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Henry James is often credited with the following quotation, or a version of it: 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. If you’re ever unsure of the provenance of a quote or want to doublecheck its accuracy, Garson O’Toole’s Quote Investigator is the place to start. This is part of a complete episode.

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