those who mean the most to us.”
– Thomas S. Monson


hinckley_medium“May God help us to be a little kinder, showing forth great forbearance, to be more forgiving, more willing to walk the second mile, to reach down and lift up those who may have sinned but have brought forth the fruits of repentance, to lay aside old grudges and nurture them no more.”
– Gordon B. Hinckley


jeffrey-r-holland-large“Live by faith, hold fast to hope, and show compassion to one another.”
– Jeffrey R. Holland




382px-Mark_Twain,_Brady-Handy_photo_portrait,_Feb_7,_1871,_cropped“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain*






“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
– Wendy Mass*


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou*


“Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.”
– Jaachymna N.E. Agu*