Kindness Quotes


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

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

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.” – Mark Twain

“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

“Do it that very moment!
Don’t put it off – don’t wait.
There’s no use in doing a kindness
If you do it a day too late!” – Charles Kingsley

“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

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

“The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.” -:Albert Einstein

“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

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

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.” – James M. Barrie

“He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.” – Dante

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

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

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

“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

“Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profundity.
Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao-Tse

“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

“To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.” – Samuel Johnson

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.” – Goethe

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

“Is there any one maxim which ought to be acted upon throughout one’s whole life? Surely the maxim of loving kindness is such.” – Confucius

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Seneca

“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck . . . But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.” – Ellen Goodman

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

“The centre of human nature is rooted in ten thousand ordinary acts of kindness that define our days.” – Stephen Jay Gould

“We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.” – Benjamin Jowett



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