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A list of the best kindness quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous kindness quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic kindness quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational kindness quotes from that same writer.

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DebasishMridha added Be kind to all and rude to none. Debasish Mridha

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deniseorrin added Live as if life is for love and kindness. Debasish Mridha

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

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

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Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Mother Teresa

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There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. Aeschylus

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Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. Christian Nevell Bovee

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

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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

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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Laozi

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

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The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. Diana, Princess of Wales

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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

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Fair and softly goes far. Miguel de Cervantes

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The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God. Robert Burns

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Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. -- Ephesians

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Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. J. M. Barrie

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Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. Confucius

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Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see

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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. Douglas William Jerrold

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Kind words are worth much and they cost little.

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Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him. Frank A. Clark

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I have found men to be more kind than I expected, and less just. Samuel Johnson

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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, Princess of Wales

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

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Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert

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Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home. Kin Hubbard

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

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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving

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By doing simple acts of kindness for others, we can't help but lift ourselves up, too.

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Be kind to unkind people -- they need it the most.

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To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson

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Kindness begets kindness.

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Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. Khalil Gibran

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To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings, Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive. Samuel Johnson

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Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert G. Ingersoll

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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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One kind word can warm 3 winter months.

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

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The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer

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

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Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down. Wilson Mizner

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I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret for being a little to kind

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Business will continue to go where invited and remain where appreciated.

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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

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Try to become the kind of person that people are anxious to see you as, and after you leave, they will have a lot of thinking to do.

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The kindness planned for tomorrow doesn't count for today.

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The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.

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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