Tuesday is World Kindness Day, a day marked to celebrate the people who bring goodness into the world with their deeds. The day was officially marked Nov. 13, 1998, following the World Kindness Movement. Donating books, food or clothes to local communities are some ways in which people can celebrate this day.

Here are 12 famous quotes about kindness to share with your loves ones on this day.

1. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” ― Amelia Earhart

2. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” ― Mother Teresa

3. "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.” ― Henry James

4. “It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” ― Charles de Lint

5. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ― Henry Van Dyke

6. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” ― William Arthur Ward

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

8. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ― Oscar Wilde

9. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

10. “Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.” ― Alexander the Great

11. “Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing.” ― Max Irons

12. “The simple act of caring is heroic.” ― Edward Albert

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Uruguayan Monusco Major Marcelo Techera hugs a toddler at the Tulizeni center orphanage during a farewell party for the Uruguayan MONUSCO soldiers in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on April 21, 2016. Getty Images/Pablo Porciuncula