Best Quotes About Kindness

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. -Emma Goldman

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

If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity. -Nelson DeMille

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

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

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

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

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. -Dalai Lama

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

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another. -Walter Savage Landor

There's no dearth of kindness in this world of ours; Only in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers. -Grantland Rice

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny. -Publilius Syrus

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. -Confucius

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. -Benjamin Jowett

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

Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness. -Mencius

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. -Benjamin Franklin

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. -Khalil Gibran

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. -John Ruskin

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. -Dalai Lama

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

Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. -Amy Tan

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick. -Lin Yutang

People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess. -Nicolas Chamfort

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. -Willa Cather

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. -George Eliot

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks. -Thomas Fuller

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up. -P. D. James

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

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers. -Tennessee Williams

They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness. -Graham Greene

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness. -Thomas Fuller

The truth has never been of any real value to any human being – it is a symbol for mathematicians and philosophers to pursue. In human relations kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. -Graham Greene

Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him – with kindness or roughness as his case may demand. -John McGraw

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

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels. -Pearl S. Buck

In human relationships, kindness and lies are worth a thousand truths. -Graham Greene

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

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey. -Princess Diana

What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes. -William Makepeace Thackeray

You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. -Publilius Syrus

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums, new theaters, etc. that make America impotent. The good things are football, kindness, and jazz bands. -George Santayana

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. -Joseph Joubert

Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort. -Humphry Davy

A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string. -George Dennison Prentice

There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay. -Libby Houston

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

That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. -William Wordsworth

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right. -W. Somerset Maugham

You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart. -David Rockefeller

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God – the rest will be given. -Mother Teresa

True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity. -Bo Bennett

A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness. -Bryant H. McGill

The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things. -Jilly Cooper

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

That is what has happened to the United States in the international economic scene. We have deteriorated into a debtor status so that we are now dependent upon the kindness of strangers. That is not where the world's leading power should find itself. -Paul Sarbanes

When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel. -Harold Kushner

The catch phrase for the day is 'Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.' -Harvey Ball

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness. -Vachel Lindsay

There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language, or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. -J. Donald Walters

Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. -King Solomon

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

As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency. -Caroline Kennedy

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. -Ron Reagan

Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon. -James Oliver

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings – and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness. -Bea Arthur

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers. -Gerald Massey

If you have donated, these children may never know your name, but they will never forget your kindness. -Roma Downey

He who aspires to paradise should learn to deal with people with kindness. -Abu Bakr

A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness. -Joseph Lancaster

I will say that since our capture we have met with uniform kindness, and while in the penitentiary our relations with the officers have been cordially pleasant, and for their considerate and kind disposition we feel profoundly grateful. -Cole Younger

In the context of interfaith encounter, we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do – not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty. -Rowan Williams

Somewhere near you, somebody right now is trying to help the indigent and poor – providing food, shelter, clothing or simple kindness. -Tony Snow

I've been on the other side of the table many times, trying to get people to be sympathetic to projects, and I've been the victim of that kind of intense kindness masking extreme stupidity. -Tilda Swinton

I've experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I'm not patronized here either, which I much appreciate! -Joanna Trollope

I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels. -Patrick White

We are all the foolishness and all the crimes we did. We're also all the kindnesses we did. I hate to think of life as if we understood time. We don't understand time. -Hugh Leonard

Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication; this, joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail with the natives of the interior. -Charles Sturt

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that's just the bottom line. -Ruben Studdard

One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution. -Bob Schaffer

But, sir, they have written me down upon the history of the country as worthy of expulsion, and in no unkindness I must tell them that for all future time my self-respect requires that I shall pass them as strangers. -Preston Brooks

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

You have discovered so much kindness and good will to those you thought were oppressed, and had no helper, that I am sure you will not despise what I have wrote, if you judge it will be of any service to them. -Jupiter Hammon

I was proud to call Dr Rupert a friend. He was always a wonderful source of support and kindness. -Mangosuthu Buthelezi

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world. -Nellie Bly

I love Philadelphia. I was shocked at what a great city this is. For me, it is the cat's pajamas. I love everything about it. I love where I live. I love the people. I have been met with such kindness and affection here. -George Dzundza

Well, I'll tell you something, this wedding is something that I will always, always cherish. It was a show of love and support and kindness like I'd never seen from the people, and that's who I entertain. I entertain the people. -Liza Minnelli

I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor. It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need. -Jennifer Granholm

You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be. -Captain Beefheart

I am disappointed in the music business, I feel like a lot of people in the music business are phoney, there's a lot of people who will abuse and take my kindness. -Blu Cantrell

Eradicating a religion of kindness is, I think, a terrible thing for the Chinese to attempt. -Martin Scorsese

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things. -Martin Scorsese

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. -Evelyn Underhill

I encountered among my comrades the most varied human traits, from frankness to reserve, from goodness, uprightness and kindness, to brutality and baseness. -Georg Brandes

Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting next to us and really see them with kindness and see ourselves reflected back – when there's some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth. -Sharon Stone

Everyone responds to kindness. -Richard Gere

What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. We all lean towards love. -Richard Gere

It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others. -Carol Burnett

Thousand got away to other countries; thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness. By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect in the concentration camps. -Martha Gellhorn

Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness. -Sophocles

The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you. -Anita Roddick

There's no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late. -Charles Kingsley

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. -George MacDonald

Not always actions show the man; we find who does a kindness is not therefore kind. -Alexander Pope

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy. -Thomas Carlyle

The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. -William Wordsworth

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

We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the breadth and open-air of common life. -George A. Smith

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. -Sophocles

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. -Aesop

It is impossible to treat a child too well. Children are spoiled by being ignored too much or by harshness, not by kindness. -Sloan Wilson

Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. -Annie Lennox

As a result of half a century of Soviet rule people have been weaned from a belief in human kindness. -Svetlana Alliluyeva

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

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

I don't think Christmas is necessarily about things. It's about being good to one another, it's about the Christian ethic, it's about kindness. -Carrie Fisher

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. -Audrey Hepburn

Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. -William Shakespeare

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. -Saint Basil

There is a rollicking kindness that looks like malice. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey. -Marcel Proust

Whoever understands how to do a kindness when he fares well would be a friend better than any possession. -Sophocles

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

A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. -Henry Van Dyke

What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

An enemy to whom you show kindness becomes your friend, excepting lust, the indulgence of which increases its enmity. -Saadi

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me. -Elena Kagan

Fortunately, we have help from the media. I have to say this: I'm very grateful for the support and kindness that we've gotten. People have respected their privacy and in that way, I think, you know, no matter what people may feel about my husband's policies or what have you, they care about children and that's been good to see. -Michelle Obama

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys. -Queen Elizabeth II

When there are multiple versions of a story, you really have three ways to go. You can pick the most sensational version. You can try to balance things in your gut to get to what you think is the honest truth. Or you can err on the side of kindness. -Walter Isaacson

I think what children need is love, security, stability, consistency, and kindness. -Rosie O'Donnell

Robert Pattinson has the face of a film-noir dupe. It's a face that is searching and open and kind. It's a face that a certain type of woman might want to fool because, in its intensely old-fashioned kindness, the face says, I love you. Fool me. -Wesley Morris

Detroit is a place where we've had it pretty tough. But there is a generosity here and a well of kindness that goes deep. -Mitch Albom

I grew up in Minnesota and everyone is so nice there. It is like Fargo. Everyone's so chipper and you make friends just grocery shopping. We kill each other with kindness. -Seann William Scott

There is an inherent tolerance and kindness in the state school teenagers I know. -Arabella Weir

For my father, being kind was natural… I have to really work at it. I love competing and winning, conquest – not words you usually associate with kindness. -David Copperfield

The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness. -Oscar de la Renta

My philosophy is that the most important aspect of any religion should be human kindness. And to try to ease the suffering of others. To try to bring light and love into the lives of mankind. -Steven Seagal

The universal human laws – need, love for the beloved, fear, hunger, periodic exaltation, the kindness that rises up naturally in the absence of hunger/fear/pain – are constant, predictable, reliable, universal, and are merely ornamented with the details of local culture. -George Saunders

Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. -Ellen DeGeneres

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. -Ellen DeGeneres

I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness. -Sofia Vergara

I realized that it's all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba. -Carlos Santana

I'm a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small. -Liam Neeson

Nothing is black or white, nothing's 'us or them.' But then there are magical, beautiful things in the world. There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the most unlikely places, and it gives you hope. -Dave Matthews

We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I've always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace. -Dave Matthews

I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can't do without them. -Brigitte Bardot

We need to seek wise leaders who will seek common ground among Americans instead of dividing us further for political gain. As citizens, we must embrace those who embrace ideas, thoughtfulness, civility and kindness to others no matter what their political beliefs. -James McGreevey

People just deserve to be treated with kindness. -Sophia Bush

OK, in all seriousness, I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor. And awesomeness. -Jennifer Aniston

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

I don't worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness. -Jason Bateman

You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I'm obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment. -Brian Eno

With both kids, I started working out again at 16 days postpartum, but I treated myself with kindness, doing mild workouts, because my fitness level was lower. -Gabrielle Reece

My sister and I know our lives could have been different – radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different – if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother's arms brings. -Michael Gove

I used to say I wanted somebody funny and intelligent, but kindness is the most important quality in a man. -Cat Deeley

I don't want to say everything happens for a reason but every day is lined up right next to the other one for a reason. The best you can do is do each day well with kindness and as a good person. -Mayim Bialik

If everyone took personal responsibility for their animals, we wouldn't have a lot of the animal problems that we do. I'm a big spay-and-neuter supporter. Don't have babies if you're not going to take care of those babies. We don't need more. We just need to take care of the ones we have. Take responsibility and breathe kindness. -Betty White

I like to pretend that I'm a tough guy. It's kind of an admission of defeat if I have to ask for help – or even kindness. But if it doesn't come, at some point I snap and demand it. -Mary-Louise Parker

My laundry list of wants in a partner is basically kindness. I want someone who is kind, and that's kind of where it begins and ends. I'm open to being surprised. -Jennifer Carpenter

It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn't matter. Because I think it's pretty much the only thing that matters. -Josh Radnor

It's not our job to play judge and jury, to determine who is worthy of our kindness and who is not. We just need to be kind, unconditionally and without ulterior motive, even – or rather, especially – when we'd prefer not to be. -Josh Radnor

I am a little bit of a softie, yes. Actually I don't think it's softness, I think it's kindness. -Len Goodman

If we based everything in Hollywood on who was a nice guy, holy moly, we would have no movies. No actors would work. This is not an industry that is ruled by kindness and generosity. -Amy Sherman-Palladino

Once you encounter people who are really testing the limits of kindness, that's when you start to build up a shield and close yourself down. -Meshell Ndegeocello

One of my great regrets, and I don't have many, is that I spent too long putting people's status and reputation ahead of their more important qualities. I learned far too late in life that a long list of letters after someone's name is no guarantee of compassion, kindness, humour, all the far more relevant stuff. -Bill Nighy

I embrace the term 'evangelical,' if by that we mean a belief that we together can actually work for change in the world, caring for the environment, extending to the poor generosity and kindness, a hopeful outlook. That's a beautiful sort of thing. -Rob Bell

I think true success is intrinsic… It's love. It's kindness. It's community. -Tom Shadyac

I am firmly of the opinion that women who make a lot of effort to hang onto their looks in middle age (unless they are beauties, entertainers or prostitutes) are rather sad, as one should surely have something more substantial to recommend one by this time, such as kindness or cleverness. -Julie Burchill

Being popular comes when you have everything. But to be liked, it means that you must be treating people with respect and you must be showing kindness toward them. -Queen Rania of Jordan

We're told compassion comes not from generosity but from compliance. We're told kindness means raiding a man's hard-earned wages and sending them off to Washington so they – not you – may dole them out in courtesies and indulgences. -Allen West

After my father died when I was seven and my mother entered into an abusive relationship, I shuffled between houses – staying with friends, families from church, and relying on the kindness of teachers and people throughout my community to help me grow up essentially without parents. -Ronnie Musgrove

In Asian languages, the word for 'mind' and the word for 'heart' are same. So if you're not hearing mindfulness in some deep way as heartfulness, you're not really understanding it. Compassion and kindness towards oneself are intrinsically woven into it. You could think of mindfulness as wise and affectionate attention. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Love and kindness go hand in hand. -Marian Keyes

I value humor, kindness, and the ability to tell a good story far more than money, status, or the kind of car someone drives. -Rebecca Wells

I think the associations people have with kindness are often things like meekness and sweetness and maybe sickly sweetness; whereas I do think of kindness as a force, as a power. -Sharon Salzberg

Sometimes people don't trust the force of kindness. They think love or compassion or kindness will make you weak and kind of stupid and people will take advantage of you; you won't stand up for other people. -Sharon Salzberg

It is sometimes difficult to view compassion and loving kindness as the strengths they are. -Sharon Salzberg

I've always said that lovingkindness and compassion are inevitably woven throughout meditation practice even if the words are never used or implied, no matter what technique or method we are using. -Sharon Salzberg

Everyone loses touch with their aspiration, and we need the heart to return to what we really care about. All of this is based on developing greater lovingkindness and compassion. -Sharon Salzberg

We can have skills training in mindfulness so that we are using our attention to perceive something in the present moment. This perception is not so latent by fears or projections into the future, or old habits, and then I can actually stir loving-kindness or compassion in skills training too, which can be sort of provocative, I found. -Sharon Salzberg

As we work to reweave the strands of connection, we can be supported by the wisdom and lovingkindness of others. -Sharon Salzberg

Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style. -Rebecca Solnit

The Bible calls us to love our neighbors, and to do justice and love kindness, not to indiscriminately kill one another. -Adam Hamilton

I realized that social media can be powerful force for good in the world and that acts of kindness can be scaled globally. -Amy Jo Martin

Attacking the indecency of life in much of the Southern Hemisphere is no longer a matter of grace, of charity, of patronizing kindness. It is a matter of intense self-interest. -Anthony Lewis

We talk about feelings. And about sex. And about bodies, and their gratification, violation, repair, decoration, deferred, maybe permanently deferred, mortality. Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called, is, kindness. -A. S. Byatt

I believe in the will. I believe in discipline. I believe in the organization. I believe in the rigor that gives us work. I believe in love as an engine of all things. I believe in the light. I believe in God. I believe in kindness. -Edgar Ramirez

I think being a mum gives you extra qualities. I'm more feisty, fiercely protective and less selfish. The main trait I want to instill in my kids is kindness. I think it's the most important thing. If you're kind, you'll go a long way. -Rebecca Ferguson

Liberated from the error of pagan tradition through the benevolence and loving kindness of the good God with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the operation of the Holy Spirit, I was reared from the very beginning by Christian parents. From them I learned even in babyhood the Holy Scriptures which led me to a knowledge of the truth. -Saint Basil

There is lasting kindness in Heaven when no kindness is found upon earth. -Lady Gregory

I'm always impressed by confidence, kindness and a sense of humour. -Tamara Mellon

I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone. -Colin Farrell

Once you run current-account deficits, you depend on the kindness of strangers. This might be the beginning of the end of the American empire. -Nouriel Roubini

I, for one, am profoundly grateful to feel the hand of God at work in my life. But at the beginning and end of the day, when my default setting is to show kindness and love to others, I never regret it. And to me, that is what faith is all about. -Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick

First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see. -Brene Brown

Michael Pollan is a champion. In all ways. A man of great integrity, humor, and common sense and kindness. -Maira Kalman

A man must have something to grumble about; and if he can't complain that his wife harries him to death with her perversity and ill-humour, he must complain that she wears him out with her kindness and gentleness. -Anne Bronte

There are many reasons for kindness, and religion is just one of them. -Frans de Waal

A kindness received should be returned with a freer hand. -Saint Ambrose

Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times. -John Gerzema

Instead of showing strangers kindness and giving them the benefit of the doubt, we increasingly show them only fear, and that is bad for us and them. -Julian Baggini

I was really young when I started on 'One Tree Hill,' and the encouragement from my friends and family has been crucial in my development as an actress. I'm also continuously surprised and humbled by the kindness and generosity of the fans. -Kelsey Chow

I like kindness. Who doesn't? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people. -Ellen Greene

I am a person who always tries not to be easily influenced by position or achievement. I thank God for the fact that I can share more kindness and a good quality of life through the popularity. Not for the popularity itself. -Mario Teguh

I happen to be a Christian, but I know that there is one God. People worshipping goodness and love and kindness and truth are worshipping the same God. -Anne Lamott

I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world. -Misha Collins

My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people. Also, they encouraged me to take risks, to boldly go. They taught me that the greatest danger in life is not taking the adventure. -Brian Blessed

I think probably the qualities that I look for in a man are somewhat different than they were before I became a public person, but not that much different. I think that, sort of, the element of trust is certainly much bigger for me, but the other things that – the other qualities, intelligence and kindness and sense of humor, those things. -Monica Lewinsky

If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it. -Douglas Coupland

Believing there's no God means I can't really be forgiven except by kindness and faulty memories. That's good; it makes me want to be more thoughtful. I have to try to treat people right the first time around. -Penn Jillette

Christians – whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever – have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That's what Christianity is. -Patricia Heaton

The Holy Ghost brings back memories of what God has taught us. And one of the ways God teaches us is with his blessings; and so, if we choose to exercise faith, the Holy Ghost will bring God's kindnesses to our remembrance. -Henry B. Eyring

In the school of mortality, we experience tenderness, love, kindness, happiness, sorrow, disappointment, pain, and even the challenges of physical limitations in ways that prepare us for eternity. -David A. Bednar

If you have the chance to be exposed to a loving, understanding environment where the seed of compassion, loving kindness, can be watered every day, then you become a more loving person. -Thich Nhat Hanh

I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise. -Rachel Nichols

I used to say that if something happened to my mother, I wanted to die with her. That's because I loved her so much. I want to live so I can carry out the essence of what she has shown me: kindness and goodness. -Stevie Wonder

Saints were saints because they acted with loving kindness whether they felt like it or not. -Dan Millman

We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. -Ellen DeGeneres

The real important things are kindness and a sense of humor. I've been fortunate to have dated and could have easily married women who have those qualities, and time and circumstances didn't work out. Timing plays a big part. -Hill Harper

God drove Cain out of his presence and sent him into exile far away from his native land, so that he passed from a life of human kindness to one which was more akin to the rude existence of a wild beast. -Saint Ambrose

The degree to which you're peculiar and different is the degree to which you must learn to hear people thinking. Just in self-defense you have to learn, where is their kindness? Where is their danger? Where is their generosity? -Mike Nichols

Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. You must dwell also on the glad remembrance of God's loving-kindness; otherwise, sadness will harden the heart and lead it more deeply into despair. -Saint Bernard

We are quick to stick labels on others – especially those who don't fit in with the norm. 'Harold Fry' is about a broken marriage; 'Perfect' is about a broken person. They are both about finding kindness where you least expect it. -Rachel Joyce

Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share. -Francois Lelord

The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness, and industry. -Billy Graham

I call horses 'divine mirrors' – they reflect back the emotions you put in. If you put in love and respect and kindness and curiosity, the horse will return that. -Allan Hamilton

While I am aware of no counsel on whether kissing should be reserved only for post-mission dating or courtship, I am aware of plenty of counsel concerning honesty in our actions and treating others with respect and kindness. Casual attitudes about expressions of affection such as kissing can cause much grief and heartache. -John Bytheway

You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on. -Dolly Parton

I am a pretty emotional person. Any act of kindness or unkindness moves me. When I see a romantic couple sitting by the beach, it moves me. I don't break down or crack under pressure, but I am just sensitive. -Nimrat Kaur

When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people. -Jens Stoltenberg

Where ever the spirit of Christ is known, there is much of good will, of mutual respect, of love and appreciation and kindness. -Gordon B. Hinckley

Working with Dudley Moore was so hilarious. I don't know how we got anything done because everybody was laughing so hard, but he was such a wonderful man, and he had a kindness and a musicality and a dearness to him that was triumphant. -Liza Minnelli

If our wondrous kindness is evidence for God, is our capacity for great evil proof of the Devil? -Paul Bloom

We are constituted so that simple acts of kindness, such as giving to charity or expressing gratitude, have a positive effect on our long-term moods. The key to the happy life, it seems, is the good life: a life with sustained relationships, challenging work, and connections to community. -Paul Bloom

Occasionally, family members treat each other with less courtesy and kindness than they do acquaintances or even strangers. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

The true greatness of a person, in my view, is evident in the way he or she treats those with whom courtesy and kindness are not required. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

There is no substitute for kindness in the home. This lesson I learned from my father. He always listened to my mother's advice. As a result, he was a better, wiser, and kinder man. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

J.J. Watt is larger than life and Houston's newest sports hero, in every sense of the word. He is a guy who spends NFL Fridays at high school football games and actively seeks out those in need of his kindness. -Hannah Storm

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. -Stephen Grellet

I value kindness in myself and others. I try to remain super-vigilant about my targets and make extra sure that my sometimes barbed comments are deserved and in response to genuine malefaction. -David Rakoff

The man Dickens, whom the world at large thought it knew, stood for all the Victorian virtues – probity, kindness, hard work, sympathy for the down-trodden, the sanctity of domestic life – even as his novels exposed the violence, hypocrisy, greed, and cruelty of the Victorian age. -Robert Gottlieb

Try to exercise gentleness, kindness and humour, and you cannot go far wrong. -Sophie Winkleman

In the weeks after 9/11, out of the pain and the fear there arose also grace and gratitude, eruptions of intense kindness that occurred everywhere, a sharp resolve to just be better, bigger, to shed the nonsense, rise to the occasion. -Nancy Gibbs

There's nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth. -Alice Cary

To repay evils with kindness is the religion I was taught to practise, and this will forever be my rule. -John James Audubon

I discover that my friends think only of my apparel, and those upon whom I have conferred acts of kindness prefer to remind me of my errors. -John James Audubon

I wish I was harder; I wish I didn't care so much about being the nice girl all the time because a lot of the time people can take kindness for weakness, so I wish I had a little bit more 'oomph' in me. -Tyra Banks

I live by the code 'Kill them with kindness, blood everywhere;' for me, it's always about being the nicest kind of guy. -Lemon Andersen

I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have. -Andie MacDowell

Kindness can come from someone on Twitter, it can come from someone on the street, it can come from someone at work. Without kindness, I don't know what I would do. The greatest part of life is the simple things. -Andie MacDowell

My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That's something worth achieving. -Pierce Brosnan

'Swan,' by Mary Oliver. Poems and prose. Reading from this book is as if visiting a very wise friend. There is wisdom and welcoming kindness on every page. -Jessye Norman

From my father, I learnt kindness and how to talk straight. -Mo Ibrahim

If we are born under a lucky star, it shows that we have earned the good fortune thereby Indicated, by forethought, kindness, and our other virtues expressed in previous lives, for we cannot have friends unless we are friendly ourselves. -Max Heindel

I think it's important to experience kindness so that you can experience it more in the future. I believe that patterns of emotional behavior are set down before adolescence. And I think that if you have not observed kindness, you will not recognize it. You have to experience kindness in order to be kind. -E. L. Konigsburg

It really is a blessing when two people who are so full of dignity and kindness and really live to make the world a better place get together. -Karen Duffy

If you set out to do a good deed, you may do a hundred small kindnesses on the way. -Sarah Doudney

My dad worked for Nestle for 26 years and ended up being the mayor of our hometown. One of the lessons I learned from him was to never mistake kindness for weakness. -Brad D. Smith

There are major CEOs who do not know how to hold a knife and fork properly, but I don't worry about that as much as the lack of kindness. -Letitia Baldrige

I think the years on 'The Donna Reed Show,' the years from 14 to 19, were so incredibly important. Donna Reed was simply an extraordinary woman, a woman of great strength, kindness, integrity and compassion. I am not trying to make her sound like a saint, but she had the most profound influence on me. I carry her with me today. -Shelley Fabares

If we want to talk about Gross Natural Product, we have to talk about the King of Bhutan's index of Gross National Happiness, too. Certainly I have found, as many travellers before me, that people in the poorest places are often the readiest to shower me, from an affluent country, with hospitality and kindness. -Pico Iyer

What I'm looking for in people now is kindness. -Robin Wright

Unkindness is quite a major sin. -John Rhys-Davies

My father loves people. No matter what their race, no matter what their position in life, he treated everyone with kindness and love and respect. And that was instilled in me just by watching him. -Laila Ali

Carelessness makes me cross. And unkindness. -Tamsin Greig

Love has an enormous number of connotations, and if somebody is a person who does kind acts as a way of life, if they are generally disposed to being caring and loving and doing things for other people, then kindness is a much stronger word than we make it out to be. -Susan Hill

It is still breathtaking to me to watch people bring love, preciousness and kindness to their inner world, allowing the light of God to shine through their eyes so that the beauty of their soul can come forth. -Debbie Ford

When you treat yourself with the kindness and high regard that you would give to one of your spiritual heroes, your body becomes the epicenter of quiet joy rather than a battlefield for the ego. -Debbie Ford

I have a theory that you can tell what the head of a company is like by the people who work there. I knew a publishing house that was run on fear and paranoia, and I felt sorry for everyone who worked there. Needless to say, the person at the helm was not known for kindness, warmth, or grace. -Jane Green

Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning. -Joy Harjo

I believe that some of us who were kept by God a long while before we found Him love Him better perhaps than we should have done if we had received Him directly, and we can preach better to others – we can speak more of His loving-kindness and tender mercy. -Charles Spurgeon

The roaring thunder of the law and the fear of the terror of judgment are both used to bring us to Christ, but the final victory culminating in our salvation is won through God's loving-kindness. -Charles Spurgeon

The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness – even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent – will be an elevating influence wherever he goes. -Orison Swett Marden

The best advice is often the compliments received, and they are often about an associate who did something exceptional. I tell my teams that it's the random acts of kindness, the unexpected, that people remember most. -Barry Sternlicht

In my own career, I have always tried to treat my colleagues with respect and kindness, whoever they are, and am proud to have developed and mentored the careers of many excellent young scientists who will be tackling tomorrow's biological problems long after I have left the scene. -Tim Hunt

Where there is no human connection, there is no compassion. Without compassion, then community, commitment, loving-kindness, human understanding, and peace all shrivel. Individuals become isolated, the isolated turn cruel, and the tragic hovers in the forms of domestic and civil violence. Art and literature are antidotes to that. -Susan Vreeland

I believe fundamentally in the kindness of the American people because I have been a beneficiary of it. -Jose Antonio Vargas

Our brand of democracy is hard. But I can promise that a year from now, when I no longer hold this office, I'll be right there with you as a citizen – inspired by those voices of fairness and vision, of grit and good humor and kindness that have helped America travel so far. -Barack Obama

One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others' work. It's a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak. -Travis Bradberry

Kindness is weak when you use it in a self-serving manner. Self-serving kindness is thin – people can see right through it when a kind leader has an agenda. -Travis Bradberry

I was heartily sorry to leave Leh, with its dazzling skies and abounding colour and movement, its stirring topics of talk, and the culture and exceeding kindness of the Moravian missionaries. Helpfulness was the rule. -Isabella Bird

We ought to be vigilantes for kindness and consideration. -Letitia Baldrige

Manners make the world work. They're not only based on kindness but also efficiency. When people know what to do, the world is smoother. When no one knows what to do, it's chaos. -Letitia Baldrige

I'm for anything that teaches consideration and kindness. If one can teach one's son to dance with the ugliest little girl in the room, that's the best lesson they can ever learn. -Letitia Baldrige

I look back with the greatest pleasure to the kindness and hospitality I met with in Yorkshire, where I spent some of the happiest years of my life. -Sabine Baring-Gould

There is but One God. His name is Truth; He is the Creator. He fears none; he is without hate. He never dies; He is beyond the cycle of births and death. He is self-illuminated. He is realized by the kindness of the True Guru. He was True in the beginning; He was True when the ages commenced and has ever been True. He is also True now. -Guru Nanak

The world has proved enough times that it can scale cruelty and violence. Compassion and kindness can and must be scaled to create a world of justice for children. -Ann Cotton

The number one thing I look for is personality. For me, the personality of someone makes them more and more attractive over time … and for those with bad personalities, less and less attractive. I look for honesty, intelligence, kindness, and a good work ethic, to name a few. -Manika

Since my boyhood, I have sought always to please, but out of a kindness in me, never out of fear or respect for what was in others. -Ben Hecht

In assisting his 'neighbour' every day to the best of his ability, and keeping truth, honesty, and kindness perpetually before him, the Boy Scout, with as little formality as possible, is pleasing God. -Robert Baden-Powell

My father not only has the strength and ability necessary to be our next president, but also the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs. -Ivanka Trump

As citizens of this great nation, it is kindness, love, and compassion for each other that will bring us together – and keep us together. These are the values Donald and I will bring to the White House. -Melania Trump

Folklore has a moral center to it. Folklore is always, always, always on the side of the underdog, and children have a natural instinct towards justice. They feel indignation at needless cruelty and wistfulness about acts of mercy and kindness. -Laura Amy Schlitz

As a practicing Catholic all my life, my faith and the church are never far from my mind. The lessons I learned in the church have structured the way I've approached my life and my career. They were lessons of grace, kindness, forgiveness, and compassion. -Donna Brazile

We have an epidemic of gun violence in America, and in trying to understand how that has happened, part of what we need to do is help equip our children to respond not with fear but with kindness. This has to be the way we go forward. -Elizabeth Esty

I want everyone to know what they deserve in relationships: that they can demand equality and kindness. Because everyone will have a relationship at some point in their life. It's what we all do, every day, and we need to know how to do it. -Olivia Colman

Good people can get you out of a thousand problems with charm and kindness. -Anouska Hempel

Harshness and unkindness are relative. The appearance of them may be the fruits of the greatest kindness. -William Godwin

What are gold and jewels and precious utensils? Mere dross and dirt. The human face and the human heart, reciprocations of kindness and love, and all the nameless sympathies of our nature – these are the only objects worth being attached to. -William Godwin

True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others. -Alek Wek

I prefer to solve conflict with kindness. That's my first approach. If that doesn't work, there's always the alternative. I'm from Israel. I can tell a person what I think if I have to! -Anat Cohen

I'm really interested in the collaborative thing. It's what makes it scary because you never know what it's going to end up like. But you hope. You put yourself in the hands of the best people you can find, and you're completely dependent on the kindness of strangers and their commitment. It's like this mutual delusion. -Meryl Streep

The king is full of kindnesses toward me, and I love him tenderly. But it is pitiable to see his weakness for Madame du Barri, who is the silliest and most impertinent creature that it is possible to conceive. -Marie Antoinette

Sure, I considered myself an anarchist; I considered myself – I still am, obviously – distrustful of the government. But I also understand the virtues of civility or democracy and kindness, of course. I wasn't throwing garbage cans through shop windows. -Justin Theroux

I don't believe that directors need to essentially manipulate actors into doing things. You can suffer for your art, and you can make your own self suffer for your art. You don't need anyone else to do it for you. I work best when there's a safety trampoline of kindness. -Ruth Negga

Never far from my thoughts are memories of being a little girl in Queens, N.Y., our family of five crowded in a small one-bedroom apartment, struggling to learn English and survive a new life in a new country, America. We humbly and gratefully still recall the kindnesses shown by strangers and neighbors who became new friends. -Elaine Chao

Should a girl like me, in whom the milk of human kindness flows copiously for everyone, from protein-shy Hottentots to the glandular obese, actually aim a few swift boots at the prone form of Sen. Phil Gramm? Nah. But it's tempting. -Molly Ivins

I work best when there's a safety trampoline of kindness. -Ruth Negga

Fueled by the kindness and generosity of strangers, 'Food for the Poor' builds houses for people. -Mike Gallagher

I chose to personally support Donald Trump for president early on and referred to him as America's blue-collar billionaire at the Republican National Convention because of his love for ordinary Americans and his kindness, generosity, and bold leadership qualities. -Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it's just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that's the key. -Aaron Neville

We must teach compassion and tolerance and encourage kindness, selflessness, and loving acceptance of all who are created in the image of God. -Ephraim Mirvis

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable. -Alexander the Great

'The Autobiography of Malcolm X.' I've used it to demonstrate racial attitudes to people who I thought needed a better understanding of all human beings. Malcolm was not a racist. He was not looking for revenge. He realized that kindness and goodness did not come from any one kind of person. -Jim Brown

I'm honest and fair, but I don't dispense false kindness. -Steve Easterbrook

The kindness that's been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it's really saved my life. -Lady Gaga

I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way. -Lady Gaga

I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. -Lady Gaga

The way I stand up to bullies is with kindness and love. Because I think that's what they really need. They're misunderstood and probably really upset themselves. -Chrissy Metz

Society tends to pin women against each other, but we need to treat each other with kindness and compliment one another instead. Because women's voices are the strongest when they're together. -Normani Kordei

You'd think skiing wouldn't be strenuous – all you have to do, after all, is start at the top and let gravity pull you to the dessert bar in the lodge. But at those elevations, you'll find about as much oxygen as you'll find kindness from your children. It's like spending six hours holding your breath. -W. Bruce Cameron

I'm not a Starbucks guy. I'm a Dunkin Donuts guy, but I like to pay for the coffee of the other folks behind me in line. It typically costs me less than $10, and makes the other people feel good, but more importantly, it makes me feel so good, and random acts of kindness change the world one person at a time. -Robert Kraft

Using phrases or mantras to encourage and comfort myself has been a powerful practice for me. For years, I would say to myself 'Remember the purple sky' when I was feeling anxious, which to me meant remember a sense of internal spaciousness and kindness toward myself. -Maggie Rowe

When I left Tinder, I had no intention of getting back into the dating industry. What I ultimately wanted to do was start this contagious complimentary social network, where kindness was at the helm. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

I think kindness is actually under-rated. Especially with Silicon Valley – and probably in business in general – it's seen as being a pushover or ineffective as a leader. -Christine Tsai

My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life. -Kate Middleton

What I always think about when I think about 'Girls' is Lena being in a scene where she's very vulnerable, possibly directing, acting, and she's probably written the dialogue. It's 2 in the morning. Everyone's tired. Everyone's grumpy. And she has a smile on her face and kindness for everyone who interacts with her. -Jennifer Konner

Every day, I am blessed by the goodness in our country and the kindness and the generosity of the American people. We share a deep love for this place and a gratitude for the contributions we each make. -Cary Kennedy

In the face of unspeakable evil, our whole nation must respond with countless acts of kindness, warmth and generosity. -Steve Scalise

You don't teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example. -Judy Sheindlin

Being in this position enables myself and others to deliver messages of positivity – we can broadcast to everyone just how beautiful this world is, and all the ways we can keep it beautiful by treating one another with kindness. -Liu Wen

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, sees technology as an augmentation to current healing tools – but not a replacement for human kindness, an integral part of healthcare. -Adam Lashinsky

If you're sitting in a monastery, where your schedule is set and you have very few uncontrolled variables, that's fantastic that you can do loving/kindness meditation, but that's not the world I live in. -Tim Ferriss

Even though some heartless North Korean, Korean-Chinese, and Chinese citizens have exploited vulnerable defectors for money, I witnessed many acts of kindness by the Chinese. -Lee Hyeon-seo

When the norm is decency, other virtues can thrive: integrity, honesty, compassion, kindness, and trust. -Raja Krishnamoorthi

I think people are willing to talk about anything if you come to it with kindness. -Jacqueline Woodson

What we see before us is a politics devoid of kindness and truth… today, politics is not being used in the service of the people: it is being used to crush them, not to lift them up. -Rahul Gandhi

You are not going to lift everybody out of poverty through the kindness of wealthy people. -Winnie Byanyima

Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness. -Holly Branson

For some people, the definition of who is and who isn't an American defies logic, historical accuracy, common sense, decency, good manners, the milk of human kindness, enjoyment in the good things in life, and love of good food. -W. Kamau Bell

We must renew our commitment to instilling high moral character in our students, to teaching them to treat each other with kindness, to stand up for what is right, and to respect the diversity of backgrounds and experiences that strengthen our country. -Eva Moskowitz

The things I need from my husband and he needs from me are minimal – respect, support when needed, kindness, love. -Susan L. Taylor

I think we forget that part of parenthood means having to face and reject or face and embrace a kind of animal capacity for unkindness. And if, when, parents do embrace that, it reveals something very ugly to oneself. -Karyn Kusama

Self-compassion encourages mindfulness, or noticing your feelings without judgment; self-kindness, or talking to yourself in a soothing way; and common humanity, or thinking about how others might be suffering similarly. -Rachel Simmons

People of power have to show empathy and kindness to the young. -Edward Enninful

Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time. -Ron Hall

I don't believe revenge is part of my agenda. I'm a firm believer that, just like hate spreads hate, love and kindness spread love and kindness. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

The biggest lesson I've learned is that hurt people hurt people, and kindness is just as contagious. So if you can focus your efforts on engineering kindness, it will prevail. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

We need to eliminate hate speech. We need to do our part to really engineer kindness on our digital platforms. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Bumble was founded with several key values: empowerment, equality, and kindness. We are a company that was built to empower women and empower men to respect women. We want to create a place where all types of connections take place: a platform and a brand where women always make the first move. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

Growing up, I heard a lot about strength. My dad – a Holocaust survivor – embodied it, though he would never say that about himself. Not only did he survive one of the most horrific events in history, but he never lost hope along the way, crediting acts of kindness with keeping him alive. -Daniel Lubetzky

As a society, we're failing to recognize something my dad knew to be true – that kindness is the greatest show of strength. Too often, we are led to believe that strength is best demonstrated by exerting dominance or superiority over others, while kindness is portrayed as the opposite – a sign of weakness. -Daniel Lubetzky

I make mistakes daily, letting generalizations creep into my thoughts and negatively affect my behavior. These mistakes have taught me that the first step to successfully choosing kindness is being more mindful about it, letting go of impatience and intolerance along the way. -Daniel Lubetzky

My dad's life story was a string of kindness. He treated everyone as an equal, whether it was the bank teller or the bank president. He even attributed his survival to the courage of kindness. -Daniel Lubetzky

Relying on the power of kindness is a sensitive undertaking. The challenge is to inspire people to be kind more often without tainting the selflessness that comes from doing something nice with no ulterior motive. -Daniel Lubetzky

My dad told remarkable stories about how kindness helped him through, and he lived his life afterward always trying to make people's lives better. -Daniel Lubetzky

One of the magical things about kindness is that it's what we nerds call a 'happiness aggregator.' People confuse kindness with being nice. And they're very different. You can be nice and be passive. But kindness requires action. -Daniel Lubetzky

My dad had this incredible kindness that oozed through every part of his body. He had the ability to look at life positively in spite of what he went through. He was a Holocaust survivor. When he was 15-1/2 years old, he was liberated from the Dachau Concentration Camp by American soldiers who risked a lot to save people they had never met. -Daniel Lubetzky

At KIND, our purpose is to spark kindness. -Daniel Lubetzky

The world is part of us, and we are part of the world. Even through the smallest acts, we can demonstrate that. I believe in the human spirit, in the kindness in all of us, and I am hopeful for this world. -Clemantine Wamariya

Being a family member is hard no matter where you are. It's hard to be a kid. It's hard to be a parent. It's hard to be a brother or sister. It takes patience and kindness and forbearance. -Dianne Wiest

We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness. -Gail Honeyman

I wanted to write about the transformative power of small acts of kindness. An old man falls in the street, you stop and make sure he's OK. Or even smaller acts than that, though – buying someone a cup of coffee, telling them their hair looks nice – sometimes you don't realise the transformative effect on people. I wanted to celebrate that. -Gail Honeyman

I've always found Glasgow to be a wonderful city – warm and funny and full of kindness. -Gail Honeyman

I came from the theater. It takes a team. We need everyone. It's not just No. 1 on the call sheet. I love to have kindness and respect and a place for where we can create. -Katy Mixon

I'm always looking for instances of people doing things for and with each other for pleasure, for passion, for camaraderie, from kindness. It's the anthropology of people figuring how to punctuate life with the lyrical. -Debra Granik

It's great for people to give out of the kindness of their hearts, but because we're in a consumerist society, it's also great to have the opportunity to give and get. -Yvonne Orji

I've been humbled by the amount of people who have gone out of their way to reach out, mentor me on an ongoing basis, and devote time to help solve the problems Rent the Runway faces as a company – simply out of their own interest and kindness. -Jennifer Hyman

In stories, those are the moments that hit me the most: when people really don't expect it, don't have it much in their lives, and suddenly, an act of kindness. It's like, 'Oh, God! Heartbreaking!' -Andrew Haigh

A lot of the men I've dated have been incapable of even basic kindness. -Viv Albertine

Growing up in Scotland and living in Glasgow, you see the heritage that religion has had and how something that, in theory, is about kindness and community and caring for each other is used to persecute people. -Lauren Mayberry

I've had people send messages that said, 'I'm sorry how I treated you in high school.' It was just through kindness. I still think of the world the same way I did growing up. When I got hurt, I decided that this is how people are. But the world is changing, and even those people have changed. And I have. I need to let go, too. -Perfume Genius

Learn how to treat your vegetables with the love and kindness that they deserve. -Antoni Porowski

Always be kind, but kindness doesn't mean that you have to not say what you think. -Grace VanderWaal

I think the best way I can repay the supporters for their kindness towards me, and for all that love, support and appreciation, is to score goals and win trophies for them. -Radamel Falcao

The Southern hospitality is almost the same as the love and the kindness that they show back at home. -Tua Tagovailoa

It's always good to remind yourself of how awful people can be, even when they seem to be projecting kindness. -Mike O'Malley

It's very important to choose kindness and stop bullying. -Jacob Tremblay

I'm proud to work with Crest and help spread the message to #ChooseSmiles because smiles are the easiest way to express kindness or happiness. -Jacob Tremblay

Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling. -Jacob Tremblay

I think the only way to return my followers' kindness and show my appreciation for their support is to become a better actor – and to help people any way I can. -Lee Min-ho

Nobody's perfect, but my dream gal would be intelligent. That's really sexy to me. And kindness is also really, really important. And spontaneity – being open to whatever comes. -Ryan Eggold

I have been shown so much kindness in my life, so for me to write books about good, kind people seems completely natural. -Ann Patchett

I receive kindness every day. I love to smile when I'm out and about, and if someone smiles back, which happens about half the time, I think that's an act of kindness every couple of minutes in my day. -Eddie the Eagle

Authenticity, living your truth, kindness – these are necessary virtues. -Merle Dandridge

To say that past managements of Citigroup were poor would be a kindness. -Steve Eisman

America was not built on kindness or the Christianity of Christ. It was not built on freedom or liberty. This nation was built on white supremacy. -Shaun King

I dislike hatred, offence, unkindness. -Sandi Toksvig

Your health shouldn't rely on pleas for kindness from strangers. We can and will do better. -Eric Swalwell

Modern slavery is a barbaric crime. Each and every case is a both a tragedy and an affront to our values of decency and kindness. -Amber Rudd

I don't know what it's like to be mocked because of your skin color. I don't know what it's like to feel overweight. All I can do as a woman is have compassion, treat other women with kindness, and allow them to just be happy and not judge them for it. -Iliza Shlesinger

One of the things that gave me most pleasure was a letter sent to me by Sebastian Vettel, written in his own hand, full of beautiful words and kindness. I wasn't expecting this; usually, drivers don't do this: they drive, and that's it. But he is a beautiful person. -Niki Lauda

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