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

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

7. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

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

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about the significance of taking concrete actions and performing small acts of kindness, as they hold more value and impact than merely having good intentions or making grand promises. It serves as a reminder that the genuine and tangible expression of kindness is what truly matters. Substantiate with examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.