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If you are looking for the 100 best and most inspirational KINDNESS QUOTES then you have come to the right place!


Kindness, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated character traits.

We often comment when people are honest, driven, passionate, determined and intelligent but how often do you specifically see someone include “I’m kind” on their resume? Um…like never.


But that doesn’t mean kindness doesn’t have the power to change the world.

The best advice I could give anyone in life involves only two words: BE KIND (I loved this piece of wisdom so much I had it engraved inside my wedding ring). Even better, here are 50 strategic tips to be kind to your own kids.

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So without further ado here they are: the TOP 100 most inspirational KINDNESS QUOTES…



1 – Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. Harold S. Kushner

2 – When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. Buddha

3 – We rise by lifting others. Robert Ingersoll

4 – Kindness is free – sprinkle that stuff everywhere.

5 – A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. William John Bennett

6 – No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

7 – Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes. Joseph B. Wirthlin

8 –Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

9 – Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

10 – Kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal



11 – Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way, and a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing. Max Irons

12 – Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us. Pope Francis

13 – If you have to choose between being kind and being right, choose being kind and you’ll always be right.

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

15 – A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert

16 – One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. Sophocles

17 – Be careful with your words.  Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.

18 – 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

19 – 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

20 – A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward



21 – Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. Dalai Lama

22 – Kindness is not an act. It’s a lifestyle. Anthony Williams

23 – Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. C. A. Bartol

24 – I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself and I’ve found that kindness is the best way. Lady Gaga

25 – Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. Barbara De Angelis

26 – Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert Green Ingersoll

27 – The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else. Sri Chinmoy

28 – There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness. Cicero

29 – Throw kindness around like confetti.

30 – Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. Unknown


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31 – Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa

32 – A spark of kindness starts a fire of love.

33 – Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits. Kirpal Singh

34 – Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most. Unknown

35 – Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

37 – Being in a hurry is always the death of kindness. The busier you get, the less loving you will be. Rick Warren.

38 – If you can be kind in the Land of Rudeness, you can be King in the Land of Kindness. Mehmet Murat

39 – Kindness gives birth to kindness. Sophocles

40 – Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth and your heart for love.



41 – To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. Confucius

42 – A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees. Amelia Earhart

43 – There’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams

44 – Kindness is doing anything to make a positive impact.

45 – Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty. Phaedrus

46 – Where there is kindness, there is goodness. Where there is goodness, there is magic. Cinderella

47 – Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not bully. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant.

48 – 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

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

50 – Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. Rumi


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51 – Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. Kiana Tom

52 – Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence or learning. Frederick W. Faber

53 – You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once. Greg Henry Quinn

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

55 – Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Lao Tzu

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

57 – Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does. Mason Cooley

58 – I’m reminded that no matter how hard we try, nothing we do is in a vacuum. Mike McIntyre

59 – Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy. Marcus Aurelius

60 – A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil



61 – There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late. Charles Kingsley

62 – Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused. Tommy Lee Jones

63 – Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time. Ron Hall

64 – Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people. Dennis Prager

65 – You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example. Judy Sheindlin

66 – Extend yourself in kindness to other human being wherever you can. Oprah Winfrey

67 – Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. King Solomon

68 – I make mistakes daily, letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it, letting go of impatience and intolerance along the way. Daniel Lubetz

69 – Politeness is the flower of humanity. Joseph Jouber

70 – True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others. Alek Wek



71 – No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

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

73 – We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness. Gail Honeyman

74 – Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. Humphry Davy

75 – Kindness is wisdom. Philip James Bailey

76 – Ask yourself: have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. Annie Lennox

77 – I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Stephen Grellet

78 – The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. Hada Bejar 

79 – When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness and trust. Raja Krishnamoorthi

80 – We win by tenderness. We conquer by forgiveness. Frederick William Robertson



81 – It’s not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even – or rather, especially – when we’d prefer not to be. Josh Radnor

82 – My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama

83 – Good people can get you out of a thousand problems with charm and kindness. Anouska Hempel

84 – Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. Henry Van Dyke

85 – Never lose a chance of saying a kind word. William Makepeace Thackeray

86 – Love and kindness go hand in hand. Marian Keyes

87 – The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. Joseph B. Wirthlin

88 – Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. Jesse Jackson

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

90 – Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life. Isaac Bashevis Singer



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

92 – Always be a little kinder than necessary. James M. Barrie

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

94 – I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have. Andie MacDowell

95 – What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Jean Jacques Rousseau

96 – Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. Unknown

97 – Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling. Jacob Tremblay

98 – Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Isaac Rubin

99 – Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return. Roy T. Bennett

100 – 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


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