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130 Best Kindness Quotes and Sayings

In this post, you will find 130 Best Kindness Quotes and Sayings.


Kindness Quotes and Sayings


“Kindness is showing someone they matter.” — Unknown


“Everyone responds to kindness.” — Richard Gere


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


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


“Politeness is the flower of humanity.” — Joseph Joubert


“Kindness is love and love is kindness.” — Unknown


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


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


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


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


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


“Tenderness is a virtue.” — Oliver Goldsmith


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Dalai Lama


“Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.” — Sophocles


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


“Be a little kinder than you have to.” — E. Lockhart


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


“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” — George Elliston


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


“Be kind to the living.” — James McBride


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


“Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.” — Teresa of Avila


“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” — Publilius Syrus


“Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty.” — Phaedrus


“Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle.” — Ian Maclaren


“Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.” — Unknown


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


“Men are cruel, but Man is kind.” — Rabindranath Tagore


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


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


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


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


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


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


“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” — Dalai Lama


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


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


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


“Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.” — Unknown


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

“Speak your kind.” — Unknown


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


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


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


“Kindness gives birth to kindness.” — Sophocles


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


“To understand everything is to forgive everything.” — Osho


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


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


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


“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.” — Confucius


“Kind people are the best kind of people.” — Unknown


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“Be a little kinder than you have to.” — E. Lockhart


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


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Dalai Lama


“Kindness is wisdom.” — Philip James Bailey


“All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.” — Kathryn Stockett


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


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


“Everyone responds to kindness.” — Richard Gere


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


“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


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


“Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying egg.” — Coco Chanel


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


“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” — Mahatma Gandhi


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


“We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness.” — Frederick William Robertson


“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


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


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


“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” — Dalai Lama


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


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


“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


“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


“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” — Lao Tzu


“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


“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” — John Wooden


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


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


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


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


“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


“Extend yourself in kindness to other human being wherever you can.” — Oprah Winfrey


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


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


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


“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


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


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


“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


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


“The true and noble way to kill a foe, is not to kill him, – you, with kindness, may so change him, that he shall cease to be so, and then he’s slain.” — Unknown


“One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others’ work. It’s a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak.” — Travis Bradberry


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


“Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it’s just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that’s the key.” — Aaron Neville


“We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.” — Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire


“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


“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


“There is no substitute for kindness in the home. This lesson I learned from my father. He always listened to my mother’s advice. As a result, he was a better, wiser, and kinder man.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin


“I am not and never will be perfect. I am not always as honest, respectful, responsible, fair or as kind as I should be. All I can do is what I should do: strive every day, with every decision to be the best person I can be. I don’t expect to be perfect but I know I can be better.” — Michael Josephson


“I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.” — Pearl S. Buck


“When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.” — Willa Cather


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


“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind.” — Henri Frederic Amiel


“My dad worked for Nestle for 26 years and ended up being the mayor of our hometown. One of the lessons I learned from him was to never mistake kindness for weakness.” — Brad D. Smith


“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” — Og Mandino


“Kindness and intelligence don’t always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.” — Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


“Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy.” — Marcus Aurelius


“I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.” —  Misha Collins


“In the midst of global crises such as pollution, wars and famine, kindness may be too easily dismissed as a ‘soft’ issue, or a luxury to be addressed after the urgent problems are solved. But kindness is the greatest need in all those areas – kindness toward the environment, toward other nations, toward the needs of people who are suffering. Until we reflect basic kindness in everything we do, our political gestures will be fleeting and fragile.” — Bo Lozoff


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