Kindness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Kindness

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


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


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.
~By Princess Diana ~


A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Everyone responds to kindness.
~By Richard Gere ~


People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
~By Nicolas Chamfort ~


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


Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
~By Kin Hubbard ~


There's no dearth of kindness in this world of ours; Only in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers.
~By Grantland Rice ~


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


I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness.
~By Georg Brandes ~


Kindness is always fashionable.
~By Amelia E. Barr ~


Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him - with kindness or roughness as his case may demand.
~By John McGraw ~


PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
~By Bea Arthur ~


It is futile to judge a kind deed by its motives. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We're also all the kindnesses we did. I hate to think of life as if we understood time. We don't understand time.
~By Hugh Leonard ~


It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
~By John Steinbeck ~


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.
~By Lin Yutang ~


I love Philadelphia. I was shocked at what a great city this is. For me, it is the cat's pajamas. I love everything about it. I love where I live. I love the people. I have been met with such kindness and affection here.
~By George Dzundza ~


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.
~By Willa Cather ~


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


I go now before the milk of Human kindness goes sour for me.
~By Philip Francis ~


You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


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


There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.
~By Nathaniel Branden ~


I've been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I've been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity.
~By Tilda Swinton ~


There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others.
~By J. Donald Walters ~


You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.
~By Don Van Vliet ~


I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.
~By Vachel Lindsay ~


Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.
~By Humphry Davy ~


The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
~By William Shakespeare ~


I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.
~By Jennifer Granholm ~


Well, I'll tell you something, this wedding is something that I will always, always cherish. It was a show of love and support and kindness like I'd never seen from the people, and that's who I entertain. I entertain the people.
~By Liza Minnelli ~


What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
~By William Makepeace Thackeray ~


Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.
~By Kiana Tom ~


Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon.
~By James Oliver ~


Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.
~By Amy Tan ~


We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life.
~By George A. Smith ~


There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
~By Nellie Bly ~


Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that's just the bottom line.
~By Ruben Studdard ~


When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.
~By Frank Herbert ~


Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.
~By Mother Teresa ~


Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
~By George Eliot ~


Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.
~By Patrick White ~


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


To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
~By Confucius ~


The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.
~By Anita Roddick ~


The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things.
~By Jilly Cooper ~


I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion.
~By William Falconer ~


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.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
~By Martin Scorsese ~


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.
~By Harold Kushner ~


One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do - not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
~By Rowan D. Williams ~


The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
~By William Wordsworth ~


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.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
~By P. D. James ~


Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


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.
~By Dalai Lama ~


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


Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure.
~By King Solomon ~


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
~By Lao Tzu ~


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


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


True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.
~By Bo Bennett ~


If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
~By Nelson DeMille ~


You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness.
~By Carrie Fisher ~


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


Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
~By Evelyn Underhill ~


Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
~By Frederick William Faber ~


A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
~By George Dennison Prentice ~


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


There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.
~By Gerald Massey ~


That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
~By William Wordsworth ~


They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness.
~By Graham Greene ~


Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him.
~By Frank Howard Clark ~


Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
~By Mason Cooley ~


I've experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I'm not patronized here either, which I much appreciate!
~By Joanna Trollope ~


A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness.
~By Sloan Wilson ~


Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor - providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness.
~By Tony Snow ~


I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful.
~By Cole Younger ~


The truth has never been of any real value to any human being - it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
~By Graham Greene ~


As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness.
~By Svetlana Alliluyeva ~


A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.
~By Henry Van Dyke ~


I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness.
~By Blu Cantrell ~


For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
~By Audrey Hepburn ~


Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
~By Washington Irving ~


Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
~By Grantland Rice ~


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

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April 14 ,2024
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