Quotes For Kindness

“Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.”
— C.N. Bovee

“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.
Pass it on.”
— Rev. Henry Burton

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
— The Dalai Lama

“The flower of kindness will grow. Maybe not now, but it will some day.
And in kind that kindness will flow, for kindness grows in this way.”
— Robert Alan

“Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it.”
— Epictetus (2nd century)

“Happy were men if they but understood
There is no safety but in doing good”
— John Fountain.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
— Mohandas Gandhi.

“It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
— Kahil Gibran

“Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.”
— Andre Gide

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

“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.

“Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.”
— David Grayson.

“Compassionate the mountains rise
Dim with the wistful dimness of old eyes
That, having looked on life time out of mind,
Know that the simple gift of being kind
Is greater than all the wisdom of the wise.”
— DuBose Heyward

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

“To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.”
— Ali Ibn-Abi-Talib (7th century A.D.)

“He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.”
— Samuel Johnson

“It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.”
— Maurice Maeterlinck.

“Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good; and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig.”
— Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)

“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one!”
— Marcus Aurelius (2nd century A.D.)

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.”
— Bernard Meltzer

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ”
— Mother Teresa.

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

“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

“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

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”
— Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

“A man can do only what a man can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.”
— Albert Schweitzer.

“Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose.”
— Albert Schweitzer

“Kindness it is that brings forth kindness always.”
— Sophocles (447 BC)

“You have not lived a perfect day…unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
— Ruth Smeltzer.

“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.”
— Sophocles, 409 BC

“Kindness gives birth to kindness.”
— Sophocles.

“Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.”
— Emmanuel Swedenborg.

“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 Frederick Amiel

“Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”
— Sir James M. Barrie

“Believe nothing merely because you have been told it…Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.”
— Buddha

“Of neighborhoods, benevolence is the most beautiful. How can the man be considered wise who when he had the choice does not settle in benevolence.”
— Confucius

“He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.”
— Confucius.

“It is never too late to be what we might have been.”
— George Eliot

“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.”
— George Eliot

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
— Kahil Gibran

“Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.”
— Emma Goldman

“Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by expressions like ‘excuse me’ and other such simple courtesies…Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in its enjoyment of life.”
— Ed Hays

“I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride.”
— William James

“Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.”
— Gerald Jampolsky

“Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you and act accordingly.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.”
— Soren Kierkegaard

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.”
— Sheldon Kopp.

“To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

“Do every act of your life as if it were your last.”
— Marcus Aurelius

“Make no judgements where you have no compassion.”
— Anne McCaffrey.

“Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness”
— Seneca

“With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.”
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

“Little kindnesses…will broaden your heart, and slowly you will habituate yourself to helping your fellow man in many ways.”

“The end result of wisdom is…good deeds.”
— Babylonian Talmud.

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

“The best portions of a good man’s life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts,
Of kindness and love.”
— William Wordsworth


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