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The Best Quotes About Kindness  

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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.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about kindness?" and "What are inspirational kindness quotes?"

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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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Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. Laozi
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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 is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. Christian Nevell Bovee
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Kind words are worth much and they cost little.
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There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. Aeschylus
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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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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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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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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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The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God. Robert Burns
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Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness. Confucius
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Fair and softly goes far. Miguel de Cervantes
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Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal
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Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see
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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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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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A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving