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Kindness Quotes For kids About Caring for Others

Our latest collection of kindness quotes that will encourage you to care for others.

Kindness is one of the most powerful attributes one can have. Being friendly, generous, and considerate can make the world a better place and drastically improve our own well-being as well.

We all have enough kindness to go around. It is something that we can control and cultivate. Besides, it is something that we don’t run out of, meaning we can always find ways to replenish our kindness.

Kindness is another way to tap into our everyday power. It has positive effects on how we see ourselves and it allows us to see and find the humanity in others.

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Despite all the challenges in life, it’s upon us to cultivate a sense of kindness. To help you on that front, below are some inspirational, wise, and helpful kindness quotes, kindness sayings, and kindness proverbs to encourage you to show more compassion for others and be a better person.

Kindness quotes about caring for others

1. “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” – Thomas Carlyle

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

3. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

4. “Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.” – Sam Altman

5. “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.” – Kiana Tom

6. “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” – Confucius

7. “If you can be anything, be kind” – UNKNOWN

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

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

10. “Kindness is choosing to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty in others, regardless of whether or not they can find it in themselves.” – RAKTIVIST

Kindness quotes to make you a better person

11. Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him. – Frank A. Clark

12. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

13. Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. – Kahlil Gibran

14. “Kind people are the best kind of people” – UNKNOWN

15. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama 

16. “Forget injuries; never forget kindness” – CONFUCIUS

17. “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.” ― Roy T. Bennett

18. Life is short but there is always time for courtesy. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

19. “Give yourself some kindness today until you’re filled and pass it on.” – Lori Hil

20. “Let us practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty to all we meet.” – Paul Keller

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Kindness quotes to inspire you to help others and be happy as well

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

22. Kindness gives birth to kindness. – Sophocles

23. A little madness a little kindness makes for happiness. – Nicole Johnson

24. “No one has ever become poor by giving.”― Anne Frank

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

26. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

27. “When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences, you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others.” – Jason Scotts

28. “Today you can embrace kindness, practice compassion, stand up for justice, talk to strangers, ask for help, offer hope and listen with your whole heart.” – Unknown

29. 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

30. What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

Kindness quotes to remind of the importance of this virtue

31. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. – Theodore Rubin

32. “Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved.” – Wayne Dyer

33. “The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life.” – Steve Brunkhorst

34. “But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.”― Rick Riordan

35. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”― Steve Maraboli

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

37. Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits. ~ Kirpal Singh

38. Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. ~ Rumi

39. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” –Scott Adams

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

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Kindness quotes to inspire you to make a difference

41. Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. ~ Barbara DeAngelis

42. “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.” – John Gerzema

43. A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. ~ Washington Irving

44. Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. ~ Samuel Johnson

45. “One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.” ― Jack Kerouac

46. “What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.”  ― Barbara Kingsolver

47. “Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.” ― J.M. Barrie

48. 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

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

50. My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That’s something worth achieving. – Perce Brosnan

Kindness quotes to live by

51. Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain

52. Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. – Paramahansa Yogananda

53. A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – William Arthur Ward

54. “Kindness is a universal language.” – RAKTIVIST

55. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. – Eric Hoffer

56. The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. – Sarah Fielding

57. “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

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

59. “Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander

60. “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” – Charles Glassman

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Other inspirational kindness quotes

61. “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” —Joseph Joubert

62. “Extend yourself in kindness to other human being wherever you can.” – Oprah Winfrey

63. “Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.” —Cheryl Strayed

64. “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” – Buddha

65. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa

66. “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

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67. “What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love.” —Richard Gere

68. “Kindness is showing someone they matter.” – Unknown

69. “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” —Anne Herbert

70. “Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.” – Teresa of Avila

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More kindness quotes and sayings

71. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

72. “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

73. “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
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74. “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

75. “Education teaches us compassion and kindness, connection to others.” – Jill Biden

76. “We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness.” – Gail Honeyman

77. “All I’m saying is, kindness doesn’t have any boundaries.” – Kathryn Stockett

78. “People shouldn’t have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.” – Maggie Stiefvater

79. “Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.” – Roy T. Bennett

80. “And so I try to be kind to everything I see, and in everything I see, I see him.” – Hanya Yanagihara

Which are your favorite kindness quotes

We can all do with a little bit of kindness in our lives. Whether it’s helping an elderly person on the street or opening a door for someone, kindness can have a powerful impact than you imagine.

Kindness is one of the greatest attributes one can have. Being kind not only leaves a positive impact on others, it also helps increase your own happiness.

Kindness starts with you and there are many ways to show it. Hopefully, these kindness quotes have inspired you to start spreading the love.

Did you enjoy these kindness quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? We would love to hear all about in the comment section below.

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