41 Kindness Quotes

Updated May 21, 2019

Kindness: It is the power and life-changing attitude. The effects of kindness can never be minimized. This collection of kindness quotes demonstrates that no matter how small our act of graciousness is, it truly does make a positive difference in people's lives.

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

  2. A demonstration of offering another person what they desperately need to survive is not a matter of the mind but of the heart. B. C. Artworst

  3. There is no kindness in the world unless it is first shown. Robert Rivers

  4. To pass by someone on the street who is obviously in desperate need is to forsake the primary mandate of humanity. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  5. Kindness shown by a fool is worth more than gold given by a hypocrite. Byron R. Pulsifer

  6. I've never met a person in need who begs for riches but only for that which gives sustenance within the day. H.H. Hopalotomus

  7. 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

  8. Kindness is but the trap laid by those who silently shout out to you for help. Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  9. Never despise anyone who falls into subject poverty or those who through no fault find themselves captured by the vagaries of life. Let it not be said that you have denied assistance beyond that which you truthfully know you can well afford to supply without seeking repayment or recognition of any sort in and of notable measure. Byron R. Pulsifer

  10. You can never show enough kindness to others.

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

  12. My religion is simple, my religion is kindness. Dalai Llama

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  13. Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. Miguel de Cervantes

  14. Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles

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

  16. 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

  17. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. Tennessee Williams

  18. 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

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  19. 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

  20. The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. Charles Kuralt

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

  22. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. Audrey Hepburn

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

  24. It is difficult to give away kindness. It keeps coming back to you. Cort Flint

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

  26. 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

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  27. 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

  28. Kindness is for all times in all situations -- not just when it suits you. Audray Landrum

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

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

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  31. As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech. Katherine Francke br>
  32. Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. T.H. Thompson

  33. The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth. Albert Einstein

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. ... 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, The Little Book of Kindness

  37. With so much negativity in our world ... the most important thing is kindness towards others. Eldonna Lewis Fernandez

  38. 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

  39. 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, An Unexpected Kindness

  40. 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

  41. 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: 100 True Stories to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

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