87 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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    Short Kindness Quotes

    While these quotes may be brief they are full of kind-hearted thoughts and suggestions about the benefits of kindness.

  1. Kindness helps make you loving and good,
    Kindness helps make you do what you should.   Juanita Roach
    Kindness Poems

  2. short but inspiring kindness quotes
  3. There is no kindness in the world unless it is first shown.  Robert Rivers
    Motivational Quotes

  4. 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

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

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

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

  8. a little more kindness...
  9. 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

  10. 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

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

  12. 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

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

  14. encouraging quotes to be kind
  15. Kindness is for all times in all situations -- not just when it suits you.   Audray Landrum
    Quotes To Live By

  16. You can never show enough kindness to others.  Catherine Pulsifer

  17. 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

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

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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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

  24. quote about using kind words
  25. As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.   Katherine Francke
    Short Positive Quotes

  26. 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

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

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

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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

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

  35. motivational quote about kindness
  36. You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.   John Wooden
    Helping Others 

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

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

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

  40. Famous Quotes on Kindness

    Let these famous words remind you that offering affection and goodwill to others will always come back to you.

     Dalai Lama famous quote on kindness
  41. My religion is simple, my religion is kindness.   Dalai Lama
    Deep Quotes about Life

  42. 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

  43. 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

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

  45. 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

  46.  A smile ....It speaks of kindness and of love
  47. A smile ....It speaks of kindness and of love   Daniel C. Colesworthy, A Smile
    Smile Poems

  48. 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

  49. 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

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

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

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

  54. Kindness gives birth to kindness.  Sophocles
    Short Quotes

  55. a quote about the power of kindness
  56. I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.   Tennessee Williams
    Difficult Times

  57. 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

  58. 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

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

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

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

  63. a cute kindness quote
  64. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.  Audrey Hepburn
    Cute Quotes For Instagram

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

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

  67. 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

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

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

  70. Be Kind Quotes

    To be kind translates into showing generosity, compassion, and be a blessing to others.

    thoughtful kindness quotes
  71. Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  T.H. Thompson
    Make A Difference 

  72. 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

  73. 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

  74. Be kind to others even when you don't feel like it.
  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. 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

  78. a quote reminding us kindness is a factor of success
  79. 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

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

  81. 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

  82. 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

  83. quotes to inspire kindness
  84. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.  Eric Hoffer
    Live In The Moment

  85. 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

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

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

  88. a proverb on kindness
  89. One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.   Malayan Proverb
    Thought Provoking

  90. ... 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

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

  92. 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

  93. Act of Kindness Quotes

    Acts of kindness demonstrate a tenderness and a blessing towards each other. Rather than talk taking action and doing will result in a better world for everyone.

    a quote about passing on kindness
  94. 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

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

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

  98. 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

  99. An Irish Blessing about being kind
  100. May the kindness you spread, keep returning to you.   Irish Blessing
    Irish Blessing Quotes

  101. 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

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

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

  105. 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

  106. 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

  107. inspirational kindness quote
  108. 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

  109. 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

  110. 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

  111. 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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