Kindness quotes and quotations
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The only religion is kindness.
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
I've never known any human being, high or humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives. -B. C. Forbes.
B. C. Forbes
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. -Eric Hoffer.
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
There are no thanks for a kindness, which has been delayed.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition. I believe there is something doing somewhere, for every man ready to do it. I believe I'm ready, RIGHT NOW.
He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach.
Just for today, I will let go of anger. Just for today, I will let go of worry. Today, I will count my many blessings. Today, I will do my work honestly. Today, I will be kind to every living creature.
There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.
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.
Ettiene De Grellet
Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
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, 'Till in Heaven the deed appears-- Pass it on.
Rev. Henry Burton
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
The Dalai Lama
Yet do I fear thy nature;
It is too full o' the milk of human kindness.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.
Sir Arthur Helps
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
I would help others out of a fellow-feeling.
It is difficult to tell how much men's minds are conciliated by a kind manner and gentle speech.
Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Both man and womankind belie their nature When they are not kind.
Philip James Bailey
Their cause I plead--plead it in heart and mind; A fellow-feeling makes one wondrous kind.
Kindness is wisdom. There is none in life But needs it and may learn.
Philip James Bailey
We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique.
It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to be kind to another, without helping himself.
The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame than shedding seas of gore.
What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult to each other.
Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.
And Heaven, that every virtue bears in mind, E'en to the ashes of the just is kind.
Though he was rough, he was kindly.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A little more than kin, and less than kind!
The greater the kindred is, the lesse the kindnesse must bee.
He carried and nourished in his breast a snake, tender-hearted against his own interest.
The Romans assisted their allies and friends, and acquired friendships by giving rather than receiving kindness.
Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for a kindness.
It is kindness immediately to refuse what you intend to deny.
On that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
Choose being kind over being right, and you'll be right every time.
That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
A A Milne
A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.
Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.
Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
If what must be given is given willingly the kindness is doubled.
Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.