Kindness Quotes

Here are some of the best kindness quotes that motivate you to make the world a better place.

Kindness is a trait or pattern of behavior marked by acts of charity, consideration, and concern for others.

Take a moment to be kind to someone else on Random Acts of Kindness Day or any other day of the year. Your tiny act of kindness may brighten their day or even change their life.

140+ Kindness Quotes Being The Best Act

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.― J.K. Rowling

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.― J.K. Rowling

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.___Lao Tzu


I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can’t do without them.__Brigitte Bardot


You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.___Captain Beefheart


Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.___Isaac Bashevis Singer

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.___Isaac Bashevis Singer

The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.___Charles de Lint


Kindness is strength. – Robert G. Ingersoll


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

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

Kindness has no religion. Religions are like narrow tracks but kindness is like an open sky.___Amit Ray


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.― Plato


How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.___Morgan Freeman

How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.___Morgan Freeman

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.___Mother Teresa


Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. – Sophocles


Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.___Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.___Plato

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.― Roy T. Bennett


There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.___Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay it Forward

There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.___Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay it Forward

Quotes about Kindness

Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe.___Gordon B. Hinckley


A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – William Arthur Ward

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.___Mother Teresa


What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.___Barbara Kingsolver


Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.― Roy T. Bennett

Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.― Roy T. Bennett

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.___Helen James


I think people are willing to talk about anything if you come to it with kindness.___Jacqueline Woodson


Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.__Roy T. Bennett


Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.― Henry James


Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in our own.___Adam Lindsay Gordon


Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called kindness.___A.S. Byatt

Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called kindness.___A.S. Byatt

You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!___Anne Frank


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

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

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.___R.J. Palacio, Wonder


One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.___Ezra Taft Benson


Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. – Joseph Joubert

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. – Joseph Joubert

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.___Leo Buscaglia


My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.___Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.___Dalai Lama

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.___Theodore Isaac Rubin


Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world.__Annie Lennox


If you do something with acceptance and kindness, you can create a true friendship.___Dustin Lance Black


Kindness means building bridges instead of walls.___Unknown

Kindness means building bridges instead of walls.___Unknown

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings.___Pearl S. Buck


Silence the angry man with love. Silence the ill-natured man with kindness. Silence the miser with generosity. Silence the liar with truth.___Buddha


We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.___Charlie Chaplin


No one has ever become poor by giving.― Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving.― Anne Frank

Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.___Samuel Johnson


Kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men’s hearts become stronger than the bond and obligation of words.___Thomas More, Utopia


How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!___George Elliston

How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!___George Elliston

You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.___Dolly Parton


Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.___Henry James


What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.___Khalil Gibran


My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.― Dalai Lama XIV


Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.___Tommy Lee Jones

Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.___Tommy Lee Jones

If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.___Lao Tzu


Practice kindness – particularly when you feel irritated or things are not going well. Kindness hardly ever goes wrong.___Lewis Richmond


Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.___Henry Van Dyke


Mean girls go far in high school. Kind women go far in life.___Mandy Hale

Mean girls go far in high school. Kind women go far in life.___Mandy Hale

Be a little kinder than you have to.― E. Lockhart


If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. – Douglas Coupland


Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.___George Sand


The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.___Albert Einstein


I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals.___Brendan Behan


Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.___Albert Schweitzer


Hate ricochets, but kindness does too.__Robin Roe

Hate ricochets, but kindness does too.__Robin Roe

Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.― R.J. Palacio


Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.___Dennis Prager


The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry.__Billy Graham


A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.___Thomas Carlyle


A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.__John Ruskin

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.__John Ruskin

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.___Mahatma Gandhi


All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.___Kathryn Stockett, The Help


Forget injuries; never forget kindness.___Confucius


I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.___Lady Gaga


Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the figure of a free people.___Franklin D. Roosevelt


Love and kindness go hand in hand. – Marian Keyes


The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.___Maya Angelou


Each smallest act of kindness, reverberates across great distances and spans of time –affecting lives unknown to the one who’s generous spirit, was the source of this good echo. Because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage, years later, and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil.___Dean Koontz


Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.___Kahlil Gibran


Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.___P.D. James


It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are.___Sharon Salzberg


He is as full of valor as of kindness. Princely in both.___William Shakespeare, Henry V


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


We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.___Ray Bradbury, Farenheit 451


Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.___Syed Balkhi


A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.___Steve Maraboli


We’re all born with selfish desires, so we can all relate to those feelings in others. But kindness is something made individually by each person…so it’s easy to misunderstand when others are trying to be kind to you.___Natsuki Takaya


Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.___Amy Leigh Mercree


Because I haven’t yet learned the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.___Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl


Be kind to people whether they deserve your kindness or not. If your kindness reaches the deserving good for you if your kindness reaches the undeserving take joy in your compassion.___James Fadiman


Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.___Kirpal Singh


Choose being kind over being right and you’ll be right every time.___Richard Carlson


Be kind in your actions. Do not think that you are the only one who can do efficient work, work worth showing. This makes you harsh in your judgment of others who may not have the same talents. Do your best and trust that others do their best. And be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.___Mother Teresa


A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.__Amelia Earhart


Be a little kinder than you have to. – E. Lockhart


When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.__Buddha


Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.___Bob Kerrey


You’ve got to be kind. – Kurt Vonnegut


If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.___Thich Nhat Hanh


Always be kind, but kindness doesn’t mean that you have to not say what you think.__Grace VanderWaal


Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.___J.M. Barrie


When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.___Abraham Joshua Heschel


It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.___Aldous Huxley


One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.__Jack Kerouac


If you can be anything, be kind.___Unknown


Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.___Thomas Fuller


Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.___Mencius


When you treat yourself with the kindness and high regard that you would give to one of your spiritual heroes, your body becomes the epicenter of quiet joy rather than a battlefield for the ego.___Debbie Ford


I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.___William Shakespeare, Hamlet


Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.___William Makepeace Thackeray


If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.___J.M. Coetzee


Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses… swapped back and forth and over again.___Michelle Obama, Becoming


Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.___Brad Meltzer


Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.___Alice Monroe


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


Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.___Anne Rice


Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.___Roy T. Bennett


Acts of Kindness Quotes

There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world.___Mary Anne Radmacher


Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness, always.___Rod Williams


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.___St. Basil


I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.___J.R.R. Tolkein, The Hobbit


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


A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.___Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.___Ralph Waldo Emerson


Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life.___Roy T. Bennett


A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. – William John Bennett


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.__Kahlil Gibran


Nothing is black or white, nothing’s ‘us or them.’ But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.___Dave Matthews


Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.___Frank A. Clark


The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.___William Wordsworth


I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.___William Penn


Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.__Seneca


Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.___Scott Adams


I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help.___Elizabeth Kübler Ross


Sometimes it’s easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.___Randa Abdel-Fattah


We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of acts of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.___James Boswell


I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.____Liam Neeson


He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.___Benjamin Franklin


Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.___Princess Diana


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


No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many.___Kevin Heath


Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.___Mark Twain


Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.___Kevin Heath


Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind.___Alexander Pope


Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.__Ron Hall


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