130 Kindness Quotes

A collection of kindness quotes; famous short words reminding us to be kind and demonstrate acts of kindness every day. When we demonstrate small acts of graciousness and generosity it truly does make a positive difference in people's lives.

Kindness can be demonstrated in many ways: in generosity, in compassion and tolerance for others, being cordial, showing hospitality, and being courteous to others. It could be described as goodwill and a gentleness. The effects of being kind to others can never be minimized.

Introduced in 1998, World Kindness Day is celebrated on November 13th, 2019. in many countries around the world.

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  1. Kindness to your fellow man and woman will also help align you with your greater purpose and create good feelings about yourself. Cary David Richards, The Happiness Habit
    Poems of Encouragement



  2. Blame no one; do not expect something in return for kindness and generosity for this demonstrates the love of Christ. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Christian Poems



  3. The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.   Charles Kuralt
    Poems about Life



  4. Red roses, if my heart is sweet with love for all my own; and heart's-ease springing at my feet for every kindness shown.   Mabel Earle, A Life Garden
    Garden Poems



  5. The kind things you meant to say when they [friends] are gone, say before they go. Author Unknown, Do Not Keep
    Friendship Poems



  6. There is no kindness in the world unless it is first shown.
  7. There is no kindness in the world unless it is first shown.  Robert Rivers
    Motivational Quotes



  8. Though the bad deeds have angered the mind or caused some to say how they hate they'll remember your deeds that were kind but ne'er the abuse they must take. Unknown, Daily Service
    Good Poems



  9. February Babies, next, have "Kindness" for their daily text!   Althea Randolph, A Year Of Babies
    Baby Poems



  10. The success of marriages and all other close relationships depends upon slowing down enough and opening up enough to create a space that welcomes simple, kind words.   Edward M. Hallowell Md, Married to Distraction
    Poems About Family



  11. It is only when people begin to care for each other that the fineness of human nature is seen. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, Your Character
    Poems About Character



  12. Who lives for kindness gives a light to darkened lands   Max Ehrmann, Kindness
    Desiderata Poem



  13. For deeds of loving kindness will in reflex influence return Nannie H. Woodruff, Happiness
    Poems About Happiness



  14. Use your gentlest voice at home; watch it day by day as a pearl of great price. A kind word is a joy, like a lark's song to the home hearth.   Author Unknown
    Poems About Home



  15. If you want to be popular, never say an unkind word about anyone.   Unknown, If
    Poems About Stress



  16. Strength for to-day ...to scatter kind words and loving deeds Mrs. M. A. Kidder, Strength
    Poems About Strength



  17. A little more kindness, a little less creed - A little more giving, a little less greed
  18. A little more kindness, a little less creed - A little more giving, a little less greed   Author Unknown, A Little More
    Living A Simple Life



  19. Let's go and speak a kindly word to cheer his weary lot, that will be by far the best, for God has said, "Judge not."   Lillian E. Curtis, Judge Not
    Judging Others Poems



  20. Did you give him a word? Did you show him the road, or did you just let him go on with his load? Unknown, Did You?
    Giving Poems



  21. As we journey down the road, let us share each other's load, let's be kind.   Unknown, Let's Be Kind
    Poems For Teenagers



  22. It's a good old world we're livin' in...for had I never shed a tear nor known what sorrow's rends are, I never would have learned down here how kind an' good my friends are.   Edgar A. Guest, A Good World
    Inspirational Friendship Poems



  23. Kindness helps make you loving and good,  kindness helps make you do what you should.   Juanita Roach
    Words To Live By



  24. ... think kindly of one's neighbor....speak kindly to him....act kindly toward him.   Unknown, Three Steps
    Poems About Peace



  25. Home is where affection binds gentle hearts in union, where the voices all are kind   Unknown, Where Is Home?
    Poems About Home



  26. Another motto I had and which is the last one I will mention was this 'To cultivate kindness is a great part of the business of life. If we always showed kindness to everyone we should always be happy."   E. A. R. Shepherd, My Mottoes
    New Year Poems



  27. Some kindly word my heart has stirred and caused my spirits to ascend. Edgar A. Guest
    Friends Are Blessings



  28. And little acts of charity, and little deeds of love, may make this world a paradise, like to that world above.   S. W. Irvin, A Little Sonnet About Little Things
    Little Things Poems



  29. What is the work I have done today....A kindly word, or a cheery smile Maxwell's Talisman, Done Today
    A New Day



  30. A Father Is . . . .an example of kindness
    A Father Is



  31. A word, a smile, a kindly glance, hath power to help another Leonora Milliken Boss, A Lesson
    Life Lessons



  32. If kindness were never a part of ourselves, though we owned all the land we could see..., what a dreary old world it would be! Edgar A. Guest
    The Making Of Friends



  33. ...count the things that we have done..., find one self-denying act, one word that eased the heart of him who heard; one glance most kind that felt like sunshine where it went, then we may count the day well spent. Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Our Daily Reckoning
    Sunshine Poems



  34. I believe that if everyone took a little more time to express a thank-you, then the world would be a kinder and sweeter place to live.   Ali Lauren Spizman
    Thank You Poems



  35. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  Mark Twain
    Cute Quotes



  36. Kindness is for all times in all situations -- not just when it suits you.
  37. Kindness is for all times in all situations -- not just when it suits you. Audray Landrum
    Quotes To Live By



  38. A little word in kindness spoken...has often healed the heart that's broken Daniel C. Colesworthy, A Little Word
    Give Every Day



  39. Be kind to others and lend a helping hand - never forget your values; when needed take a stand   Catherine Pulsifer, Our Little Boy
    Son Poems



  40. Do kindly acts at time of need, ere the chance be gone; thus you will plant the seed of deeds now unknown.   Unknown, Only
    Good Morning Poems



  41. ....some humble lip can have to say - when our spirits have soared aloft, "Her kind words have cheered me oft," Ah, brightest memory, to live, and live for aye.   Lillian E. Curtis, What Shall We Leave On Memory's Page?
    Lend A Hand



  42. Can a hasty word ever be unsaid, or a deed unkind undone?
    Easy Poems for Kids



  43. Slightest actions often meet the sorest needs, for the world wants daily little kindly deeds   Lanta Wilson Smith, Scatter Sunshine
    This Too Shall Pass



  44. You can never show enough kindness to others. Catherine Pulsifer
    Appreciation


  45. ....be grateful for every kindness that others can do us James Freeman Clarke, Lost
    Respect Poems



  46. I'm glad that I did a kindly act to him who did me wrong Blanche Tromble Evans, I Did My Best
    Poems For Women



  47. Let us radiate more sunshine to our fellow-men and scatter with a spendthrift hand the seeds of kindness and charity. M. A. Ferguson
    Positive Poems



  48. I like Dad...[he] helps folks in need, is always kind to everyone. No wonder I like Dad and try my best to do Ida Tyson Wagner, I Like Dad
    Dad Poems



  49. And as we spend each minute that God to us has given, the deeds are known before his throne, the tale is told in heaven. Christopher Pearse Cranch, The Hours
    Poems About Time



  50. It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you. Cort Flint
    Positive Quotes



  51. Kindness is a choice. . . Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
  52. Kindness is a choice. . . Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.   Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
    Life Choices



  53. Then let your little lights e'er shine, strive some kind act to do each day   John Franklin Bair, Little Things
    Poems For Kids



  54. Forget each kindness that you do, as soon as you have done it Priscilla Leonard, Forget - Remember
    Keys For Life



  55. Words spoken with kindness, caring, and love can build up and encourage thousands upon thousands Byron Pulsifer
    Think Before We Speak



  56. Hasten we must or we shall lose the chance to give the gentle word, the kindly glance. Bessie L. Bennett, Give Sunshine
    The Value Of A Smile



  57. K is for the kindness that we all hope to share. Julie Hebert, My A to Z of Wonderful Things in Life
    Wonderful Things



  58. You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.  Publilius Syrus
    Attitude 



  59. As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.
  60. As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech. Katherine Francke
    Short Positive Quotes



  61. Each kindly act is an acorn dropped in God’s productive soil; though you may not know, yet the tree shall grow and shelter the brows that toil.   Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    You Can Never Tell



  62. Kindness reveals the dignity, value, and beauty of all the people we encounter on the path of everyday life. Tara Cousineau PhD, The Kindness Cure
    Journey of Life



  63. Should a friend be in need of advice or kind deed, don't begrudge him your comfort to lend John Imrie, Never Go Back On A Friend
    Life Mottos



  64. May I forget what ought to be forgotten; and recall....that ought to be recalled, each kindly thing Mary Carolyn Davies
    A Prayer For Every Day



  65. Through kindness, and thus through affection, honesty, truth, and justice toward everyone else, we ensure our own benefit.   Piero Ferrucci, The Power of Kindness
    Truth



  66. Be honest and kind - you will make people smile you will find. Catherine Pulsifer, Dad's Advice and Wisdom
    Fathers Day Inspirational Poems



  67. Never laugh at other people, to joke and make fun J. J. Thorne
    Our Personal Duty



  68. ...people who are kind to animals will more likely exhibit compassion toward other people.
  69. ...people who are kind to animals will more likely exhibit compassion toward other people.  Wayne Pacelle
    Be Kind To Animals



  70. A smile is one the sweetest and most helpful ministries of kindness that every one of us has in his power to give to the world.   Eliza Riley
    Smile



  71. One little deed, one thought, one act, will bring reward to you when aid is given to someone who strays   Everett Wentworth Hill, Something You Can Do
    Poems About Helping Others



  72. Having more energy to spread love and kindness is a wonderful side effect of self-care ...  Eliza Riley Gift Potter, Spellwork for Self-Care
    Take Care Of Yourself



  73. We wildly underestimate the power of the tiniest personal touch of kindness.  Author Unknown
    Thoughtful 



  74. You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
  75. You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. John Wooden
    Helping Others 



  76. Thanks for each kindly word, each silent token Henry W Longfellow, Thanks
    Thank You Friend



  77. If no kindly thought or word we can give, some soul to bless....tho' 'tis summer in the sky yet 'tis winter in the heart!  Unknown, Summer and Winter
    Summer Poems



  78. As we journey on Life's way. It's the simple things that please us like a willing kindness done. John McLeod
    Simplicity Poems



  79. With so much negativity in our world ... the most important thing is kindness towards others.  Eldonna Lewis Fernandez
    Life Is Too Short 



  80. My religion is simple, my religion is kindness.
  81. My religion is simple, my religion is kindness.   Dalai Lama
    Deep Quotes about Life



  82. Oh, the world is full of kindness, thronged with men who want to be of some service to their neighbors...   Edgar A. Guest, An Easy World
    Poems About Truth



  83. When day is done ...Remember then the deeds you've done, recall the words you've said.   Althea Randolph, When The Day Is Done
    Famous Poems



  84. Kindness denotes a benevolent heart. It shines as a morning rose of May   J.J. Thorne
    Love And Kindness



  85. It wasn't the food that your money bought, or the clothes he had needed so, but the spirit change that your kindness wrought   Strickland Gillilan
    The Greatest Gift



  86.  A smile ....It speaks of kindness and of love
  87. A smile ....It speaks of kindness and of love   Daniel C. Colesworthy, A Smile
    Smile Poems



  88. May every soul that touches mine- be it the slightest contact - get therefrom some good, some little grace - one kindly thought.   Dr. Eliot, One Kindly Thought
    Meaningful Poems



  89. Are you willing... To make a grave for your ugly thoughts and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open?   Henry VanDyke, Ready To Keep Christmas
    Christmas Card Poem



  90. Turn not from your brother who strangely has err'd....in kindness approach him - with tenderness speak - if vic'ous, be gentle - Support him, if weak.   Daniel C. Colesworthy
    Your Brother



  91. It was only a kindly word, and a word that was lightly spoken; yet not in vain for it stilled the pain   Unknown, Easily Given
    A Smile Costs Nothing



  92. I would rather have one pleasant word in kindness said to me, than flattery when my heart is still and life has ceased to be.  Unknown, Kindness During Life
    Be Appreciative



  93. Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on;
    ‘Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on  Henry Burton
    Pass It On



  94. One never knows how far a word of kindness goes.
  95. One never knows how far a word of kindness goes. Edgar A. Guest
    One Never Knows



  96. Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. Miguel de Cervantes
    Short Inspirational Quotes



  97. Love is a flame that must be fed with kindness from the start James Henry Thomas, Love's Requisite
    Short Love Poems



  98. Kindness gives birth to kindness.  Sophocles
    Short Quotes



  99. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
  100. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.   Tennessee Williams
    Difficult Times



  101. Man is ever in a struggle and he's oft misunderstood...But at Christmas kindness rules him and he puts himself aside  Edgar A. Guest
    Christmas Poems



  102. We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.   Whoopi Goldberg
    Optimistic



  103. The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth. Albert Einstein
  104. The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.  Albert Einstein
    Poems About Hope



  105. As we journey on Life's way. It's the simple things that please us like a willing kindness done.   John McLeod
    Life Journey



  106. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns. Marc Estrin
    Learning



  107. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
  108. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.   Audrey Hepburn
    Cute Quotes For Instagram



  109. If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.  Bob Hope
    Trouble



  110. The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness and sympathy will always be cheerful. Parke Godwin
    Sympathy



  111. 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
    Motivational Poems



  112. Love is kind, warm and tender, above slander and scorn J. J. Thorne
    Love Is



  113. "For kind words oft cheer the proud broken heart, and raise the soul from gloom and despair" Mary C Ryan
    Tis Only A Rosebud



  114. Be kind.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
  115. Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.   T.H. Thompson
    Make A Difference 



  116. 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
    Risk



  117. Because "kindness" is a humble word, it does not invite arrogant debates and conflicts that pit us against them.  Tara Cousineau PhD
    Short Deep Quotes



  118. Be kind to others even when you don't feel like it.
  119. Be kind to others even when you don't feel like it. We all face challenges and issues and by spreading kindness we are making the world a better place. Byron Pulsifer
    Just For Today



  120. Harsh and imprudent words, makes many devoted cry.  Let our speech be kind and gentle. Kind words never die.   J. J. Thorne
    Kind Words Are Like Honey



  121. Do all the good you can. By all the means you can.
    In all the ways you can. In all the places you can.
    At all the times you can. To all the people you can.
    As long as ever you can.     John Wesley
    Graduation Poems



  122. Interestingly enough, although kindness has a good chance of leading to success, kindness will always lead to happiness.
  123. Interestingly enough, although kindness has a good chance of leading to success, kindness will always lead to happiness. So if you want to be happy, be kind.  David T. Fagan
    Happiness 



  124. Through kindness, and thus through affection, honesty, truth, and justice toward everyone else, we ensure our own benefit.   Piero Ferrucci, The Power of Kindness
    Justice



  125. In careless words we riot, and life would be sore. If tongues would but be quiet, and the heart say more.   Walt Mason
    Planting Seeds Of Kindness



  126. We do not live to be selfish; we live to bless others with the bounties we have been graciously given.  Byron R. Pulsifer
    Life Journey Quotes



  127. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
  128. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.   Eric Hoffer
    Live In The Moment



  129. Being kind to yourself is the first thing to learn, and one of the only specific life instructions I remember from my mother.   David Friedman, We Can Be Kind
    Mothers Day Messages



  130. May the kindness that was shown to me
    Be kindness that I return so easy   Catherine Pulsifer, A Life Full of Gratitude
    Gratitude Poems



  131. Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.  Author Unknown
    Life Quotes



  132.  One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
  133. One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. Malayan Proverb
    Thought Provoking



  134. ... believe me: being kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity - will make you happier and more connected to everything and everyone than you have ever been. It will bring you peace... Bernadette Russell
    Opportunity



  135. Up right and honest deeds, gains friends and loses foes J. J. Thorne
    The Heart's Repose



  136. We can view the world in one of two ways. We can look out and see all the negativity and heartache that occurs or we can choose to focus on all the kindness and generosity and draw from its strength.  Michelle Tupy
    Strong



  137. Have you had a kindness shown?
  138. Have you had a kindness shown?
    Pass it on; Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years,
    Let it wipe another's tears, Til in Heaven the deed appears - Pass it on.  Henry Burton
    Heaven Poems



  139. ... it is often doing all the little acts of kindness that demonstrate a healthy and ongoing love relationship   Byron Pulsifer
    Broken Romance



  140. Acts of kindness from both strangers and friends can turn around a situation and leave a lasting memory. Stephannie Hughes
  141. Acts of kindness from both strangers and friends can turn around a situation and leave a lasting memory.  Stephannie Hughes 
    Making Memories Quotes



  142. To pass by someone on the street who is obviously in desperate need is to forsake the primary mandate of humanity.  Theodore W. Higgingsworth
    Inspirational Quotes About Life and Struggles



  143. May the kindness you spread, keep returning to you.
  144. May the kindness you spread, keep returning to you. Irish Blessing
    Irish Blessing Quotes



  145. Every word that conveys altruism, amiability, consideration, helpfulness, care, or concern has no meaning unless it is followed by a genuine and graceful action devoid of expecting something in return.  Freddy J. W. Parkes
    Graduation Sayings



  146. One deed of kindness every day be earnest to perform
  147. One deed of kindness every day be earnest to perform   Daniel C. Colesworthy
    Showing Kindness To Others



  148. We all know someone who has changed our life in some way, big or small. We all have seen people acting in kindness or love. We all know how much better it feels to stir the good than to spill the bad.  AnnaMarie McHargue, People Are Good
    Quotes about Change



  149. There is no tally sheet in the exchange of small kindnesses; but there is shared memory and, from each person, the assurances of good things to come.  Lady Borton
    Memories 



  150. Kindness is magic, it's the breeze that gently touches everybody
  151. Kindness is magic, it's the breeze that gently touches everybody,
    Drifting like a viral flu, a contagious epidemic,
    That moves from one person to another silently...  Cesar Moran-Cahusac
    Inspirational Poems



  152. With the right treatments - including unlikely friendships, art, and community building - we can grow a more muscular kind of empathy, and broaden our kindness along the way. Jamil Zaki, The War for Kindness
    Experience



  153. If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?  Nonpareil
    Wealth



  154. May your day be filled with kindness towards others and when you demonstrate an unselfish attitude and understanding, and mercy, you will find it will be returned to you! We hope these quotations have given you food for thought!


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