Kindness Quotes

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.

Marcel Proust

Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.


To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.


Kindness is always fashionable.

Amelia E. Barr

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

To say that a man is your Friend, means commonly no more than this, that he is not your enemy. Most contemplate only what would be the accidental and trifling advantages of Friendship, as that the Friend can assist in time of need by his substance, or his influence, or his counsel. Even the utmost goodwill and harmony and practical kindness are not sufficient for Friendship, for Friends do not live in harmony merely, as some say, but in melody.

Henry David Thoreau

Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.


The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck

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

Lao Tzu

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

The Secret's" message is to let go of all blame because it only destroys you, and to move forward with hope, love, compassion and kindness.


Few acts of kindness do as much to make the world a better place as when we choose to consciously bear our own meanness.

Guy Finley

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

Dalai Lama

Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness

Henri-FrÈdÈric Amiel
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