Kindness Quotes

We have collected and put the best Kindness quotes about the meaning of life from around the world. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others.

Kindness refers to actions and behavior marked by concern for others welfare, comfort and happiness. It is embraced as a vitally important ethical virtue in most societies, religions, philosophies and cultures.

Kindness is the act or the state of being kind, being marked by good and charitable behavior, pleasant disposition, and concern for others. It is known as a virtue, and recognized as a value in many cultures and religions (see ethics in religion).

Quick reminder:
Kindness and justice are not synonymous.
Be kind.
And advocate and work for justice.
Lives depend on it. – Bernice King

‘A good deed,’ said the prophet Mohammed, ‘is one that brings a smile of joy to the face of another.’ Why will doing a good deed every day produce such astounding efforts on the doer? Because trying to please others will cause us to stop thinking of ourselves: the very thing that produces worry and fear and melancholia. – Dale Carnegie

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Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. – Unknown

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

Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Kindness is a silent smile, a friendly word, a nod of encouragement. Kindness is the single most powerful thing we can teach children. – Raktivist

Kindness is a sort of love without being love. – Susan Hill

Kindness is a universal language. – Raktivist

Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome. – Amelia Barr

Kindness is always in stock – Katy Perry

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

Kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the great virtues. – Krista Tippett

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. – Sophocles

Kindness is free. Sprinkle it everywhere. – Unknown

Kindness is giving hope to those who think they are all alone in this world. – Unknown

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

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

Kindness is invincible, but only when it’s sincere, with no hypocrisy or faking. For what can even the most malicious person do if you keep showing kindness and, if given the chance, you gently point out where they went wrong—right as they are trying to harm you? – Marcus Aurelius

Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers. – Kahlil Gibran

Kindness is love in action. – Unknown

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

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

Kindness is more than a virtue. It is a source of strength. – Vivek Murthy

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person. – Plato

Kindness is more than deeds. It is anything that lifts another person. – C. Neil Strait

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

Kindness is not a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have – for ourselves and for others. – Cynthia Germanotta

Kindness is not about instant gratification. More often, it’s akin to a low-risk investment that appreciates steadily over time. – Josh Radnor

Kindness is not weakness. – Anonymous

Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming! – Anne Hathaway

Kindness is showing love to someone else. I believe that kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world. – Lady Gaga

Kindness is showing someone they matter. – Unknown

Kindness is something that I feel is leaving us a little bit – people are getting more self-involved. – Cobie Smulders

Kindness is spreading sunshine into people’s lives regardless of the weather. – Raktivist

Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love…Kindness is good will. Kindness says, ‘I want you to be happy’. – Randolph Ray

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. – Frank Herbert

Kindness is the cause of all anxiety. – David D. Burns

Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Kindness is the giving up of domination and vendetta, and the recognition of others’ points of view, their needs, and their history. – Piero Ferrucci

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

Kindness is the highest form of intelligence. – Wayne Teasdale

Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness is the No. 1 quality I look for in a man. You can see in how he treats anyone – from a CEO to a housekeeper – and it’s a reflection of how nice a guy is. Funniness and confidence come after that… When a guy approaches me, it’s fantastic if he can make me laugh. – Meghan Markle

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

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. – Robert Green Ingersoll

Kindness is weak when you use it in a self-serving manner. Self-serving kindness is thin – people can see right through it when a kind leader has an agenda. – Travis Bradberry

Kindness is wisdom. – Philip James Bailey

Kindness is your soul’s basic nature, acknowledge it and be kind. – Invajy

Kindness isn’t a tactic. It’s a command… Civility and decency aren’t incompatible with ‘taking sides.’ It doesn’t require anyone to fold in the face of angry opposition. Kindness doesn’t conflict with conviction, and our commitments to kindness are biblically inseparable from our commitments to justice. We aren’t to choose between them, we’re to embrace them both. – David French

Kindness is loving yourself enough to love those around you. – Raktivist

Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him. – Frank A. Clark

Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world no matter what you look like. – Unknown

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 should never be taken for granted because even the nicest people have their limits. – Keanu Reeves

Kindness starts an inward feeling that allows you to experience perfect virtue without needing to do more. The kindness received is often enough to create more healing. All it takes is that one small act of kindness to give someone their peace. – Unknown

Kindness to animals seems to me to be one of the most rudimentary lessons of all. – Suzy Shuster

Kindness towards strangers is rare in North Korea. There is a risk to helping others. The state made accusers and informers of us all. – Lee Hyeon-seo

Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns. – Marc Estrin

Kindness will always make things feel better, more stable. – Danielle Colby

Kindness, along with its close companions empathy, compassion, and love, is an aspect of consciousness that cannot be created or destroyed. – Angela C. Santomero

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

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. – Unknown

Kindness, merely as such, cares not whether its object becomes good or bad, provided only that it escapes suffering. – C. S. Lewis

Kindness, tolerance, integrity, modesty, generosity – these are attributes that events permit us. They are our holiday moods, and we are as proud of them as of the fine clothes we have hung away to wear on occasions. – Ben Hecht

Kindness…the starting point, the fount from which flow so many other positive qualities, such as honesty, forgiveness, patience, and generosity…it is clear that our survival, even today, depends upon the acts and kindness of so many people. Right from the moment of our birth, we are under the care and kindness of our parents; later in life, when facing the sufferings of disease and old age, we are again dependent on the kindness of others. If we at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon others’ kindness, why then in the middle, when we have the opportunity, should we not act kindly toward others? – Piero Ferrucci

Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing. – Max Irons

Kindness and compassion aren’t political qualities even though they get politicized. – Derren Brown

Kindness and empathy is not weakness, it’s strength. – Lex Fridman

Kindness and empathy. Two things that make a person a hero. – Juansen Dizon

Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. – King Solomon

Kindness and intelligence don’t always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships. – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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

Kindness anticipates others’ needs and wishes – Lawrence G. Lovasik

Kindness begins with me. – Raktivist

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle. – Charles Glassman

Kindness boggles my mind. It’s the only force in nature that increases simultaneously for the giver and the receiver. – Daniel Lubetzky

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

Kindness can come from someone on Twitter, it can come from someone on the street, it can come from someone at work. Without kindness, I don’t know what I would do. The greatest part of life is the simple things. – Andie MacDowell

Kindness can only be repaid with kindness. It can’t be repaid with expressions like ‘thank you’ and then forgotten. – Malala Yousafzai

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

Kindness changes everything. – Unknown

Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen. – David Levithan

Kindness costs nothing but it means everything. – Unknown

Kindness costs nothing, yet it is a most precious gift. – Katrina Mayer

Kindness does wonderful things to a face. – Dixie Doyle

Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does. – Mason Cooley

Kindness gives birth to kindness. – Sophocles

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. – Kin Hubbard

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning. – Frederick William Faber

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another. – Walter Savage Landor

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. – William Shakespeare

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

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Be kind but with spine. – Karen Salmansohn

Be kind to people on the way up- you’ll meet them again on your way down. – Jimmy Durante

Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most. – Robin Williams

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. – Ashleigh Brilliant

Be kind to yourself this evening. Buy something for yourself. Treat yourself to a meal. Look at the mirror and give a smile to yourself. – Yoko Ono

Be kind to yourself, to others and everything around you. – Alexandrto a Stoddard

Be kind to yourself. You’re doing your best. Don’t let your inner critic tell you what you should and shouldn’t feel. You’re only human. – Nicole Marie B

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Be kind wherever you are, on the street and behind the screen. – Emma Xu

Be kind with people and tough with their ideas. – @TheStoicEmperor

Be kind, for everyone you meet is facing a harder battle. – Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. – Wendy Mass

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

Be kind. Aim for my heart. – Alexandre Dumas

Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world. – Pema Chodron

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Be a little kinder than you have to be. – E. Bennet

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

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Be a Rockstar at kindness. – Unknown

Be an encourager. Scatter sunshine. Who knows whose life you might touch with something as simple as a kind word. – Debbie Macomber

Be as successful as you want, but if you’re unkind, you’re not. – Maxime Lagace

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. – Teresa of Avila

Be known for your kindness and grace. – Unknown

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

Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one. – Bill Gates

Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter. – Sam Altman

Be pitiful, for every man is fighting a hard battle. – Ian Maclaren

Be silly, be honest, be kind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. – Brad Montague

Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

Be the person that makes others feel included. – Unknown

Be the rainbow in someone’s sky. – Unknown

Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people. – Karen Salmansohn

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people. – Roy T. Bennett

Be the thing you loved most about the people who are gone. – Unknown

Short and Powerful Kindness Quotes

A great man is always willing to be little. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

A kind word is like a spring day. – Russian proverb

Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

Always be a little kinder than necessary. – J.M. Barrie

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

Always be kinder than you feel. – Unknown

At KIND, our purpose is to spark kindness. – Daniel Lubetzky

Being kind to others is a way of being good to yourself. – Harold S. Kushner

Being nice is a competitive advantage. – Anthony Pompliano

Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling. – Jacob Tremblay

Color the world with kindness. – Unknown

Do small things with great love. – Mother Teresa

Every day is a second chance. – Unknown

Every word matters. Speak kindly. – Unknown

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. – Unknown

Everyone responds to kindness. – Richard Gere

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

First, do no harm. – Hippocrates

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. – Sam Levenson

For it is in giving that we receive. – Saint Francis of Assisi

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. – Confucius

Giving kindness does us as much good as receiving it. – Piero Ferrucci

Great persons are able to do great kindnesses. – Miguel de Cervantes

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

I have faith in the Almighty and believe in his kindness. – Sara Khan

I think everybody should be nice to everybody. – Andy Warhol

I’m honest and fair, but I don’t dispense false kindness. – Steve Easterbrook

If you can be anything in this world, be kind. – Caroline Flack

If you can be anything, be kind. – Unknown

If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours. – Dolly Parton

If you think someone could use a friend, be one. – Unknown

If you want to be a rebel, be kind. – Pancho Ramos Stierle

If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up. – Booker T. Washington

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. – Jack Kornfield

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

In the end only kindness matters – Jewel

It takes courage to be kind. – Maya Angelou

It takes strength to be kind; it’s not a weakness. – Daniel Lubetzky

It’s cool to be kind. – Unknown

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. – Max Irons

Kind people are my kinda people. – Unknown

Kind people are the best kind of people. – Unknown

Kind words are like honey: sweet to the soul. – Proverbs 16:24

Kind words cost nothing. – Anonymous

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. – Blaise Pascal

Life’s way too short to be grumpy. – Sara L. Clarke

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

May all your good come back to you. – Unknown

Men are cruel, but Man is kind. – Rabindranath Tagore

More kindness, less judgement. – Unknown

My religion is kindness. – The 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Never stop looking up. – Unknown

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

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

No acts of kindness are small. – Anonymous

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

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. – Albert Einstein

Only the brave and the broken are kind in this world. – Nikita Gill

Only the gentle are powerful. – Maxime Lagace

People just deserve to be treated with kindness. – Sophia Bush

Politeness is the flower of humanity. – Joseph Joubert

Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. – Anne Herbert

Praise by name, criticize by category. – Warren Buffett

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. – Thomas Merton

Sometimes the hardest kindness to do is for yourself. – Orly Wahba

The best is yet to come. – Unknown

The impact of kindness cannot be understated. – Cynthia Germanotta

The kindness in his smile seemed infinite. – Toshikazu Kawaguchi

The reward of a good deed is in having done it. – Elbert Hubbard

The shortest distance between two people is a smile. – Victor Borge

The simple act of caring is heroic. – Edward Albert

The world needs you. – Unknown

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice. – Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness. – Cicero

There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late. – Charles Kingsley

Throw kindness around like confetti. – Kid President

To belittle, you have to be little. – Kahlil Gibran

To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error. – Liz Armbruster

To kindness and love, the things we need most! – The Grinch

To understand everything is to forgive everything. – Osho

Treat others the way we want to be treated. – Emma Xu

Trick or treat people with kindness. – Harry Styles

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

Wake up. Be kind. Repeat. – Unknown

We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead. – Roy T. Bennett

We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle. – Clemantine Wamariya

We are all suffering from a shortage of kindness. – Angela C. Santomero

We can disagree and still be kind to each other. – Gary Vaynerchuk

We rise by lifting others. – Robert Ingersoll

We should model the kindness we want to see. – Brene Brown

What thou thyself hatest, do to no man. – Isokrates

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

When nothing goes right, go left. – Unknown

When you see a person without a smile, give them yours. – Zig Ziglar

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting. – Marlene Dietrich

Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. – Conan O’Brien

You can always give something, even if it is just kindness. – Anne Frank

You don’t need a cape to be a hero. You just need to care. – Kid President

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

You will never change what you tolerate. – Joel Osteen

Your heart is bigger than you think. – Pam Muñoz Ryan

You’re every nice word I can think of. – Unknown

You’ve got this. – Unknown

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A friendly look, a kindly smile, one good act, and life’s worthwhile. – Unknown

A girl smiled at me today, another gave me directions, still another boy whispered the page I should turn to in our textbook. This is going to work. It will take a lot more patience and more strength from me, but it’s going to work. – Melba Patillo Bills

A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men. – Thomas Carlyle

A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A happy and eternal being has no trouble himself and brings no trouble upon any other being; hence he is exempt from movements of anger and partiality, for every such movement implies weakness. – Epicurus

A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others. – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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

A kind person spreads a little kindness to another human being. The kind gesture allows you to see the true beauty of the soul. – Unknown

A kindness received should be returned with a freer hand. – Saint Ambrose

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

A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. – A. A. Milne

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

A lot of the men I’ve dated have been incapable of even basic kindness. – Viv Albertine

A man must have something to grumble about; and if he can’t complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness. – Anne Bronte

A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness. – Bryant H. McGill

A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life. – Christopher Germer

A negative mind will never give you a positive life. – Ziad K. Abdelnour

A nice man would feel ashamed even before a dog. – Anton Chekhov

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. – Joseph Joubert

A part of kindness is loving people more than they deserve. – Joseph Joubert

A person is a person no matter how small. – Dr. Seuss

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

A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows. – Francis of Assisi

A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness. – Joseph Lancaster

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. – Saint Basil

A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you. – 14th Dalai Lama

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

A word of encouragement from you can be the water in desert for someone else. – Emma Xu

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. – George Dennison Prentice

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James

After my father died when I was seven and my mother entered into an abusive relationship, I shuffled between houses – staying with friends, families from church, and relying on the kindness of teachers and people throughout my community to help me grow up essentially without parents. – Ronnie Musgrove

Ah Kindness, what a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in the world. – A.A. Malee

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart. – Tahereh Mafi

All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries. – Kathryn Stockett

All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors-in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver. – Mr. Rogers

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

Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home. – Steven Wright

Always remember that to argue, and win, is to break down the reality of the person you are arguing against. It is painful to lose your reality, so be kind, even if you are right. – Haruki Murakami

Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness. – Aesop

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

America was not built on kindness or the Christianity of Christ. It was not built on freedom or liberty. This nation was built on white supremacy. – Shaun King

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart. – Zig Ziglar

An egoist lives in poverty. A kind person lives in abundance. – Maxime Lagace

An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity. – Saadi

An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind. – Kahlil Gibran

And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things. – Martin Scorsese

And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good. – John Steinbeck

And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day! – Dr. Seuss

And what is a man that he should not run with his brothers? I was born in the jungle; I have obeyed the Law of the Jungle; and there is no wolf of ours from whose paws I have not pulled a thorn. Surely they are my brothers! – Rudyard Kipling

Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time. – Luigi Pirandello

Arsene Wenger threw up a whole different way of managing through love, with kindness, consideration and compassion. – Tony Adams

As a practicing Catholic all my life, my faith and the church are never far from my mind. The lessons I learned in the church have structured the way I’ve approached my life and my career. They were lessons of grace, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion. – Donna Brazile

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness. – Svetlana Alliluyeva

As a society, we’re failing to recognize something my dad knew to be true – that kindness is the greatest show of strength. Too often, we are led to believe that strength is best demonstrated by exerting dominance or superiority over others, while kindness is portrayed as the opposite – a sign of weakness. – Daniel Lubetzky

As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. – Max Ehrmann

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

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things. – Martin Scorsese

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. – 14th Dalai Lama

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency. – Caroline Kennedy

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all. – Buddha

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. – Mary Anne Radmacher

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. – Ralph Marston

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. – Annie Lennox

Attacking the indecency of life in much of the Southern Hemisphere is no longer a matter of grace, of charity, of patronizing kindness. It is a matter of intense self-interest. – Anthony Lewis

Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in. – Harper Lee

Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. – Roy T. Bennett

Authenticity, living your truth, kindness – these are necessary virtues. – Merle Dandridge

A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms. – Og Mandino

Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can. – Andrew Iskander

Becky was pushing the wheelchair and Nelita and Lana were holding his hands- lucky guy! They were whirling him in big circles across the floor, swooping him in and out among the other kids… – David Hill

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

Being a family member is hard no matter where you are. It’s hard to be a kid. It’s hard to be a parent. It’s hard to be a brother or sister. It takes patience and kindness and forbearance. – Dianne Wiest

Being able to love who I was, while also understanding that I deserved to be treated with kindness, helped me create a more positive and happy environment for myself. – Tess Holliday

Being able to provide kindness to people putting their lives at risk in hospitals and supporting Philadelphia families in dire need of help is an important responsibility for me. – Tobias Harris

Being in this position enables myself and others to deliver messages of positivity – we can broadcast to everyone just how beautiful this world is, and all the ways we can keep it beautiful by treating one another with kindness. – Liu Wen

Being kind isn’t a sign of weakness — you gotta be strong to be kind. – Mike Tyson

Being kind means responding to the needs of others — and people can be kind, no matter how old or young we are. – Fred Rogers

Being popular comes when you have everything. But to be liked, it means that you must be treating people with respect and you must be showing kindness toward them. – Queen Rania of Jordan

Believing there’s no God means I can’t really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That’s good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around. – Penn Jillette

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, sees technology as an augmentation to current healing tools – but not a replacement for human kindness, an integral part of healthcare. – Adam Lashinsky

Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you. – Harper Lee

Bring love wherever you go. Shine light wherever it is dark. Leave blessings wherever you have been. Be kind wherever you are. – Mary Davis

Bumble was founded with several key values: empowerment, equality, and kindness. We are a company that was built to empower women and empower men to respect women. We want to create a place where all types of connections take place: a platform and a brand where women always make the first move. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

But he’ll never even try to beat me, I know; and Aunt Gwen- she’s worse, because she’s a child-lover, and she’s kind. – Philippa Pearce

But it’s very thoughtful of you to say that. It shows a kind heart, and I think that’s so much more important than being clever. – Lloyd Alexander

But what we can do is start being kind to ourselves when confronting our limitations, and we can suffer less because of them. – Kristin Neff

But when the angry bear saw how polite Papa was, he remembered his manners too. – Janice Berenstainᐧ

By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that. – E.B. White

By the goodness of God we mean nowadays almost exclusively His lovingness; and in this we may be right. And by Love, in this context, most of us mean kindness—the desire to see others than the self happy; not happy in this way or in that, but just happy. What would really satisfy us would be a God who said of anything we happened to like doing, ‘What does it matter so long as they are contented?’ We want, in fact, not so much a Father in Heaven as a grandfather in heaven—a senile benevolence who, as they say, ‘liked to see young people enjoying themselves’ and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, ‘a good time was had by all’. – C. S. Lewis

Can you imagine how far they have come? – Sonia Nazario

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

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. – Shannon L. Alder

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

Christians – whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever – have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That’s what Christianity is. – Patricia Heaton

Christmas Day is in our grasp So long as we have hands to grasp. – Dr. Seuss

Coldplay’s music is so uplifting but not cheesy. You listen to it and you’re taken away. It’s so honest. There’s kindness to their music. – Alison Sudol

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. – William Shakespeare

Compassion and daily acts of kindness make life far meaningful and fulfilling – Invajy

Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the basis of all morality. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness. – Amit Ray

Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got. – Cheryl Strayed

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. – 14th Dalai Lama

Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy. – Marcus Aurelius

Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. – Buddha

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

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

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. – Henry Clay

Cruel blows of fate call for extreme kindness in the family circle. – Dodie Smith

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dee Dee ordered another round of drinks. ‘Why can’t you be decent to people?’ she asked. ‘Fear,’ I said. – Charles Bukowski

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

Deep Kindness requires empathy and perspective-taking. How am I supposed to give you something you truly need if I don’t attempt to understand what you need first? Deep Kindness requires resilience. Do you know how much fortitude it takes to offer Kindness, get rejected, hurt, or laughed at, and return to give Kindness again? Grit is necessary for unconditional love in the face of adversity, cruelty, or conditions that would more naturally lend themselves to hate. – Houston Kraft

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. – Evelyn Underhill

Denver looked up at her. She did not know it then, but it was the word ‘baby’, said softly with such kindness, that inaugurated her life in the world as a woman. – Toni Morrison

Detroit is a place where we’ve had it pretty tough. But there is a generosity here and a well of kindness that goes deep. – Mitch Albom

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

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

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

Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst. – Charles Dickens

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. – Harold S. Kushner

Do you really want to be happy? Just pay attention and be kind, unconditionally kind, on this breath alone. Forget about the future. Just this breath. No matter what the circumstances, just be kind. Friend, lover, family member, someone who seems to hate you, someone you’ve never met on the street, your own soft animal body. Just be kind, in whatever way is appropriate. Everything else will work itself out, and you will begin to sense your own pure heart everywhere. How amazing. Very simple. Just be kind. Only on this breath. – Scott Morrison

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu

Don’t be the reason someone feels insecure. Be the reason someone feels seen, heard, and supported. – Cleo Wade

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Don’t wait until people are dead to give them flowers. – Sean Covey

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. – Robert F. Kennedy

Early in the morning, a peasant, who was passing by, saw what had happened. He broke the ice in pieces with his wooden shoe, and carried the duckling home to his wife. – Hans Christian Andersen

Education teaches us compassion and kindness, connection to others. – Jill Biden

Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt. – Martin Scorsese

Esperanza thought about the class play later that afternoon and wondered what it would be like in the spotlight. ‘To put my heart into everything I do,’ she answered. – Gabi Garcia

Even though some heartless North Korean, Korean-Chinese, and Chinese citizens have exploited vulnerable defectors for money, I witnessed many acts of kindness by the Chinese. – Lee Hyeon-seo

Every act of kindness is a piece of love we leave behind. – Paul Williams

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

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. – Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Every day, I am blessed by the goodness in our country and the kindness and the generosity of the American people. We share a deep love for this place and a gratitude for the contributions we each make. – Cary Kennedy

Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it’s just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that’s the key. – Aaron Neville

Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style. – Rebecca Solnit

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

Every truth is a kindness, even if it makes others uncomfortable. Every untruth is an unkindness, even if it makes others comfortable. – Glennon Doyle

Everyone on Earth, they’d tell us, was carrying around an unseen history, and that alone deserved some tolerance. – Michelle Obama

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

Extend yourself in kindness to other human beings wherever you can. – Oprah Winfrey

Fellow human beings: a person’s life is worthy of your kindness. Everyday kindness, unexpected kindness, and random kindness is the best way to practice compassion. – Anonymous

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. – Robert F. Kennedy

First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see. – Brene Brown

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys. – Queen Elizabeth II

Firstly, I would say ‘kindness is free’ – we’ve all been on the receiving end of a smile from someone when you need it and it can work wonders. And secondly ‘take risks’ – sometimes the very thing you fear is actually what you need to do. – Frankie Bridge

Folklore has a moral center to it. Folklore is always, always, always on the side of the underdog, and children have a natural instinct towards justice. They feel indignation at needless cruelty and wistfulness about acts of mercy and kindness. – Laura Amy Schlitz

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone. – Sam Levenson

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness. And for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. – Audrey Hepburn

For my father, being kind was natural… I have to really work at it. I love competing and winning, conquest – not words you usually associate with kindness. – David Copperfield

For some people, the definition of who is and who isn’t an American defies logic, historical accuracy, common sense, decency, good manners, the milk of human kindness, enjoyment in the good things in life, and love of good food. – W. Kamau Bell

For when pain is at its most severe the very intensity finds means of ending it. Nobody can be in acute pain and feel it for long. Nature in her unlimited kindness to us has so arranged things as to make pain either bearable or brief. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I’m very grateful for the support and kindness that we’ve gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband’s policies or what have you, they care about children and that’s been good to see. – Michelle Obama

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

From my father, I learnt kindness and how to talk straight. – Mo Ibrahim

Fueled by the kindness and generosity of strangers, ‘Food for the Poor’ builds houses for people. – Mike Gallagher

General benevolence, but not general friendship, makes a man what he ought to be. – Jane Austen

Generosity and kindness always feel good to give, and it never feels good to give grief or negativity. – Jason Becker

Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. – A. Bartol

Gentleness doesn’t get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs. – Coco Chanel

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Give yourself some kindness today until you’re filled and pass it on. – Lori Hil

Giving and receiving kindness are easy ways to feel good and to help others feel good too. People, organizations, and societies thrive when they are grounded in a culture of kindness. – Vivek Murthy

Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered. – Wes Angelozzi

God drove Cain out of his presence and sent him into exile far away from his native land, so that he passed from a life of human kindness to one which was more akin to the rude existence of a wild beast. – Saint Ambrose

Good people can get you out of a thousand problems with charm and kindness. – Anouska Hempel

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

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

Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to. – Terry Pratchett

Goodness is the only investment that never fails. – Henry David Thoreau

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

Gratitude, compassion and kindness are pillars to make you a better person. – Invajy

Great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men. – Thomas Carlyle

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

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Vincent Van Gogh

Growing up in Scotland and living in Glasgow, you see the heritage that religion has had and how something that, in theory, is about kindness and community and caring for each other is used to persecute people. – Lauren Mayberry

Growing up, I heard a lot about strength. My dad – a Holocaust survivor – embodied it, though he would never say that about himself. Not only did he survive one of the most horrific events in history, but he never lost hope along the way, crediting acts of kindness with keeping him alive. – Daniel Lubetzky

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

Guy don’t need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus’ works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain’t hardly ever a nice fella. – John Steinbeck

Half my roll disappeared in one bite. It was the first decent food I’d had since Jenny’s kitchen. Curzon watched me without saying a word. When I licked the butter off my fingers, he gave me his roll. – Laurie Halse Anderson

Hallo, Donovan; my name’s Mrs. Chapman. You’re coming to stay with me for a little while, until your mother comes back from Jamaica. Everything is going to be all right. – Bernard Ashley

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

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

Happiness never decreases by being shared. – The 14th Dalai Lama

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give. – Ben Carson

Harshness and unkindness are relative. The appearance of them may be the fruits of the greatest kindness. – William Godwin

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. – 14th Dalai Lama

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. – Charles Dickens

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little. – Buddha

Have courage and be kind. Where there is kindness there is goodness, and where there is goodness there is magic. – Disney’s Cinderella

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, Till in Heaven the deed appears, Pass it on. – Henry Burton

Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. – Pema Chodron

He brought back their snoof and their tringlers and fuzzles, Brought back their pantookas, their dafflers and wuzzles. – Dr. Seuss

He brought everything back, all the food for the feast! And he, he himself, the Grinch carved the roast beast! – Dr. Seuss

He rode into Whoville. He brought back their toys. He brought back their floof to the Who girls and boys. – Dr. Seuss

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

He took the Velveteen Rabbit with him, and before he wandered off to pick flowers, or play at brigands among the trees, he always made the Rabbit a little nest somewhere among the bracken, where he would be quite cosy, for he was a kind-hearted little boy and he liked Bunny to be comfortable. – Margery Williams

He went to church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and fro, and patted children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of houses, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed that any walk—that anything—could give him so much happiness. – Charles Dickens

He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself. – Lois Lowry

He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness. – Abu Bakr

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

Helping others isn’t a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is. – Liya Kebede

Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated, and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. – Ellen DeGeneres

Here’s what I think is good about ‘Ted Lasso’ and what I’m proud of in it, as a writer: It’s about kindness and teamwork and empathy, and being curious and not judgmental, but it does all of that through storytelling and plot. – Brett Goldstein

Hillari Kimble walked up to Stargirl and said, ‘You ruin everything.’ And she slapped her. The crowd grew instantly still. The two girls stood facing each other for a long minute. Those nearby saw in Hillari’s shoulders and eyes a flinching: she was waiting to be struck in reply. And in fact, when Stargirl finally moved, Hillari winced and shut her eyes. But it was lips that touched her, not the palm of a hand. Stargirl kissed her gently on the cheek. She was gone by the time Hillari opened her eyes. – Jerry Spinelli

His life was gentle; and the elements So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, ‘This was a man!‘ – William Shakespeare

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

How can we so collectively believe in Kindness yet be so collectively bad at it? – Houston Kraft

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

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

how is it so easy for you to be kind to people he asked milk and honey dripped from my lips as I answered cause people have not been kind to me. – Rupi Kaur

How true is that a good cause always gives an opportunity for good words! – Euripides

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

How would your life be different if… You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. – Steve Maraboli

Howl was equally patient and polite with customers from Porthaven, but, as Michael anxiously pointed out, the trouble was that Howl did not charge these people enough. This was after Howl had listened for an hour to the reasons why a seaman’s wife could not pay him a penny yet, and then promised a sea captain a wind spell for almost nothing. Howl eluded Michael’s arguments by giving him a magic lesson. – Diana Wynne Jones

Human beings need to have only one act: human kindness. This small act can change a person’s life with only compassion. Kindness begins when you speak words from the heart. Kindness consists of love and the act creates a ripple. Constant kindness can change everything. Only kindness allows you to develop compassion of the deepest significance. – Anonymous

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world. – Misha Collins

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. – Ron Reagan

I always consider myself personally one of seven billion human beings. Nothing special. So, on that level, I have tried to make people aware that the ultimate source of happiness is simply a healthy body and a warm heart. – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have. – Andie MacDowell

I am a little bit of a softie, yes. Actually I don’t think it’s softness, I think it’s kindness. – Len Goodman

I am a person who always tries not to be easily influenced by position or achievement. I thank God for the fact that I can share more kindness and a good quality of life through the popularity. Not for the popularity itself. – Mario Teguh

I am a pretty emotional person. Any act of kindness or unkindness moves me. When I see a romantic couple sitting by the beach, it moves me. I don’t break down or crack under pressure, but I am just sensitive. – Nimrat Kaur

I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there’s a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness. – Blu Cantrell

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness. – Julie Burchill

I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders. – Laurel Hubbard

I am humbled that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inducting me into the WWE Hall of Fame. The kindness and support that Arnold has shown me over the years is truly overwhelming. – Bruno Sammartino

I am my number one obstacle to overcome when it comes to practicing Kindness. – Houston Kraft

I am not and never will be perfect. I am not always as honest, respectful, responsible, fair or as kind as I should be. All I can do is what I should do: strive every day, with every decision to be the best person I can be. I don’t expect to be perfect but I know I can be better. – Michael Josephson

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. – Edward Everett Hale

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

I am so proud of Michigan’s citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need. – Jennifer Granholm

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life’s unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness. – Vachel Lindsay

I believe fundamentally in the kindness of the American people because I have been a beneficiary of it. – Jose Antonio Vargas

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed. – Mary Oliver

I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. – Lady Gaga

I believe in the will. I believe in discipline. I believe in the organization. I believe in the rigor that gives us work. I believe in love as an engine of all things. I believe in the light, believe in God. I believe in kindness. – Edgar Ramirez

I believe that people should believe people around them, they should treat each other with kindness. – Paresh Rawal

I call horses ‘divine mirrors’ – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that. – Allan Hamilton

I came from the theater. It takes a team. We need everyone. It’s not just No. 1 on the call sheet. I love to have kindness and respect and a place for where we can create. – Katy Mixon

I cannot sit down without saying how very grateful I am for the kindness and patience with which the House has heard me, and which have been extended to me… – Winston S. Churchill

I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America’s blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities. – Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I could tolerate any form of cruelty better than kindness. Praise was a poison to me; I choked on it. – Tara Westover

I couldn’t believe it. Among other things, the Herdmans were famous for never sitting still and never paying attention to anyone—teachers, parents (their own or anybody else’s), the truant officer, the police—yet here they were, eyes glued on my mother and taking in every word. ‘What’s that?’ they would yell whenever they didn’t understand the language, and when Mother read about there being no room at the inn, Imogene’s jaw dropped and she sat up in her seat. ‘My God!’ she said. ‘Not even for Jesus?’ – Barbara Robinson

I discover that my friends think only of my apparel, and those upon whom I have conferred acts of kindness prefer to remind me of my errors. – John James Audubon

I don’t believe revenge is part of my agenda. I’m a firm believer that, just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

I don’t believe that directors need to essentially manipulate actors into doing things. You can suffer for your art, and you can make your own self suffer for your art. You don’t need anyone else to do it for you. I work best when there’s a safety trampoline of kindness. – Ruth Negga

I don’t know what it’s like to be mocked because of your skin color. I don’t know what it’s like to feel overweight. All I can do as a woman is have compassion, treat other women with kindness, and allow them to just be happy and not judge them for it. – Iliza Shlesinger

I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness. – Carrie Fisher

I don’t want to say everything happens for a reason but every day is lined up right next to the other one for a reason. The best you can do is do each day well with kindness and as a good person. – Mayim Bialik

I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness. – Jason Bateman

I don’t deserve anything. You stand for what is right, Lina, without the expectation of gratitude or reward. – Ruta Sepetys

I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness. – Jason Bateman

I embrace the term ‘evangelical,’ if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a hopeful outlook. That’s a beautiful sort of thing. – Rob Bell

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness. – Georg Brandes

I feel like I was transformed by the kindness of people who had every reason to show me cruelty and the transformative power of their decision to treat me like a human being, that was so huge, that anytime somebody wants me to talk about that I feel like I absolutely want to do that. – Megan Phelps-Roper

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. – Pearl S. Buck

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. – Vincent Van Gogh

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. – Pablo Casals

I grew up in Minnesota and everyone is so nice there. It is like Fargo. Everyone’s so chipper and you make friends just grocery shopping. We kill each other with kindness. – Seann William Scott

I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness. – Sofia Vergara

I had now been with him every moment of the day and night for two months, but I had not seen him. I remember that ugly welted face. But now, in my memory, it did not seem ugly at all. It seemed only kind and strong. – Theodore Taylor

I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God. – Anne Lamott

I have a theory that you can tell what the head of a company is like by the people who work there. I knew a publishing house that was run on fear and paranoia, and I felt sorry for everyone who worked there. Needless to say, the person at the helm was not known for kindness, warmth, or grace. – Jane Green

I have been shown so much kindness in my life, so for me to write books about good, kind people seems completely natural. – Ann Patchett

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. – Martin Luther King Jr.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. – Lao Tzu

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. – Kahlil Gibran

I have learnt from Simon Cowell that anything is possible if you work hard enough and also that acts of kindness or giving somebody a few minutes of your time can have a massive impact on their life and their future. – Katie Piper

I have long believed that there are fundamentally two forces or emotions that drive our decisions – love and fear. Love has its many manifestations: compassion, gratitude, kindness, and joy. Fear often manifests in cynicism, anger, jealousy, and anxiety. I worry that many of our communities are being driven by fear. – Vivek Murthy

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. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heals our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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.

I have seen human beings do and become terrible things as they destroy the world. I have also learned that only those things made of kindness, justice, and hope can save the world. – Danté Stewart

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

I honor the sanctity of all religions — I’m not here to put them down. But the only religion that I personally embrace is the religion of kindness. – Leslie Jordan

I hope you will be wise, and that you will always be kind. – Neil Gaiman

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind. – Neil Gaiman

I like how Mother Teresa put it: ‘Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.’ If you approach life this way, always looking for ways to build instead of to tear down, you’ll be amazed at how much happiness you can give to others and find for yourself. – Sean Covey

I like kindness. Who doesn’t? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people. – Ellen Greene

I like to pretend that I’m a tough guy. It’s kind of an admission of defeat if I have to ask for help – or even kindness. But if it doesn’t come, at some point I snap and demand it. – Mary-Louise Parker

I look back with the greatest pleasure to the kindness and hospitality I met with in Yorkshire, where I spent some of the happiest years of my life. – Sabine Baring-Gould

I look for kindness, honestly, integrity, intelligence, humor and good values, and of course, a fun, loving guy! And yes, I believe he exists! – Shamita Shetty

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. – Kahlil Gibran

I make mistakes daily, letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it, letting go of impatience and intolerance along the way. – Daniel Lubetzky

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

I prefer to solve conflict with kindness. That’s my first approach. If that doesn’t work, there’s always the alternative. I’m from Israel. I can tell a person what I think if I have to! – Anat Cohen

I realized that it’s all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba. – Carlos Santana

I realized that social media can be powerful force for good in the world and that acts of kindness can be scaled globally. – Amy Jo Martin

I receive kindness every day. I love to smile when I’m out and about, and if someone smiles back, which happens about half the time, I think that’s an act of kindness every couple of minutes in my day. – Eddie the Eagle

I remember alike those who sought my life with stones and those who gave me food- lay aside therefore your fears. I return as an enemy only to those who injured me. – Aesop

I said, ‘I’d trade you in a minute. The worst thing that’s going to happen to you is that they’re going to make you play house a lot … I tickled Jerry under his chin and said, ‘Ga-ga, goo-goo, baby-waby.’ Jerry couldn’t help but smile. I said, ‘You’re going to be great.’ Jerry looked like he wasn’t so scared anymore so I went over to my bed and started getting ready. – Christopher Paul Curtis

I see myself as having this innate weakness that a lot of times will get confused with kindness, but I know that it’s often more weakness than kindness. – Takashi Miike

I shall miss you very much, James, but we shall pull through, and there’s nothing like doing a kindness when ‘tis put in your way, and I am glad I can do it. – Anna Sewell

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. – Stephen Grellet

I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise. – Rachel Nichols

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. – Albert Einstein

I think being a mum gives you extra qualities. I’m more feisty, fiercely protective and less selfish. The main trait I want to instill in my kids is kindness. I think it’s the most important thing. If you’re kind, you’ll go a long way. – Rebecca Ferguson

I think Chicagoans have a great set of values. You know what I mean? Kindness. Morals. Ethics. People in Chicago do the right thing. If somebody falls on the street, someone will actually stop and help them up. That doesn’t happen in certain other cities. – Sondra Radvanovsky

I think empathy is romantic. I think humor is romantic. Kindness is romantic. I think those kind of gestures of caring and love are romantic. – Michael Buble

I think it’s important to experience kindness so that you can experience it more in the future. I believe that patterns of emotional behavior are set down before adolescence. And I think that if you have not observed kindness, you will not recognize it. You have to experience kindness in order to be kind. – E. L. Konigsburg

I think kindness is actually under-rated. Especially with Silicon Valley – and probably in business in general – it’s seen as being a pushover or ineffective as a leader. – Christine Tsai

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

I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it. – Roald Dahl

I think probably the qualities that I look for in a man are somewhat different than they were before I became a public person, but not that much different. I think that, sort of, the element of trust is certainly much bigger for me, but the other things that – the other qualities, intelligence and kindness and sense of humor, those things. – Monica Lewinsky

I think the associations people have with kindness are often things like meekness and sweetness and maybe sickly sweetness; whereas I do think of kindness as a force, as a power. – Sharon Salzberg

I think the best way I can repay the supporters for their kindness towards me, and for all that love, support and appreciation, is to score goals and win trophies for them. – Radamel Falcao

I think the only way to return my followers’ kindness and show my appreciation for their support is to become a better actor – and to help people any way I can. – Lee Min-ho

I think the years on ‘The Donna Reed Show,’ the years from 14 to 19, were so incredibly important. Donna Reed was simply an extraordinary woman, a woman of great strength, kindness, integrity and compassion. I am not trying to make her sound like a saint, but she had the most profound influence on me. I carry her with me today. – Shelley Fabares

I think true success is intrinsic… It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community. – Tom Shadyac

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. – Maya Angelou

I think, regardless of gender, women and men need to be brave, take chances with their work, and be open to feedback. But I do think ‘politeness’ is an issue that can hinder your work if you aren’t careful. Kindness is important, but being overly polite – thinking you can’t disagree with someone about your own work – be careful about that. – Ellie Kemper

I thought I could. I thought I could. I thought I could. – Watty Piper

I used to say I wanted somebody funny and intelligent, but kindness is the most important quality in a man. – Cat Deeley

I used to say that if something happened to my mother, I wanted to die with her. That’s because I loved her so much. I want to live so I can carry out the essence of what she has shown me: kindness and goodness. – Stevie Wonder

I value humor, kindness, and the ability to tell a good story far more than money, status, or the kind of car someone drives. – Rebecca Wells

I value kindness in myself and others. I try to remain super-vigilant about my targets and make extra sure that my sometimes barbed comments are deserved and in response to genuine malefaction. – David Rakoff

I want everyone to know what they deserve in relationships: that they can demand equality and kindness. Because everyone will have a relationship at some point in their life. It’s what we all do, every day, and we need to know how to do it. – Olivia Colman

I wanted to write about the transformative power of small acts of kindness. An old man falls in the street, you stop and make sure he’s OK. Or even smaller acts than that, though – buying someone a cup of coffee, telling them their hair looks nice – sometimes you don’t realise the transformative effect on people. I wanted to celebrate that. – Gail Honeyman

I was heartily sorry to leave Leh, with its dazzling skies and abounding colour and movement, its stirring topics of talk, and the culture and exceeding kindness of the Moravian missionaries. Helpfulness was the rule. – Isabella Bird

I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness. – Mangosuthu Buthelezi

I was really young when I started on ‘One Tree Hill,’ and the encouragement from my friends and family has been crucial in my development as an actress. I’m also continuously surprised and humbled by the kindness and generosity of the fans. – Kelsey Chow

I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone. – Colin Farrell

I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful. – Cole Younger

I wish I was harder; I wish I didn’t care so much about being the nice girl all the time because a lot of the time people can take kindness for weakness, so I wish I had a little bit more ‘oomph’ in me. – Tyra Banks

I work best when there’s a safety trampoline of kindness. – Ruth Negga

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

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

I’m always impressed by confidence, kindness and a sense of humour. – Tamara Mellon

I’m always looking for instances of people doing things for and with each other for pleasure, for passion, for camaraderie, from kindness. It’s the anthropology of people figuring how to punctuate life with the lyrical. – Debra Granik

I’m for anything that teaches consideration and kindness. If one can teach one’s son to dance with the ugliest little girl in the room, that’s the best lesson they can ever learn. – Letitia Baldrige

I’m not a Starbucks guy. I’m a Dunkin Donuts guy, but I like to pay for the coffee of the other folks behind me in line. It typically costs me less than $10, and makes the other people feel good, but more importantly, it makes me feel so good, and random acts of kindness change the world one person at a time. – Robert Kraft

I’m proud to work with Crest and help spread the message to #ChooseSmiles because smiles are the easiest way to express kindness or happiness. – Jacob Tremblay

I’m really interested in the collaborative thing. It’s what makes it scary because you never know what it’s going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you’re completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It’s like this mutual delusion. – Meryl Streep

I’ve always found Glasgow to be a wonderful city – warm and funny and full of kindness. – Gail Honeyman

I’ve been humbled by the amount of people who have gone out of their way to reach out, mentor me on an ongoing basis, and devote time to help solve the problems Rent the Runway faces as a company – simply out of their own interest and kindness. – Jennifer Hyman

I’ve been inspired by some new people, I can say, from different companies and from just different walks of life, who’ve said so many beautiful and kind things to me. The very least I can do, is to do the same for others. Kindness begets more kindness. I want to see more of that. – Big E

I’ve been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I’ve been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity. – Tilda Swinton

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

I’ve experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I’m not patronized here either, which I much appreciate! – Joanna Trollope

I’ve had people send messages that said, ‘I’m sorry how I treated you in high school.’ It was just through kindness. I still think of the world the same way I did growing up. When I got hurt, I decided that this is how people are. But the world is changing, and even those people have changed. And I have. I need to let go, too. – Perfume Genius

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

I’ve raised two strong women to be champions of kindness and I’m so proud of them for that. – Cynthia Germanotta

I’ve used it to demonstrate racial attitudes to people who I thought needed a better understanding of all human beings. Malcolm was not a racist. He was not looking for revenge. He realized that kindness and goodness did not come from any one kind of person. – Jim Brown

I, for one, am profoundly grateful to feel the hand of God at work in my life. But at the beginning and end of the day, when my default setting is to show kindness and love to others, I never regret it. And to me, that is what faith is all about. – Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

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

If everyone took personal responsibility for their animals, we wouldn’t have a lot of the animal problems that we do. I’m a big spay-and-neuter supporter. Don’t have babies if you’re not going to take care of those babies. We don’t need more. We just need to take care of the ones we have. Take responsibility and breathe kindness. – Betty White

If I see you as different and I view you with suspicion, or at the best with cold neutrality, it is unlikely that I will feel kindly disposed toward you. If instead I look at you knowing we both belong to the human race, both have a similar nature, different experiences but the same roots and a common destiny, then it is probable I will feel openness, solidarity, empathy toward you. In another word, Kindness. – Pierro Ferucci

If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that — warm things, kind things, sweet things-help and comfort and laughter — and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

If not now, then when? If not you and me, then who? – Cindy Grimes

If our wondrous kindness is evidence for God, is our capacity for great evil proof of the Devil? – Paul Bloom

If she hadn’t thrown her slipper at the right time, if she hadn’t outfitted me with the pensioned colonel’s sword, I’d be lying in my grave, bitten to pieces by the abominable King of Mice. Tell me now, can Pirlipat, though a true princess, hold a candle to Mistress Stahlbaum for beauty, kindness, and virtue? No, I say, she cannot! – E.T.A Hoffman

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. – Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch

If speaking kindly to plants makes them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do. – Unknown

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. – Lucy Larcom

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

If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction. – Martin Kornfeld

If we are asking for the world to be kind, we must first ask what are we doing to add more kindness to the world. If we are asking for the world to be more loving, we must first ask what are we doing to add more love to the world. We are the vessels for the things we seek. – Joél Leon

If we are born under a lucky star, it shows that we have earned the good fortune thereby Indicated, by forethought, kindness, and our other virtues expressed in previous lives, for we cannot have friends unless we are friendly ourselves. – Max Heindel

If we based everything in Hollywood on who was a nice guy, holy moly, we would have no movies. No actors would work. This is not an industry that is ruled by kindness and generosity. – Amy Sherman-Palladino

If we want to talk about Gross Natural Product, we have to talk about the King of Bhutan’s index of Gross National Happiness, too. Certainly I have found, as many travellers before me, that people in the poorest places are often the readiest to shower me, from an affluent country, with hospitality and kindness. – Pico Iyer

If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. – Ellen DeGeneres

If you are continually judging and criticizing yourself while trying to be kind to others, you are drawing artificial boundaries and distinctions that only lead to feelings of separation and isolation. – Kristin Neff

If you are not getting kindness, be the one who initiates. – Emma Xu

If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough. – Robby Novak

If you choose to focus solely on love and kindness around you, your world will transform into a truly magnificent place. – Magdalena Grant

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. – Kent M. Keith

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

If you get to like them and understand them, if you are kind to them and don’t scratch their paint or bang their doors, if you fill them up when they need it, if you keep them clean and polished and out of the rain and snow as much as possible, you will find, you may find, that they become almost like persons- more than just ordinary persons: magical persons! – Ian Fleming

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

If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness. – Roma Downey

If you have kindness in your heart, you offer acts of kindness to touch the hearts of others wherever you go- whether they are random or planned. Kindness becomes a way of life. – Roy T. Bennett

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

If you have the power to make someone happy, DO IT. The world needs more of that. – Unknown

If you live your life with kindness and giving other people great energy, that beauty and great energy will come back to you. – Beyonce

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. – 14th Dalai Lama

If you want peace, be calm. If you want love, be loving. If you want kindness, be kind. – Mary Davis

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. – George Eliot

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

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. – Marcel Proust

Imagine what our real neighbourhoods would be like if each of us offered as a matter of course just one kind word to another person. – Fred Rogers

In a world where so many are throwing bricks on others, be the one who builds bridges with them. – Emma Xu

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. – Jennifer Dukes Lee

In Asian languages, the word for ‘mind’ and the word for ‘heart’ are same. So if you’re not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you’re not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

In assisting his ‘neighbour’ every day to the best of his ability, and keeping truth, honesty, and kindness perpetually before him, the Boy Scout, with as little formality as possible, is pleasing God. – Robert Baden-Powell

In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. – Flora Edwards

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. – Graham Greene

In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with. – Brian Tracy

In my own career, I have always tried to treat my colleagues with respect and kindness, whoever they are, and am proud to have developed and mentored the careers of many excellent young scientists who will be tackling tomorrow’s biological problems long after I have left the scene. – Tim Hunt

In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength. – Buddha

In stories, those are the moments that hit me the most: when people really don’t expect it, don’t have it much in their lives, and suddenly, an act of kindness. It’s like, ‘Oh, God! Heartbreaking!’ – Andrew Haigh

In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do – not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty. – Rowan Williams

In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity. – Steve Scalise

In the long run, the power of kindness can redeem beyond the power of force to destroy. There is a vast reservoir of kindness that we can no longer afford do disregard. – John MacAulay

In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity. – David A. Bednar

In the weeks after 9/11, out of the pain and the fear there arose also grace and gratitude, eruptions of intense kindness that occurred everywhere, a sharp resolve to just be better, bigger, to shed the nonsense, rise to the occasion. – Nancy Gibbs

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon. – James Oliver

Inhale strength. Exhale fear. – Unknown

Instead of showing strangers kindness and giving them the benefit of the doubt, we increasingly show them only fear, and that is bad for us and them. – Julian Baggini

It all comes to this: the simplest way to be happy is to do good. – Helen Keller

It does not matter how long you are spending on earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters. – Amit Ray

It doesn’t cost me anything to be kind. – Paddington

It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character, that people do not care to know whether you are or are not. – Jean de La Bruyère

It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. – Eric Hoffer

It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness. – Sloan Wilson

It is in the power of everybody, with a little courage, to hold out a hand to someone different, to listen, to attempt to increase, by even a tiny amount, the quantity of kindness and humanity in the world. – Theodore Zeldin

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny. – Publilius Syrus

It is not my nature to hate but to love. – Sophocles

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. – Nellie Bly

It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts. – Steve Maraboli

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

It is still breathtaking to me to watch people bring love, preciousness, and kindness to their inner world, allowing the light of God to shine through their eyes so that the beauty of their soul can come forth. – Debbie Ford

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

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. – George Santayana

It only takes a split second to smile and forget, yet to someone that needed it, it can last a lifetime. – Steve Maraboli

It really is a blessing when two people who are so full of dignity and kindness and really live to make the world a better place get together. – Karen Duffy

It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters. – Josh Radnor

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert. – Jacques-yves Cousteau

It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. – Joaquin Phoenix

It takes so much energy to be mean. It takes much less to be nice. – Leah Thomas

It was on reputedly disreputable Beale Street in Memphis that I had met the warmest, friendliest person I had ever known, that I discovered that all human beings were not mean. – Richard Wright

It was the first kind word he had had since the morning, and after his troubles kindness melted him. – Frederic Farrar

It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others. – Carol Burnett

It’s always good to remind yourself of how awful people can be, even when they seem to be projecting kindness. – Mike O’Malley

It’s easier to be good for everyone than for someone. – Alexandre Dumas

It’s great for people to give out of the kindness of their hearts, but because we’re in a consumerist society, it’s also great to have the opportunity to give and get. – Yvonne Orji

It’s important for each of us to find a way to give back with those small, everyday acts of kindness and goodwill that can make all the difference for someone. – Phil Scott

It’s not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even – or rather, especially – when we’d prefer not to be. – Josh Radnor

It’s very important to choose kindness and stop bullying. – Jacob Tremblay

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

It’s important that what thoughts you are feeding into your mind because your thoughts create your belief and experiences. You have positive thoughts, and you have negative ones too. Nurture your mind with positive thoughts: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. The more you feed your mind with positive thoughts, the more you can attract great things into your life. – Roy T. Bennett

It’s impossible to resist the kindness of strangers. – Paula Hawkins

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. – John Templeton

It’s wise to be kind. It’s wiser to be kind and truthful. – Maxime Lagacé

I’ll make you my papa’s special seaweed sandwich. He was a captain, too. – Petra Mathers

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

I’m honest and fair, but I don’t dispense false kindness. – Steve Easterbrook

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

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

J.J. Watt is larger than life and Houston’s newest sports hero, in every sense of the word. He is a guy who spends NFL Fridays at high school football games and actively seeks out those in need of his kindness. – Hannah Storm

Jamie helped everyone—she was one of those equal opportunity saints. – Nicholas Sparks

Joy for human beings lies in proper human work. And proper human work consists in: acts of kindness to other human beings, disdain for the stirrings of the senses, identifying trustworthy impressions, and contemplating the natural order and all that happens in keeping with it. – Marcus Aurelius

Just always be waiting for me. – J.M. Barrie

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. – A.A. Milne

Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness. – Holly Branson

Kana stopped one afternoon to watch Mafatu at work on his nets. Of all the youths of his own age, Kana alone had been friendly. – Armstrong Sperry

Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keep shining beautiful one. The world needs your light. – Unknown

Kids want to appear tough and independent. Adults want to appear kind and perfect. The wise are just kind. – Maxime Lagacé

Kill them with kindness, slay them with a smile. – Caesar

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

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

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

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. – Blaise Pascal

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

Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed. Why I love that line, that concept, is that it reminds me that we carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness. – R. J. Palacio

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

Know what sparks the light in you, then use that light to illuminate the world. – Oprah Winfrey

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead. – Charles M. Schwab

Learn how to treat your vegetables with the love and kindness that they deserve. – Antoni Porowski

Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him – with kindness or roughness as his case may demand. – John McGraw

Learning softeneth the heart and breedeth gentleness and charity. – Mark Twain

Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey. – Steve Maraboli

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

Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us. – Pope Francis

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given. – Mother Teresa

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

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. – John Adams

Let’s never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let’s do as General Eisenhower does: let’s never waste a minute thinking about people we don’t like. – Dale Carnegie

Liberated from the error of pagan tradition through the benevolence and loving kindness of the good God with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the operation of the Holy Spirit, I was reared from the very beginning by Christian parents. From them I learned even in babyhood the Holy Scriptures which led me to a knowledge of the truth. – Saint Basil

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

Life is good. Pass it on. – Unknown

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. – Humphry Davy

Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. – Adam Lindsay Gordon

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. – Henri Frederic Amiel

Light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. – Roy T. Bennett

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. – Unknown

‘Livin’ the Life’ is about celebrating life and spreading love and kindness around the world. – Ananya Birla

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. – 14th Dalai Lama

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. – Barbara De Angelis

Love and kindness go hand in hand. – Marian Keyes

Love has an enormous number of connotations, and if somebody is a person who does kind acts as a way of life, if they are generally disposed to being caring and loving and doing things for other people, then kindness is a much stronger word than we make it out to be. – Susan Hill

Love is easy! Kindness is easy. So I try on my Twitter page to acknowledge everyone that reaches out to me. I try to make my page – I can’t control the rest of Twitter – but I try to make my page a safe place for people. – Yvette Nicole Brown

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. – Brian Tracy

Lovely story of kindness and consideration trumping bullying and intimidation. Although clearly written in another age it is timeless, without being patronising, suitable for all children. – Dick King-Smith

Lyle was always one for sharing. – Bernard Waber

Make no judgments where you have no compassion. – Anne McCaffrey

Make the world a better place because you have lived in it. – Edgar Cayce

Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners make the world work. They’re not only based on kindness but also efficiency. When people know what to do, the world is smoother. When no one knows what to do, it’s chaos. – Letitia Baldrige

Many men fail because they do not see the importance of being kind and courteous to the men under them. Kindness to everybody always pays for itself. And, besides, it is a pleasure to be kind. – Charles M. Schwab

Many think they have a kind heart, while they just have a weak will. – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Many times, on the way home, women with nothing but kids and poverty would come running out and plead with him to paint their blinds. ‘Frau Hallah, I’m sorry, I have no black paint left,’ he would say, but a little farther down the road, he would always break. . . . ‘Tomorrow,’ he’d promise, ‘first thing,’ and when the next morning dawned, there he was, painting those blinds for nothing or for a cookie or a warm cup of tea. – Markus Zusak

Matthias, don’t be ashamed, I know why you cry and grieve. It is because you are kind and good not a hardhearted pitiless rat like Cluny. – Brian Jacques

Maybe kindness is not a distraction from or orthogonal to change. Maybe it is a pathway to it. – Annie Lowrey

Medieval kings left the job of kindness to their queens. If the queen begged for someone not to be beheaded, the king could show mercy without losing face. – Lucy Worsley

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

Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and common sense and kindness. – Maira Kalman

Modern slavery is a barbaric crime. Each and every case is a both a tragedy and an affront to our values of decency and kindness. – Amber Rudd

My dad had this incredible kindness that oozed through every part of his body. He had the ability to look at life positively in spite of what he went through. He was a Holocaust survivor. When he was 15-1/2 years old, he was liberated from the Dachau Concentration Camp by American soldiers who risked a lot to save people they had never met. – Daniel Lubetzky

My dad has always been somebody, who is known to have heart of gold. He is too humble and kind. So, that kindness gets me into trouble sometimes because everybody expects me to be as nice as him. – Athiya Shetty

My dad told remarkable stories about how kindness helped him through, and he lived his life afterward always trying to make people’s lives better. – Daniel Lubetzky

My dad worked for Nestle for years and ended up being the mayor of our hometown. One of the lessons I learned from him was to never mistake kindness for weakness. – Brad D. Smith

My dad’s life story was a string of kindness. He treated everyone as an equal, whether it was the bank teller or the bank president. He even attributed his survival to the courage of kindness. – Daniel Lubetzky

My father loves people. No matter what their race, no matter what their position in life, he treated everyone with kindness and love and respect. And that was instilled in me just by watching him. – Laila Ali

My friends at PETA India and I encourage everyone to treat animals with kindness and respect, just as we all want to be treated every day. – Dutee Chand

My friends on Twitter didn’t abandon their beliefs or their principles – only their scorn. They channeled their infinitely justifiable offense and came to me with pointed questions tempered with kindness and humor. They approached me as a human being, and that was more transformative than two full decades of outrage, disdain, and violence. – Megan Phelps-Roper

My grandmother told me that every good thing I do helps some human being in the world. I believed her 50 years ago, and I still do. – Maya Angelou

My laundry list of wants in a partner is basically kindness. I want someone who is kind, and that’s kind of where it begins and ends. I’m open to being surprised. – Jennifer Carpenter

My life was forever changed by people who took the time and had the patience to learn my story and to share theirs with me. They forsook judgment and came to me with kindness and empathy and the impact of that decision was huge. – Megan Phelps-Roper

My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life. – Kate Middleton

My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure. – Brian Blessed

My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind. – Steven Seagal

My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That’s something worth achieving. – Pierce Brosnan

My sister and I know our lives could have been different – radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different – if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother’s arms brings. – Michael Gove

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

Never be so busy as not to think of others. – Mother Teresa

Never be so kind, you forget to be clever. Never be so clever, you forget to be kind. – Taylor Swift

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. – Margaret Mead

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

Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts. – Unknown

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. – Jesse Jackson

Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. – William Makepeace Thackeray

Never say mean things out of anger. Your anger will pass. But your mean words can scar a person for life. So use kind words or be silent. – Unknown

Never start a sentence with the words ‘No offense.’ – Gretchen Rubin

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. – Mother Teresa

No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. – Unknown

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

No matter how educated, talented or rich you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. – Vala Afshar

No matter what government does or does not do, people need to remember the power is in their hands to make their small part of the world better. Set a tone of kindness. – Danielle Colby

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. – Taylor Swift

No one can be good for long, if goodness is not in demand. – Bertolt Brecht

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. – Emma Goldman

No one is born hating another person…People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. – Nelson Mandela

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

Nobody can help everybody. But everybody can help somebody. – Denver Moore

Nobody deserves to be praised for goodness unless he is strong enough to be bad, for any other goodness is usually merely inertia or lack of will-power. – La Rochefoucauld

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. – Albert Camus

Nobody’s perfect, but my dream gal would be intelligent. That’s really sexy to me. And kindness is also really, really important. And spontaneity – being open to whatever comes. – Ryan Eggold

Nobody’s ever asked me to a party before, as a friend! – J. K. Rowling

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

Not causing harm obviously includes not killing or robbing or lying to people. It also includes not being aggressive – not being aggressive with our actions, our speech, or our minds. Learning not to cause harm to ourselves or others is a basic Buddhist teaching on the healing power of nonaggression. – Pema Chödrön

Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy, but being kind, in my opinion, is important. – Dwayne Johnson

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

Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. – Saint Francis de Sales

Nothing,’ wrote Tolstoy, ‘can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness. – Gretchen Rubin

Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior. – Charles Sturt

O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth, That I am meek and gentle with these butchers! – William Shakespeare

Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything. – Lois Lowry

Of him also I learned how to receive favours and kindnesses (as commonly they are accounted:) from friends, so that I might not become obnoxious unto them, for them, nor more yielding upon occasion, than in right I ought; and yet so that I should not pass them neither, as an unsensible and unthankful man. – Marcus Aurelius

Oh be swift to live, make haste to be kind. – Henri-Frederic Amiel

OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn’t be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness. – Jennifer Aniston

Once you encounter people who are really testing the limits of kindness, that’s when you start to build up a shield and close yourself down. – Meshell Ndegeocello

Once you run current-account deficits, you depend on the kindness of strangers. This might be the beginning of the end of the American empire. – Nouriel Roubini

One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution. – Bob Schaffer

One can’t be kind to one person and cruel to another. – Morarji Desai

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

One of my great regrets, and I don’t have many, is that I spent too long putting people’s status and reputation ahead of their more important qualities. I learned far too late in life that a long list of letters after someone’s name is no guarantee of compassion, kindness, humour, all the far more relevant stuff. – Bill Nighy

One of the biggest barriers to a Kinder world is the way we speak about Kindness. When we make something sound easy, we don’t allocate the necessary resources, energy, or time to actually improve at it. – Houston Kraft

One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served. – Gordon B. Hinckley

One of the magical things about kindness is that it’s what we nerds call a ‘happiness aggregator.’ People confuse kindness with being nice. And they’re very different. You can be nice and be passive. But kindness requires action. – Daniel Lubetzky

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

One of the things that gave me most pleasure was a letter sent to me by Sebastian Vettel, written in his own hand, full of beautiful words and kindness. I wasn’t expecting this; usually, drivers don’t do this: they drive, and that’s it. But he is a beautiful person. – Niki Lauda

One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others’ work. It’s a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak. – Travis Bradberry

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One thing I do know for a fact is that the nicer we are to our fellow human beings, the nicer the universe is to us. – Joe Rogan

One true nationality is mankind. – H.G. Wells

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

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. – Sophocles

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion. – Simone de Beauvoir

Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I’ll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. – Barack Obama

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. – Unknown

Our goal is to do our part to help make the world a ‘kinder & braver’ place by empowering and inspiring youth around the country, and hopefully others who want to stand up for kindness, acceptance and love. – Cynthia Germanotta

Our people are good people; our people are kind people. Pray God some day kind people won’t all be poor. – John Steinbeck

Our seemingly small acts of kindness have the power to impact every measure of our lives and help our communities thrive. – Cynthia Germanotta

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. – Albert Einstein​

Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering for them. – 14th Dalai Lama

Papa had some amazing qualities. He was a very spiritual person. He was very passionate about his work. He was a completely self-made man. At the same time, his generosity and kindness were two aspects of him that really defined his personality. – Tulsi Kumar

Passion and kindness are the most attractive qualities. Sense of humour is up there, but kindness becomes more important as you get older. You realise the funny, charming ones aren’t always the best people. – Roisin Conaty

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. – Nicolas Chamfort

People are hard to hate close-up. Move in. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil. Hold hands. With strangers. Strong back, soft front, wild heart. – Brené Brown

People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that’s just the bottom line. – Ruben Studdard

People of power have to show empathy and kindness to the young. – Edward Enninful

People often ask me what is the most effective technique for transforming their life. It is a little embarassing that after years and years of research and experimentation, I have to say that the best answer is—just be a little kinder. – Piero Ferrucci

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Perhaps it was all my years as a big sister, but I just had to keep these girls safe. – Kiera Cass

Perhaps the most ‘spiritual’ thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Perhaps to be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people … Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked. – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime. – Dale Carnegie

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings – and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness. – Bea Arthur

Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate. You can accomplish with kindness what you cannot by force. – Publilius Syrus

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. – Rumi

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

Relying on the power of kindness is a sensitive undertaking. The challenge is to inspire people to be kind more often without tainting the selflessness that comes from doing something nice with no ulterior motive. – Daniel Lubetzky

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

Remember your humanity, and forget the rest. – Bertrand Russell

Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine. – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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

Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy. – Marcus Aurelius

Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Kindness extended, received or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved. – Wayne Dyer

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. – 14th Dalai Lama

Robert Pattinson has the face of a film-noir dupe. It’s a face that is searching and open and kind. It’s a face that a certain type of woman might want to fool because, in its intensely old-fashioned kindness, the face says, I love you. Fool me. – Wesley Morris

Rufus had caused her trouble, and now he had been rewarded for it. It made no sense. No matter how kindly he treated her now that he had destroyed her, it made no sense. – Octavia E. Butler

Saints were saints because they acted with loving kindness whether they felt like it or not. – Dan Millman

Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. – Charles Dickens

See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see. – Dr. Wayne Dyer

Self-absorption in all its forms kills empathy, let alone compassion. When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection – or compassionate action. – Daniel Goleman

Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others. – Christopher Germer

Selfless acts are the universal language that give a warm smile and more healing. – Anonymous

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? – James Barrie

She could have done it herself- maybe it didn’t need to be done at all- but Gracey knew I wanted to handle the shoes, to see how light they were, to test how sharp the spikes were. Gracey’s good to me. – James Moloney

She had gone away with the Tucks because—well, she just wanted to. The Tucks had been very kind to her, had given her flapjacks, taken her fishing. The Tucks were good and gentle people. – Natalie Babbitt

She often remembered that building and wondered who owned it. Someone very kind she was sure for in front of every one of the many seats there had been a little carpet-eared puppy-sized dog-bed. – Dodie Smith

She waved at all the people on the train & later, when she saw they didn’t wave back, she started singing songs to herself & it went that way the whole day & she couldn’t remember having a better time in her life. – Brian Andreas

She’s all alone. I think she’s hungry.′ Esperanza reached for her lunch bag, pinched off a piece of chicken, and offered it to the kitty who gobbled it up. – Gabi Garcia

Should a girl like me, in whom the milk of human kindness flows copiously for everyone, from protein-shy Hottentots to the glandular obese, actually aim a few swift boots at the prone form of Sen. Phil Gramm? Nah. But it’s tempting. – Molly Ivins

Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace and care properly for this planet we all share. – Bo Lozoff

Since my boyhood, I have sought always to please, but out of a kindness in me, never out of fear or respect for what was in others. – Ben Hecht

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. – 14th Dalai Lama

Small acts of kindness add up, and in the end may save the world. – Lex Fridman

So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

So many people are hanging by the thinnest thread. Treat people well; you could just be that thread. – Unknown

So often when you start talking about kindness to animals someone comments that starving and mistreated children should come first. The issue can’t be divided like that. It isn’t a choice between children and animals. It’s our duty to care for both. Kindness is the important thing. Kids and animals are our responsibility. – Minnie Pearl

So often, either consciously or unconsciously, we want something from others, especially when we have done something for them – It’s almost as though we keep score of our own good deeds rather than remembering that giving is its own reward. – Richard Carlson

So once the grid went up, the realization that there was now only the glass between me and the sidewalk, that I was free to see, close up and whole, so many things I’d seen before only as corners and edges, made me so excited that for a moment I nearly forgot about the Sun and his kindness to us. – Kazuo Ishiguro

Society tends to pin women against each other, but we need to treat each other with kindness and compliment one another instead. Because women’s voices are the strongest when they’re together. – Normani Kordei

Some of the sexiest things to me in a man are confidence, authenticity, honesty, kindness and masculinity. – Sara Evans

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life. – Jackie Chan

Sometimes it’s more important to be human, than to have good taste. – Bertolt Brecht

Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts. – Unknown

Sometimes people don’t trust the force of kindness. They think love or compassion or kindness will make you weak and kind of stupid and people will take advantage of you; you won’t stand up for other people. – Sharon Salzberg

Sometimes the smallest thing takes up the most room in your heart. – Winnie the Pooh

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone’s life forever. – Margaret Cho

Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things. – Gail Honeyman

Sometimes, in order to be kind, we first have to learn to look after ourselves. – Piero Ferrucci

Sometimes, when people get treated as less than human, the best way to help them feel better is to simply treat them as human. Not as victims. Just you as you. – Brendan Kielyᐧ

Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor – providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness. – Tony Snow

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. – Max Ehrmann

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa

Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house…kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness. – Mother Teresa

Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world. – Roy T. Bennett

Sure, I considered myself an anarchist; I considered myself – I still am, obviously – distrustful of the government. But I also understand the virtues of civility or democracy and kindness, of course. I wasn’t throwing garbage cans through shop windows. – Justin Theroux

Take time to be kind and to say “thank you.” – Zig Ziglar

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

Teaching kids good manners is teaching them about kindness, consideration, and respect. – Claire Stranberg

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

Tenderness is a virtue. – Oliver Goldsmith

That best portion of a man’s life, is little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth

That day, I learned that I could be a giver by simply bringing a smile to another person. The ensuing years have taught me that a kind word, a vote of support is a charitable gift. I can move over and make another place for someone. I can turn my music up if it pleases, or down if it is annoying. I may never be known as a philanthropist, but I certainly am a lover of mankind, and I will give freely of my resources. – Maya Angelou

That is what compassion does. It challenges our assumptions, our sense of self-limitation, worthlessness, of not having a place in the world, our feelings of loneliness and estrangement. These are narrow, constrictive states of mind. As we develop compassion, our hearts open. – Sharon Salzberg

That’s who we are as human beings. For the most part, we are kind. – Richard Osman

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. – Audrey Hepburn

The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it’s the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most. – Barry Sternlicht

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good and how he treats people who can’t fight back. – Abigail Van Buren

The best life strategy? Be loving, be kind, be intentional, and be authentically you — not the shadow version of self masquerading and parading as you. The version with all the flaws, the baggage, and the love; that you that exists in spite of whatever the world may throw at you. – Joél Leon

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

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

The best way to counteract self-criticism, therefore, is to understand it, have compassion for it, and then replace it with a kinder response. – Kristin Neff

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another. – Adam Hamilton

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that hurt people hurt people, and kindness is just as contagious. So if you can focus your efforts on engineering kindness, it will prevail. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

The catch phrase for the day is ‘Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.’ – Harvey Ball

The Comeback’ is so cringey and difficult, but watching it, what I was really struck with was the kindness and the generosity. – Raphael Bob-Waksberg

The degree to which you’re peculiar and different is the degree to which you must learn to hear people thinking. Just in self-defense you have to learn, where is their kindness? Where is their danger? Where is their generosity? – Mike Nichols

The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you. – Anita Roddick

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. – Charles Kuralt

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. – George MacDonald

The first thing was their kindness. How amazingly widespread it was. They had taken responsibility for her, nursed and clothed her. Someone had given up her bed, probably Beatie; no one had complained when she was snappish and rude about Dovey’s best clothes, about the lack of sanitation; no one had condemned her unsympathetic attitude towards Gibbie. – Ruth Park

The first type of people, after doing a deed of kindness to another, is quickly to demand the favor in return. The second type of people are not so quick to ask for a return of the favor, but privately think of the other as their debtor. The third type of people are just ‘like the vine which has produced grapes and looks for nothing else once it has borne its own fruit.’ – Jonas Salzgeber

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

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction. – Chanakya

The good man has no envy for anyone, neither fear nor anger or hatred. – Plato

The greatest cause in the world is joyfully rescuing people from hell, meeting their earthly needs, making them glad in God, and doing it with a kind, serious pleasure that makes Christ look like the Treasure he is. – John Piper

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members, a heart of grace, and a soul generated by love. – Coretta Scott King

The happiest people I know as a nation are the Burmese; their brightness and cheeriness are proverbial. Kindness to animals is one of their greatest ‘weaknesses’; no Burmese will kill an animal, even if it is to put it out of pain. – Robert Baden-Powell

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. – Albert Einstein

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

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

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. – 14th Dalai Lama

The kindest words my father said to me Women like you drown oceans. – Rupi Kaur

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. – Princess Diana

The kindness that’s been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it’s really saved my life. – Lady Gaga

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

The luckier you are, the nicer you should be, and the nicer you are, the luckier you’ll be. – Morgan Housel

The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things. – Jilly Cooper

The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues – probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life – even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age. – Robert Gottlieb

The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness – even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent – will be an elevating influence wherever he goes. – Orison Swett Marden

The more we consciously choose kindness over criticism or animosity, the more we develop the ‘kindness muscles’ that give us the strength to deal with life in an effective, joyful way. – Angela C. Santomero

The most beautiful family is based respect. The most beautiful relationship is based on love. The most beautiful world in based on kindness. – Maxime Lagacé

The most beautiful forms of kindness happen in the midst of the everyday rush! Don’t be so quick to hit the close-door button on the elevator. Keep your eyes peeled for someone rushing to make it—one day that could be you! – Orly Wahba

The number one thing I look for is personality. For me, the personality of someone makes them more and more attractive over time … and for those with bad personalities, less and less attractive. I look for honesty, intelligence, kindness, and a good work ethic, to name a few. – Manika

The only moral lesson which is suited for a child -the most important lesson for every time of life- is this: “Never hurt anybody.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

The only way to have a friend is to be one. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to tell the truth is to speak with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard. – Henry David Thoreau

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness. – Oscar de la Renta

The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I’ve been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn’t work out. Timing plays a big part. – Hill Harper

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. – Mahatma Gandhi

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

The soul grows into lovely habits as easily as into ugly ones, and the moment a life begins to blossom into beautiful words and deeds, that moment a new standard of conduct is established, and your eager neighbors look to you for a continuous manifestation of the good cheer, the sympathy, the ready wit, the comradeship, or the inspiration, you once showed yourself capable of. Bear figs for a season or two, and the world outside the orchard is very unwilling you should bear thistles. – Kate Douglas Wiggin

The Southern hospitality is almost the same as the love and the kindness that they show back at home. – Tua Tagovailoa

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

The things I need from my husband and he needs from me are minimal – respect, support when needed, kindness, love. – Susan L. Taylor

The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. – Graham Greene

The universal human laws – need, love for the beloved, fear, hunger, periodic exaltation, the kindness that rises up naturally in the absence of hunger/fear/pain – are constant, predictable, reliable, universal, and are merely ornamented with the details of local culture. – George Saunders

The universe rejoices whenever a kind word is spoken. – Philip Arnold

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

The way I stand up to bullies is with kindness and love. Because I think that’s what they really need. They’re misunderstood and probably really upset themselves. – Chrissy Metz

The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice. – Peggy O’Mara

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mahatma Gandhi

The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind. – Ingrid Newkirk

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. – Sarah Fielding

The world has proved enough times that it can scale cruelty and violence. Compassion and kindness can and must be scaled to create a world of justice for children. – Ann Cotton

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion. – Paulo Coelho

The world is filled with beautiful people. If you can’t find one, be one. – Unknown

The world is full of kind people. If you can’t find one, be one. – Nishan Panwar

The world is part of us, and we are part of the world. Even through the smallest acts, we can demonstrate that. I believe in the human spirit, in the kindness in all of us, and I am hopeful for this world. – Clemantine Wamariya

There are aspects of love that I once undervalued. Kindness. Having a sort of honor when love is on the table. – Susan Minot

There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

There are major CEOs who do not know how to hold a knife and fork properly, but I don’t worry about that as much as the lack of kindness. – Letitia Baldrige

There are many reasons for kindness, and religion is just one of them. – Frans de Waal

There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. – J. Donald Walters

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who come into a room and say, ‘Here I am!’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are!’ – Frederick L. Collins

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know. – Arabella Weir

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now. – Guru Nanak

There is lasting kindness in Heaven when no kindness is found upon earth. – Lady Gregory

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. – John Holmes

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. – 14th Dalai Lama

There is no substitute for kindness in the home. This lesson I learned from my father. He always listened to my mother’s advice. As a result, he was a better, wiser, and kinder man. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. – Vincent van Gogh

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity. – Nathaniel Branden

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. – Harriet Ann Jacobs

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. – Bishop Robert South

There’s no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers. – Gerald Massey

There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late. – Charles Kingsley

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth. – Alice Cary

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

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth. – Alice Cary

They are always saying God loves us. If that’s love I’d rather have a bit of kindness. – Graham Greene

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows. – Audrey Hepburn

Things could change so entirely, in a heartbeat; the world could be made entirely anew because someone was kind. – Jo Baker

Things that cause friendship are: doing kindnesses; doing them unasked; and not proclaiming the fact when they are done, which shows that they were done for our own sake and not for some other reason. – Aristotle

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. – John D. Rockefeller

This is a way to kill a wife with kindness, And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humour. He that knows better how to tame a shrew, Now let him speak. ‘Tis charity to show. – William Shakespeare

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. – 14th Dalai Lama

This story also has one of the most beautiful messages – how kindness can be life changing and how being kind can give a life purpose. – Markus Zusak

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

Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps. – Martha Gellhorn

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

To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind. – Shannon L Alder

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

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind. – William Hazlitt

To extend yourself in kindness to anybody is an extension in kindness in the world. – Oprah Winfrey

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care. – Mandy Hale

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. – Confucius

To repay evils with kindness is the religion I was taught to practise, and this will forever be my rule. – John James Audubon

To say that past managements of Citigroup were poor would be a kindness. – Steve Eisman

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

To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. – Dr. Seuss

To touch someone with kindness is to change someone forever. – Mike Dooley

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

Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered. – Dr. Seuss

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don’t believe in the good old words because we don’t believe in good old values anymore. And that’s why the world is sick. – Lin Yutang

Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound. – Unknown

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

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

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times. – John Gerzema

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

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. – Kiana Tom

Treat your body carefully. Take care of it. Don’t let anyone abuse it, and don’t abuse it yourself. Every inch of your skin I made diligently; months I slaved over you. You are my masterpiece. – Christina Lauren

True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others. – Alek Wek

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity. – Bo Bennett

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

Try to exercise gentleness, kindness and humour, and you cannot go far wrong. – Sophie Winkleman

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love. – John Steinbeck

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

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

Using phrases or mantras to encourage and comfort myself has been a powerful practice for me. For years, I would say to myself ‘Remember the purple sky’ when I was feeling anxious, which to me meant remember a sense of internal spaciousness and kindness toward myself. – Maggie Rowe

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. – Helen Keller

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. – Paul Bloom

We are gentle and we are severe with one another, for we know both God’s kindness and God’s severity. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We are not here to fix, change or belittle another person. We are here to support, forgive and heal one another. – Marianne Williamson

We are quick to stick labels on others – especially those who don’t fit in with the norm. ‘Harold Fry’ is about a broken marriage; ‘Perfect’ is about a broken person. They are both about finding kindness where you least expect it. – Rachel Joyce

We are surrounded every day by countless acts of immeasurable kindness and goodwill. – John Bel Edwards

We can all do good deeds, but very few of us can think good thoughts. – Cesare Pavese

We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness. – Gail Honeyman

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. – Herman Melville

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. – Benjamin Jowett

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 least one which makes the heart run over. – Ray Bradbury

We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, and an act of kindness. – Mary Davis

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. – Ronald Reagan

We do random acts of kindness all the time, but we wanted to leave a legacy for our whole family and just help people for a long long time, just spread positivity and get kids educated that deserve an education. – Mike Evans

We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. – Howard Zinn

We have an epidemic of gun violence in America, and in trying to understand how that has happened, part of what we need to do is help equip our children to respond not with fear but with kindness. This has to be the way we go forward. – Elizabeth Esty

We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile. – Deepak Chopra

We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I’ve always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace. – Dave Matthews

We know kindness alone won’t solve the world’s problems, but we do know it can impact a person’s ability to get through their day. – Cynthia Germanotta

We live in a world that has very sharp edges. It can be very bitter and if you come across a little bit of random kindness – someone who is nice to someone – then that is always lovely. – Phillip Schofield

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill

We may all come on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now. – Martin Luther King Jr.

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

We must renew our commitment to instilling high moral character in our students, to teaching them to treat each other with kindness, to stand up for what is right, and to respect the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that strengthen our country. – Eva Moskowitz

We must teach compassion and tolerance and encourage kindness, selflessness, and loving acceptance of all who are created in the image of God. – Ephraim Mirvis

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. – Ellen DeGeneres

We need to eliminate hate speech. We need to do our part to really engineer kindness on our digital platforms. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

We need to see kindness and we need to see empathy and compassion. That’s something we need to see in leadership as well. – Phil Dunster

We need to seek wise leaders who will seek common ground among Americans instead of dividing us further for political gain. As citizens, we must embrace those who embrace ideas, thoughtfulness, civility and kindness to others no matter what their political beliefs. – James McGreevey

We often wait for kindness but being kind to yourself can start now. – Unknown

We ought to be vigilantes for kindness and consideration. – Letitia Baldrige

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes, season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. – Marcus Aurelius

We should respect all religions and just believe in peace, kindness and harmony. – Ananya Panday

We talk about feelings. And about sex. And about bodies, and their gratification, violation, repair, decoration, deferred, maybe permanently deferred, mortality. Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called, is, kindness. – A. S. Byatt

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness. – Frederick William Robertson

We work to promote the mental health and wellness of young people by: making kindness cool; validating the emotions of young people; and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health. – Cynthia Germanotta

We’re told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We’re told kindness means raiding a man’s hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they – not you – may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences. – Allen West

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne

Welcome Christmas while we stand Heart to heart and hand in hand. – Dr. Seuss

Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back – when there’s some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth. – Sharon Stone

Well, I’ll tell you something, this wedding is something that I will always, always cherish. It was a show of love and support and kindness like I’d never seen from the people, and that’s who I entertain. I entertain the people. – Liza Minnelli

Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves. – Kristin Neff

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

What are gold and jewels and precious utensils? Mere dross and dirt. The human face and the human heart, reciprocations of kindness and love, and all the nameless sympathies of our nature – these are the only objects worth being attached to. – William Godwin

What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other? – George Eliot

What I always think about when I think about ‘Girls’ is Lena being in a scene where she’s very vulnerable, possibly directing, acting, and she’s probably written the dialogue. It’s 2 in the morning. Everyone’s tired. Everyone’s grumpy. And she has a smile on her face and kindness for everyone who interacts with her. – Jennifer Konner

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

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

What is kindness? For me, it is about treating people how you would want to be treated – but, with so many of us living out our lives on social media, it can be harder and harder to show compassion to those around us. – Katie Piper

What I’m looking for in people now is kindness. – Robin Wright

What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy’s tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes. – William Makepeace Thackeray

What Mr Rogers was offering to children were lessons we all need in our world right now: patience, kindness, acceptance and true self-reflection. – Marielle Heller

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

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

What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love. – Richard Gere

What we see before us is a politics devoid of kindness and truth… today, politics is not being used in the service of the people: it is being used to crush them, not to lift them up. – Rahul Gandhi

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall

What you realize when you work in the philanthropic world is that people aren’t just numbers: they are families with real needs and you need to make your judgments with kindness and thoughtfulness in order to serve those needs. – Jacky Rosen

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable. – Alexander the Great

When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive. – Nelson Mandela

When all is said, England’s atmosphere still contains fewer germs of aggression and brutality per cubic foot in a crowded bus, pub or queue than in any other country in which I have lived. – Arthur Koestler

When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. – Jens Stoltenberg

When Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock, she sees it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. – Gabi Garcia

When everything else is looking so grim and the world is changing so fast that it’s scary, one thing that remains consistent is kindness. – Danielle Colby

When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind. – R. J. Palacio

When I find myself filling with rage over the loss of a beloved, I try as soon as possible to remember that my concerns and questions should be focused on what I learned or what I have yet to learn from my departed love. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life? Did I learn to be kinder, To be more patient, And more generous, More loving, More ready to laugh, And more easy to accept honest tears? If I accept those legacies of my departed beloveds, I am able to say, Thank You to them for their love and Thank You to God for their lives. – Maya Angelou

When I left Tinder, I had no intention of getting back into the dating industry. What I ultimately wanted to do was start this contagious complimentary social network, where kindness was at the helm. – Whitney Wolfe Herd

When I pontificate, it sounds so, you know, Oh, well, she’s preaching. I’m not preaching, but I think maybe I learned it from my animal friends. Kindness and consideration of somebody besides yourself. I think that keeps you feeling young. I really do. – Betty White

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ – Mr. Rogers

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people. – Abraham Joshua Heschel

When I went into their family, it was the abode of happiness and contentment. The mistress of the house was a model of affection and tenderness. Her fervent piety and watchful uprightness made it impossible to see her without thinking and feeling—that woman is a Christian. – Frederick Douglass

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. – Willa Cather

When my daughter Stefani – who most people know as Lady Gaga – was a child, she had to learn painful lessons about the dangers of cruelty and the importance of kindness. – Cynthia Germanotta

When passion turns to paralysis, when our bodies stop listening to our brains, when a fatal disease sucks our insides out, will we then decide that death may well be an act of kindness? – Barkha Dutt

When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness, and trust. – Raja Krishnamoorthi

When there are multiple versions of a story, you really have three ways to go. You can pick the most sensational version. You can try to balance things in your gut to get to what you think is the honest truth. Or you can err on the side of kindness. – Walter Isaacson

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. – 14th Dalai Lama

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou

When we match compassion with purpose, we being to conquer the world. – Zachariah Thompson

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. – William Arthur Ward

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

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

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire. – Whoopi Goldberg

When you are kind, you put others in the place of yourself. Self-love becomes unselfishness. – Lawrence G. Lovasik

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right. – W. Somerset Maugham

When you callously ignore the suffering of others, you lose the capacity to share their happiness, too. – Albert Schweitzer

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. – Harold Kushner

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. – Saint Francis de Sales

When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you. – Patrick Stump

When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you aren’t saying ‘no’ to yourself. – Paulo Coelho

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

When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that’s where they stay. – Libby Houston

Where ever the spirit of Christ is known, there is much of good will, of mutual respect, of love and appreciation and kindness. – Gordon B. Hinckley

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

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

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. – 14th Dalai Lama

While I am aware of no counsel on whether kissing should be reserved only for post-mission dating or courtship, I am aware of plenty of counsel concerning honesty in our actions and treating others with respect and kindness. Casual attitudes about expressions of affection such as kissing can cause much grief and heartache. – John Bytheway

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. – Amy Tan

Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession. – Sophocles

Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. – From the film A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

With all of the bad things that are happening in the world right now, I think we need a message of togetherness and true unity. I believe that starts with personal reflection and then we can find kindness toward each other. – Marielle Heller

With both kids, I started working out again at 16 days postpartum, but I treated myself with kindness, doing mild workouts, because my fitness level was lower. – Gabrielle Reece

Working with Dudley Moore was so hilarious. I don’t know how we got anything done because everybody was laughing so hard, but he was such a wonderful man, and he had a kindness and a musicality and a dearness to him that was triumphant. – Liza Minnelli

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

You are not going to lift everybody out of poverty through the kindness of wealthy people. – Winnie Byanyima

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

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

You can be a good person, with a kind heart, and still say no. – Unknown

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

You can be the brightest star in someone’s darkest nights. – Emma Xu

You can be the start of something beautiful and powerful. – Unknown

You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion and kindness to yourself and to other people. – Bree Miller

You can do more good by being good than any other way. – John Wooden

You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals. – Paul McCartney

You can never know the ripple effect you create with one tiny gesture of kindness. – Elle Sommer

You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself. – John Steinbeck

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

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

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. – Jane Goodall

You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example. – Judy Sheindlin

You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope. – Katniss Everdeen

You don’t have to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude, and acceptance. You will change the world just by being a warm, kind-hearted human being. – Anita Krizzan

You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I’m obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment. – Brian Eno

You have bad thoughts but still choose to do good, that is kindness.Smile at a stranger, wave thanks to people in traffic, appreciate customer service. It’s the small acts that add up. – Phoebe-does

You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them. – Jupiter Hammon

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. – John Bunyon

You is kind. You is smart. You is important. – Kathryn Stockett

You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart. – David Rockefeller

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love. – Cheryl Strayed

You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once. – Greg Henry Quinn

You’d think skiing wouldn’t be strenuous – all you have to do, after all, is start at the top and let gravity pull you to the dessert bar in the lodge. But at those elevations, you’ll find about as much oxygen as you’ll find kindness from your children. It’s like spending six hours holding your breath. – W. Bruce Cameron

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. – Rumi

Your acts of kindness can have a lasting impact on people and the communities in which they live. – Angela C. Santomero

Your health shouldn’t rely on pleas for kindness from strangers. We can and will do better. – Eric Swalwell

You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. – Louise L. Hay

‘Swan,’ by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page. – Jessye Norman

‘Because everyone talks about how kind you are, and they praise everything you do,’ Manyara replied. ‘I’m certain that Father loves you best. But when I am queen, everyone will know that our silly kindness is only weakness.’ – John Steptoe

‘But please, please—won’t you—can’t you give me something that will cure Mother?’ Up till then he had been looking at the Lion’s great feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion’s eyes. They were such big, bright tears compared with Digory’s own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself. ‘My son, my son,’ said Aslan. ‘I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. Let us be good to one another.‘ – C.S. Lewis

‘Child!’ said the cuckoo, suddenly changing his tone, ‘you are very foolish. Is a kind thought or action ever wasted? Can your eyes see what such good seeds grow into? They have wings, Griselda- kindness have wings and roots, remember that- wings never droop and roots never die. What do you think I came and sat outside your window for?’ – Mrs. Molesworth
‘I saw the way you shoved him into the ditch. You could have really hurt him. Why don’t you pick on someone your own size?’ the boy replied calmly, not the least intimidated by Bernard. – Kevin Kwan

‘Nothing,’ wrote Tolstoy, ‘can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.‘ – Leo Tolstoyᐧ
‘Then be off home as quick as you can,’ said the Faun, ‘and – c-can you ever forgive me for what I meant to do?’ ‘Why, of course I can,’ said Lucy, shaking him heartily by the hand. ‘And I do hope you won’t get into dreadful trouble on my account.‘ – C.S. Lewis

‘Well,’ said I, ‘let the little orphan be yours. You bravely and kindly exerted yourself to save the mother’s life; now you must train her child carefully, for unless you do so its natural instinct will prove mischievous instead of useful to us.‘ – Johann David Wyss

“Atticus, he was real nice…” His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them. – Harper Lee

“Mr. Scrooge!” said Bob; “I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!” “The Founder of the Feast indeed!” cried Mrs. Cratchit, reddening. “I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it. – Charles Dickens

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Kindness Quotes From Wikiquote

  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
    • Aesop. The Lion and the Mouse.
  • Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
    • Scott Adams, in “A Kind Word”, in DNRC Newsletter #9 (December 1995).
  • Kindness is wisdom. There is none in life
    But needs it and may learn.

    • Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene Home.
  • Both man and womankind belie their nature
    When they are not kind.

    • Philip James Bailey, Festus (1813), scene Home.
  • Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?
    • J. M. Barrie in The Little White Bird (1902).
  • KINDNESS, n. A brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
    • Ambrose Bierce, The Cynic’s Dictionary (1906); republished as The Devil’s Dictionary (1911).
  • The style of kindness has changed.
    • Louise Burfitt-Dons in speech to World Kindness Movement (November 2007).
  • I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.
    • Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Democritus to the Reader.
  • 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, quoted in Words from the Wise : Over 6,000 of the Smartest Things Ever Said (2007) by Rosemarie Jarski.
  • You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
    • Al Capone, as quoted in Forbes (6 October 1986).
  • Sed tamen difficile dictu est, quantopere conciliat animos hominum comitas affabilitasque sermonis.
    • It is difficult to tell how much men’s minds are conciliated by a kind manner and gentle speech.
    • Cicero, De Officiis (44 CE), II. 14.
  • The loving-kindness of Jehovah is from time indefinite even to time indefinite toward those fearing him, and his righteousness to the sons of sons.
    • David, Psalms 103:17, NWT
  • He never raised his voice. That was the worst thing — the fury of the Time Lord. And then we discovered why — why this Doctor, who had fought with gods and demons, why he had run away from us and hidden… He was being kind.
    • Paul Cornell, in “The Family of Blood” about the 10th incarnation of the Doctor in the Doctor Who series.
  • Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindnesses and small obligations, given habitually, are what win and preserve the heart, and secure comfort.
    • Sir Humphry Davy, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 363.
  • So my heart advice will be to really be kind-hearted, to be a good hearted person. Whether you are Buddhist or not – there is really no need for me to convince anyone to become a Buddhist. If your mind is very pure and always has positive thinking, this is good – try not to ever go into the side of negative thinking! For example, if you find that someone looks at you and you think “Do they mean something bad to me? Do they think something bad about me?” Don’t even go into that! Just smile back. Just be pure. As pure as you can. Your heart should be pure and really open to everyone. So smile back at people that you think might not like you. This is something that you have, that’s possible. We can all totally be a kind hearted person with positive thinking and pure heart. Everyone is able to do that, whether you are Buddhist or not. This is my heart advice.”
  • Jetsunma Jamyang Drolma The Enthronement of Jetsunma Jamyang Drolma
  • Kindness by secret sympathy is tied;
    For noble souls in nature are allied.

    • John Dryden, Aureng-Zebe: A Tragedy (1675), Act IV, scene i.
  • The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavours, life would have seemed empty to me. The trite objects of human efforts – possessions, outward success, luxury – have always seemed to me contemptible.
    • Albert Einstein in My Worldview (My World-view) (1931)
  • Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning.
    • Frederick William Faber, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 363.
  • Their cause I plead — plead it in heart and mind;
    A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.

    • David Garrick, Epilogue on Quitting the Stage (June, 1776).
  • I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.
    • Attributed to Stephen Grellet , variants of this have been been widely circulated as a Quaker saying since at least 1869, and attributed Grellet since at least 1893. W. Gurney Benham in Benham’s Book of Quotations, Proverbs, and Household Words (1907) states that though sometimes attributed to others, “there seems to be some authority in favor of Stephen Grellet being the author, but the passage does not appear in any of his printed works.” It appears to have been published as an anonymous proverb at least as early as 1859, when it appeared in Household Words : A Weekly Journal.
    • Variant: I expect to pass through this life but once. If therefore there be any kindnesses I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow beings, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
      • Attributed to Anna B. Hegeman, as reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 362.
  • My true religion is Kindness.
    • Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, Kindness, Clarity, and Insight (1984).
  • Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
    • Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama : A Policy of Kindness (1990), “Kindness and Compassion”, p. 47.
  • 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.
    • Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama : A Policy of Kindness (1990), “Kindness and Compassion”, p. 52.
  • Care about the beings you care about in gorgeous and surprising ways. Color outside the lines. Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. This is your last chance.
    • Anne Herbert in “Handy tips on how to behave at the death of the world” in Whole Earth Review (Spring 1995).
  • It is a little embarrassing that after forty-five years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other
    • Aldous Huxley in This Timeless Moment: A Personal View of Aldous Huxley (1968), by Laura Archera Huxley, p.117.
  • Raiden: I was just trying not to…
Rose : What? “Trying not to hurt me?” Dear, the one you were trying not to hurt was yourself! Avoiding the truth under the guise of “kindness” is all that you did! It occurred to you to do nothing but look out for yourself. Even if you claim that it was for my sake, that feeling was nowhere to be seen. In the end, everything was for your sake… I was never part of the picture.

  • Metal Gear Solid 2 written by Hideo Kojima and Tomokazu Fukushima
  • And if you ask what is the temper which is most fitted to be victorious over sin on earth, I answer that in it the warp of a sunny gentleness must be woven across the woof of a strong character. That will make the best tissue to stand the wear and tear of the world’s trials. Our Lord was divinely gentle, but He was also strong with a wondrous strength and firmness.
    • W. H. Littleton, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 255.
  • Though he was rough, he was kindly.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858), Part III.
  • The greater the kindred is, the lesse the kindnesse must bee.
    • John Lyly, Mother Bombie (published 1594), Act III, scene 1.
  • Seek to mingle gentleness in all your rebukes; bear with the infirmities of others; make allowance for constitutional frailties; never say harsh things, if kind things will do as well.
    • J. R. MacDuff, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 256.
  • 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.
    • A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner.
  • Va, dans ce monde, il faut être un peu trop bon pour l’être assez.
    • Come, in this world, one has to be a little too kind to be kind enough.
      • Pierre de Marivaux, The Game of Love and Chance (1730), Act I, Scene II
  • Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith.
    • Muhammad, as quoted in Al-Islam‎ (1926) by Khwajah Kamal al-Din, p. 47.
  • There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.
    • Muhammad narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #2244, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #2466.
  • We cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the heart of one who receives. All condemnation is from the devil. Never condemn each other, not even those whom you catch committing an evil deed. We condemn others only because we shun knowing ourselves. When we gaze at our own failings, we see such a morass of filth that nothing in another can equal it. That is why we turn away, and make much of the faults of others. Keep away from the spilling of speech. Instead of condemning others, strive to reach inner peace. Keep silent, refrain from judgement. This will raise you above the deadly arrows of slander, insult, outrage, and will shield your glowing hearts against the evil that creeps around.
    • Seraphim of Sarov Meadows, Mel (2010). A novel Uzzah. p. 76. ISBN 9780557229918.
  • A little more than kin, and less than kind.
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet (1600-02), Act I, scene 2, line 65.
  • When your head did but ache,
    I knit my handkerchief about your brows,
    The best I had, a princess wrought it me,
    And I did never ask it you again;
    And with my hand at midnight held your head,
    And, like the watchful minutes to the hour,
    Still and anon cheer’d up the heavy time,
    Saying, “What lack you?” and, “Where lies your grief?”

    • William Shakespeare, King John (1598), Act IV, scene 1, line 41.
  • Yet do I fear thy nature;
    It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.

    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1605), Act I, scene 5, line 14.
  • For kindness begets kindness evermore,
    But he from whose mind fades the memory
    Of benefits, noble is he no more.

    • Sophocles Ajax Line 522.
  • Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments.
    • Talmud.
  • Therefore, seeing that we are to receive a Kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us continue to receive undeserved kindness, through which we may acceptably offer God sacred service with godly fear and awe.
    • Paul of Tarsus, Hebrews 12:28, NWT
  • This world is not for the poor, nor the next for the unkind.
    • Tiruvalluvar in the Thirukkural 247.
  • On that best portion of a good man’s life,
    His little, nameless, unremembered acts
    Of kindness and of love.

    • William Wordsworth, Lines Composed Above Tintern Abbey (1798).
  • 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,
    ‘Till in Heaven the deed appears—
    Pass it on.

    • Rev. Henry Burton, Pass It On.
  • And Heaven, that every virtue bears in mind,
    E’en to the ashes of the just is kind.

    • Homer, The Iliad, Book XXIV, line 523. Pope’s translation.
  • There’s no dearth of kindness
    In this world of ours;
    Only in our blindness
    We gather thorns for flowers.

    • Gerald Massey, There’s no Dearth of Kindness.
  • Colubram sustulit
    Sinuque fovet, contra se ipse misericors.

    • He carried and nourished in his breast a snake, tender-hearted against his own interest.
    • Phaedrus, Fables, Book IV. 18.
  • Sociis atque amicis auxilia portabant Romani, magisque dandis quam accipiundis beneficiis amicitias parabant.
    • The Romans assisted their allies and friends, and acquired friendships by giving rather than receiving kindness.
    • Sallust, Catilina, VI.
  • Ubicumque homo est, ibi beneficio locus est.
    • Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a kindness.
    • Seneca the Younger, De Vita Beata, Ch. XXIV.
  • Bis gratum est, quod dato opus est, ultro si offeras.
    • If what must be given is given willingly the kindness is doubled.
    • Syrus, Maxims.
  • Pars beneficii est, quod petitur, si cito neges.
    • It is kindness immediately to refuse what you intend to deny.
    • Syrus, Maxims.

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