Kindness Quotes

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop

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

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. ~ Amelia Earhart

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

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
~ Dalai Lama

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. ~ Helen Keller

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

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

If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~ William Penn

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank

He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ St. Basil

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

Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo. ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book (inspired by A.A. Milne)

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

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

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you. ~ Anonymous

Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. ~The Talmud

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

Compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. It is something that only we human beings can develop. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This can be experienced community to community, country to country, continent to continent. ~ Dalai Lama

Kindness gives birth to kindness. ~ Sophocles

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

Kindness is gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. ~ Barbara DeAngelis

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~ Mother Teresa

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. ~ Og Mandino

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~ Lao Tzu

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

Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion. ~ Dalai Lama

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. ~ Hada Bejar

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ~ Joseph Addison

How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~ William Shakespeare

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. ~ Buddha

As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy. ~ Dalai Lama

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. ~ Mother Teresa

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

Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty. ~ Sylvia Rossetti

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

Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used. ~ Blaise Pascal

To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue… gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. ~ Confucius 

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

To share often and much…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. I feel compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations – based on realizing that “the other person is also just like me”. ~ Dalai Lama

Do a deed of simple kindness; though its end you may not see, it may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity. ~ Joseph Norris

What I call the depth of generosity is when people are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. ~ Oscar Wilde

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. ~ Buddha

Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. ~ Plato

It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. ~ Aristotle

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. ~ Mother Teresa

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. ~ John E. Southard

The key to genuine happiness is in our hands. To think this way is to discover the essential values of kindness, brotherly love and altruism. The more clearly we see the benefits of these values, the more we will seek to reject anything that opposes them; in this way we will be able to bring about inner transformation. ~ Dalai Lama

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. ~ Sally Koch

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

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

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~ Washington Irving

When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. ~ Harold Kushner

Every act of kindness is like a pebble thrown in a pond sending out ripples far beyond where the pebble entered the water. When we’re caring and kind to our neighbors, our actions send rings of kindness that spread from neighbor to neighbor to neighbor. ~ Angela Artemis

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~ Samuel Johnson

What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind. ~ Cleveland Amory

The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else. ~ Sri Chinmoy

Forget injuries; never forget kindness. ~ Confucius

I have no desire to move mountains, construct monuments, or leave behind in my wake material evidence of my existence. But in the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart…then in living–I have made my mark. ~ Thomas L. Odem, Jr.

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being, ~ Carl Jung

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. ~ William Arthur Ward

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. ~ James Matthew Barrie