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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?"

This list includes notable kindness quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest kindness quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite kindness sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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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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    Fair and softly goes far.

    Miguel de Cervantes
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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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    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

    Washington Irving
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    The heart and benevolent and kind the most resembles God.

    Robert Burns
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    To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.

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

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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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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    A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

    Joseph Joubert
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    One kind word can warm 3 winter months.

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

    Samuel Johnson
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    Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.

    Eric Hoffer
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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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    Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

    Joseph Joubert
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    Kindness begets kindness.

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    Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.

    Robert G. Ingersoll
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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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    The purpose of human life is to serve and show compassion and the will to help others.

    Albert Schweitzer
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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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    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 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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    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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    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.