96 Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

96 Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people




96 Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people. Here are the best kindness quotes to learn more about kindness, short kindness quotes from the famous authors that you can read that will inspire you to be kind and to be a better version of yourself. May these famous kindness quotes motivate and give you the power to change someone's life. Share these kindness quotes and sayings with your friends, family, and loved ones that will inspire them to practice the act of being kind to others.


Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

1. The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident. - Charles Lamb



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

2. The man who lives for himself is a failure; the man who lives for others has achieved true success. - Norman Vincent Peale



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

3. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

4. From what we get, we can make a living: what we give, however, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

5. Make one person happy each day and in 40 years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least. - Charley Willey



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

6. It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

7. When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. -
William Arthur Ward



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

8. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

9. Every one of us is given the gift of life, and what a strange gift it is. If it is preserved jealously and selfishly, it impoverishes and saddens. But if it is spent for others, it enriches and beautifies. - Ignazio Silone



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

10. You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - John Wooden



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

11. It is expressly at those times when we feel needy that we will benefit the most from giving. - Ruth Ross



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

12. In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. - Robert Louis Stevenson



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

13. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege. - John D. Rockefeller Jr.



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

14. Ultimately, it is through serving others that we become fully human. - Marsha Sinetar



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

15. The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. - Hadia Bejar



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

16. That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. - Simone de Beauvoir



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

17. No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

18. Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being. - Kevin Kruse



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

19. If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed. - Kate Halverson



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

20. It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. -  Helen Walton



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

21. There was a man, though some did count him mad, The more he cast away, the more he had. - John Bunyan



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

22. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. - Erich Fromm



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

23. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - Sir James M. Barrie



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use, [and] nothing is less important than which fork you use. - Emily Post



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

25. Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. - R. Buckminster Fuller



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

26. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. - Lord Acton



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

27. A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It is a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity. - Jimmy Carter



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

28. A truly charming person never has time for envy, self-pity, or gossip. - Loretta Young



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

29. Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself. - John MacNaughton



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

30. Strange as it may seem, life becomes serene and enjoyable precisely when selfish pleasures and personal success are no longer the guiding goals. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

31. The mistake we make is when we seek to be loved, instead of loving. - Charlotte Yonge



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

32. Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. - Maya Angelou



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

33. Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much. - Albert Schweitzer



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

34. When a person finds themselves predisposed to complaining about how little they are regarded by others, let them reflect how little they have contributed to the happiness of others. - Author Unknown



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

35. None are so empty as those who are full of themselves. - Andrew Jackson



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

36. You do not have to be rich to be generous. If he has the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince. - Corrine U. Wells



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

37. Not what we give, But what we share, For the gift without the giver is bare. - James Russell Lowell



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

38. Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others. - Helen Keller



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

39. Man should not consider his material possessions his own, but common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need. - Thomas Aquinas



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

40. True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out, you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand. - Henry James



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

41. Instead of looking for a miracle in your life, look to see if you are the miracle in someone else's life. - Nola Rohde Vollmer



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

42. Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. - Albert Schweitzer



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

43. Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. - Leo Buscaglia



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

44. Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world. - Helen Keller



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

45. The best way to forget oneself is to look at the world with attention and love. - Red Auerbach



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

46. It is sad to see that, in our highly competitive and greedy world, we have lost touch with the joy of giving. We often live as if our happiness depended on having. But I don't know anyone who is really happy because of what he or she has. True joy, happiness and inner peace come from the giving of ourselves to others. A happy life is a life for others. - Henri J.M. Nouwen



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

47. Life's most persistent question is: What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King, Jr.



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

48. The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have. - Leonard Nimoy



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

49. Give according to your income, lest God make your income according to your giving. - Unknown



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

50. A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half-empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half-full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty. - G. Donald Gale



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

51. You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahlil Gibran



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

52. The greatest crimes do not arise from a want of feeling for others but from an oversensibility for ourselves and an over-indulgence to our own desires. - Edmund Burke



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

53. I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure. - John D. Rockefeller



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

54. We cannot hold a torch to light another person's path without brightening our own. - Ben Sweetland



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

55. Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. - Anthony Robbins



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

56. Simply seek happiness, and you are not likely to find it. Seek to create and love without regard to your happiness, and you will likely be happy much of the time. - M. Scott Peck



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

57. We may not be able to give much but we can always give the joy that springs in a heart that is in love with God. - Mother Teresa



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

58. What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal. - Albert Pine



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

59. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

60. Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know Plato and Aristotle, Einstein's theory, the second law of thermodynamics, you only need a heart full of grace; a soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King Jr.



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

61. It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. - Helen Walton



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

62. Getters generally don't get happiness; givers get it. You simply give to others a bit of yourself, a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind, garnished in kindness out of your heart, and put it into the other fellow's mind and heart. - Charles H. Burr



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

63. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. - Booker T. Washington



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

64. Networking is simply the cultivating of mutually beneficial, give and take, win-win relationships. It works best, however, when emphasizing the 'give' part. - Bob Burg



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

65. Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. - Charles W. Eliot



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

66. If you are not generous with a meager income, you will never be generous with abundance. - Harold Nye



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

67. A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle. - Benjamin Franklin



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

68. Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower. - Author unknown



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

69. Seek first to understand, then to be understood. - Stephen Covey



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

70. There is incredible value in being of service to others. I think if many of the people in therapy offices were dragged out to put their finger in a dike, or take up their place in a working line, they would be relieved of terrible burdens. - Elizabeth Berg



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

71. The only gift is a portion of thyself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

72. Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree. - Marian Wright Edelman



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

73. Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights. - John Wooden



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

74. I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. - Booker T. Washington



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

75. The function of freedom is to free someone else. - Toni Morrison



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

76. The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. - Norman Vincent Peale



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

77. One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving. - Amy Carmichael



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

78. It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. - Andrew J. Holmes



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

79. One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: The only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect. - William Carlos Williams



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

80. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.  - C. S. Lewis



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

81. Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. - David Thomas



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

82. Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person. - Gloria Steinem



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

83. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. - Og Mandino



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

84. One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention. - Jim Rohn



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

85. To be loved, be lovable. - Ovid



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

86. Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. - Dale Carnegie



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

87. Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. - Sally Koch



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

88. I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

89. When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. - John Ruskin



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

90. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else. - Charles Dickens



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

91. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?' - Brian Tracy



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

92. You are moving in the right direction when you clearly understand that others can give you pleasure but genuine happiness comes when you do things for others. - Zig Ziglar



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

93. It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. - Mother Teresa



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

94. It's not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters. - Rick Warren



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

95. The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. - Corrie ten Boom



Kindness quotes and sayings from famous people

96. The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out in others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you. - Jean de la Bruyere

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