220 Famous Kindness Quotes

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

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A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.

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Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.

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It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny.

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The serenity of mind, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and the purity of mind are called the austerity of thought.

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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.

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

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One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.

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Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. And, Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.

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He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.

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Kindness and a good heart are the foundation for success in this life, progress on the spiritual path, and the fulfillment of our aspirations. Our need for them is not limited to any specific time, place, society, or culture.

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If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.

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A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.

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Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature.

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

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Life etches itself onto our faces as we grow older, showing our violence, excesses or kindnesses.

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Wise people are kind with others. Wiser people are kind with themselves.

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Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

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Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.

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Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

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

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

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There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.

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Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.

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The only justice is to follow the sincere intuition of the soul, angry or gentle. Anger is just, and pity is just, but judgement is never just.

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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.

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The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life.

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

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If you can’t forgive, you’re not honest with yourself. If you can’t empathize, you’re not loving yourself.

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There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment.

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The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.

What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love.

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.

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Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference – in our own lives and those of others.

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.

The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

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Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.

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

The best way to show you care is to be present. The best way to help someone is to listen.

We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.

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One thing I do know for a fact is that the nicer we are to our fellow human beings, the nicer the universe is to us.

My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others.

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.

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Kindness is caring for others, even when they may not care for you.

One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”… whatever you’re feeling.

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. Yes, I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.

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It is good to be helpful and kindly, but don’t give yourself to be melted into candle grease for the benefit of the tallow trade.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.

We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.

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Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

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

A good deed is never lost. He who sows courtesy, reaps friendship; he who plants kindness, gathers love; pleasure bestowed on a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally gratitude be gets reward.

Smile, give, help, care, listen and love. If you’re generous, you’re making the world a better place.

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

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Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.

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.

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

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

Keep feeling the need for being first. But I want you to be first in love. I want you to be first in moral excellence. I want you to be first in generosity.

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He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.

A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.

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We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.

A smile remains the most inexpensive gift I can bestow on anyone and yet its powers can vanquish kingdoms.

The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today.

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.

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Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.

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

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing, more a cunning thing, but very few a generous thing.

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

Be generous and you can be the best person who ever lived.

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Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.

Making others happy, through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice, is a sign of true greatness. To hurt another soul by sarcastic words, looks, or suggestions, is despicable.

To be liked, it means that you must be treating people with respect and you must be showing kindness toward them.

People just deserve to be treated with kindness.

Evil begins when you begin to treat people as things.

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True politeness consists in being easy one’s self, and in making every one about one as easy as one can.

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.

Be courteous to all but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

Courteousness is consideration for others; politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.

Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself

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How would your life be different if… You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.

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

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.

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.

Ceremonies are different in every country, but true politeness is everywhere the same.

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Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.

Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness.

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.

But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There’s incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope.

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.

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We must not mistake kindness for weakness. Kindness isn’t weak. Kindness is a certain type of strength.

It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are.

Sometimes people don’t trust the force of kindness. They think love or compassion or kindness will make you weak and kind of stupid and people will take advantage of you; you won’t stand up for other people.

It’s unfortunate and I really wish I wouldn’t have to say this, but I really like human beings who have suffered. They’re kinder.

People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that’s just the bottom line.

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Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.

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.

We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We’re also all the kindnesses we did.

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.

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The most important thing in your world in your health. Without it, you have nothing. Be kind to yourself.

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.

The man who does not value himself, cannot value anything or anyone.

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What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.

Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.

Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worthy of the trip.

Beautify your inner dialogue. Beautify your inner world with love light and compassion.

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When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

Having true wisdom is being tolerant. Having true impact is being loving.

Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, courage in your own.

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.

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Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.

Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness.

You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I’m obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment.

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency, and kindness.

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Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.

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True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.

A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

Learn to be kind to make friends. Learn to be interested to keep your friends.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house…kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.

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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else.

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all.

I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you.

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them.

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Be nice to each other. You can make a whole day a different day for everybody.

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.

Strong people don’t put others down, they lift them up.

An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity.

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment.

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An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind.

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

What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another.

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He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness.

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.

We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.

Being clever is overrated. Being kind is underrated. Talking is overrated. Listening is underrated.

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As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency.

A honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day to day lives. When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy or insecurity. Healthy, happy families and a healthy peaceful nation are dependent on warm-heartedness.

For my father, being kind was natural… I have to really work at it. I love competing and winning, conquest – not words you usually associate with kindness.

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don’t believe in the good old words because we don’t believe in good old values anymore. And that’s why the world is sick.

It is the history of our kindnesses that alone make this world tolerable. If it were not for that, for the effect of kind words, kind looks, kind letters… I should be inclined to think our life a practical jest in the worst possible spirit.

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Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share.

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

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

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Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.

To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.

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Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay.

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

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

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

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

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