Kindness quotes

  • Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Kindness #Mean #Animal

  • Don't ever forget that you're a citizen of this world, and there are things you can do to lift the human spirit, things that are easy, things that are free, things that you can do every day. Civility, respect, kindness, character.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Kindness #Character #Citizens

  • Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Kindness #Storm #Storms Of Life

  • I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Death #Kindness

  • I have endured a great deal of ridicule without much malice; and have received a great deal of kindness, not quite free from ridicule. I am used to it.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Courage #Kindness #Used

  • The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another.
    -- Adam Hamilton

    #Kindness #Justice #And Love

  • Question not, but live and labour Till yon goal be won, Helping every feeble neighbor, Seeking help from none; Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Life #Kindness #Two

  • God answers all true prayer, either in kind or in kindness.
    -- Adoniram Judson

    #Prayer #Kindness #Answers

  • A little bit of attention and kindness can totally change a whole life, and a lack of that can do the same.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #Kindness #Attention #Littles

  • The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
    -- Aesop

    #Success #Kindness #Congratulations

  • to be civilized is to be incapable of giving unnecessary offense, it is to have some quality of consideration for all who cross our path.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Kindness #Giving #Quality

  • When the milk of human kindness turns sour, it is a singularly unpalatable draught.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Kindness #Milk #Draught

  • What does this word holiness really mean? Is it a negative kind of piety from which so many people have shied away? No, of course not! Holiness in the Bible means moral wholeness-- a positive quality which actually includes kindness, mercy, purity, moral blamelessness and godliness. It is always to be thought of in a positive, white intensity of degree.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Kindness #Mean #White

  • Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines him to bestow benefits upon the undeserving. It is a self-existent principle inherent in the divine nature and appears to us as a self-caused propensity to pity the wretched, spare the guilty, welcome the outcast, and bring into favor those who were before under just disapprobation. Its use to us sinful men is to save us and make us sit together in heavenly places to demonstrate to the ages the exceeding riches of God's kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Jesus #Kindness #Men

  • The selfless giving, the service, the kindness which you give out into this world that is the currency of (the) meaning (of life).
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Kindness #Giving #Meaning Of Life

  • I'm a kind person, I'm kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you'll remember me for
    -- Al Capone

    #Kindness #Bad Ass #Remember

  • The architects who benefit us most maybe those generous enough to lay aside their claims to genius in order to devote themselves to assembling graceful but predominantly unoriginal boxes. Architecture should have the confidence and the kindness to be a little boring.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Kindness #Order #Genius

  • Authors, she soon decided, were probably best met within the pages of their novels, and were as much creatures of the reader's imagination as the characters in their books. Nor did they seem to think one had done them a kindness by reading their writings. Rather they had done one the kindness by writing them.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Kindness #Book #Reading

  • Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Kindness #Generosity #Currency

  • I give myself the kindness and forgiveness I would show others.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Kindness #Giving #Shows

  • Pain and suffering, they are a secret. Kindness and love, they are a secret. But I have learned that kindness and love can pay for pain and suffering.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Pain #Kindness #Secret

  • Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Friendship #Kindness #Compassion

  • The ideas that have lighted my way have been kindness, beauty and truth.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Positive #Kindness #Ideas

  • Be prudent, diligent, temperate and discreet. Remember that every human being has a claim upon your kind offices.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Kindness #Office #Prudent

  • Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Inspirational #Fun #Kindness

  • Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Freedom #Kindness #Compassion

  • We cannot possibly let ourselves get frozen into regarding everyone we do not know as an absolute stranger.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Kindness #Ignorance #Space

  • I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Kindness #Farewell #Humble

  • Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Relationship #Kindness #Humility

  • To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Inspirational #Gratitude #Kindness

  • Constant Kindness can accomplish much.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Kindness #Accomplish #Constant

  • It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Peace #Kindness #Advice

  • Kindness is a universal language regardless of age, nationality or religion.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Kindness #Age #Language

  • ...existence has become an unreasoning, wild dance around the golden calf, a mad worship of God Mammon. In that dance and in that worship man has sacrificed all his finer qualities of the heart and soul — kindness and justice, honor and manhood, compassion and sympathy with his fellowman.
    -- Alexander Berkman

    #Money #Kindness #Heart

  • We all know that it is women who take the decisions, but we have to let men think that the decisions are theirs. It is an act of kindness on the part of women.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Kindness #Men #Thinking

  • And now...farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Gratitude #Kindness #Farewell

  • To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Kindness #Perfection #Succeed

  • Awaken your heart to kindness and mercy for the people and love and tenderness for them. Never, never act with them like a predatory beast which seeks to be satiated by devouring them, for the people fall into two categories: they are either your brethren in faith or your kindred in creation ... Do not ever say, 'I have been given authority' or 'My command should be obeyed.' Because it corrupts the heart, consumes one's faith, and invites calamities.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Kindness #Fall #Heart

  • There's nothing so kingly as kindness, And nothing so royal as truth.
    -- Alice Cary

    #Kindness #Royal

  • True worth is in being, not seeming- In doing, each day that goes by, Some little good, not in the dreaming Of great things to do by and by. For whatever men say in their blindness, And spite of the fancies of youth, There's nothing so kingly as kindness, And nothing so royal as truth.
    -- Alice Cary

    #Dream #Kindness #Men

  • I think women need kindness more than love. When one human being is kind to another, it's a very deep matter.
    -- Alice Childress

    #Kindness #Thinking #Needs

  • Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Peace #Kindness #Moments

  • the world has changed: it did not change without your prayers without your faith without your determination to believe in liberation and kindness; without your dancing through the years that had no beat.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Determination #Prayer #Kindness

  • Don't ever underestimate the importance of treating others with respect and kindness.
    -- Alison Levine

    #Kindness #Treating Others #Underestimate

  • Let us remember the loving-kindness of the Lord and rehearse His deeds of grace. Let us open the volume of recollection, which is so richly illuminated with memories of His mercy, and we will soon be happy.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Memories #Kindness #Grace

  • Be kind, be decent, be generous, be tolerant, compassionate, and understanding. Be fast to praise, slow to judge. Remember, we're all human, and don't cast the first stone.
    -- Allen Drury

    #Kindness #Judging #Understanding

  • Kindness is virtue itself.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Kindness #Virtue

  • We're all mankind and humankind - so just be one and show kindness.
    -- Amani

    #Kindness #Mankind #Shows

  • ARMOR, n. The kind of clothing worn by a man whose tailor is a blacksmith.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Kindness #Men #Armor

  • Kindness n: A brief preface to ten volumes of exaction.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Kindness #Volume

  • Kindness is always fashionable.
    -- Amelia Barr

    #Thank You #Kindness #Philanthropy

  • A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Kindness #Spring #Compassion

  • No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Spiritual #Kindness #Spring

  • I do not say what I feel, and people often take that for shyness, even kindness.
    -- Amy Bloom

    #Kindness #People #Shyness

  • If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, "You do not understand", or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other's highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
    -- Amy Carmichael

    #Kindness #Names #Reputation

  • I realized that social media can be powerful force for good in the world and that acts of kindness can be scaled globally.
    -- Amy Jo Martin

    #Powerful #Kindness #Media

  • If we based everything in Hollywood on who was a nice guy, holy moly, we would have no movies. No actors would work. This is not an industry that is ruled by kindness and generosity.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Kindness #Nice #Generosity

  • Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Kindness #Inspiration #Flukes

  • Widen your shriveled heart, make the interests of others your own and serve them as much as you can by sympathy, kindness, presents and so forth. So long as one enjoys the things of this world and has needs and wants, it is necessary to minister to the needs of one's fellow men. Otherwise one cannot be called a human being. Whenever you have the opportunity, give to the poor, feed the hungry, nurse the sick - do service as a religious duty and you will come to know by direct perception that the person served, the one who serves and the act of service are separate only in appearance.
    -- Anandamayi Ma

    #Religious #Kindness #Heart

  • I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.
    -- Andie MacDowell


  • Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Wise #Kindness #Helping Others

  • I don't accept subtractive models of love, only additive ones. And I believe that in the same way we need species diversity to ensure that the planet can go on, so we need this diversity of affection and diversity of family in order to strengthen the ecosphere of kindness
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Kindness #Believe #Order

  • The amount of love, kindness, patience I have for others is is directly proportional to how much love I have for myself, because we cannot give others what we ourselves do not have. And, unsurprisingly, the amount of love, respect, support, and compassion I receive from others is also in direct proportion to how much I love myself.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Kindness #Compassion #Giving

  • The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Relationship #Kindness #People

  • Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Lonely #Kindness #Thoughtful

  • There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham.
    -- Anna Sewell

    #Kindness #Animal #Men

  • A man must have something to grumble about; and if he cant complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Kindness #Men #Wife

  • No one has ever become poor by giving.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Inspirational #Morning #Kindness

  • You can always give something, even if it is only kindness.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Kindness #Giving

  • How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
    -- Anne Frank

    #Inspirational #Kindness #Thinking

  • Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince - so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he's no Prince Charming!
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Kindness #Important #Quality

  • In the range of my character at any given moment, I have acted in the only way it seemed to me I could have acted. This in no way means that I have done what was right; only what was possible for me. Sometimes I have done what I knew was wrong, and have rationalized. But rationalization is a form of desperation. It takes kindness to forgive oneself for one's life.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Forgiveness #Kindness #Character

  • Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Inspirational #Change #Kindness

  • Do one act of kindness each day of the year and change 365 lives.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Kindness #Years #Each Day

  • Kindness and love open the doors to one's soul.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Love #Kindness #Doors

  • Kindness is not an act, it's a lifestyle.
    -- Anthony Douglas

    #Kindness #Lifestyle

  • Satanism represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Kindness #Ingrates #Satanism

  • When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering I feel that I am a little cruel.
    -- Antonio Porchia

    #Kindness #Suffering #Littles

  • Melissa Pritchard's prose, that darkly lyrical firmament, is brightened by the dizzy luminous arrangement of her stars and satellites, her great gifts to us: humor, irony, kindness, brilliance.
    -- Antonya Nelson

    #Stars #Kindness #Dizzy

  • A man needs the feelings of kindness to think great than thinking of the greatness to feel good.
    -- Anuj

    #Kindness #Greatness #Men

  • There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know.
    -- Arabella Weir

    #Kindness #Teenager #School

  • The milk of kindness flows through my body, I shall follow Jesus to the Taco Bell and give thanks.
    -- Aretha Franklin

    #Jesus #Kindness #Giving

  • It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.
    -- Aristotle

    #Kindness #Men #Favors

  • Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.
    -- Aristotle

    #Kindness #Action #Characteristics

  • From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Inspirational #Kindness #Teaching

  • For a flicker of a moment I imagined a world completely different from the one I'd always known, a world in which I was treated with fairness, even kindness-- a world in which fathers didn't sell their daughters.
    -- Arthur Golden

    #Daughter #Kindness #Father

  • Those who have suffered, who have known poverty or oppression, are generally the most prone to kindness. Perhaps it is well to endure some misery if only to learn this lesson.
    -- Arthur Lynch

    #Kindness #Lessons #Poverty

  • Satan is ever seeking to inject that poison into our hearts to distrust God's goodness - especially in connection with his commandments. That is what really lies behind all evil, ***** and disobedience. A discontent with our position and portion, a craving from something which God has wisely held from us. Reject any suggestion that God is unduly severe with you. Resist with the utmost abhorrence anything that causes you to doubt God's love and his loving-kindness toward you. Allow nothing to make you question the Father's love for his child.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Children #Kindness #Father

  • Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Inspirational #Stay Strong #Kindness

  • It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
    -- Ashleigh Brilliant

    #Inspirational #Kindness #Adversity

  • Let us remember the poor, and not forget kindness to strangers; above all, let us love God with all our soul, and might, and strength, and our neighbour as ourselves.
    -- Athanasius of Alexandria

    #Kindness #Soul #Might

  • For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Kindness #Lips #Speak

  • 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

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Kindness

  • For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Kindness #Eye #People

  • For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of each of your arms.
    -- Audrey Hepburn

    #Beauty #Kindness #Eye

  • Kindness can change the lives of people.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Kindness #People

  • To be kind is to respond with sensitivity and human warmth to the hopes and needs of others. Even the briefest touch of kindness can lighten a heavy heart. Kindness can change the lives of people.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Kindness #Heart #People

  • Every kindness I received, small or big, convinced me that there could never be enough of it in the world. Kindness, can change the lives of people.
    -- Aung San Suu Kyi

    #Kindness #People #World

  • 'Knowledge, without common sense,' says Lee, is 'folly; without method, it is waste; without kindness, it is fanaticism; without religion, it is death.' But with common sense, it is wisdom with method, it is power; with charity, it is beneficence; with religion, it is virtue, and life, and peace.
    -- Austin Farrer

    #Life #Kindness #Common Sense

  • Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Kindness #Patriotic #Unity