149 Kindness Quotes
The world could use more kindness. Let these kindness quotes inspire you and set
an example for others to follow.
Kindness is an act affection or goodwill, of consideration,
"There are many different ways we can show kindness to others,
and it doesn't have to be in a big way. The simplest of things may make
Make A Difference Quotes
Kindness implies the recognition of being of the same nature as others, being of a kind, in kinship.
Penelope Campling, BJPsych Bulletin.
Be Kind Quotes
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are,
to astonish a
mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor
to lighten the burden of your tender heart."
"Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts
the physical health and feelings of everyone involved."
Wayne Dyer, The Invisible Force
"You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once."
Greg Henry Quinn
Good Day Quotes
"The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be
our remaining treasures at the end of life."
"Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe
yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and
Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When a friend or professional contact does something considerate for
you in a business environment
it is a good idea to send a note or give a small gift to thank them.
Encourage kindness by showing appreciation
and people will want to help you. Don't take professional courtesies
Liz Handlin, The Ultimate Book of Thank You and Sympathy Notes
"There is absolutely no reason to be kind - except for the fact that sincere
kindness gets rewarded with the warm sensation of contentment
in witnessing the happiness you've given others."
Antony Richard Pearson, How To Achieve Goals
"Every time someone out there does something nice for you,
make it a point to tell him or her
just how grateful you are for the same."
Adam Richards, Habits: 41 Habits To An Extraordinary Life
Quote of the Day
"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted."
"If someone shows you kindness and generosity, you are
likely to reciprocate. If you are happy at work and feel that you are being
treated well, you will probably go the extra mile to ensure your work
is done thoroughly."
Reen Rose, The Secrets to Being Happy at Work
"Notice acts of kindness offered to you from your surroundings.
Someone, no matter who, is doing something thoughtful for you."
Noelia Aanulds, Happiness
"Give yourself some kindness today until you're filled and pass it on."
Lori Hil, 5 Gifts to Give Yourself
... kindness needs practice. Just as a tree doesn't strengthen its roots the
night of the storm, you can't develop kindness overnight; you'll have to
practice it in the littlest experiences - to the moth visiting your home,
the telemarketer who trespasses into your peace, and the airline agent
who botches your flight booking. With practice, you'll become instinctively
kind; kindness will become effortless and will require no active thought.
Amit Sood, Immerse: A 52-Week Course in Resilient Living
"Our kindness towards another propagates across a network of individuals,
just as a hostile relation can span generations."
John Shea, Strategic Empathy
"Kindness: what a strange word to find on anybody's lips these days. It is like
a style in clothes which is no longer worn, or like a musty language no longer
spoken . . . Nevertheless, it has a way of returning every now and then to
earth . . . and there is kindness again, nestling stubbornly in people's hearts,
lifting a small peaceful voice, ready for the millennium."
"Show kindness and compassion to the people around you."
D.D. Tai, Mind: How To Pleasure Your Mind Everyday
"Psalm 103: 8-14 shows us the kindness we see in God,
and calls us to show this same kindness towards each other."
Linda Kastiel Kozlowski, Motherhood, Inc.
Quotes about God
The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power,
Words of Encouragement
Benevolence has no guarantee of return.
Little kindness and courtesies are so important.
Life Changing Quotes
I believe that alongside our natural ability to empathise with others,
we also have a need for others' kindness, which runs like a thread
throughout our whole life.
Tim Cahill, The Kindness of Strangers
Great Quotes about Life
"While kindness is a virtue and everyone should help,
you should only do so to the extent that it is humanly possible
and it will not eat up all of your time."
Matthew Lewis Browne, How to Say No
"When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences,
you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others."
Jason Scotts, Mental Strength and Positive Attitude
Quotes about Life
"This river of kindness flows through each and every one of us,
connecting us. Because kindness is more than just medicine.
The act of giving and receiving is where the real magic of human
Leon Logothesis, The Kindness Diaries
"You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion
and kindness to yourself and to other people."
Bree Miller, Gratitude & Happiness
"Without cruelty, we would not know kindness."
Rosemary Peck, The Little Book of Tough Self Love
"Strong healthy relationships allow people to be vulnerable and
gives them permission to look at themselves with honesty and kindness."
Robin Roberts, What do I do now
"Perform little acts of kindness 'just because', and watch how much
better you feel about yourself."
James Fullerton, Self-Esteem
"How might your relationships with others change if
you responded with kindness?"
Corey Gladwell, The Human Experience
"Let us practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty to all we meet."
Paul Keller, Peace
Quotes To Live By
"Today you can embrace kindness, practice compassion,
stand up for justice, talk to strangers, ask for help, offer hope
and listen with your whole heart."
"When you ask somebody about his strengths, you would quite often hear
words like honesty, creativity, humor, kindness, bravery etc.
Self-control, sadly does not feature anywhere in the list."
Darrin Wiggins, How To Set Goals
"In order to lead people, you must lead them with kindness and
attempt to show encouragement and enthusiasm no matter
what you are trying to accomplish."
"If your child is misbehaving, you will tend to handle the situation
with more compassion and with more kindness if you have a positive attitude."
Ace McCloud, Leadership: Team Building: Success
"Recognize the inherent value of every team member,
and treat them with kindness and consideration."
Philip West, Self-Help Box Set
"Certainly not all examples of the reciprocity norm are as extreme,
but the concept relies on the idea that kindness begets kindness, and it works!"
Keith Boyer; Matt Riley, Psychology and The Art of Persuasion Box Set
"Patience, kindness, and acceptance are often hard to find,
and admitting when you're lacking in those areas can be even more difficult."
Tina Samples; Dave Samples, Messed Up Men of the Bible
"Yet, at the same time, we see extreme acts of kindness, selfless acts of courage and people doing all manner of good in the world."
Elizabeth Edwards, My God In Whom I Trust!
"How would your week have been different if you did everything with
love and kindness?"
Tina Nies, 40 Day LoveFest for You
"I have always felt that kindness is love made visible."
"Kindness and helpfulness are great traits - but when pleasing others
becomes an addiction, you sacrifice your own well-being and that of those
close to you for the fleeting feel-good fix."
Rayne Hall, People Pleasing
"Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty."
"The definition of kindness is 'the quality of being friendly, generous, and
considerate.' Other words that describe what kindness are:
'affection, gentleness, courtesy, goodwill, goodness, humanity,
patience, sweetness, tolerance, understanding, unselfishness."
I believe this quality is within all of us. When we consciously think about
being kind we have no problem doing it. But sometimes in our busy,
hectic lives it is the last thing we think about. Put it in the front of your mind,
remind yourself daily that kindness can make the world a better place."
"Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through
all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others."
"Sometimes the practice of kindness brings ready, joyful results.
Other times it takes an awful lot from us and is exceptionally hard -but it
still feels like the right thing to do.
Sharon Salzberg, The Kindness Handbook
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair,
but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
"Honesty, love, kindness the desire to bring out the good in others,
and the readiness to forgive should be in these relationships."
Mia Conrad, Self-Compassion
"Teaching kids good manners is teaching them about kindness,
consideration and respect."
Claire Stranberg, Raising Kids With Good Manners
You need capacity to change the world, and you need self-kindness to
increase your capacity. Being kinder to yourself includes things like
ensuring you get enough rest, fueling your body with foods that work
for you and moving your body in a way that's accessible. It also includes
setting boundaries, opening your mind, speaking kindly to yourself and
leaning on the folks who are closest to you.
Lara Heacock, Practical Kindness
Top Ten Quotes
One of the most important jobs educators have is to teach, model,
and reinforce respect, compassion, kindness, and other prosocial skills.
Doing so builds a school climate and culture where kids feel more
connected to their teachers and to one another. It leads to greater emotional
health for students and teachers alike.
Naomi Drew; Christa Tinari, Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School
"All the kindness a person puts out into the world works
on the hearts and thoughts of mankind."
Thomas E. Pierce, The Last Rose
Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life
and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long
after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.
In the contemporary world, though, altruism is more than ever
a necessity, even an urgent one. It is also a natural manifestation
of human kindness,
for which we all have potential, despite multiple, often selfish,
motivations that run through and sometimes dominate our minds.
Matthieu Ricard, Altruism
"Only a smile, only a word, only a kindness done. A brief exchange,
a little light of love from one to one."
"Perform a random act of kindness for someone: a smile, compliment,
or a favor just for fun. These will multiply and spread very rapidly."
Those who have suffered a tragedy need to know that they
are loved and cared about. They need to feel that they have
not been forgotten and left to their own devices.
Doing little things for such people does not entail much
effort or time and generally little money, but it will mean
all the difference to those to whom you show such kindness.
"Mother Teresa believed that it was possible to spread the 'love of God'
throughout your life and 'only use words when necessary'.
She firmly believed that the way to demonstrate your love and faith
in God was to show kindness and compassion to other people.
Scarlett Johnson, 40 Inspirational Life Lessons And Timeless Wisdom From The Life Of Mother Teresa