180 Kindness Quotes to Inspire You To Always Be Kind

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Kindness is a powerful force that can transform our lives and the lives of those around us. 

Being kind, and showing love and gratitude can never go out of style. A few words of kindness can touch people’s hearts and can be life-changing for kids and adults.

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Everyone in this world is fighting their own battle, so you should never miss a chance to be kind and shower warmth and love on everyone. #kindnessquotes

Many great thinkers and leaders have emphasized the importance of kindness throughout history.

From religious figures such as the Buddha, Jesus, and the Dalai Lama, to modern-day authors, activists, and celebrities, there are countless individuals who have shared wisdom and insight on the subject of kindness.

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Famous Kindness Quotes to Inspire You

  1. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  2. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”- Dalai Lama
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  3. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”- Dalai Lama

  4. “Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.”- Marlene Dietrich

  5. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”- Kahlil Gibran

  6. “Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.” – Kahlil Gibran

  7. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”- Buddha

  8. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

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

  10. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”-Kahlil Gibran
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    Kindness Quotes Images

  11. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”- Maya Angelou

  12. “Extend yourself in kindness to other human beings wherever you can.”- Oprah Winfrey

  13. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”- Jackie Chan

  14. “Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”- William Shakespeare

  15. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”- Mother Teresa
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    Kindness Quotes Pictures

  16. “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.”- Lady Gaga

  17. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”- William Shakespeare

  18. “The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth.”- Albert Einstein

  19. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”- Lao Tzu

  20. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana

Inspirational Quotes About Kindness

Kindness is a quality that transcends all boundaries of race, religion, and culture, and has the power to make the world a better place.

Kindness is often thought of as a simple act, but it has a profound impact on the people we encounter, and on the world at large.

  1. “It doesn’t do any good to argue. Be kind.”- Richard G. Scott

  2. “Be kind to people and tough with their ideas.”- The Stoic Emperor

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

  4. “I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.”- Liam Neeson

  5. “The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind.”- Ingrid Newkirk

  6. “Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty.”- Sylvia Rossetti

  7. “Kindness goes a long way lots of times when it ought to stay at home.”- Kin Hubbard

  8. “Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.”- Evelyn Underhill

  9. “It may take a little self-discipline, be simple, be kind, stay rested.”- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  10. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”- William Shakespeare

  11. “Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.”- William Menninger

  12. “When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.”- Saint Francis de Sales

  13. “So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  14. “A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.”- George Dennison Prentice

  15. “It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.”- Josh Radnor

  16. “The most beautiful family is based on respect. The most beautiful relationship is based on love. The most beautiful world is based on kindness.”- Maxime Lagacé

  17. “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”- Confucius

  18. “One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  19. “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”- John Wesley

  20. “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”- Rabbi Tarfon

Short Kindness Quotes and Sayings

  1. “Kindness starts with one.”

  2. “Kindness is love and love is kindness.”

  3. “Kindness never goes out of style.”
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    Kindness Quotes For Kids

  4. “Be kind to the living.”- James McBride

  5. “Kindness is wisdom.”- Philip James Bailey

  6. “We rise by lifting others.”- Robert Ingersoll

  7. “Kindness is showing someone they matter.”

  8. “Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.”

  9. “Kindness gives birth to kindness.”- Sophocles

  10. “Only the powerful are gentle.”- Maxime Lagacé

  11. “Kindness is love made visible…”- M. Swanepoel

  12. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

  13. “Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.”
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    Be Kind Quotes Images

  14. “For it is in giving that we receive.”- Francis of Assisi

  15. “Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.”- Confucius

  16. “No one has ever become poor by giving.”- Anne Frank

  17. “Politeness is the flower of humanity.”- Joseph Joubert

  18. “Kill them with kindness, slay them with a smile.”- Caesar

  19. “To understand everything is to forgive everything.”- Osho

  20. “Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way.”- Max Irons

  21. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.”- James M. Barrie

  22. “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.”- Confucius

Best Kindness Quotes Of All Time

  1. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”- Aesop

  2. “Kindness is a vast color that only your heart knows how to paint.”

  3. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato

  4. “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”- Amelia Barr

  5. “One can’t be kind to one person and cruel to another.”- Morarji Desai

  6. “Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”- Isaac Bashevis Singer

  7. “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!”- George Elliston

  8. “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”- Hada Bejar

  9. “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.”- Kiana Tom

  10. “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.”- Pubilius Syrus

  11. “There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.”-Cicero

  12. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.”- Jesse Jackson

  13. “Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth.”- C. A. Bartol

  14. “Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty.”- Sylvia Rossetti

  15. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”- Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  16. “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”- Charles Glassman

  17. “Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.”- William Makepeace Thackeray

  18. “One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you.”

  19. “Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

  20. “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”- Thomas Carlyle

Be Kind Quotes  And Sayings

  1. “Being is kind is giving even when it seems like you have nothing to give.”

  2. “Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.”- Sam Altman

  3. “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”- Samuel Johnson

  4. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”- Blaise Pascal

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

  6. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”-Ronald Reagan

  7. “An egoist lives in poverty. A kind person lives in abundance.”- Maxime Lagacé

  8. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.”-  Tommy Lee Jones

  9. “Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.”

  10. If everyone in this world would try to be more kind, life would be a lot easier and beautiful.
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    Powerful Kindness Quotes That Will Stay With You

  11. “Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him.”- Frank A. Clar

  12. “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.”- Saint Francis de Sales

  13. “Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness, always.”- Rod Williams

  14. “Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.”- Pope Francis

  15. “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”- John Ruskin

  16. “The only way to tell the truth is to speak with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard.”- Henry David Thoreau

  17. “Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”- Robert Brault

  18. “It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”- Eric Hoffer

  19. “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.”- Henry James

  20. “Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.”-Joseph B. Wirthlin

Funny Kindness Quotes 

  1. “Kind people are the best kind of people.”

  2. “To belittle, you have to be little.”- Kahlil Gibran

  3. “A kind word is like a Spring day.”- Russian Proverb

  4. “Kindness does wonderful things to a face.”- Dixie Doyle

  5. “A dog has one aim in life… to bestow his heart.”- J.R. Ackerley

  6. “Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”- Bill Gates

  7. “Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does. Mason Cooley

  8. “The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”-Andy Rooney

  9. “You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.”- Don Van Vliet

  10. “They are always saying God loves us. If that’s love I’d rather have a bit of kindness.”- Graham Greene

  11. “Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.”- Phyllis Diller

  12. “I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.”- Mary Oliver

  13. “We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I’ve always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace.”- Dave Matthews

Random Act Of Kindness Quotes 

  1. “The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.”- George MacDonald

  2. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  3. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”

  4. “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”- Paramahansa Yogananda

  5. “There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”- Scott Adams

  6. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams

  7. “When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.”- Abraham Joshua Heschel

  8. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”- Amelia Earhart

  9. “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner

  10. “Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander

Deep Emotional Kindness Quotes

  1. “Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.”- Frank Herbert

  2. “Praise by name, criticize by category.”- Warren Buffett

  3. “It’s a kindness that the mind can go where it wishes.”- Ovid

  4. “It’s wise to be kind. It’s wiser to be kind and truthful.”- Maxime Lagacé

  5. “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”- Samuel Johnson

  6. “People will clap to be nice. They will not laugh to be nice.”- Kenny Rogers

  7. “There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.”- Friedrich Nietzsche

  8. “Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind?”- Jeff Bezos

  9. “A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”- Francis of Assisi

  10. “It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.”- Publilius Syrus

  11. “Be nice to the whites, they need you to rediscover their humanity.”- Desmond Tutu

  12. “Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.”- Mencius

  13. “Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning.”- Frederick W. Faber

  14. “The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.”- Bhagavad Gita

  15. “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”- Kahlil Gibran

Wise And Meaningful Kindness Quotes

  1. “Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.”- Thomas Fuller

  2. “We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.”- Roy T. Bennett

  3. “There are many times when it is better to be kind than clever.”- Thibaut

  4. “There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.”- Charles Kingsley

  5. “A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.”- William John Bennett

  6. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”- C. S. Lewis

  7. “Be as successful as you want, but if you’re unkind, you’re not successful.”- Maxime Lagacé

  8. “When you are young you take the kindness people to show you as your right.”- W. Somerset Maugham

  9. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

  10. “One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.”- Sophocles

  11. “If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.”- J.M. Coetzee

  12. “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”- Theodore Rubin

  13. “Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty, but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature.”- Joseph Addison

  14. “He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.”- Benjamin Franklin

  15. “Kindness and a good heart are the foundation for success in this life, progress on the spiritual path, and the fulfillment of our aspirations. Our need for them is not limited to any specific time, place, society, or culture.”- Dalai Lama

Kindness Quotes On Happiness And Gratitude

  1. “A little madness a little kindness makes for happiness.”- Nicole Johnson

  2. “I’m always impressed by confidence, kindness and a sense of humor.”- Tamara Mellon

  3. “As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness.”- Alice Walker

  4. “The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

  5. “Wise people are kind to others. Wiser people are kind to others and themselves.”- Maxime Lagacé

  6. “Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses.”- Rembrandt

  7. ‘A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.”- Thomas Carlyle

  8. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”- Desmond Tutu

  9. “I used to say I wanted somebody funny and intelligent, but kindness is the most important quality in a man.”- Cat Deeley

  10. “Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is goodwill. Kindness says, ‘I want you to be happy’.”- Randolph Ray

  11. “The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.”- D. H. Lawrence

  12. “There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.”- William James

  13. “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”- Mother Teresa

  14. “And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.”- Martin Scorsese

  15. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”- Henry Van Dyke

Kind Words Of Life, Love, And Compassion

  1. “Love and kindness go hand in hand.”- Marian Keyes

  2. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”- Jane Austen

  3. “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.”- Joseph Joubert

  4. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.”- Roy T. Bennett

  5. “The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life.”- William Wordsworth

  6. “The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.”- Victor Hugo

  7. “Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.”- Samuel Johnson

  8. “I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can’t do without them.”- Brigitte Bardot

  9. “Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.”- Kahlil Gibran

  10. “What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.”- Richard Gere

  11. “My laundry list of wants in a partner is basically kindness. I want someone who is kind, and that’s kind of where it begins and ends.”- Jennifer Carpenter

  12. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”- Barbara De Angelis

  13. “There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.”- Harriet Ann Jacobs

  14. “Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.”- Alphonse Karr

  15. “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.”- Dalai Lama

Kind Quotes On Empathy And Forgiveness

  1. “Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.”- Indira Gandhi

  2. “Life is an adventure in forgiveness.”- Norman Cousins

  3. “Without forgiveness, there’s no future.”- Desmond Tutu

  4. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.”- Reinhold Niebuhr

  5. “Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.”- Suzanne Somers

  6. “Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”- Gerald Jampolsky

  7. “There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”- Josh Billings

  8. “The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”- John Green

  9. “Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”- George MacDonald

  10. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”- Victor Hugo

  11. “Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.”- Jessica Lange

  12. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”- Bryant H. McGill

  13. “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.”- Billy Graham

  14. “If you can’t forgive, you’re not honest with yourself. If you can’t empathize, you’re not loving yourself.”- Maxime Lagacé

  15. “Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.”- Kurt Vonnegut

  16. “Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”- Corrie Ten Boom

  17. “Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.”- Augustine of Hippo

  18. “Splendor, forgiveness, fortitude, cleanliness, absence of malice, and absence of pride; these are the qualities of those endowed with divine virtues, O Arjuna.”- Bhagavad Gita

Kind Words On Caring And Helping Others

  1. “Kindness is caring for others, even when they may not care for you.”

  2. “Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.”- Roy T. Bennett

  3. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”- John E. Southard

  4. “There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.”- Bob Anderson

  5. “Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.”- Roy T. Bennett

  6. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”- Roy T. Bennett

  7. “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”- Audrey Hepburn

  8. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”- Leo Buscaglia

  9. “Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”- Ellen DeGeneres

  10. “One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”… whatever you’re feeling.”- Steve Maraboli

Kindness Quotes Of Generosity

  1. “It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”- Kahlil Gibran

  2. “Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.”- Talmud

  3. “Be generous and you can be the best person who ever lived.”- Albert Brooks

  4. “Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.”- Pope Francis

  5. “Candor and generosity, unless tempered by due moderation, leads to ruin.”- Tacitus

  6. “Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.”- Frank A. Clark

  7. “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism because we are born selfish.”- Richard Dawkins

  8. “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”- Kahlil Gibran

  9. “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.”- Sally Koch

  10. “He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.”- Dante Alighieri

  11. “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.”- Brian Tracy

  12. “Smile. Give. Help. Care. Listen. Love. If you’re generous, you’re making the world a better place.”- Maxime Lagacé

  13. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”- Scott Adams

  14. “A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.”- Roy T. Bennett

  15. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  16. “Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.”- Rumi

  17. “Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.”- Kahlil Gibran

  18. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”- Barbara de Angelis

  19. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”- Princess Diana

  20. “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”- Confucius

  21. “Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity.”- Martin Luther King Jr

Kindness Quotes Related To Respect, Peace, And Politeness

  1. “People just deserve to be treated with kindness.”- Sophia Bush

  2. “On Politeness: Easy to learn. Easy to practice.”- Marlene Dietrich

  3. “Evil begins when you begin to treat people like things.”- Terry Pratchett

  4. “Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.”- Mary Wilson Little

  5. “Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.”- Madame de Stael

  6. “Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.”- Honore De Balzac

  7. “Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.”- Arthur Schopenhauer

  8. “The only true source of politeness is a consideration.”- William Gilmore Simms

  9. “What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest?”- Aeschylus

  10. “Politeness makes one appear outwardly as they should be within.”- Jean de la Bruyere

  11. “Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  12. “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.”- John Gerzema

  13. “True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.”- Alexander Pope

  14. “Making others happy, through the kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.”- Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness Quotes About Strength And Weakness

  1. “Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.”

  2. “Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”- Dalai Lama

  3. “I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness.”- Jason Bateman

  4. “Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.”- Leo Buscaglia

  5. “Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.”- Hubert H. Humphrey

  6. “People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that’s just the bottom line.”- Ruben Studdard

  7. “I am a little bit of a softie, yes. Actually I don’t think it’s softness, I think it’s kindness.”- Len Goodman

  8. “Fools have big egos and small hearts. The wise small egos and big hearts. The wiser just love.”- Maxime Lagacé

  9. “It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving-kindness as the strengths they are.”- Sharon Salzberg

  10. “Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength.”- Meir Kahane

  11. “We must not mistake kindness for weakness. Kindness isn’t weak. Kindness is a certain type of strength.”- Jim Rohn

  12. “Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness.”- Dalai Lama

  13. “What I call the depth of generosity is when people are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves.”- Oscar Wilde

  14. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”- Kahlil Gibran

  15. “It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder.”- Emma Thompson

  16. “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”- R.J. Palacio

  17. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

  18. “But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There are incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.”- Dave Matthews

  19. “One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”- Maya Angelou

  20. “Sometimes people don’t trust the force of kindness. They think love or compassion or kindness will make you weak and kind of stupid and people will take advantage of you; you won’t stand up for other people.”- Sharon Salzberg

Being Kind To Yourself 

  1. “Accept yourself totally and you’ll change your life.”

  2. “Loving yourself is healing the world.”- Jaymie Gerard

  3. “To be kind to others you must first be kind to yourself.”

  4. “Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.”- Francis of Assisi

  5. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”- Joseph Campbell

  6. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”- Mark Twain

  7. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”- Wayne W. Dyer

  8. “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”- Marilyn Monroe

  9. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”- Jack Kornfield

  10. “The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.”- Ayn Rand

  11. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”- Michel de Montaigne

  12. “Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.”- Glenn Beck

  13. “I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”- Rita Mae Brown

  14. “We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We’re also all the kindnesses we did.”- Hugh Leonard

  15. “Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.”- Walter Savage Landor

  16. “We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”- Malcolm X

  17. “Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”- Louise L. Hay

Kindness Quotes Related To Education, Teachers, Parents, And Kids

  1. “The simple act of caring is heroic.”- Edward Albert

  2. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.”- Mother Teresa

  3. “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”- Henry David Thoreau

  4. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.”- Booker T. Washington

  5. “A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.”- Chinese Proverb

  6. “Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest.”- Francis Bacon

  7. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.”- Pablo Casals

  8. “Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness.”- Aesop

  9. “When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.”- Harold Kushner

  10. “True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.”- Bo Bennett

  11. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”- Dr. Seuss

  12. “I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency, and kindness.”- Rosie O’Donnell

  13. “If you want a real education, learn to be tolerant. If you want a real impact, learn to be loving.”- Maxime Lagacé

  14. “The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.”- Maya Angelou

  15. “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”- Nelson Mandela

Kind Words For Friends, Relationships, And Strangers

  1. “The shortest distance between two people is a smile.”- Victor Borge

  2. “Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.”- Sam Altman

  3. “There is always a way, to be honest without being brutal.”- Arthur Dobrin

  4. “It’s all about hope, kindness and a connection with one another.”- Elizabeth Taylor

  5. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”- Wendy Mass

  6. “He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”- St. Basil

  7. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”- Mother Teresa

  8. “Be nice to each other. You can make a whole day a different day for everybody.”-Richard Dawson

  9. “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”- James M. Barrie

  10. “It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.”- Aristotle

  11. “Learn to be kind to make friends. Learn to be interested to keep your friends. Learn to be independent to remain a friend.”- Maxime Lagacé

  12. “The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else.”- Sri Chinmoy

  13. “As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all.”- Buddha

  14. “Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house…kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.”- Mother Teresa

  15. “I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.”- Robert Michaels

  16. “If a man is gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.”- Francis Bacon

  17. “Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back – when there are some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth.”- Sharon Stone

  18. “Always set a high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.”- Samuel Johnson

Kindness Quotes On Enemies And War

  1. “An eye for an eye and the whole world would be blind.”- Kahlil Gibran

  2. “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”- Samuel Johnson

  3. “Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer.”- Niccolò Machiavelli

  4. “There are many goals but one path – the path of compassion.”- Amit Ray

  5. “Strong people don’t put others down, they lift them up.”- Michael P. Watson

  6. “What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.”- Cleveland Amory

  7. “Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.”- Amit Ray

  8. “An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity.”- Saadi

  9. “Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.”- Lord Chesterfield

  10. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”- Albert Schweitzer

  11. “Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.”- Buddha

  12. “It is easy enough to be friendly to one’s friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion. The other is mere business.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  13. “No one is born hating another person…People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”- Nelson Mandela

  14. “If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.”- Lao Tzu

Spiritual And Religious Quotes On Kindness 

  1. “Love your neighbor as yourself.”- Mark 12:31

  2. “If you expect the blessings of God, be kind to His people.”- Abu Bakr

  3. “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”- Matthew 5:44

  4. “Tenderness is the greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.”- Marlene Dietrich

  5. “He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.”- Ahmad Shah Masood

  6. “One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.”- Jack Kerouac

  7. “We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.”- George A. Smith

  8. “Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  9. “I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving-kindness and compassion.”- Ron Reagan

  10. “The Bible calls us to love our neighbors and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another.”- Adam Hamilton

  11. “I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.”- Kahlil Gibran

  12. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.”- Carrie Fisher

  13. “I believe in the will. I believe in discipline. I believe in the organization. I believe in the rigor that gives us work. I believe in love as an engine of all things. I believe in the light. I believe in God. I believe in kindness.”- Edgar Ramirez

Kind Words Of  Humanity, Mankind, And Humility

  1. “The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.”- Anita Roddick

  2. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”- William Arthur Ward

  3. “Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.”- Thomas Fuller

  4. “I think true success is intrinsic… It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s a community.”- Tom Shadyac

  5. “Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  6. “Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.”- Steve Maraboli

  7. “Being clever is overrated. Being kind is underrated. Talking is overrated. Listening is underrated.”- Maxime Lagacé

  8. “The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.”- Charles Kuralt

  9. “As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.”- Caroline Kennedy

  10. “If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness.”- Roma Downey

  11. “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.”- Annie Lennox

  12. “If the earth does grow inhospitable toward human presence, it is primarily because we have lost our sense of courtesy toward the earth and its inhabitants.”- Thomas Berry

  13. “Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share.”- Bo Lozoff

  14. “For my father, being kind was natural… I have to really work at it. I love competing and winning, conquest – not words you usually associate with kindness.”- David Copperfield

  15. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quotes From The Two Most Kind People 

  1. “Love is the absence of judgment.”- Dalai Lama

  2. “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.”- Dalai Lama

  3. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.”- Dalai Lama

  4. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”- Dalai Lama

  5. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”- Dalai Lama

  6. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”- Dalai Lama

  7. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”- Dalai Lama

  8. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”- Dalai Lama

  9. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”- Dalai Lama

Mother Teresa Quotes On Being Kind

  1. “Peace begins with a smile.”- Mother Teresa

  2. “Intense love does not measure, it just gives.”- Mother Teresa

  3. “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”- Mother Teresa

  4. “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”- Mother Teresa

  5. “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.”- Mother Teresa

  6. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”- Mother Teresa

  7. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”- Mother Teresa

  8. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. “-Mother Teresa

  9. “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.”- Mother Teresa

  10. “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”- Mother Teresa

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