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Kindness Quotes

Kindness Quotes capture some of the warmheartedness that makes the planet a nicer place to live.

Everyone from a child to an adult understands the importance of affection, gentleness, and care.

It’s been said that kindness is a language that everyone understands. Here are some of the most memorable thoughts on being kind.

Warmhearted Kindness Quotes.

Quotes about Kindness

1.) There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin

2.) Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

3.) Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

4.) Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength.
Saint Francis de Sales

5.) A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
William Arthur Ward

6.) When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

7.) Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Leo Buscaglia

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

9.) 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.
Nathaniel Branden

10.) Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society.
Mary Catherine Bateson

11.) The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.
Oscar de la Renta

12.) 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

13.) An affectionate disposition not only makes the mind more peaceful and calm, but it affects our body in a positive way too.
Dalai Lama

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Ralph Waldo Emerson quote on kindness.

Be Kind Quotes

14.) Live your life in such a way that you’ll be remembered for your kindness, compassion, fairness, character, benevolence, and a force for good who had much respect for life, in general.
Germany Kent

15.) Be kind to the things which are unimportant for you because at any time life can make them very important for you.
Mehmet Murat ildan

16.) Be soft, sweet, kind, and wild to be wonderful.
Debasish Mridha

17.) God is found by those, with kind hearts.
Bulleh Shah

18.) Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our hearts.
Rumi

Dalai Lama quotation on being kind.

Good Kindness Quotes

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

20.) The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.
Carson McCullers

21.) 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.
Dennis Prager

22.) So what if you’re right? So what if you’re wrong? In the end, you might be surprised to find that God doesn’t care so much about whether you were right or wrong but whether, despite it all, you were kind or cruel.
Richelle E. Goodrich

23.) One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.
Jim Rohn

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Generous Quotes

24.) We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Charlie Chaplin

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

26.) In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

27.) Let your intentions be good – embodied in good thoughts, cheerful words, and unselfish deeds – and the world will be to you a bright and happy place in which to work and play and serve.
Grenville Kleiser

28.) It’s so easy to laugh It’s so easy to hate It takes guts to be gentle and kind.
Steven Morrissey

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

30.) Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these, I commit my day.
Max Lucado

31.) Kind people are the best kind of people.
Unknown

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32.) Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hope, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

Kindheartedness Quotations

33.) A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving

34.) A kind heart speaks kind words.
Anthony D. Williams

35.) 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

36.) Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness and kindness in giving creates love.
Lao Tzu

37.) You are not here in the world for yourself. You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you.
Catherine Booth

38.) We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for anyone and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.
Amit Ray

Being Kind Sayings

39.) 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 Basil

40.) The secret of being loved is in being lovely, and the secret of being lovely is in being unselfish.
J. G. Holland

41.) What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all religions have this. We all lean towards love.
Richard Gere

42.) Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

43.) Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities that make a real gentleman or lady.
Thomas Huxley

44.) Times change, people change, thoughts about good and evil change, about true and false. But what always remains fast and steady is the affection that your friends feel for you, those who always have your best interest at heart.
Margot Frank

Best Kindness Sayings

45.) Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

47.) Kindness is universal. Sometimes being kind allows others to see the goodness in humanity through you. Always be kinder than necessary.
Germany Kent

48.) Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

49.) Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
George Sand

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

51.) Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis

52.) Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
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Short Warmhearted Kindness Quotes

53.) The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Kahlil Gibran

54.) What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

55.) Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life. 
Jackie Chan

56.) A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Amelia Earhart

57.) Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
Eric Hoffer

58.) There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

59.) The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
Sarah Fielding

60.) Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.
Tommy Lee Jones

61.) Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.
Charles Glassman

62.) A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert

63.) Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Friendliness Quotes

64.) 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.
Dalai Lama

65.) The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
Helen Keller

66.) From caring comes courage.
Lao Tzu

67.) Paradise is open to all kind hearts.
Pierre-Jean de Beranger

68.) The power of gentleness is irresistible.
Henry Martyn

69.) 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

70.) Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
Harold Kushner

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71.) There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.
Mother Teresa

72.) Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

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

74.) When perception, thoughtfulness, and understanding do meet, we can fashion a range of viable expectations and craft a world of togetherness.
Erik Pevernagie

75.) If there were one word that could act as a standard of conduct for one’s entire life, perhaps it would be ‘thoughtfulness.
Confucius

76.) You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
Publilius Syrus

Famous Kindness Quotes

77.) 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

78.) 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

79.) 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

80.) Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
Theodore Roosevelt

81.) Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

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