Quotes on Kindness

To celebrate World Kindness Day, we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite kindness quotes – the kind of quotes that remind you the power of a single act of selfless kindness. Let’s change the world together, one act of kindness at a time. We hope these quotes warm your heart.

“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.” —Roahl Dahl

“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

“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” —Wes Angelozzi

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

“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

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —The 14th Dalai Lama

Be Kind Quotes

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

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

“He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.”  Abu Bakr

“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

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

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

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone.” —Sam Levenson

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

“That is what compassion does. It challenges our assumptions, our sense of self-limitation, worthlessness, of not having a place in the world, our feelings of loneliness and estrangement. These are narrow, constrictive states of mind. As we develop compassion, our hearts open.” —Sharon Salzberg

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

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

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” —Steve Maraboli

“Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.” —Abraham Lincoln

 “We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle.” – Clemantine Wamariya

Kindness Quotes

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

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

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

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” —Maya Angelou

“We ought to be vigilantes for kindness and consideration.” – Letitia Baldrige

 

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