30 Kindness Quotes: Humanity’s Universal Language

There isn’t a dreary day that can’t be salvaged by a mere act of kindness. Even hopelessness can be relieved by tender words and a reassuring smile. It’s as if things are right again and we can go on living. Because as long as there’s kindness, there is hope.

Our compassion to others and the things we do to help, no matter how seemingly small, they always count. It’s these little acts of goodness that keep the world whole. There may be always conflict and chaos, but it’s kindness that gives humanity its saving grace.

Here are 30 kindness quotes to inspire you to treat others with kindness, always.

Famous Kindness Quotes

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. – Charlie Chaplin

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


A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli

Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others. – William J.H. Boetcker


Kindness is more than deeds, it’s an attitude.

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


Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference. – Kevin Heath

As I grow older, I admire kind people.

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


Kind people are the best kind of people.

Always be a little kinder than necessary. – James M. Barrie

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


Kindness, one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another.

Not everyone will appreciate what you do for them. You have to figure out who’s worth your kindness and just taking advantage.

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


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

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

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


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

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about, be kind, always!

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you — not because they are nice, but because you are.


When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. – Abraham Joshua Heschel

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


Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. – R.J. Palacio

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


Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – Bob Kerrey

It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. – Author Unknown


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

No act of kindness however small is ever wasted!

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

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