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“Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

“Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

Difficulty level: Moderate

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Quotes Wednesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Bring out the link between virtue and kindness. Mention that kindness is the virtue of wise men. Substantiate using examples how people with true wisdom understand the importance of being kind and develop virtues.

Conclusion:

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