Paul Ekman, one of the world's specialists in the science of emotion, has been inspired to study "people gifted with exceptionally human qualities." Among the most remarkable traits shared by such people, he notes, are "an impression of kindness, a way of being with others that can sense and appreciate, and, unlike so many charismatic charlatans, perfect harmony between their private and public lives." They emanate goodness.

Matthieu Ricard, Happiness