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, and thoughtfulness.

"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 the difference."
Quotes about Making a Difference   |  

"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."
Maya Angelou
Inspirational Quotes  |  

"Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved."
Wayne Dyer, The Invisible Force
Health  |  

You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once. Greg Henry Quinn
"You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once."
Greg Henry Quinn
Good Day Quotes  |     Wise Quotes

If you hear a kind word spoken
Of some worthy soul you know,
It may fill his heart with sunshine
If you'd only tell him so.
Author Unknown, Pass It On
Inspirational Poems

"The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life."
Steve Brunkhorst
Love   |  

"Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience."
Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
Patience   |

Life is short but there is always time for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Famous   |  

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 for granted.
Liz Handlin, The Ultimate Book of Thank You and Sympathy Notes
Encouraging Poems   |  

"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
Happiness Quotes   |  

"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.  Aesop
"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted."
Wise   |  

"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: Learn to Love the Job You're With
Generosity Quotes   |  

We've always needed kindness. But I believe right now, when we seem simultaneously more connected and more disconnected than ever before, when we are bombarded with negative images and messages about our fellow human beings, when we urgently need to listen to each other and find compromises where we disagree, when we all would like an end to war and to the damage of this planet, our home, when we need to imagine a brighter future and have faith in ourselves and each other, kindness is more important than ever.
Bernadette Russell, The Little Book of Kindness: Everyday actions to change your life and the world around you
Future Quotes   |  

"Notice acts of kindness offered to you from your surroundings. Someone, no matter who, is doing something thoughtful for you."
Noelia Aanulds, Happiness: Learn How To Be Happy And Boost Your Life
Graduation Quotes   |  

Give yourself some kindness today until you're filled and pass it on. Lori Hil
"Give yourself some kindness today until you're filled and pass it on."
Lori Hil, 5 Gifts to Give Yourself
Sharing   |

... 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: A Commitment to Live With Intentionality, Deeper Presence, Contentment, and Kindness.
Experience   |  

"Our kindness towards another propagates across a network of individuals, just as a hostile relation can span generations."
John Shea, Strategic Empathy
You Can Make A Difference   |  

"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."
Robert Nathan
Peace   |  

Show kindness and compassion to the people around you.  D.D. Tai
"Show kindness and compassion to the people around you."
D.D. Tai, Mind: How To Pleasure Your Mind Everyday
Compassion   |  

"Being unselfish is not just putting others before ourselves. It's being generous, kind, and considerate. It's treating others the way you yourself want to be treated."
Paul Williams, Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life
Gratitude   |  

"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. - Seven essential tools for success at home
Quotes about God   |  

"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: 10 Steps to Saying No and Taking Back Your Time and Your Life
Time   |  

When you show people kindness and respect. . . you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others. Jason Scotts
"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 connection occurs."
Leon Logothesis, The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World

"What struck me most during my research was how relatively easy it is to create positive emotions by making simple choices, such as being more kind to yourself."
M. P. Neary, Free Your Mind
Positive   |  

"You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion and kindness to yourself and to other people."
Bree Miller, Gratitude & Happiness: A Guide to Feeling Grateful, Happy And Free
Happy   |  

Be kind to everyone. Not just the popular people. Norah Deay
"Be kind to everyone. Not just the popular people."
Norah Deay, How To Become The Go-To Person: Make yourself indispensable!
A Little Bit of Kindness

"Without cruelty, we would not know kindness."
Rosemary Peck, The Little Book of Tough Self Love
Helping Others   |

"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
Honesty   |  

"Perform little acts of kindness 'just because', and watch how much better you feel about yourself."
James Fullerton, Self-Esteem : Believe In Yourself
Kindness And More   |

"How might your relationships with others change if you responded with kindness?"
Corey Gladwell, The Human Experience
Change   |

Let us practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty to all we meet. Paul Keller
"Let us practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty to all we meet."
Paul Keller, Peace
Beauty   |

"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."
Author Unknown
Hope   |

"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
Humor   |

"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."
Mel Kennedy, Leadership: The Power of Leadership in Business Management
Encouragement   |

"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: The Time To Be Great Is Now!
Positive Attitude   |

Recognize the inherent value of every team member, and treat them with kindness and consideration. Philip West
"Recognize the inherent value of every team member, and treat them with kindness and consideration."
Philip West, Self-Help Box Set: Top 100 Qualities That Make A Great Leader
Teamwork   |

"In the moment of being kind, something takes over. We act kindly because something inside us knows it's the right thing to do."
David R. Hamilton PhD, The Five Side-effects of Kindness
Motivational Poems   |

"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
Example   |

"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
Tolerance   |

"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!
Courage   |

How would your week have been different if you did everything with love and kindness? Tina Nies
"How would your week have been different if you did everything with love and kindness?"
Tina Nies, 40 Day LoveFest for You
Motivational   |

"I have always felt that kindness is love made visible."
Bronnie Ware
Inspirational Messages   |

"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: Saying No and Setting Boundaries
Good   |

"Focus on being a kind person every day for a month, make sure that nothing comes out of your mouth that is not kind, focus on having kind thoughts and watch how much your life changes."
Steve Williams, Grit, Discipline, Perseverance: The Emotional Habits That Drive Success
Focus   |

"Being mindful allows you to think of others' situations and problems. Walking by someone you don't know his or her story, but you have the ability to be kind and mindful of him or her."
Kellie Sullivan, Mindfulness : 5O Easy Mindfulness Exercises For Beginners To Live In The Moment And The Art Of Letting Go
Problem   |

Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty.  Sylvia Rossetti
"Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty."
Sylvia Rossetti
Send A Drop of Kindness   |

"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."
Catherine Pulsifer
Inspirational Thoughts   |

"Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others."
Joe Hayes
Action   |

"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: A Practical Companion
Joy  |

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Kahlil Gibran
Encouraging  |

Honesty, love, kindness the desire to bring out the good in others, and the readiness to forgive should be in these relationships. Mia Conrad
"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
Forgiveness   |

"Teaching kids good manners is teaching them about kindness, consideration and respect."
Claire Stranberg, Raising Kids With Good Manners
Children   |  

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: 52 Ways to Bring More Compassion, Courage, and Kindness to Your World
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: 48 Character-Building Lessons to Foster Respect and Prevent Bullying
Respect Quotes  |     Teacher

All the kindness a person puts out into the world works on the hearts and thoughts of mankind. Thomas E. Pierce
"All the kindness a person puts out into the world works on the hearts and thoughts of mankind."
Thomas E. Pierce, The Last Rose
Inspirational Books   |

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.
Abraham Lincoln
Memory  |

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: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Potential   |

"Only a smile, only a word, only a kindness done. A brief exchange, a little light of love from one to one."
John McLeod
Appreciation Poems   |

Perform a random act of kindness for someone. Steve Brunkhorst
"Perform a random act of kindness for someone: a smile, compliment, or a favor just for fun. These will multiply and spread very rapidly."
Steve Brunkhorst
Smile Poems   |  

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.
Eliezer Alperstein
Effort  |

"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, Mother Teresa: 40 Inspirational Life Lessons And Timeless Wisdom From The Life Of Mother Teresa
Faith  |

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