186 Great Quotes And Sayings About Kindness

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. - John Bunyan

You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. – John Bunyan

 You feel great when what you say or do is helpful to other people.– Dr T.P.Chia


You feel great when what you say or do is helpful to other people.– Dr T.P.Chia

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

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

A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless

A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may heal and bless

A fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.  - Variation of a saying by Albert Einstein

A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them. – Variation of a saying by Albert Einstein

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

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

A kind word is like a Spring day.  - Russian Proverb

A kind word is like a Spring day. – Russian Proverb

A kind word is like charity. - Muslim Proverb

A kind word is like charity. – Muslim Proverb

A life not lived for others is not a life.– Mother Teresa

A life not lived for others is not a life.– Mother Teresa

A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!– Mehmet Murat ildan

A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!– Mehmet Murat ildan

A little flattery, like a warm bath and soft towel, will let you get along with yourself, lie down with yourself, and sleep.  - Willis Goth Regier

A little flattery, like a warm bath and soft towel, will let you get along with yourself, lie down with yourself, and sleep. – Willis Goth Regier

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.- Richard Dehmel

A little kindness from person to person is better than a vast love for all humankind.- Richard Dehmel

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.  - Dave Barry

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. – Dave Barry

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

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

A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.– Dalai Lama

A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.– Dalai Lama

All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries.- Kathryn Stockett

All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.- Kathryn Stockett

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

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

Always carry with you a little reasonable doubt, should you meet someone who needs to be found innocent.  - Robert Brault,

Always carry with you a little reasonable doubt, should you meet someone who needs to be found innocent. – Robert Brault,

Always kill your enemies with kindness, because you are the better person.

Always kill your enemies with kindness, because you are the better person.

Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.– Euripides

Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect.– Euripides

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

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

Be a better you, not a bitter you.

Be a better you, not a bitter you.

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.— Ashleigh Brilliant

Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.— Ashleigh Brilliant

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. - Tenzin Gyatso

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. – Tenzin Gyatso

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

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

Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.-Anne Rice

Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.-Anne Rice

Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy, for they are incompatible addictions.  - Robert Brault

Be thoughtful of others and you will not be shy, for they are incompatible addictions. – Robert Brault

Because that's what kindness is. It's not doing something for someone else because they can't, but because you can.  - Andrew Iskander

Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can. – Andrew Iskander

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

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

Being kind is more important than being right.

Being kind is more important than being right.

Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind.

Being kind to someone, only to look kind to others, defeats the purpose of being kind.

But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.- Rick Riordan

But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.- Rick Riordan

By sharing you don’t become poor… You become rich. For the more you share, the more shall you receive.– RVM

By sharing you don’t become poor… You become rich. For the more you share, the more shall you receive.– RVM

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.  - Winston Churchill

By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. – Winston Churchill

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. - Albert schweitzer

Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – Albert schweitzer

Creativity is the greatest power of the mind. Kindness is the greatest beauty of the heart.– Dr T.P.Chia

Creativity is the greatest power of the mind. Kindness is the greatest beauty of the heart.– Dr T.P.Chia

Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.– Veronica Roth

Cruelty does not make a person dishonest, the same way bravery does not make a person kind.– Veronica Roth

Dare to share for to give is to truly live. -RVM

Dare to share for to give is to truly live. -RVM

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.  - Alexander Pope

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. – Alexander Pope

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with people that are reckless with yours.- Mary Schmich

Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts, and don’t put up with people that are reckless with yours.- Mary Schmich

Don't be yourself — be someone a little nicer.  - Mignon McLaugh

Don’t be yourself — be someone a little nicer. – Mignon McLaugh

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

Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity stop you from being generous.  - Author Unknown

Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity stop you from being generous. – Author Unknown

Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me weak is not what you are going to remember about me.– Al Capone

Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me weak is not what you are going to remember about me.– Al Capone

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how .

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how .

Don't cast a shadow on anyone unless you're providing shade.  - Terri Guillemets

Don’t cast a shadow on anyone unless you’re providing shade. – Terri Guillemets

Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way.  - Lama Willa Miller

Even when you do not feel big hearted, you can give yourself permission to act that way. – Lama Willa Miller

Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.- Steve Maraboli

Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.- Steve Maraboli

For it is in giving that we receive. - Francis of Assisi

For it is in giving that we receive. – Francis of Assisi

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.– Kahlil Gibran

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.– Kahlil Gibran

Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.  - Samuel Johnson

Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. – Samuel Johnson

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.

Great persons are able to do great kindnesses.

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.– George Sand

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.– George Sand

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.– Buddha

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to others.– Buddha

He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.- Dante Alighieri

He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.- Dante Alighieri

Helping someone because you want to is much more appreciated than helping someone because you have to.

Helping someone because you want to is much more appreciated than helping someone because you have to.

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

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

How good it is to be well-fed, healthy, and kind all at the same time.– Henry J. Heimlich

How good it is to be well-fed, healthy, and kind all at the same time.– Henry J. Heimlich

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble.  - Rudyard Kipling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. – Rudyard Kipling

I do not say what I feel, and people often take that for shyness, even kindness.– Amy Bloom

I do not say what I feel, and people often take that for shyness, even kindness.– Amy Bloom

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart.  - Anne Frank

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart. – Anne Frank

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.  - H.L. Mencken

If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. – H.L. Mencken

If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?  - Author unknown

If someone were to pay you ten cents for every kind word you said about people and collect five cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? – Author unknown

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.  - Thomas Fuller

If thou are a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf. – Thomas Fuller

If we all gave only kindness and compassion to each other, there would be no war, no hunger or famine, there would be no hate… Lets try to get along before it’s too late.

If we all gave only kindness and compassion to each other, there would be no war, no hunger or famine, there would be no hate… Lets try to get along before it’s too late.

If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind.  - Alfred Fripp

If we cannot be clever, we can always be kind. – Alfred Fripp

If you can’t be kind, be quiet.

If you can’t be kind, be quiet.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.– Mother Teresa

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.– Mother Teresa

If you don’t give people what you have, certainly you wouldn’t give them the things you wish you had. -Vikrant Parsai

If you don’t give people what you have, certainly you wouldn’t give them the things you wish you had. -Vikrant Parsai

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

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

If you see someone without a smile give them yours.

If you see someone without a smile give them yours.

If you treat people right they will treat you right ... ninety percent of the time.- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you treat people right they will treat you right … ninety percent of the time.- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you.

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you.

In a world full of people who couldn't care less, be someone who couldn't care more.  - Author unknown

In a world full of people who couldn’t care less, be someone who couldn’t care more. – Author unknown

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.– Anne Frank

In the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.– Anne Frank

It always helps to think about other people instead of ourselves.– Ellen Degeneres

It always helps to think about other people instead of ourselves.– Ellen Degeneres

It an act of kindness by helping others, always uprooting the weed and planting a rose that gives the essence of living.

It an act of kindness by helping others, always uprooting the weed and planting a rose that gives the essence of living.

It takes so much courage to face your enemy, but even more to be kind to those who hurt you.

It takes so much courage to face your enemy, but even more to be kind to those who hurt you.

It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.  - Author unknown

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

Kind people are the best kind of people.  - Author Unknown

Kind people are the best kind of people. – Author Unknown

Kind words are like honey sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

Kind words are like honey sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.

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

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

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.– Blaise Pascal

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 and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.– Tommy Lee Jones

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

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

Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.- Amy Leigh Mercree

Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.- Amy Leigh Mercree

Kindness doesn’t cost you anything but will bring you riches beyond your wildest dreams.

Kindness doesn’t cost you anything but will bring you riches beyond your wildest dreams.

Kindness holds the key to the secret of our own transformation and, in the process, of the transformation of the world.- Jean Maalouf

Kindness holds the key to the secret of our own transformation and, in the process, of the transformation of the world.- Jean Maalouf

Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.- Isaac Bashevis Singer

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

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

Kindness is a spiritual gentleman. Meanness is a spiritual rascal.– Dr T.P.Chia

Kindness is a spiritual gentleman. Meanness is a spiritual rascal.– Dr T.P.Chia

Kindness is always in fashion.

Kindness is always in fashion.

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

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

Kindness is just love with its workboots on.  - Author unknown

Kindness is just love with its workboots on. – Author unknown

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.  Joseph Joubert

Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. Joseph Joubert

Kindness is the beauty of a beautiful heart. Meanness is the ugliness of an ugly heart.- – Dr T.P.Chia

Kindness is the beauty of a beautiful heart. Meanness is the ugliness of an ugly heart.- – Dr T.P.Chia

Kindness is the foundation of love.

Kindness is the foundation of love.

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

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

Kindness is the greatest wisdom.

Kindness is the greatest wisdom.

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

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

Kindness is the root of all good things.

Kindness is the root of all good things.

Kindness is the universal language all living beings understand.

Kindness is the universal language all living beings understand.

Kindness is when you meet in need strangers and yet you can’t stop yourself helping them.

Kindness is when you meet in need strangers and yet you can’t stop yourself helping them.

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.  - Author Unknown

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. – Author Unknown

Kindness reveals concern and respect for others. Tenderness brings happiness and inner peace to the heart.– Dr T.P.Chia

Kindness reveals concern and respect for others. Tenderness brings happiness and inner peace to the heart.– Dr T.P.Chia

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.– Buddha

Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.– Buddha

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better & happier.– Mother Teresa

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better & happier.– Mother Teresa

Life is short but there is always time enough  for courtesy.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.– Bob Marley

Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.– Bob Marley

Love, compassion and kindness are the anchors of life

Love, compassion and kindness are the anchors of life

Love thy neighbor, and if it requires that you bend your understanding of the truth, the Truth will understand.  - Robert Brault

Love thy neighbor, and if it requires that you bend your understanding of the truth, the Truth will understand. – Robert Brault

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.  - Saint Vincent de Paul

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances. – Saint Vincent de Paul

Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of every man.– Mehmet Murat ildan

Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of every man.– Mehmet Murat ildan

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.– Charlie Chaplin

More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.– Charlie Chaplin

Must be cruel only to be kind.– William Shakespeare

Must be cruel only to be kind.– William Shakespeare

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

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. – Jesse Jackson

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.  - Author Unknown

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. – Author Unknown

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

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

No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank

No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. - Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. – Charles Dickens

Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.– Dwayne Johnson

Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.– Dwayne Johnson

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

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

One kind word can warm three winter months.– Japanese proverb

One kind word can warm three winter months.– Japanese proverb

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him.  - Booker T. Washington

One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. – Booker T. Washington

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you. - Anonymous

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; usually it comes back to you. – Anonymous

Open your heart open it wide; someone is standing outside

Open your heart open it wide; someone is standing outside

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of your heart rather than a piece of our mind.

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of your heart rather than a piece of our mind.

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

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

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.– Dalai Lama

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.– Dalai Lama

Practice kindness - particularly when you feel irritated or things are not going well. Kindness hardly ever goes wrong. - Lewis Richmond

Practice kindness – particularly when you feel irritated or things are not going well. Kindness hardly ever goes wrong. – Lewis Richmond

Real charity doesn't care if it's tax-deductible or not.  - Dan Bennett

Real charity doesn’t care if it’s tax-deductible or not. – Dan Bennett

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

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

Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds?- Thiruvalluvar

Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds?- Thiruvalluvar

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.  - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

Serving in any matter can make a change, never think that what you can give is to little.– Cristina Cruz

Serving in any matter can make a change, never think that what you can give is to little.– Cristina Cruz

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?– James Matthew Barrie

Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always try to be a little kinder than is necessary?– James Matthew Barrie

The best portion of a good life – little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.– William Wordsworth

The best portion of a good life – little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.– William Wordsworth

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love.  - Bertrand Russell

The best practical advice I can give to the present generation is to practice the virtue which the Christians call love. – Bertrand Russell

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

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

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.  - Charles Kuralt,

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. – Charles Kuralt,

The greatest feeling and accomplishment is being able to help even when you are down to nothing.– Debbie F. Rapada

The greatest feeling and accomplishment is being able to help even when you are down to nothing.– Debbie F. Rapada

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.– Oscar Wilde

The kindest word in all the world is the unkind word, unsaid.– Oscar Wilde

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.  - Malcolm S. Forbes

The more sympathy you give, the less you need. – Malcolm S. Forbes

The most happiest people are those who do most for others. - Booker T. Washington

The most happiest people are those who do most for others. – Booker T. Washington

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.  - Henry Boye

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. – Henry Boye

The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help.

The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen, and hands willing to help.

The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously and have somebody find out.– Oscar Wilde

The nicest feeling in the world is to do a good deed anonymously and have somebody find out.– Oscar Wilde

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

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

The practice of loving & kindness can uplift us of relieve sorrow & unhappiness.– Allan Lokos

The practice of loving & kindness can uplift us of relieve sorrow & unhappiness.– Allan Lokos

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.– Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.– Albert Schweitzer

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. - Mahatma Gandhi

The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer. – Mahatma Gandhi

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. - Oscar Wilde

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  - Nelson Henderson

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. – Nelson Henderson

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. - Sarah Fielding

The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. – Sarah Fielding

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

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

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment.  - Robert Brault,

There is no effect more disproportionate to its cause than the happiness bestowed by a small compliment. – Robert Brault,

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.– John Holmes There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.  - Frank Tyger

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.– John Holmes
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. – Frank Tyger

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.  - Frank Tyger

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear. – Frank Tyger

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life — reciprocity.  - Confucius

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life — reciprocity. – Confucius

There's a lot of not caring that goes under the name of minding your own business.  - Robert Brault,

There’s a lot of not caring that goes under the name of minding your own business. – Robert Brault,

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

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

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

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

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: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. – Henry James

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

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

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.  - Max Beerbohm

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. – Max Beerbohm

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.  - Robert Brault

Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. – Robert Brault

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

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

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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 F. Buscaglia

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 F. Buscaglia

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

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

Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag.  - Ram Dass

Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag. – Ram Dass

Ultimate mercy is when sharing with others the only piece of bread we have, and that’s barely enough to extinguish your own hunger

Ultimate mercy is when sharing with others the only piece of bread we have, and that’s barely enough to extinguish your own hunger

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

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

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.  - Epictetus

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. – Epictetus

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

What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind. – Cleveland Amory

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

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

When the heart is heavy cheerful words can carry it.  - Matshona Dhliwayo

When the heart is heavy cheerful words can carry it. – Matshona Dhliwayo

When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering I feel that I am a little cruel.  - Antonio Porchia

When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering I feel that I am a little cruel. – Antonio Porchia

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

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

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

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

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  - John Wooden

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden

You don’t need a reason to help people.

You don’t need a reason to help people.

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