Kindness always makes a difference, and each and every one of us can make a difference in this world by doing simple acts of kindness. Since quotes tend to touch my heart and soul, I decided to put a collection together in hopes they might touch you, too. Use these kindness quotes for:
- Daily inspiration
- When making kindness painted rocks
- To learn to emphasize kindness in your thoughts and actions
- To message a friend to remind them they’re special
I’m on a mission to help spread kindness throughout this planet. Sometimes news stories are negative and can make you feel down about life in general. I believe kindness can be the antidote.
Kindness is contagious, so use these kindness quotes to spread kindness to everyone you know! When you make someone smile, it might be exactly what they need.
Remember to be kind to yourself, too! The more kind you are to yourself on the inside (thoughts), the more kind you’ll be able to be on the outside.
Spread kindness like wildfire, and you’ll be a magnet for the same.
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Kindness Quotes by Famous People & Celebrities
Make the right decision, even when nobody’s listening, especially when nobody’s looking, and you will always turn out ok. ~ Oprah Winfrey
I don’t believe in failure. It’s not failure if you enjoy the process. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Extend yourself in kindness to other human beings wherever you can. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Be kind to one another. ~ Ellen Degeneres
We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. ~ Ellen Degeneres
Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. ~ Ellen Degeneres
Accept who you are. Unless you are a serial killer. ~ Ellen Degeneres
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. ~ Princess Diana
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them. ~ Princess Diana
Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. ~ Princess Diana
Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back. ~Princess Diana
Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children. ~ Princess Diana
Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny. ~ Princess Diana
We are all family, and the planet is our home. ~ Louise Hay
You are a unique, beautiful soul. ~ Louise Hay
The more you extend kindness to yourself, the more it will become your automatic response to others. ~ Wayne Dyer
Change your inner thoughts to the higher frequencies of love, harmony, kindness, peace, and joy, and you’ll attract more of the same. ~ Wayne Dyer
Anonymously perform acts of kindness, expecting nothing in return – not even a thank you. ~ Wayne Dyer
No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. ~ Taylor Swift
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. ~ J. M. Barrie
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life. ~Jackie Chan
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~ Mother Teresa
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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. ~ Maya Angelou
Everyone responds to kindness. ~ Richard Gere
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. ~ Bob Kerrey
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
There’s no such things as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. ~ Scott Adams
I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way. ~ Lady Gaga
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
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We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. ~ Ronald Reagan
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. ~ Jesse Jackson
The catch phrase for the day is ‘Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.’ ~ Harvey Ball
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. ~ Dalai Lama
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~ Dalai Lama
Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing. ~ Max Irons
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Random Kindness Quotes
Be kind – it’ll make life better for yourself and others. ~ Ellen Burgan
Kindness unifies friends and strangers alike. ~ Ellen Burgan
People just deserve to be treated with kindness. ~ Sophia Bush
Unknown Author and Origin
Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most. ~ Unknown
Kindness is showing someone they matter. ~ Unknown
In uncertain times… kindness connects us all. ~ Unknown
Kindness is free. Sprinkle that stuff everywhere! ~ Unknown
In a world where you can be anything, be kind. ~ Unknown
A few words can help a person more than you think. ~ Unknown
Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.
Be kind.Be good.
Oldies but Goodies
These quotes were spoken many years ago, but they’re just as relevant today.
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
Kindness gives birth to kindness. ~ Sophocles
How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it. ~ George Elliston
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. ~ Kahlil Gibran
One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. ~ Sophocles
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~ Aesop
When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. ~ Buddha
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. ~ Blaise Pascal
Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused. ~ Tommy Lee Jones
Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers. ~ Kahlil Gibran
A kind word is like a Spring day. ~ Russian Proverb
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~ Mark Twain
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. ~ Evelyn Underhill
Will you be clever at the expense of others, or will you be kind? ~ Jeff Bezos
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. ~ Lucius Annaeus
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ~ Albert Schweitzer
Short, Popular Kind Sayings (great for kindness rocks)
- Kindness is beautiful.
- Kindness begins with me.
- Bee Kind
- You are perfect.
- Let love in.
- You are my sunshine.
- Be you!
- Spread kindness.
- This too shall pass.
- You got this one.
- You are loved.
- You’ve got a friend in me.
- Start each day with a grateful heart.
- Throw kindness around like glitter!
- Follow your heart.
- Laugh daily.
- You matter.
- You light up my life.
- You’re here for a reason.
- You are special.
- Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle.
- Life is tough, but so are you.
- If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
The Paradoxical Commandments
The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Dr. Kent M. Keith to help find personal meaning in a crazy world.
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.
Kindness unifies friends and strangers alike. My hope is that these quotes of kindness will help you live with more joy, purpose, and fun than ever before.
What are your tips or thoughts about kindness? Do you have a favorite kindness quote? Drop me a comment, I’d love to hear from you. Be kind to yourself and have a day filled with joy as you sprinkle seeds of kindness.
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I leave you with my motto… Do at least one act of kindness today and every day to make life a little better for yourself and others. Trust that the Universe will reciprocate exactly when you need it most.
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19 Replies to “99 Inspirational Kindness Quotes to Enjoy & Share”
Thanks Ellen for your inspiring words today, I am sure you will touch many people’s lives today by all of your hard work in writing this blog. Thanks for your acts of kindness.Marlene
Thank you, Marlene. You’re the best. 💗
Kudos for taking steps to encourage kindness. Great collection of quotes!
Thank you, Julie. Glad you enjoyed them.
I enjoyed these quotes. We need A LOT more kindness in this world.
Yes we do! Thank you for your comment. 😀
Some great kindness quotes there! My favourite is the Ellen Degeneres quote: ””Accept who you are. Unless you are a serial killer”. !😊
That made me laugh, too! I love the way she ends each of her shows with a friendly reminder to be kind.
Ellen, I agree you can never have enough kindness in this world. So inspiring.
Kindness is my word for the year. I mean, I don’t really have a word for th eyear but it’s been all over my life in January.
I think people are tiring of chaos and bickering. Let kindness rule!
I always like the phrase “Be kinder than necessary. And it’s always necessary.” I didn’t realize that it was a take-off on a J. M. Barrie saying: “Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”
The “and it’s always necessary” is a really good addition because it’s absolutely true. Whether it’s a facial expression, words or even tone of voice, it all adds to being kind.
I think we could all be a little bit kinder to others but also to ourselves.
Absolutely! If we start by being kind to ourselves, it will naturally grow to being more mindful of how we treat others.
I love these – I’m bookmarking this to use some in my Bullet Journal spreads!
Interesting, I hadn’t thought of using them in a bullet journal but I love the idea. Thanks for sharing, Suzie!
Oh, these are fabulous! Thank you for compiling and sharing this great collection with us, Ellen! I love them (AND your idea of making kindness rocks with them!).
Glad you enjoyed the quotes. Kindness rocks is an upcoming post – so fun to make and give away!
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