Kindness Quotes – The Importance of Being Kind

If kindness didn’t exist, this world would be a terrible place to live. By being kind, we make this world a better place. Differences in beliefs wouldn’t be such a big deal if kindness always came first. If one can’t be kind, then at least resist from causing harm. Here are a couple of dozen quotes about kindness.

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

– Mark Twain

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

– Leo Buscaglia

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

– Charles Kuralt

“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”

– Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.”

– Eric Hoffer

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”

– Lao Tzu

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Good nature will always supply the absence of beauty; but beauty cannot supply the absence of good nature.”

– Joseph Addison

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”

– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“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

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”

– Dalai Lama XIV

“Wherever there is a human being, there is a chance for a kindness.”

– Seneca

“The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.”

– Unknown

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

– Albert Schweitzer

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”

– Kahlil Gibran

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

– Dalai Lama

“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

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

– John Wooden

“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.”

– Goethe

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

– Kahlil Gibran

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”

– Theodore Rubin

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

– Dalai Lama

“Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing. Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love. Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.”

– Marc Estrin

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

– Philo

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.”

– Mother Teresa

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