Kindness is one of those attributes that makes a person beautiful. People who are kind go out of their way to help others not because they have to, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Genuinely good people do random acts of kindness in silence, without expecting anything in return. When you think about becoming the best version of yourself, this type of behavior should be among the first things to consider and the following kindness quotes are testimony of that.

A simple act of kindness goes a long way. Not only that it has a positive effect on others, but it will also make your day. It’s powerful that way — you get your reward as soon as you manage to replace a tear in someone’s eyes with a smile, and the feeling is priceless.

However, growing into a better person doesn’t always happen on its own. That’s why we need to teach children how to be kind. Kids will observe and imitate everything you do so make sure they see you helping others as often as possible. Then, create opportunities for them to practice caring and gratitude. Teach them to share their food, let other kids play with their toys or help a friend with homework. All these things, no matter how small they seem, will help your child turn into a kinder and happier person.

Kindness is an act of humanity that shows that in spite of all the madness that this world is, there’s still good in people’s hearts. So be kind whenever and to whomever you can – this world is already full of selfish people.

Below are some of the best kindness quotes that will encourage you to become a better person.

Best kindness quotes

woman petting a dog

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

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Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

THEODORE ISAAC RUBIN

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

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.

ROALD DAHL

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

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

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

AESOP

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Kindness quotes for kids

innocent child holding a dove

Always be a little kinder than necessary.

JAMES M. BARRIE


Teaching kids good manners is teaching them about kindness, consideration, and respect.

CLAIRE STRANBERG

The simple act of caring is heroic.

EDWARD ALBERT

Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

HENRY JAMES

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

DR. SEUSS

If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.

DOLLY PARTON

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!

GEORGE ELLISTON

Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.

A. A. MILNE

Quotes about kindness and compassion

homeless guy receving help from stranger

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

MARK TWAIN

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

20 Beautiful Charles Dickens Quotes on Kindness and Gratitude

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

ALBERT SCHWEITZER

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

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

SENECA

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.

JOHN GERZEMA

Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.

CHERYL STRAYED

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

STEVE MARABOLI

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud

MAYA ANGELOU

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up

JESSE JACKSON

Quotes about humility and kindness

man in a suit reaches out to old homeless man

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

ANDREW ISKANDER

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

Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure.

KING SOLOMON

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

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

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.

MARY ANNE RADMACHER

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

MOTHER TERESA

Love and kindness quotes

kind woman talking to a friend

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

LAO TZU

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

JOSEPH JOUBERT

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

MOTHER TERESA

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

DR. SEUSS

Short kindness quotes

beautiful smile of a young woman

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!

GEORGE ELLISTON

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

DALAI LAMA

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

We rise by lifting others.

ROBERT INGERSOLL

Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.

BLAISE PASCAL

Act of kindness quotes

smiling doctor gently listening to the heartbeat of a baby

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

RALPH WALDO EMERSON


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

SOPHOCLES

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

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

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

SCOTT ADAMS

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

AESOP

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

AMELIA EARHART

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

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.

BOB KERREY

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.

ERIC HOFFER

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.

ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT


You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness.

ANNE FRANK