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Kindness Quotes

Abraham Joshua Heschel

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Albert Einstein

A fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.

Albert Schweitzer

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

Alexander Pope

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

Alfred Fripp

If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind.

Andrew Iskander

Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can.

Annie Lennox

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.

Antonio Porchia

When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering I feel that I am a little cruel.

Audrey Hepburn

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Barbara De Angelis

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Franklin

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

Bob Hope

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble

Booker T. Washington

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.

Charles H. Spurgeon

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

Charles Kuralt

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.

Chinese Proverb

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.

Cleveland Amory

What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind.

Confucius

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity.

Confucius

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

Dan Bennett

Real charity doesn't care if it's tax-deductible or not.

Dave Barry

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. 

Dennis Prager

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.

Ellen DeGeneres

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.

Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. 

Frank A. Clark

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. 

Frank Tyger

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

George Elliston

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!

George Washington Carver

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  

H. Jackson Brown, Jr

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.

Henry Boye

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  

Henry James

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.

Isaac Beshevis Singer

Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.

James M. Barrie

Always be a little kinder than necessary. 

James Matthew Barrie

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.  

Jesse Jackson

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.

John E. Southard

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

John Ruskin

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.

John Steinbeck

It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Wooden

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

Joseph Joubert

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

Karl Reiland

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. 

Khalil Gibran

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Khalil Gibran

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

Lama Willa Miller

Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way. 

Lao Tzu

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Leo Buscaglia

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.

Malayan Proverb

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

Malcolm S. Forbes

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. 

Marian Wright Edelman

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain

If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape?  No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love. 

Mary Engelbreit

Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside. 

Max Beerbohm

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.  

Maya Angelou

Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

Mignon McLaughlin

Don't be yourself - be someone a little nicer. 

Mother Teresa

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.

My So Called Life

Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart.

Nathaniel Brand

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.

Nelson Henderson

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. 

Og Mandino

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.

Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Princess Diana

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ram Dass

Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag. 

Robert Brault

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

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. 

Rudyard Kipling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.  

Russian Proverb

A kind word is like a Spring day

Saint Basil

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.

Saint Vincent de Paul

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances. 

Samuel Johnson

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

Seneca

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

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.

Thomas Carlyle

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.

Thomas Fuller

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.  

Unknown

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.

Unknown

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. 

Unknown

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.

Unknown

Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.

Unknown

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

Unknown

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.

Unknown

In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more.

Unknown

The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.

Unknown

Kindness is the greatest wisdom. 

Unknown

Love someone who doesn't deserve it.

Unknown

Kind people are the best kind of people.

William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Feather

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. 

William Penn

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.

Willie Davis

If you step on people in this life, you're going to come back as a cockroach.  

Winston Churchill

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.