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40 Powerful & Inspirational KIndness Quotes To Help You Become a More Loving, Generous, Compassionate and Humble Person

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.

The best quotes on kindness

It is important to be empathetic and kind to others. When there are so many people suffering in the world, kindness can open doors for them and for you. Being compassionate to yourself or others may bring you peace and inspire you to do more. These following quotes will help you understand just how precious kindness is.

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 (more Princess Diana quotes)

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

JACKIE CHAN

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 accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.

PUBILIUS SYRUS

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

ERIC HOFFER

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.

GEORGE ELIOT

The kindness that’s been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it’s really saved my life.

LADY GAGA (more Lady Gaga quotes)

In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.

BUDDHA (more Buddha quotes)

A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.

DALAI LAMA (more Dalai Lama quotes)

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 (more Roald Dahl quotes)

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

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.

AMELIA BARR

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 (more Abraham Lincoln quotes)

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

AESOP

Kindness quotes for kids

Research shows that empathy is one of eight core abilities that drive successful kids. Kindness quotes can help to engage in meaningful conversations about compassion and empathy with children. It is important to foster these qualities, as kids represent our future.

Kindness quotes for kids

Always be a little kinder than necessary.

JAMES M. BARRIE

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

ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

MARGARET MEAD

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

ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.

PABLO CASALS

If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness.

AESOP

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

BISHOP ROBERT SOUTH

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

Compassion is crucial for our personal development, relationships, and society as a whole. We need compassion and kindness in order to form harmonious relationships, minimize stress and enhance emotional intelligence. Here are inspirational quotes on compassion from historical figures.

Quotes about kindness and compassion

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud

MAYA ANGELOU

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.

HAROLD S. KUSHNER

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

DALAI LAMA

We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.

MARY DAVIS

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.

TAHEREH MAFI

Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves.

PEMA CHODRON

When we match compassion with purpose, we being to conquer the world.

ZACHARIAH THOMPSON

Make no judgments where you have no compassion.

ANNE MCCAFFREY

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

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

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

JESSE JACKSON

Quotes about humility and kindness

A few kind words may not solve someone’s problems, but they can give one the strength to deal with them. Little acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed. And when you’re kind to others, they in turn learn from you.

Quotes about humility and kindness

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

MOTHER TERESA

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

RONALD REAGAN

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.

CHARLES GLASSMAN

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

BOB KERREY

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

SARAH FIELDING

Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.

KAHLIL GIBRAN

A great man is always willing to be little.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

THOMAS MERTON

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

Love and kindness quotes

There are so many ways one can define kindness in their lives. For starters, kindness is a quality or type of behaviour that is characterized by acts of generosity, consideration, and care, and concern for others. It is a virtue that is prized in almost every culture and religion in the world. It’s no wonder that it goes hand in hand with love.

Love and kindness quotes

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.

HADA BEJAR

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.

MARLENE DIETRICH

Politeness is the flower of humanity.

JOSEPH JOUBERT

To understand everything is to forgive everything.

OSHO

Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.

SAM ALTMAN

Kids want to appear tough and independent. Adults want to appear kind and perfect. The wise are just kind.

MAXIME LAGACÉ

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY

Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him.

FRANK A. CLARK

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

You can win the world only with kindness. Kindness can help you move mountains. It is a sword to each and every difficulty.

Short kindness quotes

How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!

GEORGE ELLISTON

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

THOMAS CARLYLE

An egoist lives in poverty. A kind person lives in abundance.

MAXIME LAGACÉ

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.

CONFUCIUS

One can’t be kind to one person and cruel to another.

MORARJI DESAI

Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth.

C. A. BARTOL

To belittle, you have to be little.

KAHLIL GIBRAN

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

JOHN HOLMES

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

No matter what time of the day or year it is, take a moment to bring a smile to someone else’s face. Your small, kind gesture could make their day or even change their life. Here are some quotes that can inspire your next act of kindness.

Act of kindness quotes

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

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share.

BO LOZOFF

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.

PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

DALAI LAMA

There are two ways of spreading light. To be a candle or mirror that reflects it.

EDITH WHARTON

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.

JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL

Yet, at the same time, we see extreme acts of kindness, selfless acts of courage and people doing all manner of good in the world.

ELIZABETH EDWARDS

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


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