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50 Best Kindness Quotes and Sayings

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. Do all the good you can in all the ways you can. There are places in the world Where rules are less important than kindness. These are the 50 best kindness quotes to read and share.

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Some Good Reasons to be Kind

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  2. Kindness makes friends
  3. kindness is contagious
  4. kindness is free
  5. kindness can change lives
  6. kindness feels good
  7. kindness ends sadness
  8. kindness broadens your horizons
  9. kindness is habit-forming
  10. kindness makes us better people
  11. kindness brings meaning to our lives.

Kindness Quotes

1. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

– Maya Angelou

2. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

– Aesop

3. “You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!”

– Anne Frank

4. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

– Dalai Lama

5. “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

6. “Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”

– Blaise Pascal

7. “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”

– Dr. Seuss

8. “Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.”

– Ashleigh Brilliant

9. “We rise by lifting others.”

– Robert Ingersoll

10. “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.”

– Dolly Parton

11. “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!”

– George Elliston

12. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.”

– Jesse Jackson

13. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you.”

– Unknown

15. “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

– A.A. Milne

16. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

– Lao-Tzu

17. “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

– Unknown

18. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

19. “A kind word is like a Spring day.”

– Russian Proverb

20. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”

– Booker T. Washington

21. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

– Mother Teresa

22. “Kind people are the best kind of people.”

– Unknown

23. “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”

– Amelia Barr

24. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.”

– Tommy Lee Jones

25. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

– William Arthur Ward

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

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

27. “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.”

– Confucius

28. “No one has ever become poor by giving.”

– Anne Frank

29. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”

– Plato

30. “Be a little kinder than you have to.”

– E. Lockhart

31. “Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.”

– Kahlil Gibran

32. “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”

– Theodore Isaac Rubin

33. “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”

– Thomas Carlyle

34. “All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.”

– Kathryn Stockett

35. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.”

– Roy T. Bennett

36. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

– Kahlil Gibran

37. “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

38. “Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.” 

– Pope Francis

39. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

– Mark Twain

40. “Kindness gives birth to kindness.”

– Sophocles

41. “Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.”

– Roy T. Bennett

42. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

– Buddha

43. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”

– Blaise Pascal

44. “I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can’t do without them.”

– Brigitte Bardot

45. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.”

– James M. Barrie

46. “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.”

– Annie Lennox

47. “I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness.”

– Jason Bateman

48. “When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.”

– W. Somerset Maugham

49. “A kindness received should be returned with a freer hand.”

– Saint Ambrose

50. “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

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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

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