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Favorite quotes on kindness



On World Kindness Day, I offer you kindness quotes to encourage you to do what you can, from where you are, with what you have, to be a kindness spreader in this world. Start with being kinder to YOU.


“There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.” ~ Mr. Rogers


“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates LOVE.” ~ Lao Tzu


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

“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

“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

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way.”

– Lady Gaga

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 the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

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

“The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of LOVE.” – William Wordsworth

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

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


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

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

– John Ruskin

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

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” – Publilius Syrus

“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

"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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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

“Kindness is wisdom.” – Philip James Bailey

“Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain." – Mr. Rogers

“Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out.”

– Abraham Lincoln

“There are two ways of spreading light. To be a candle or mirror that reflects it.”

– Edith Wharton

"Try on kindness today as it expands the heart of the giver and receiver."

- Carol CC Miller


Kindness does not = weakness. Kindness represents the ability to be strong and think, speak, and act from a space of compassion rather than control. Kindness says no, it just does it with gentleness and respect." - Carol CC Miller


"When faced with a choice on what side to stand on, choose the side of kindness." - Carol CC Miller

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