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