Be Kind Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old be kind quotes, be kind sayings, and be kind proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Kindness is no virtue, but a common duty. Frederick Greenwood
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Tenzin Gyatso
A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men to their friends. Joseph Hall
Men are only as great as they are kind. Elbert Hubbard
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. Henry James
Kindness in words creates confidence.. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. Amelia Earhart
It is more important to be of pure intention than of perfect action. Ilyas Kassam
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
I admire those who do good and expect nothing in return. Roy T. Bennett
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Mahatma Gandhi
Kindness is a distemper which is soon cured by experience. Abraham Miller
If you can be kind and considerate for one day, then you can be for another. It won't cost you a penny in the world. Begin today. Dale Carnegie
Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. Sophocles
Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe. Gordon B. Hinckley
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. Mother Teresa
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. William John Bennett
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve Joseph Joubert
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. Sri Chinmoy
Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving. John Lithgow
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. Jesse Jackson
A warm smile is the Universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward
Being kind is more important than being right. Andy Rooney
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Breault
Always be a little kinder than necessary. James M. Barrie
Time itself is created through deeds of true kindness. Dara Horn
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. Eric Hoffer
We are made kind by being kind. Eric Hoffer
If you want to be holy, be kind. Frederick Buechner
The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others. Wayne Dyer
Be kind to yourself and others. Come from love every moment you can. Deepak Chopra
Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you're already in heaven now. Jack Kerouac
Kindness is the golden key that unlocks the hearts of others. Henry Drummond
Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. Confucius
He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Benjamin Franklin
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson
Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can. Andrew Iskander
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. Kahil Gibran
Kindness is the noblest weapon to conquer with. Thomas Fuller
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Seneca
To be kind is good. To be kind without expecting anything in return is better. Tariq Ramadan
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato
Being kind to others is a way of being good to yourself. Harold S. Kushner
Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him. Frank A. Clark
A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else's life. Roy Bennett
Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. C. A. Bartol
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Kahlil Gibran
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. Amelia Earhart
The world is always going to be dangerous, and people get badly banged up, but how can there be more meaning than helping one another stand up in a wind and stay warm? Anne Lamott
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
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain. Bob Dylan
Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us a little better and the world a little braver. And our world could stand to be a little kinder and braver. Brene Brown
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama
Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. Harold S. Kushner
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke
The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind. Ingrid Newkirk
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. John Ruskin
Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes. Joseph B. Wirthlin
Kindness is like snow, It beautifies everything it covers. Kahlil Gibran
I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way. Lady Gaga
We can each change the world, with genuine acts of kindness. Mongai Fankam
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Philo
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 can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. Publilius Syrus
But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. Rick Riordan
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am more sure of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert Green Ingersoll
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan
Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like. Saffron Barker
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. Sarah Fielding
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Isaac Rubin
Don't assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don't say anything you can't stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel. Warsan Shire
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
It will make you feel good because there is satisfaction in taking the time to be kind. Germany Kent
The words you speak and the actions you take determine your life experience; therefore, it is always wise to think and speak positively. If you can choose on thought, you can choose another. The happiness in your life is directly correlated to your thinking. Germany Kent
It is better to make mistakes in kindness than to work miracles with unkindness. Mother Theresa
It is very important to be kind to ourselves and control ourselves by keeping our balance. Mother Theresa
It's always wise to be kind, grateful, and supportive to others. Germany Kent
One should be kinder than needed. R. J. Palacio
Kinder than is necessary. Because it's not enough to be kind. R. J. Palacio
Kindness a nice word of encouragement given when needed. An act of friendship. A passing smile. R. J. Palacio
Wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God. R. J. Palacio
Be kind to nature and it will be kind to you. R. J. Palacio
Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are. Roy T. Bennett
Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does. Roy T. Bennett
If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. Suzy Kassem
Kindness trumps everything. Kind people are magnets for all of the good things in life. Tom Giaquinto
If you have kindness in your heart, you offer acts of kindness to touch the hearts of others wherever you go—whether they are random or planned. Kindness becomes a way of life. Roy T. Bennett
Kindness is a girl's best friend. Richelle E. Goodrich
The man who spreads kindness, peace and knowledge, over the one who spreads lies, fear and terror — and misuses His name. Suzy Kassem
Be. Be kind to yourself give yourself a break. Bernardo Moya
Remember to be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you likely know nothing about. Bernardo Moya
It doesn't take much to change someone's life. Sometimes all it takes is a few kind words or an action. Helping someone. Letting them know you see them, and that you're there to help them. Bernardo Moya
If being “too kind” breaks your heart, it’s not in vain. Lidia Longorio
Be kind to yourself and you would've taken a step toward self-actualization. Jose Incer
It requires neither time nor money to be kind. Cathy Burnham Martin
It costs no money to be kind. It takes no extra time to be kind. Cathy Burnham Martin
Kindness is what makes a good king who will put the needs and rights of his people before his own desires. Morgan Rhodes
It’s easy to be kind to friends who return your smiles and happily lend a helping hand. But the true test of good character is finding the will and desire to be kind and charitable to those who give us absolutely no motivation to do so. Richelle E. Goodrich
Out of all the magic words in existence, kind words produce the most powerful transformation spells. Richelle E. Goodrich
The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to. Aristotle
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert
Any good 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. William Penn
Something's others always desire to find, is another to be open, loving and kind. Arlene De’Sha Jennings
Always ask God to help you find, ways to be loving, honest and kind. Arlene De’Sha Jennings
Be kind in your speeches. Jason B. Cunningham
You act in love to be kind, be gentle and be peaceful. Lailah Gifty Akita
It is better to be kind than be impolite. Lailah Gifty Akita
People think kindness is a soft, weak, submissive influence when in reality it is the most potent, persuasive force in existence. Richelle E. Goodrich
There are hundreds of reasons to be kind, but only one that matters—because it’s who you are. Richelle E. Goodrich
Stop battling with yourself. Be kind to yourself. Anuranjita Kumar
Since we are dependent on the kindness of others at the beginning and end of our lives, then how can we neglect projecting kindness towards others in the middle of our lives, when it is our best time to share it? Suzy Kassem
If people were kinder, the world might cease weeping. Richelle E. Goodrich
The trait I regard most highly in a man is kindness. Thoughtful, consistent kindness. Richelle E. Goodrich
Seek to be kind, and you'll find the rainbow follows you. Richelle E. Goodrich
We change the world a little each day with our kindness. Tom Giaquinto