Inspiring you to help
In this activity, you will look at some inspiring quotes from famous people, and think about the role of kindness in helping others. You’ll also consider how your own life experience can help shape your future actions.
- Learn about helping others and kindness
- Think about what motivates people to help others
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Read these famous quotes
Take time to read these famous quotes. Then think about or write down what you think each quote means, how it makes you feel and how it might inspires you to act differently in the future.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
This is a quote from Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, who lived in India from 1869-1948. Gandhi protested without violence to highlight the importance of freedom, human rights, and for the independence of India from British rule.
This is a quote from Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who believes in peace between all people. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Aesop was a famous storyteller who is believed to have lived in ancient Greece around 620–560 BCE. Although he was once a slave, Aesop was later freed by his master and went on to publish his now-famous fables.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. His most famous speech was entitled ‘I have a dream’. King was an advocate for non-violent protest to bring about equality.
Now you have read and thought about the quotes, is there anything you think you might do differently in your own life?
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