Favorite Quotes about Kindness

Resources for Families and Classrooms

 

“Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” ~ Joseph Joubert

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

“Kindness is the attitude – Gentleness is the action behind the attitude.” ~ Joyce Meyer

“Kindness is love in the little things.”  ~ Adrian Rogers

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

“Be kinder than necessary- Everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” ~ Plato

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. ~ Mother Teresa

“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

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ~ Kahlil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran

“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 F. Buscaglia

“Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

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

“Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.” ~ Unknown

“I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” ~ Stephan Grellet

“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” ~ Proverbs 14:31 NIV

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

“Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back” ~ Unknown

“Spread love everywhere you go: First of all in your own house… let no one ever come ~ to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness.”  ~ Mother Teresa

“Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.”  ~ S. H. Simmons

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,” ~ Colossians 3:12

“You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something kind for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. What a difference one person can make!” ~ Sasha Azevedo

“Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses” ~ Confucius

“Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine Kind words and kind deeds” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Special thanks to Sherry Andrew for compiling this list.

 

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