Most popular kindness quotes
One kind word can warm three winter nights.
Good words cost nothing, but are worth much.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
Do not ask me to be kind; just ask me to act as though I were.
One can always be kind to people one cares nothing about.
Kindness is something you can't give away since it always comes back.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a kind deed by stealth and have it found out by accident.
We cannot always oblige, we can speak obligingly.
Let us be kinder to one another.
You can get more done with a kind word and a gun than with just a kind word.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
We hate the kindness which we don't understand.
In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths.
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.
People are sometimes the kindest to those they want to deceive.
Good words cost no more than bad.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries.
I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
A kindness is never wasted.
Life is so hard, how can we be anything but kind?
If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble.
Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
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.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Kindness gives birth to kindness.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
When people speak with brutal honesty, what is most remembered is the brutality, not the honesty.
I think we must surrender the despair of unexpected cruelties and extend the wonder of unexpected kindnesses to ourselves and to each other We deserve each other and each other's generosity.
A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
The heart is the toughest part of the body. Tenderness is in the hands.
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.
There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
How sweet it is when the strong are also gentle!
Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.
Ask any decent person what he thinks matters most in human conduct: five to one his answer will be "kindness."
Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
Tenderness is passion in repose.
Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.
Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
When we put ourselves in the other person's place, we're less likely to want to put him in his place.
Feelings are everywhere—be gentle.
The man who is brutally honest enjoys the brutality quite as much as the honesty. Possibly more.
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
Do not feel badly if your kindness is rewarded with ingratitude; it is better to fall from your dream clouds than from a third-story window.
It is a little embarrassing that, after forty-five years of research and study, the best advice I can give to people is to be a little kinder to each other.
A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude.
Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs.
True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joys of others.
Unkindness is death to the home. One unkind, unsocial, critical, eternally dissatisfied member can destroy any family.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered, acts Of kindness and of love.
I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good 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.
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them, as if their reason had left them.
Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
Kindness is love in action.
Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty.
The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
Kindness is the shadow of God in man.
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.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.
Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
Kindness, at least actual, is in our power, but fondness is not.
What I want is so simple I almost can't say it: elementary kindness. Enough to eat, enough to go around. The possibility that kids might one day grow up to be neither the destroyers nor the destroyed.
Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice.
Tact is not only kindness, but kindness skillfully extended.
When the milk of human kindness turns sour, it is a singularly unpalatable draught.
Men, be kind to your fellow-men; this is your first duty, kind to every age and station, kind to all that is not foreign to humanity. What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Guard within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness To catch the nearest way.
There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness; and this is the great poverty.
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence.
In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity, and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a two-thirds majority.
Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.