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A collection of inspirational kindness quotes, proverbs, and sayings. Some quoted from famous people, and some of the sayings and proverbs have been passed down through generations. We hope you enjoy these quotes and sayings. Be generous, let your actions be kind.
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Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

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

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama

If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. William Penn

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

You have not lived a perfect day, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. Ruth Smeltzer

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

So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. George Eliot

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. Samuel Johnson

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. Robert Green Ingersoll

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. Mohandas Gandhi

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Benjamin Franklin

Goodness is uneventful. It does not flash, it glows. David Grayson

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. Theodore Roosevelt

A kindness spontaneously offered to him who needs it, is doubly gratifying. Jonathan Swift

It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Kahil Gibran

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forgett.Do more than dream: work. William Arthur Ward

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention. Japanese Proverb

There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. Bernard Meltzer

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

Kindness begets kindness. Greek Proverb

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

Be kind to those that meet you as you rise, you may pass them again as you fall. Irish Proverb

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

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese Proverb

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you and act accordingly. Thomas Jefferson

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness. Seneca

Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa


To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness. Confucius

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight - always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. Sir James M. Barrie

Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds. Jean Paul Richter

If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope

Kind words will unlock an iron door. Turkish Proverb

To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson


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