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

  3. 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

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

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

  7. 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

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

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

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

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

  12. a little more kindness...
  13. 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

  14. 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

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

  16. 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

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

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

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

  20. ...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

  21. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

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

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

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

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

  38. 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

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

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

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

  43. 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

  44. 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

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

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

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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

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

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

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

  57. 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

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

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

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

  62. 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

  63. 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

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

  65. 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

  66.  A smile ....It speaks of kindness and of love
  67. A smile ....It speaks of kindness and of love   Daniel C. Colesworthy, A Smile
    Smile Poems

  68. 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

  69. 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

  70. 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

  71. 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

  72. 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

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

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

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

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

  78. Kindness gives birth to kindness.  Sophocles
    Short Quotes

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

  81. 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

  82. 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

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

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

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

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

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

  91. 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

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

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

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

  96. 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

  97. 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

  98. Be kind to others even when you don't feel like it.
  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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

  102. a quote reminding us kindness is a factor of success
  103. 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

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

  105. 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

  106. 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

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

  109. 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

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

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

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

  114. ... 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

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

  116. 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

  117. a quote about passing on kindness
  118. 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

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

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

  122. 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

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

  125. 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

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

  128. 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

  129. 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

  130. inspirational kindness quote
  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

  134. 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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