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Here are the best kindness quotes to inspire you to make the world a kinder and more considerate place.
Kindness is a quality or type of behavior that is characterized by acts of generosity, consideration, and care and concern for others.
It is a virtue that is prized in almost every culture and religion in the world.
Whether it’s Random Acts of Kindness Day, or any other day of the year, take a moment to be kind to someone else. Your small kind gesture could make their day, or even change their life.
Top 10 Kindness Quotes
Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.
Charles de Lint
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky.
How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.
Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay it Forward
Quotes about Kindness
Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe.
Gordon B. Hinckley
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can’t do without them.
You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.
I think people are willing to talk about anything if you come to it with kindness.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
Roy T. Bennett
Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in our own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon
Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called kindness.
You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.
R.J. Palacio, Wonder
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
Ezra Taft Benson
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.
Kindness means building bridges instead of walls.
I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings.
Pearl S. Buck
Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.
We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men’s hearts become stronger than the bond and obligation of words.
Thomas More, Utopia
How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.
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.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world.
If you do something with acceptance and kindness, you can create a true.
Dustin Lance Black
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
Tommy Lee Jones
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.
Practice kindness – particularly when you feel irritated or things are not going well. Kindness hardly ever goes wrong.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.is the following of that impulse.
Henry Van Dyke
Mean girls go far in high school. Kind women go far in life.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.
Ikindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Hate ricochets, but kindness does too.
Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.
Kathryn Stockett, The Help
Forget injuries; never forget kindness.
I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the figure of a free people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.
Each smallest act of kindness, reverberates across great distances and spans of time –affecting lives unknown to the one who’s generous spirit, was the source of this good echo. Because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage, years later, and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.
Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are.
The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.
A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.
William Shakespeare, Henry V
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Ray Bradbury, Farenheit 451
Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
We’re all born with selfish desires, so we can all relate to those feelings in others. But kindness is something made individually by each person…so it’s easy to misunderstand when others are trying to be kind to you.
Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Because I haven’t yet learned the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.
Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl
Be kind to people whether they deserve your kindness or not. If your kindness reaches the deserving good for you if your kindness reaches the undeserving take joy in your compassion.
Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.
Choose being kind over being right and you’ll be right every time.
Be kind in your actions. Do not think that you are the only one who can do efficient work, work worth showing. This makes you harsh in your judgment of others who may not have the same talents. Do your best andthat others do their best. And be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Always be kind, but kindness doesn’t mean that you have to not say what you think.
Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.
One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.
If you can be anything, be kind.
Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
When you treat yourself with the kindness and high regard that you would give to one of your spiritual heroes, your body becomes the epicenter of quiet joy rather than a battlefield for the ego.
I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.
Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses… swapped back and forth and over again.
Michelle Obama, Becoming
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.
Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.
Roy T. Bennett
Acts of Kindness Quotes
A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always find opportunities to make someone, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.
Roy T. Bennett
There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.
Mary Anne Radmacher
Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness, always.
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
J.R.R. Tolkein, The Hobbit
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.
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Nothing is black or white, nothing’s ‘us or them.’ But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.
Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.
Frank A. Clark
The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
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.
No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help.
Elizabeth Kübler Ross
Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.
Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.
We hope these kindness quotes shift your mindset and have you ready to be kinder today.
We know it can be tough sometimes, but want you to give kindness because you deserve it, even if you don’t think others do.
Sometimes even acan make a huge difference in the world. So get out there and enjoy being kind today.