These 55 Kindness Quotes Will Change the Way You See Life

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In a world filled with fear, hate, anger, and cruelty, we are itching for an outbreak of kindness. We are desperately looking for it in others but all we see is a reflection of our fears and doubts. We all need to stop looking for kindness outside and discover it inside ourselves. We all have a hidden source of kindness deep inside. And when we discover it and let it be expressed, we will start seeing it everywhere. Kindness creates bridges, builds hope, and fosters gratitude. This loving act heals relationships and transforms lives. In this article, we want to share with you 55 beautiful kindness quotes that will inspire you to become a little kinder, tender, and compassionate.

These kindness quotes are meant to remind you about your true divine nature that is loving and compassionate towards others and towards yourself. We all have that innocent side that wants to do good in life, treat people well, and be peaceful. Let these kindness quotes help you to remember and reveal that side.

55 Inspirational Kindness Quotes


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“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama


“If you are motivated by loving kindness and compassion, there are many ways to bring happiness to others right now, starting with kind speech.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


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


“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” ~ Steve Maraboli


“Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


“Be a little kinder than you have to.” ~ E. Lockhart


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


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


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“This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” ~ Dalai Lama


“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.” ~ Mother Teresa


“If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


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


“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” ~ Steve Maraboli


“Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray


“If you have kindness in your heart, you offer acts of kindness to touch the hearts of others wherever you go – whether they are random or planned. Kindness becomes a way of life.” ~ Roy T. Bennett


“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” ~ Dennis Prager


“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn


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


“Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities – those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


“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


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


“One of the most spiritual things you can do is embrace your humanity. Connect with those around you today. Say, “I love you”, “I’m sorry”, “I appreciate you”, “I’m proud of you”…whatever you’re feeling. Send random texts, write a cute note, embrace your truth and share it…cause a smile today for someone else…and give plenty of hugs.” ~ Steve Maraboli


“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


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


“We should respect all religions and just believe in peace, kindness and harmony.” ~ Ananya Panday


“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ~ Plato


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“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi


“It is possible that the next Buddha will not take the form of an individual. The next Buddha may take the form of a community – a community practicing understanding and loving kindness, a community practicing mindful living. This may be the most important thing we can do for the survival of the earth.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


“The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind.” ~ Ingrid Newkirk


“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first, you must have the mud – the obstacles of life and its suffering. The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying, and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness, and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.” ~ Goldie Hawn


“No one is more worthy of your kindness and compassion than you are.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


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


“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ~ Dalai Lama


“Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.” ~ Jasmine Guinness


“Perform a random act of kindness for someone: a smile, compliment, or a favor just for fun. These will multiply and spread very quickly.” ~ Steven Brunkhorst


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“Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant


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


“But if we have the energy of compassion and loving kindness in us, the people around us will be influenced by our way of being and living.” ~
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“Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.”


“You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.” ~ Greg Henry Quinn


“Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others.” ~ Joe Hayes


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


“Kindness is like snow – It beautifies everything it covers.” ~ Kahil Gibran


“Kindness trumps everything. Kind people are magnets for all of the good things in life.” ~ Tom Giaquinto


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“Spread love wherever you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~ Mother Teresa


“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


“One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness, it usually comes back to you.”


“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” ~ Maya Angelou


“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” ~ Jackie Chan


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


“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” ~ Harold S. Kushner


“Forget injuries; never forget kindness.” ~ Confucius


“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” ~ James Matthew Barrie


“Kindness is spreading sunshine into other people’s lives regardless of the weather.”

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