20 Inspirational Quotes on Kindness

The quality of kindness is defined as being friendly, generous and considerate. Here are some of the best quotes about kindness that we can use everyday of our lives if we need to, and make a little difference in humanity.

Quotes About Kindness:

1. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa

2. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” Kahlil Gibran

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

4. “It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.” Josh Radnor

5. “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.” Kiana Tom

6. “Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.” George Eliot

7. “Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.” Kahlil Gibran

8. “A great many men’s gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter.” Francois de La Rochefoucauld

9. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” Lao Tzu

10. “A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.” Thomas Carlyle

11. “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

12. “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” Roy T. Bennett

13. “The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.” George MacDonald

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

15. “He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.” Ahmad Shah Massood

16. “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

17. “Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.” Mencius

18. “He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.” Benjamin Franklin

19. “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

20. “Extend yourself in kindness to other human being wherever you can.” Oprah Winfrey