Kindness Quotes: Embracing Compassion and Empathy in Everyday Life

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Martin Dejnicki

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Kindness is the thread that weaves together the fabric of humanity, touching lives and uplifting spirits with its gentle power. It is a universal language of compassion and care that resonates through every act, big or small.
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

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

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

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

Kind people are the best kind of people. - Unknown

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

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

Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind. - Roy T. Bennett

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

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. - Scott Adams

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. - Mahatma Gandhi

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

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle. - Charles Glassman

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

Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers. - Kahlil Gibran

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

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. - Bob Kerrey

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. - Unknown

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

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person. - Plato

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

Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. - Confucius

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. - Dalai Lama

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Dr. Seuss

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up. - Jesse Jackson

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

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

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

The only time you look down on someone is when you are helping them up. - Unknown

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

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

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - Dalai Lama

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

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

True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joy of others. - André Gide

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. - Sophocles

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. - Publilius Syrus

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. - Sarah Fielding

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. - Albert Schweitzer

Kindness is the shadow of God in man. - Unknown

When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. - Harold Kushner

He that has done you a kindness meant to be your friend; he that has done you an injury meant to be your enemy. - James Howell

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are. - Roy T. Bennett

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. - Confucius

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

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. - Eric Hoffer

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

Kindness is wisdom. There is none in life but needs it and may learn. - Bailey

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. - Paramahansa Yogananda

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

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. - Mother Teresa

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

The only way to tell the truth is to speak with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard. - Henry David Thoreau

We rise by lifting others. - Robert Ingersoll

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. - Blaise Pascal

As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgments and let your kindness rain down on all. - Buddha

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

Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known. - Joseph B. Wirthlin

Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds? - Tiruvalluvar

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. - Mary Kay Ash

No kindness is too small to be important – the gift of a smile, the offer of help, the gesture of sharing, the openness of giving without thought of return, these are the very saviors of the human spirit. - Unknown

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. - Henry David Thoreau

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. - Ashleigh Brilliant

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. - Booker T. Washington

Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another's unhappiness. - Aesop

Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. - Proverb

Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others. - William J.H. Boetcker

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. - Joseph Joubert

What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind. - Cleveland Amory

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. - Paramahansa Yogananda

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. - Pubilius Syrus

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

When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. - Harold Kushner

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. - George MacDonald

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. - Plato

Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. - R. Brault

Being kind not only has a direct effect on others, but it has a positive impact on yourself as well. - Dalai Lama

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

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

That best portion of a good man's life: His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. - William Wordsworth

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

Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible. - Charles Dickens

PUBLISHED: Feb 15, 2024
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Martin Dejnicki
I enjoy writing simple rhyming poetry that people can easily share with their loved ones. I live in Toronto with my loving wife and two curious, adventure-seeking daughters.
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