100+ Kindness Quotes That’ll Make You a Nicer Person

Rachel Sharpe
Rachel Sharpe

Kindness quotes can lead you down the path of being a kinder, more compassionate person. Sometimes, we forget how big of an impact acts of kindness can have on others. So on days where you wake up a bit grumpier than usual, you might want to bookmark this page to help remind you to get back on track. Here are 100+ kindness quotes that’ll make you a nicer person. 

Kindness quotes can lead you down the path of being a kinder, more compassionate person. Sometimes, we forget how big of an impact acts of kindness can have on others. So on days where you wake up a bit grumpier than usual, you might want to bookmark this page to help remind you to get back on track
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100+ Kindness Quotes That’ll Make You a Nicer Person

Kindness Quotes

  1. “Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain
  2. “You can never know the ripple effect you create with one tiny gesture of kindness.” – Elle Sommer
  3. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Jennifer Dukes Lee
  4. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
  5. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
  6. “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
  7. “To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.” – Mandy Hale
  8. “You don’t have to move mountains. Simply fall in love with life. Be a tornado of happiness, gratitude, and acceptance. You will change the world just by being a warm, kind-hearted human being.” – Anita Krizzan
  9. “Every act of kindness is a piece of love we leave behind.” – Paul Williams
  10. “Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts.” – Unknown
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Quotes About Kindness

  1. “The wonderful thing is that it’s so incredibly easy to be kind.” – Ingrid Newkirk
  2. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
  3. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop
  4. “We can’t heal the world today, but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.” – Mary Davis
  5. “Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they’re nice, but because you are.” – Roy T. Bennett
  6. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
  7. “If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough.” – Robby Novak
  8. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – James Barry
  9. “When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.” – Fred Rogers
  10. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa
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Kindness Quotes for Kids

  1. “Kindness is free. Sprinkle it everywhere.” – Unknown
  2. “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” – Unknown
  3. “Kindness costs nothing but it means everything.” – Unknown
  4. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart
  5. “Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” – Karen Salmansohn
  6. “Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal
  7. “If you see someone without a smile give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton
  8. “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” – Jon Wesley
  9. “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chodron
  10. “You will never change what you tolerate.” – Joel Osteen
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Quotes on Kindness

  1. “If speaking kindly to plants makes them grow, imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do.” – Unknown
  2. “We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll
  3. “You can be a good person, with a kind heart, and still say no.” – Unknown
  4. “Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
  5. “Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.” – Evelyn Underhill
  6. “See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer
  7. “Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world no matter what you look like.” – Unknown
  8. “Don’t be the reason someone feels insecure. Be the reason someone feels seen, heard, and supported.” – Cleo Wade
  9. “Do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
  10. “Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts a person up.” – Plato
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Random Acts of Kindness Quotes

  1. “If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we might just set the world in the right direction.” – Martin Kornfeld
  2. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” – Buddha
  3. “Imagine what our real neighbourhoods would be like if each of us offered as a matter of course just one kind word to another person.” – Fred Rogers
  4. “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” – Zig Ziglar
  5. “Kindness costs nothing, yet it is a most precious gift.” – Katrina Mayer
  6. “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” – George Elliston
  7. “My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” – Maya Angelou
  8. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
  9. “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.”  – Confucius
  10. “Kindness is spreading sunshine into people’s lives regardless of the weather.” – Raktivist
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Quotes About Kindness and Compassion

  1. “When you have a bad day, a really bad day, try and treat the world better than it treated you.” – Patrick Stump
  2. “If you want peace, be calm. If you want love, be loving. If you want kindness, be kind.” – Mary Davis
  3. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama
  4. “Nobody can help everybody. But everybody can help somebody.” – Denver Moore
  5. “To touch someone with kindness is to change someone forever.” – Mike Dooley
  6. “Our days are happier when we give people a piece of our heart than a piece of our mind.” – Unknown
  7. “A moment of self compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” – Christopher Germer
  8. “You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “When you say ‘yes’ to others make sure you aren’t saying ‘no’ to yourself.”  – Paulo Coelho
  10. “Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves.” – Pema Chodron
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Kindness Rocks Quotes

  1. “Life is good. Pass it on.”
  2. “Throw kindness around like confetti.”
  3. “Every day is a second chance.” 
  4. “May all your good come back to you.”
  5. “The best is yet to come.”
  6. “When nothing goes right, go left.”
  7. “The world needs you.”
  8. “Inhale strength. Exhale fear.”
  9. “Never stop looking up.”
  10. “You’ve got this.”
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Love and Kindness Quotes

  1. “Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.”  – Unknown
  2. “Kindness begins with understanding we all struggle.”  – Charles Glassman
  3. “Always be kinder than you feel.”  – Unknown
  4. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice.”  – Peggy O’Mara
  6. “Be the thing you loved most about the people who are gone.”  – Unknown
  7. “Never say mean things out of anger. Your anger will pass. But your mean words can scar a person for life. So use kind words or be silent.”  – Unknown
  8. “When a deep injury is done to us, we never heal until we forgive.”  – Nelson Mandela
  9. “Be known for your kindness and grace.”  – Unknown
  10. “One true nationality is mankind.”  – H.G. Wells
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Short Kindness Quotes

  1. “Life’s way too short to be grumpy.”  – Sara L. Clarke
  2. “Kindness changes everything.”  – Unknown
  3. “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”  – Ziad K. Abdelnour
  4. “Kind people are my kinda people.”  – Unknown
  5. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”  – Jesse Jackson
  6. “More kindness, less judgement.”  – Unknown
  7. “You’re every nice word I can think of.”  – Unknown
  8. “Wake up. Be kind. Repeat.”  – Unknown
  9. “Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.”  – Walt Disney
  10. “Every word matters. Speak kindly.”  – Unknown
  11. “My religion is kindness.”  – Dalai Lama
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Quotes of Kindness

  1. “Be the person that makes others feel included.”  – Unknown
  2. “I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”  – Vincent Van Gogh
  3. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”  – Dalai Lama
  4. “Kindness is loving yourself enough to love those around you.”  – Raktivist
  5. “Happiness is the new rich. Inner peace is the new success. Health is the new wealth. Kindness is the new cool.”  – Syed Balkhi
  6. “If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”  – Lucy Larcom
  7. “If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.”  – Kent M. Keith
  8. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is facing a harder battle.”  – Plato 
  9. “When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.”  – Harold S. Kushner
  10. “You can always give something, even if it is just kindness.”  – Anne Frank
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Quotes Kindness

  1. “Kind hearts are the gardens, kind thoughts are the roots, kind words are the flowers, kind deeds are the fruits. Take care of your garden. And keep out the weeds. Fill it with sunshine, kind words, and kind deeds.”  – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  2. “Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone’s life forever.”  – Margaret Cho
  3. “Perhaps you will forget the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.”  – Dale Carnegie
  4. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”  – Scott Adams
  5. “Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”  – William Arthur Ward
  6. “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
  7. “Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness. Kindness extended, received or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved.” – Wayne Dyer
  8. “Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead.” – Charles M. Schwab 
  9. “Our visit to this planet is short, so we should use our time meaningfully, which we can do by helping others wherever possible. And if we cannot help others, at least we should try not to create pain and suffering for them.”  – Dalai Lama
  10. “In the long run, the power of kindness can redeem beyond the power of force to destroy. There is a vast reservoir of kindness that we can no longer afford do disregard.” – John MacAulay
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