40 Kindness Quotes to Inspire You to Show Kindness to At Least One Person Today

Do you know that if we all go out of our way to be kind to one person daily, we can gradually change the world? Yes, our kindness can change the world and make it a a better place better place for you, me, and the entire universe.

Why don’t you start a ‘kindness movement’ by showing kindness to at least one person today and every day?

Here are 40 kindness quotes to inspire you to show kindness to at least one person today. 

These kindness quotes are by renowned people from all over the world.

  1. “I urge you to continue being who and how you are – to surprise a mean world with your kindness acts.”  ~ Maya Angelou.
  2. “Wherever there are human beings, you have an opportunity to be kind.”  ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  3. “Do random acts of kindness without expecting a reward, safe in the knowledge that someone might do the same for you one day.” ~ Princess Diana. 
  4. “The way your treat little men shows what kind of man you are.” ~ Thomas Carlyle.
  5. “A smile is the cheapest gift your can give anyone, yet its power can utterly defeat a kingdom.” ~ Og Mandino.
  6. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” ~ Wendy Mass.
  7. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu.
  8. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” ~ Jesse Jackson.
  9. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ~ Mark Twain.
  10. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank.
  11. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~ Mother Teresa
  12. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” ~ Bob Kerrey.
  13. “Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.” ~ Anonymous.
  14. “For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone.” ~ Sam Levenson.
  15. “People forget injuries, but never forget kindnesses.” ~ Confucius.
  16. “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” ~ Lady Gaga.
  17. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou.
  18. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ~ Mother Teresa.
  19. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” ~ James M. Barrie.
  20. “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.
  21. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” ~ Scott Adams.
  22. If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.”  ~ Dolly Parton
  23. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
  24. “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.
  25. “If you want attractive lips, speak words of kindness.” ~ Audrey Hepburn.
  26. “Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray.
  27. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop.
  28. “Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth.” ~ A. Bartol.
  29. “Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” ~ Andrew Iskander.
  30. “Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.” ~ Kahlil Gibran.
  31. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” ~ Jackie Chan.
  32. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” ~ Tommy Lee Jones.
  33. “Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty.” ~ Sylvia Rossetti.
  34. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ~ Steve Maraboli.
  35. “The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” ~ Sarah Fielding.
  36. “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.
  37. “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” ~ John Ruskin.
  38. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.” ~ Kahlil Gibran.
  39. “One thing I do know for a fact is that the nicer we are to our fellow human beings, the nicer the universe is to us.” ~ Joe Rogan.
  40. “You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” ~ Anne Frank.

Let's help to heal the world in our own small way by doing acts of kindness daily. Cheers!




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