Inspirational Quotes about Kindness

From RandomActsofKindness.org

  • "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."- Bill Wilson
  • "Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference."- Kevin Heath, CEO of More4kids
  • "How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!"- Anne Frank (1929-1945), Diarist
  • "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, 'Til in Heaven the deed appears - Pass it on."- Henry Burton (1840-1930), Clergyman, Writer
  • "That best portion of a good man's life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."- William Wordsworth (1770-1850), Poet
  • "Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end."- Scott Adams (1957), Creator of Dilbert Comic Strip
  • "Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds?"- Tiruvalluvar, Tamil Sage, Poet
  • "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."- Aesop, Fabulist
  • "No act of kindness is too small. The gift of kindness may start as a small ripple that over time can turn into a tidal wave affecting the lives of many."- Kevin Heath, CEO of More4kids
  • "Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference."- Helen James
  • "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 (329-379), Bishop Of Cesarea
  • "Life is mostly froth and bubble; Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in our own."- Adam Lindsay [Lionel Gordon] Gordon (1833-1870), Poet
  • "There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others."- Swami Kriyananda [J. Donald Walters] (1926), Author, Founder of Ananda
  • "The true essence of humankind is kindness. There are other qualities which come from education or knowledge, but it is essential, if one wishes to be a genuine human being and impart satisfying meaning to one's existence, to have a good heart."- Tenzin Gyatso (1935), The 14th Dalai Lama (B. 1935)
  • "Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do."- Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), Philosopher, Scientist, Theologian
  • "In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with."- Brian Tracy (1944), Motivational Author
  • "I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness 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."- Etienne de Grellet (1773-1855), Quaker Missionary
  • "A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind."- Richard Dehmel (1863-1920), Poet, Playwright
  • "The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness."Maya Angelou (1928), Poet, Dancer, Producer, Playwright, Director, Author
  • "When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace."- The 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Head Monk of The Gelugpa Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism 
  • "Those who make compassion an essential part of their lives find the joy of life. Kindness deepens the spirit and produces rewards that cannot be completely explained in words. It is an experience more powerful than words. To become acquainted with kindness one must be prepared to learn new things and feel new feelings. Kindness is more than a philosophy of the mind. It is a philosophy of the spirit."- Robert J. Furey, Author
  • "There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity."- Nathaniel Branden, Canadian Psychotherapist and Writer
  • "I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."- Rachel Joy Scott (1981-1999), Student, First Victim of The Columbine High School Massacre
  • "I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love…it is the common fiber of life, the flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives."- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004), Psychiatrist, Author
  • "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."- Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), Dramatist
  • "Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness, always."- Rod Williams, Musician
  • "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."- Diana Spencer (1961-1997), Princess Of Wales