Kindness quotes and sayings

A word of kindness is better than a fat pie.
Russian proverb

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Mark Twain

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Seneca

True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one’s own the suffering and joy of others.
André Gide

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
Malayan Proverb

Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.
S. H. Simmons

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.
Anonymous

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

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.
Martin H. Fischer

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

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

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

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Confucius

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

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
Anonymous

Kindness gives birth to kindness.
Sophocles

Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.
Ashleigh Brilliant

If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.
Mark Twain

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.
Dalai Lama

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Charles H. Spurgeon

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.
French Proverb

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Samuel Johnson

Kindness is wisdom. There is none in life But needs it and may learn.
Philip James Bailey

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

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

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 loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll

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

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

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.
Albert Schweitzer

Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers.
Anonymous

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

Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.
English Proverb

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James Matthew Barrie

Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
Anonymous

Men are cruel, but Man is kind.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

Kind words are worth much and they cost little.
Proverb

Kindness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows.
David Grayson

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

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.
Dalai Lama

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

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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Dalai Lama

Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
Dale Carnegie

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
Amelia Earhart

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

Kindness is the oil that smoothen the friction of life.
Anonymous

Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.
Marc Estrin

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Mother Teresa

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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
John Wooden