Kindness Quotes

kindness-quotes

Here’s a bunch of quotes about kindness, which  will hopefully remind us all to soften our voices & calm down.

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. -Mohandas Gandhi

Kindness is a hard thing to give away. It keeps coming back to the giver. -Ralph Scott

Be good, be kind, be humane, and charitable; love your fellows; console the afflicted; pardon those who have done you wrong. -Zoroaster (BC628-551)

You will be happier if you will give people a bit of your heart rather than a piece of your mind. -Unknown

Do good by stealth and blush to find fame. -Alexander Pope

Knowing sorrow well, I learn to succor the distressed. -Virgil (70-19BC)

Find yourself by losing yourself for others. -Mohandas Gandhi

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Philo (2nd century, Byzantine scientist)

I had rather never receive a kindness than never bestow one. -Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC3-65AD)

Be the change you want to see in the world. -Mahatma Gandhi

Kindness is the evidence of greatness. If anyone is glad that you are here, then you have not lived in vain. -Charles Fenno Hoffman

If your words are soft and sweet, they won’t be as hard to swallow if you have to eat them. -Unknown

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. -Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

The best portion of a good man’s life is in his little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. -William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can. -John Wesley (1703-1791)

No act of kindness is ever wasted. -Aesop

The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person’s life. -William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Respect a man, and he will do the more. -James Howell

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. -Publilius Syrus (85-43BC)

Deepest principle of human nature is to be appreciated. -W. James

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. -Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

The courteous learn their virtue from the discourteous. -Turkish Proverb

We are here to change the world with small acts of thoughtfulness done daily rather than with one great breakthrough. -Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself. -A. Neilen

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything. -Mary Montagu

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James

Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Philo Tagore

Civility costs nothing, and buys everything. -Mary Montagu

Be nice and smile to everyone you meet. You don’t know what they are going through, and they may need that smile, and treasure it. -Christine Huppert

Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. -Matt. 12:35

If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one. -Mother Teresa

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning. -Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

It is a shameful thing to insult a child. -Mark Twain

The weak can’t forgive. Forgiveness is of the strong. -M. Gandhi

To err is human, to forgive divine. -Alexander Pope

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.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)

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

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. -Mark Twain (1835-1910)

I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin. I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn’t matter. -Beverly Sills

Effects one directly, effects all indirectly. -Martin Luther King

My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad. -Olive Schreiner

Live for others, and they will live for you. -Paramahansa Yogananda

True religion is the life we lead, not a creed. –Louis Nizer

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. -Elie Wiesel

You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist. -Indira Gandhi

The time is always right to do what is right. -Martin Luther King

With a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant by a hair. -Persian Proverb

People don’t care what you know, till they know you care. -Watson

I kept, I lost. I have, I gave. I gave, I gained. -Persian proverb

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. -William Penn (1644-1718)

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 (1843-1916)

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. -Theodore I. Rubin

If you were busy being kind,
Before you knew it, you would find
You’d soon forget to think ’twas true
That someone was unkind to you.
If you were busy being glad,
And cheering people who are sad,
Although your heart might ache a bit,
You’d soon forget to notice it.
-R. Foreman

Keep the other person’s well-being in mind when you feel an attack of soul-purging truth coming on. -Betty White

A friend is a gift you give yourself. -Robert Stephenson

There are times that when truth and kindness conflict one ought to chose kindness, especially when a little honesty is better than a lot. -Leroy Jack Syrop

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