Selected Quotes about Kindness

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

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

No Act of Kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -- Aesop

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

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

Often paraphrased as: Always be a little kinder than necessary. -- James Barrie

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

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. -- Frederick Buechner

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. -- Willa Cather

Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever. -- Margaret Cho

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

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. -- Confucius

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. -- Confucius

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. -- Albert Einstein

Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning. -- Frederick W. Faber

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. -- Goethe

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. -- Ettiene De Grellet

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. -- Stephen Grellet

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

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

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind. -- Henry James

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you. -- Samuel Johnson

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

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. -- Charles Kuralt

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

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

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. -- HH the Dalai Lama

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. -- HH the Dalai Lama

When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. -- HH the Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -- The Dalai Lama

In this world, there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle -- this everyone knows. Yet no one asks accordingly. -- Lao-Tse

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity. -- William Menninger

Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Think of the last time you felt humiliated or treated unfairly. Did you feel like cooperating or doing better? -- Jane Nelson

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

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -- Philo

A kind word can warm three months of winter. -- Japanese Proverb

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

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

Compassion is the basis of all morality. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

The human spirit is not dead. It lives on in secret.....It has come to believe that compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. -- Albert Schweitzer

Wherever there is a human being, there is a chance for a kindness. -- Seneca

Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness. -- William Shakespeare

Men are cruel, but Man is kind. -- Rabindranath Tagore

Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. -- Talmud

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

It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts. -- Addison Walker

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. -- Tennessee Williams

That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. -- William Wordsworth

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life. -- William Wordsworth

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