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Be Kind Quotes Inspiring You to Spread Joy

Being kind makes the world a better place to live. To remind you of the importance of spreading joy, we have collected 50 inspirational be kind quotes. 

What does kindness mean to you? 

Kindness doesn’t have to be expressed in large, dramatic acts. Small acts of kindness can be just as impactful. For example, you could buy a stranger a cup of coffee or call a friend to check in with them.

While kindness to others is vital, being kind to yourself is just as important. Both forms of kindness will be discussed in the quotes below. 

We hope you enjoy our collection of positive, motivational quotes!

Don’t forget to also check out these positivity quotes showing the power of optimism.

Powerful be kind quotes

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

2. “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

3. “He who fears to weep, should learn to be kind to those who weep.” – Abu Bakr

4. “We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle.” – Clemantine Wamariya

5. “Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling.” – Jacob Tremblay

6. “We ought to be vigilantes for kindness and consideration.” – Letitia Baldrige

7. “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

8. “If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.” – Douglas Coupland

9. “Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.” – Walter Savage Landor 

10. “Kindness is wisdom.” – Philip James Bailey

Be kind quotes from celebrities

11. “When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they’ll remember and be kind to someone else. And it’ll become like a wildfire.” – Whoopi Goldberg

12. “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

13. “I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.” – Liam Neeson

14. “Everyone should just be kind to one another.” – JoJo Siwa

15. “Be kind. It’s worthwhile to make an effort to learn about other people and figure out what you might have in common with them.” – Viggo Mortensen

16. “Be good to people, be kind to people, show up, read the lines, hit the mark, and go home.” – Pierce Brosnan

17. “You can’t expect to make no effort. You still have to make the effort and be kind and understanding.” – Zooey Deschanel

18. “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga

19. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” – Tommy Lee Jones

20. “True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.” – Alek Wek

21. “Always be kind, but kindness doesn’t mean that you have to not say what you think.” – Grace VanderWaal

22. “Everyone responds to kindness.” – Richard Gere

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

Be kind quotes about self-compassion

24. “Be kind to yourself.” – Meghan Markle

25. “Self-compassion is how we recover.” – Sheryl Sandberg

26. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes

27. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Sharon Salzberg

28. “Did your mom ever tell you, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything’? She was right–and talking nicely also applies when you’re talking to yourself, even inside your head.” – Victoria Moran

29. “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” – Christopher K. Germer

30. “Self-compassion encourages mindfulness, or noticing your feelings without judgment; self-kindness, or talking to yourself in a soothing way; and common humanity, or thinking about how others might be suffering similarly.” – Rachel Simmons

31. “Feeling compassion for ourselves in no way releases us from responsibility for our actions. Rather, it releases us from the self-hatred that prevents us from responding to our life with clarity and balance.” – Tara Brach

32. “Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.” – Deborah Day

33. “If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

34. “I am my own experiment. I am my own work of art.” – Madonna

35. “Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – Pema Chodron
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36. “All the happiness, self-confidence, and support you’re seeking is already within you.” – Gabby Bernstein

37. “You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brene Brown

38. “One of the best guides to how to be self-loving is to give ourselves the love we are often dreaming about receiving from others.” – Bell Hooks

39. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” – Mary Dunbar

Be kind quotes about impact

40. “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.” – Les Brown

41. “A positive impact stems from our admission that we were wrong or our thinking was wrong. ‘I’m wrong’ are two little words that can help improve our own positive attitude.” – Richard M. DeVos

42. “Recognise that every interaction you have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others.” – Shep Hyken

43. “What you do has far greater impact than what you say.” – Stephen Covey

44. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do make a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

45. “Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch. For the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.” – Unknown

46. “There’s no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better.” – Gloria Steinem

47. “The world is a place that is so interconnected that what happens in another part of the world will impact us.” – Anthony Fauci

48. “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.” – Anita Roddick

49. “Your income reflects your self-identity. Your impact reveals your personal story.” – Robin S. Sharma

50. “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

How do you make a positive impact? 

Being kind to others is a simple way to make a positive impact. For example, a few years back one of my friends bought me a keychain as a souvenir during their vacation in Jamaica. It was a complete surprise to me.

Today, I still carry that keychain with me. When I look down at it, I’m reminded of their sheer kindness and our long-lasting friendship. A seemingly small act of kindness can start a ripple effect that inspires other people to do the same. 

Which of these be kind quotes and sayings is your favorite? Drop us a comment and let us know!

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