57 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.

In addition to the quotations below, you may enjoy a Kindness Poem.

    Short Kindness Quotes

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

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

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

  3. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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

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

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

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

  21. 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
  22. My religion is simple, my religion is kindness.
    Dalai Lama
    Deep Quotes about Life

  23. One never knows how far a word of kindness goes.
    Edgar A. Guest
    Kindness Poem

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

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

  26. Kindness gives birth to kindness.
    Short Quotes

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

  29. 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

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

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

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

  33. a cute kindness quote
  34. For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
    Audrey Hepburn
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  35. If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
    Bob Hope

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

  37. 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

  38. Be Kind Quotes

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

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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. a quote reminding us kindness is a factor of success
  43. 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

  44. 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

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

  46. 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

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

  49. 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

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

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

  53. ... 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

  54. 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

  55. 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

  56. 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
  57. 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

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

  59. 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
    Poems of Encouragement

  60. 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

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

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

  64. 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

  65. 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

  66. 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

  67. inspirational kindness quote
  68. 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

  69. 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

  70. 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?

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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