100 Kindness quotes that'll help you become your better self

Being kind is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics. It's a quality of being considerate, generous, and friendly. By practicing the act of kindness, you're contributing to making the world a better place while becoming the best version of yourself. May these quotes on kindness inspire you to do good deeds and give you the power to change someone else's life for the better who needs your helping hand.

Kindness quotes that'll help you become your better self
1. “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

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

3. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

4. “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius Syrus

5. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

6. “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.” – William Arthur Ward

7. “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain

8. “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

9. “You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden
Kindness quotes that'll help you become your better self
10. “It is expressly at those times when we feel needy that we will benefit the most from giving.” – Ruth Ross

11. “Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.

12. “The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” – Hadia Bejar

13. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

14. “Life isn't about getting and having, it's about giving and being.” – Kevin Kruse
Kindness quotes that'll help you become your better self
15. “Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind.” – Shannon L. Alder

16. “It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.” – Helen Walton

17. “Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.” – Erich Fromm

18. “The mistake we make is when we seek to be loved, instead of loving.” – Charlotte Yonge

19. “There is nothing so rewarding as to make people realize that they are worthwhile in this world.” – Bob Anderson
Kindness quotes that'll help you become your better self
20. “Sometimes it's easy to lose faith in people. And sometimes one act of kindness is all it takes to give you hope again.” – Randa Abdel-Fattah

21. “Not what we give, but what we share. For the gift without the giver is bare.” – James Russell Lowell

22. “Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others.” – Helen Keller

23. “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

24. “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 that'll help you become your better self
25. “Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.” – Albert Schweitzer

26. “Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.” – Leo Buscaglia

27. “The shortest distance between two people is a smile.” – Victor Borge

28. “Life's most persistent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.

29. “The miracle is this, the more we share, the more we have.” – Leonard Nimoy
Kindness quotes that'll help you become your better self
30. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Anthony Robbins

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31. “Because I haven't yet learned the simplest and most important thing of all: the world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.” – Caitlin Moran

32. “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

33. “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

34. “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pine

35. “There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.” – Catherine Ryan Hyde

36. “It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” – Charles de Lint

37. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

38. “Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

39. “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” – Stephen Covey

40. “Be kind to people whether they deserve your kindness or not. If your kindness reaches the deserving good for you if your kindness reaches the undeserving take joy in your compassion.” – James Fadiman

41. “One can give without loving, but one cannot love without giving.” – Amy Carmichael

42. “Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.” – David Thomas

43. “People will not remember what you did for living, they will remember how you touched them with kindness and loving.” – Debasish Mridha

44. “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.” – Sally Koch

45. “I have found that it is the small everyday deed of ordinary folks that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” – J.R.R. Tolkein

46. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.” – Charles Dickens

47. “Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What's in it for me?” – Brian Tracy

48. “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

49. “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

50. “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.” – Corrie ten Boom

51. “Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

52. “Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.” – Roy T. Bennett

53. “Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.” – Mary Schmich

54. “Never start a sentence with the words 'No offense.” – Gretchen Rubin

55. “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

56. “If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.” – J.M. Coetzee

57. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” – Roy T. Bennett

58. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

59. “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” – Brian Tracy

60. “A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else's life.” – Roy T. Bennett

61. “All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries.” – Kathryn Stockett

62. “The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.” – Charles Lamb

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

64. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” – Shannon Alder

65. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

67. “The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” – Sarah Fielding

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

69. “I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga

70. “Always be kind, but kindness doesn't mean that you have to not say what you think.” – Grace VanderWaal

71. “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” – Annie Lennox

72. “Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.” – Ron Hall

73. “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.” – Princess Diana

74. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Seneca

75. “Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

76. “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” – John Ruskin

77. “We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness.” – Gail Honeyman

78. “Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” – Marlene Dietrich

79. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

80. “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” – Thomas Carlyle

81. “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” – Holly Branson

82. “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal

83. “Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine, very healing.” – Max Irons

84. “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” – Confucius

85. “Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” – Samuel Johnson

86. “Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams

87. “That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth

88. “Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

89. “True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.” – Alek Wek

90. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward

91. “The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” – Charles Kuralt

92. “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin

93. “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” – Amelia Barr

94. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer

95. “Giving and receiving kindness are easy ways to feel good and to help others feel good too.” – Vivek Murthy

96. “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” – George Sand

97. “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” – Joseph Joubert

98. “I am a little bit of a softie, yes. Actually I don't think it's softness, I think it's kindness.” – Len Goodman

99. “When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.” – Harold Kushner

100. “The biggest lesson I've learned is that hurt people hurt people, and kindness is just as contagious. So if you can focus your efforts on engineering kindness, it will prevail.” – Whitney Wolfe Herd

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