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Powerful Quotes About Kindness

Last Updated on November 8, 2022

Confidence is cultivated by the use of kind words. Think with kindness, and you’ll find profundity. The world is always in need of more stories of good deeds being done. Having this quality is one of the most valuable qualities that a person may have.

So, if you’re in need of some extra compassion in your life, or if you’d like to spread some kindness to others around you, check out and share these quotes on kindness.

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Best Quotes On Kindness

1. “Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander

2. 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

3. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato

4. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett

5. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —The 14th Dalai Lama

Quotes to Help You Be More Kind

6. Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

7. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” — Lao Tzu

8. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”

— Scott Adams

9. “No one is born hating another person…People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” — Nelson Mandela

10. “Imagine what our real neighborhoods would be like if each of us offered, as a matter of course, just one kind word to another person.” — Mr Rogers

11. “Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.”
― Roy T. Bennett

Short Quotes On Kindness

12. “Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.” — Sophocles

13. “If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.” — Douglas Coupland

14. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain

15. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” — Buddha

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

17. “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” – Samuel Johnson

18. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

19. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

20. “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” — Anne Herbert

Famous Quotes on Kindness

21. “Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” — Wes Angelozzi

22. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia

23. “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” ― R.J. Palacio, Wonder

24. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

25. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” ― Kahlil Gibran

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

27. “Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.” —Abraham Lincoln

28. “Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit.” — Robert J. Furey

29. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.”

— Pablo Casais

30. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu

31. “Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others.” — Joe Hayes

32. “How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” — Anne Frank

An Act of Kindness Quote

33. “It seems to me that no matter what religion you subscribe to, acts of kindness are the stepping-stones to making the world a better place–because we become better people in it.” ― Jodi Picoult

34. “I love you sounds best spoken in quiet acts of kindness.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

35. “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” —Anne Herbert

Resources To Read About Kindness

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Written by Mukund Kapoor & Team

Mukund Kapoor is a spiritual enthusiast and self-improvement expert with a passion for helping others find inner peace and fulfillment. With a deep understanding of various spiritual practices and philosophies, Mukund has dedicated his life to sharing his knowledge and wisdom with others through his website, mukundkapoor.com. Our team is comprised of individuals who are passionate about exploring the depths of the human spirit and helping others on their own personal journeys towards self-discovery and fulfillment. On the site, you'll find a wealth of valuable information and resources on topics such as mindfulness, meditation, personal growth, and more.

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