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Being kind is something that we should all do more of.

It’s a simple thing to do that can bring joy to anyone’s day.

By being kind you help to make the world a nicer, kinder place.

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Top 10 Kindness Quotes

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.

John Gerzema
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Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved.

Wayne Dyer
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Let us practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty to all we meet.

Paul Keller
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Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson
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Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.

Kirpal Singh
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Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.

Evelyn Underhill
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A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.

Thomas Carlyle
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Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

Anne Herbert
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Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

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We are all different. Don’t judge, understand instead.

Roy T. Bennett 
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More Kindness Quotes

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

What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness. Barbara Kingsolver

A little madness a little kindness makes for happiness. Nicole Johnson

And so I try to be kind to everything I see, and in everything I see, I see him. Hanya Yanagihara

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

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

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

Men are cruel, but Man is kind. Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou

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

Today you can embrace kindness, practice compassion, stand up for justice, talk to strangers, ask for help, offer hope and listen with your whole heart. Unknown

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

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis de Sales

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting. Marlene Dietrich

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

Kind people are the best kind of people UNKNOWN

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

All I’m saying is, kindness doesn’t have any boundaries. Kathryn Stockett

Politeness is the flower of humanity. Joseph Joubert

Always be a little kinder than necessary. James M. Barrie 

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

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

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. Kahlil Gibran

Short Kindness Quotes

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

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

There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams

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

People shouldn’t have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty. Maggie Stiefvater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The true and noble way to kill a foe, is not to kill him, you, with kindness, may so change him, that he shall cease to be so, and then he’s slain.Unknown

Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. Rumi

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

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

It doesn’t do any good to argue. Be kind. Richard G. Scott

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

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

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. Rabbi Tarfon

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

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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama

The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with joy are goodness, beauty, and truth. Albert Einstein

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

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

Inspirational Kindness Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. Sophocles

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

True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others. Alek Wek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. Confucius

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Tenderness is a virtue. Oliver Goldsmith

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

We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness. Frederick William Robertson

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be kind to unkind people they need it the most. Unknown 

If you can be anything, be kind UNKNOWN

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

To understand everything is to forgive everything. Osho 

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

Kindness is a universal language. RAKTIVIST

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

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When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences, you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others. Jason Scotts

Praise by name, criticize by category. Warren Buffett

We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness. Gail Honeyman

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

We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden. Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire

An egoist lives in poverty. A kind person lives in abundance. Maxime Lagacé

Motivational Kindness Quotes

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people. Abraham Joshua Heschel

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

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. Confucius

Kindness is showing someone they matter. Unknown

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

Kill them with kindness, slay them with a smile. Caesar (The Goodbye Man)

Whatever point of view you have, there’s another. Jack Kornfield

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

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

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible Dalai Lama

Be kind to the living. James McBride

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

The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind. Ingrid Newkirk

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

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

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

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

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

Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. George MacDonald

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

Only the gentle are powerful. Maxime Lagacé

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. Sarah Fielding

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

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

Kindness is choosing to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty in others, regardless of whether or not they can find it in themselves. RAKTIVIST

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

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

We rise by lifting others. Robert Ingersoll

But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. Rick Riordan

Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles

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

Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Sum Up

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There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

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