50 Kindness Quotes That Will Inspire You To Be Kind

There are few traits I value more than kindness. It’s the quality I believe would help change the world if more people chose to exhibit it.

You ask people if kindness is a good character quality and perhaps no one would answer no that question.

I believe people who are mean become that way not because they don’t want to be kind, but because the world was rarely ever been kind to them.

Here are some of the best quotes I’ve found that can hopefully help all of us to be kinder to one another.

50 Quotes On Kindness

Kindness quotes

1. “Kindness is spreading sunshine into people’s lives regardless of the weather.” – Raktivist

2. “Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” – Kevin Heath

3. “Kindness begins with understanding we all struggle.” – Charles Glassman

4. “Not act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

5. “We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

6. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with not expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana

7. “Kindness is a wonderful way to let another struggling soul know that there is still love in this world.” – Unknown

8. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Jesmundo

9. “A single act of kindness throws our roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart

10. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping the up.” – Jesse Jackson

11. “Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

12. “In a world where so many are throwing bricks on others, be the one who builds bridges with them.” – Emma Xu

13. “Be kind to everything that lives.” – Unknown

14. “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” – Holly Branson

15. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey

16. “Kindness is a passport that opens dors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

17. “Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

18. “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

19. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” – Kahlil Gibran

20. “Wherever there is a human being; there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

21. “The strongest people are the ones who are still kind after the world tore them apart.” – Unknown

22. “Share your kindness with the world, and see what happens!” – Anonymous

23. “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” – Charles Glassman

24. “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

25. “A kind friend is the right kind of friend.” – Anonymous

26. “One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” – Shannon L. Alder

27. “The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others.” – Wayne Dyer

28. “Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness.” – Dale Carnegie

29. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – Arthur Ward

30. “Kindness is not an act, it’s a lifestyle.” – Anonymous

31. “Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.” – Unknown

32. “Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.” – Syed Balkhi

33. “Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in this world.” – Anonymous

34. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – James Barry

35. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flod the world.” – Pema Chadran

36. “Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

37. “Some of the most generous people have no money. Some of the wisest people have no education. Some of the kindest people were hurt the most.” – Unknown

38. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

39. “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” – Unknown

40. “The world is full of kind people. If you can’t find one, be one.” – Unknown

41. “Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.” – Unknown

42. “A single act of kindness can cause a ripple effect that lasts a lifetime.” – Unknown

43. “Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

44. “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

45. “Kindness is not weakness; it is strength in its purest form.” – Unknown

46. “Kindness is the music of the soul.” – Unknown

47. “Kindness is like a boomerang – it always comes back to you.” – Unknown

48. “Kindness is the bridge that connects hearts across the world.” – Unknown

49. “Kindness is the foundation for a harmonious existence.” – Unknown

50. “Kindness is the sweetest fruit of the human tree.” – Unknown

Related: Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated

Final thoughts on kindness

It doesn’t take much to be kind to someone. A simple courtesy such as holding the door open for someone or letting someone move ahead of you can make a difference.

Look for ways to go out of your way to do something good for someone without expecting anything. You never know how much it could turn someone’s day around.

The more we can be kind to one another, the better the world will be.

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