Kindness Sayings and Quotes

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

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. Samuel Johnson
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Bob Kerrey
For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi
He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it. Dante Alighieri
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain
Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds? Tiruvalluvar
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
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. Desmond Tutu
Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind. Anne Rice
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. Steve Maraboli
Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise. Steve Maraboli
Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis Singer
One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you. Anonymous
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness. Lao Tzu
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. Sarah Fielding
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Tenzin Gyatso
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens
No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. Amy Leigh Mercree
Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert
Practice kindness - particularly when you feel irritated or things are not going well. Kindness hardly ever goes wrong. Lewis Richmond
No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many. Kevin Heath
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
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. Debbie Macomber
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. Author Unknown
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. Plato
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. Albert Schweitzer
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do. Emanuel Swedenborg
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with people that are reckless with yours. Mary Schmich
All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries. Kathryn Stockett
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. Eric Hoffer
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. Kahlil Gibran
But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword. Rick Riordan
Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind. Shannon L. Alder
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. Amelia Earhart
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
Kindness holds the key to the secret of our own transformation and, in the process, of the transformation of the world. Jean Maalouf
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. Kahlil Gibran
Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe. Gordon B. Hinckley
A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind. Richard Dehmel
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time. Franklin D. Roosevelt
The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. Mahatma Gandhi