30 Kindness Quotes To Make The World A Better Place

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If there’s one thing the world needs more of, it’s kindness. Whether it’s complimenting a co-worker, offering to help a complete stranger, or simply smiling at someone feeling down, a single act of kindness has the power to go a long way. We can’t control the world around us, but we can control the kind of energy we spread and the type of impact we have on others. Kindness quotes are a reminder that no matter what, choosing kindness is always the best path forward.

When you choose to express kindness instead of irritation, dismissal, or anger, you choose to spread positivity not only to others, but also to yourself. Knowing you helped someone, even if it was in a small way, will boost your own spirit and self worth.

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Here are our top kindness quotes that encourage everyone to move through the world with more grace and tolerance.

1. “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” — Lady Gaga
2. “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” — Theodore Isaac Rubin
3. “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” — John Ruskin
4. “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” — Albert Schweitzer
5. “Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” — Joseph B. Wirthlin
6. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” — Ronald Reagan
7. “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” — Charles Glassman

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8. “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” — Lucius Annaeus Seneca
9. “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
10. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” — Jackie Chan
11. “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
12. “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” — Joseph Joubert
13. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” — Scott Adams
14. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Theresa
15. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” — James M. Barrie
16. “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” — Harold S. Kushner
17. “One thing I do know for a fact is that the nicer we are to our fellow human beings, the nicer the universe is to us.” — Joe Rogan
18. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” — Bob Kerrey
19. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
20. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” — Dalai Lama
21. “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” — Og Mandino

22. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” — Anne Franke
23. “If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.” — Booker T. Washington
24. “How would your life be different if…you stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day you look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.” — Steve Maraboli
25.  “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” — Wendy Mass
26. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” — Jesse Jackson
27. “Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” — Holly Branson
28. “In a world where so many are throwing bricks on others, be the one who builds bridges with them.” — Emma Xu
29. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa
30. “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” — Abraham Joshua Heschel

No matter the situation or your personal struggles, offering kindness to others, and yourself, is always the right choice. Spread this important message by sharing these kindness quotes with your friends and family.

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