Quotes About Kindness

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. -Robert Brault

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden Quote Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. – Author Unknown

I will speak ill of no man… and will speak all the good I know of everybody. – Benjamin Franklin

The best portion of a good man’s life – his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. – William Wordsworth

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy. – Thomas Carlyle A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. – Thomas Carlyle

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

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – T.H. Thompson

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. – Winston Churchill

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out. – Frank A. Clark

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid. – Author Unknown

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. – Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. – Epictetus

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. – Malayan Proverb

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. – Marian Wright Edelman

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

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses. – Chinese Proverb

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
‘Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
‘Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
- Henry Burton, Pass It On

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances. -Saint Vincent de Paul

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor’s shoulder is to pat him on the back. – Author Unknown

Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside. – Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. -Og Mandino

Kindness is the greatest wisdom. -Author Unknown

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. – Dave Barry, “Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn”

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. -Thomas Fuller

Life is short but there is always time for courtesy. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, Social Aims

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love. -Bertrand Russell

If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind. -Alfred Fripp

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. -Max Beerbohm

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. -Booker T. Washington

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. -John E. Southard

Love someone who doesn’t deserve it. -Author Unknown

There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile. -Zig Ziglar

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. -Nelson Henderson

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. -H.L. Mencken

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. -James Matthew Barrie

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. -Karl Reiland

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
-William Shakespeare

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. -William Penn

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. -Benjamin Disraeli

How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
-George Elliston

Real charity doesn’t care if it’s tax-deductible or not. -Dan Bennett

Always be a little kinder than necessary. -James M. Barrie

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. -Bob Hope

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. -Jesse Jackson

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. -Charles H. Spurgeon

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. -Author Unknown

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. -Quoted in P.S. I Love You, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are. -Author Unknown

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. -Rudyard Kipling

Don’t be yourself – be someone a little nicer. -Mignon McLaughlin

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. -Frank Tyger

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. – Author Unknown

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. -Mark Twain

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. -Seneca

A kind word is like a Spring day. -Russian Proverb

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. -Samuel Johnson

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity. -Confucius

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. -Author Unknown

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. -Henry Boye

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love. -Mark Twain

Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own. -Adam Lindsay Gordon

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver


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