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Who said Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle?


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2015-03-29 18:07:16
2015-03-29 18:07:16

T.H. Thompson and John Watson use the quote, but it's origination comes from a man known as Philo of Alexandria, a Jewish philosopher who was born in Alexandria, Egypt and lived 20 BC to 50 AD (also known as Philo Judeaus).

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This is often misattributed to Plato and Philo, but is far more recent than that. Maybe there was something similar. For example:

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - John Watson (aka Ian MacLaren)"Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle" ― J.M. Barrie

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It means that everyone has problems, but by being kind to someone who is 'fighting a battle' it makes it easier for them.

The battle of the alamo was not worth fighting for because many people died

the battle was significant because it had lots of fighting

Plato is quoted as saying "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."On a similar theme of being kind:James M. Barrie - the author of "Peter Pan" - said, "Be kinder than necessary."Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?James M. BarrieChapter one of " The little White Bird " Published 1902.

he believed it because he did. and that is that He believed conscriptionwas necessary because it was a numbers war. After the battle of Vimy Ridge(?) or Passchaedeale(?) and loosing so many soldiers he belived that it was necessary to enforce a law that would make all of the elligable men for fighting, because it was a war of attrition

In the battle of saratoga, they were fighting for independence.

because they was fighting over

how did the fighting octopus go in to battle

The Crusades were the battle and a battle does not fight, soldiers in the battle fight. If your question was asking what the Crusaders were fighting for and who they were fighting against see the below link.

The Mexicans because they killed everyone inside.

This is an important battle because first it was the bloodiest battle in the American revolutionary war and two because it was also the French and American forces fighting side by side.

Abraham gave this speech because he wanted to honor the people who died and lived in the Gettysburg battle and to pereserved the Union.He wanted to remind everyone what we were fighting for

knights wore alot of stuff, somtimes they went nude into battle and everyone would get a raging boner when they were fighting.

U have to train for the battle

because it was fought in a place called sussex but they thought they were fighting in Hastings.

The place that had most fighting was the Canada but what battle it was the battle of lundys lane why well because in that early morning there was a mist at lundys lane graveyard where the battle took place. Why was it the battle with most fighting because both sides could not see in front of them so they would attack anyone near them so they would kill their own men. At the end of the battle the americains thought they won and the British thought they had won so no one knows who won the battle.

because the north was fighting the native americans at the same time that they were fighting the confederacy. so they had to split their army.

because Fafnir was a king so when they had the battle he chose not to aid him because he wanted to show everyone he was tough. He also had 6 girlfriends and cheated on them to show everyone he was a ruthless conqueror.

The Battle of Britain was an air battle.

There were three main battles fought in Yupres, Belgium. There were always fighting because it was important to keep the German from passing into the English Channel.

Probably when the US finally got their Air Forces running or everyone in Hawaii was waken up and started fighting. Although the Japaneese still won the battle.

In the first Battle of the Marne France and Germany were fighting each other. The British participated in parts of the batlle, because they were the French's ally.

The fighting of what is known as the Battle of the Bulge took place in Belgium and with a lesser degree of fighting in Luxembourg.

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