100+ Quotes About Kindness

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Quotes About Kindness blue bullet point This page contains a large list of quotes about being kind and random acts of kindness that are ideal to use for classroom bulletin board displays, Facebook posts, Pinterest boards, teacher blogs, and school newsletters.

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Below you will find 106 quotes about kindness.
There are 19 FREE posters to download on this page.

For your convenience, my list of quotes about being kind is in alphabetical order.


Quotes About Kindness For Teachers, Kids, and Schools blue bullet point For some of the quotes on this page, I have designed a one page printable poster that you can download for free.

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"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses." ~ Chinese Proverb


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


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"A kind word is like a Spring day." ~ Russian Proverb


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"Always be a little kinder than necessary." ~ James M. Barrie

Always be a little kinder than is necessary.  James M. Barrie Quote

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"Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle." ~ Plato


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"A person who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them." ~ Author Unknown


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"A sensitive soul sees the world through the lens of love." ~ Author Unknown

A sensitive soul sees the world through the lens of love.

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

Single Act of Kindness - Amelia Earhart Quote

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"As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher


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

Quote - A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

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"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


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"Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree." ~ Marian Wright Edelman


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


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"Be kind to one another." ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres Quote - Be kind to one another.

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"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ~ Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Quote - Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

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"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

Princess Diana Quote - Carry out random acts of kindness.

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Random acts of kindness quote by Princess Diana.




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"Doing little things for the people in your life is actually a big thing." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Kindness - Doing little things is a big thing

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"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: forget.
Do more than dream: work."
~ William Arthur Ward


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"Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way!" ~ Steve Maraboli


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"Do one act of kindness each day of the year and change 365 lives." ~ Anthony Douglas Williams

Random Act of Kindness Quote Change 365 Lives

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

Do your little bit of good - Desmond Tutu Kindness Quote

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"Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water - it will make ripples throughout the entire pond." ~ Jessy and Bryan Matteo


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"Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day." ~ Richelle E. Goodrich


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"Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you." ~ Author Unknown

Quote - Leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you.


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"Give, but give until it hurts." ~ Mother Teresa


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"How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!" ~ George Elliston


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"How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time." ~ Author Unknown

Random Act Of Kindness Quote

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"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." ~ William Shakespeare
Merchant of Venice


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"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world." ~ Anne Frank


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"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less." ~ C. S. Lewis


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"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." ~ Mother Theresa


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"I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." ~ Etienne de Grellet


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"If you have the power to make someone happy, DO IT. The world needs more of that." ~ Author Unknown

Quote About Kindness - If you have the power to make someone happy, DO IT.


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"If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction." ~ Martin Kornfeld

Martin Kornfeld Quote - Do one random act of kindness daily.

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"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." ~ Mother Teresa


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"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ~ Dalai Lama


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"In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy." ~ Karl Reiland


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"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi quote - In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

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"In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more." ~ Author Unknown


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"In order to be remembered, leave nothing behind but goodness." ~ Author Unknown


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"I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I'll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else." ~ Roald Dahl


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"It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research and study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other." ~ Aldous Huxley


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"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." ~ Author Unknown

Quotes About Being Kind - It's nice to be important.


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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou


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"I wish I were like Facebook; being able to 'like' and 'share' everything I get." ~ Ashok Kallarakkal


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"I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness." ~ Mother Teresa


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"Kindness gives birth to kindness." ~ Sophocles


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"Kindness doesn't cost you anything but will bring you riches beyond your wildest dreams." ~ Author Unknown


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


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"Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." ~ Mark Twain


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"Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." ~ Samuel Johnson


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"Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns." ~ Author Unknown


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"Kindness - that simple word. To be kind - it covers everything, to my mind. If you're kind that's it." ~ Roald Dahl


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"Kind people are the best kind of people." ~ Author Unknown


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"Kind students are the coolest." ~ Heidi McDonald

Kind students are the coolest.

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"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." ~ Mother Theresa


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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead


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"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." ~ Jesse Jackson


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"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word." ~ William Makepeace Thackeray


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"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." ~ Aesop


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"No one has ever become poor by giving." ~ Anne Frank


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"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." ~ Calvin Coolidge


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"One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind." ~ Malayan Proverb


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"One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." ~ John F. Kennedy

John F Kennedy Quote - One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.


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"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." ~ Albert Einstein


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"Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind." ~ Author Unknown


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"Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe." ~ Gordon B. Hinckley


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"Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime." ~ Dale Carnegie


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"'Please' and 'Thank You' are still magical words."

Quotes About Being Polite and Kind

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"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out." ~ Frank A. Clark


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"Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." ~ Scott Adams


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"Spoken words can't be erased.
Before you speak: T.H.I.N.K."

T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
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Before you speak THINK - Kindness and Bullying Quote

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." ~ Mahatma Gandhi


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"The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back." ~ Author Unknown


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"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth." ~ Albert Einstein


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"The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." ~ John E. Southard


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"There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile." ~ Kenneth McFarland


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"There is a very real relationship, both quantitatively and qualitatively, between what you contribute and what you get out of this world." ~ Oscar Hammerstein II


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"There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity." ~ Nathaniel Branden


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"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention." ~ Kahlil Gibran


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"The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else." ~ Sri Chinmoy


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"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion." ~ Paulo Coelho

The world is changed by your example. Paulo Coelho Quote about Kindness


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"The world needs a group hug." ~ Author Unknown

The world needs a group hug.

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"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege." ~ John D. Rockefeller


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"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama


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"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." ~ James Matthew Barrie


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"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

Three things in human life are important. Henry James quote about being kind.


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"Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound." ~ Author Unknown


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"To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error." ~ Liz Armbruster


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"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


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"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are." ~ Author Unknown


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"Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions." ~ Kiana Tom


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"Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness." ~ Khalil Gibran


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"Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." ~ Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quote - Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

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


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"Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love." ~ Author Unknown


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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill


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"What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind." ~ Cleveland Amory


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"When in doubt as to what you should do, err on the side of giving." ~ Tony Cleaver


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


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"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world." ~ Harold Kushner


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"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness." ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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


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"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." ~ John Bunyon


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