Make yourself happy and make the world a better place by doing kind things for strangers. It does not necessarily take any money, just a little time and effort. Pay it forward by helping others, and you will reap the rewards.

Quotes about Kindness

  • It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. - Kahil Gibran
  • Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. - Plato
  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Theresa
  • We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark. - Whoopi Goldberg
  • One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness; it usually comes back to you. - Anonymous
  • When we're caring and kind to our neighbors, our actions send rings of kindness that spread from neighbor to neighbor to neighbor. - Angela Artemis
  • We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love. - Mother Theresa
  • A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. - William John Bennett
  • Kindness gives birth to kindness. - Sophocles
  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James Matthew Barrie
  • Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. - Mother Teresa
  • Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. - Lao Tzu
  • Every act of kindness is like a pebble thrown in a pond sending out ripples far beyond where the pebble entered the water. When we're caring and kind to our neighbors, our actions send rings of
  • What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. - Joseph Addison
  • Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. - Scott Adams
  • Kindness is gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. - Henri-Frederic Amiel
  • If the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart. Then in living - I have made my mark. - Thomas L. Odem, Jr.
  • The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. - Hada Bejar
  • Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain
  • A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. - Washington Irving
  • As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being, - Carl Jung
  • Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. - Buddha
  • A person's true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. - Mohammed
  • The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. - William Wordsworth
  • As long as we observe love for others and respect for their rights and dignity in our daily lives, then whether we are learned or unlearned, whether we believe in the Buddha or God, follow some religion or none at all, as long as we have compassion for others and conduct ourselves with restraint out of a sense of responsibility, there is no doubt we will be happy. - Dalai Lama
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi
  • Forget injuries; never forget kindness. - Confucius
  • 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
  • Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. I feel compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. That involves attachment because it is based on expectation. Compassion is when you do something good without any expectations - based on realizing that "the other person is also just like me". ~ Dalai Lama
  • Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. - Mother Theresa
  • Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds. - Buddha
  • Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; 'Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another's tears, 'Till in Heaven the deed appears-- Pass it on. - Rev Henry Burton
  • He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. - St. Basil
  • Both man and womankind belie their nature When they are not kind. - Philip James
  • Choose being kind over being right, and you'll be right every time. - Richard Carlson
  • Deeds of kindness are equal in weight to all the commandments. -The Talmud
  • Do a deed of simple kindness; though its end you may not see, it may reach, like widening ripples, down a long eternity. - Joseph Norris
  • Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty. - Sylvia Rossetti
  • Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. - Sally Koch
  • Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. - William Arthur Ward
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank
  • I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. - Helen Keller
  • If what must be given is given willingly the kindness is doubled. - Syrus
  • If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama
  • It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. - Aristotle
  • Kind words produce their own image in men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used. - Blaise Pascal
  • Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. - Eric Hoffer
  • How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! - George Elliston
  • We are made kind by being kind. - Eric Hoffer
  • What I call the depth of generosity is when people are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. - Oscar Wilde
  • How far that little candle throws his beams! / So shines a good deed in a weary world. - William Shakespeare
  • Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. - Samuel Johnson
  • Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. - Mother Teresa
  • Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. - Goethe
  • No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. - Aesop
  • Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution. - Kahlil Gibran
  • I have no desire to move mountains, construct monuments, or leave behind in my wake material evidence of my existence. But in the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart.then in living - I have made my mark. ~ Thomas L. Odem, Jr.
  • If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. - William Penn
  • No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. - Amelia Earhart
  • On that best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love. - William Wordsworth
  • Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. - Mother Teresa
  • 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 be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue. gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness. - Confucius
  • Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. - Barbara DeAngelis
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
  • Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find 'tomorrow' on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ''If I had my life to live over again. ''Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. - Og Mandino
  • Compassionate thought is the most precious thing there is. It is something that only we human beings can develop. And if we have a good heart, a warm heart, warm feelings, we will be happy and satisfied ourselves, and our friends will experience a friendly and peaceful atmosphere as well. This can be experienced community to community, country to country, continent to continent. ~ Dalai Lama
  • Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion - Dalai Lama
  • The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. - Albert Einstein
  • When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. - Harold Kushner
  • To share often and much.to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. - Seneca
  • The key to genuine happiness is in our hands. To think this way is to discover the essential values of kindness, brotherly love and altruism. The more clearly we see the benefits of these values,
  • The more we will seek to reject anything that opposes them; in this way we will be able to bring about inner transformation. - Dalai Lama
  • The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. - John E. Southard
  • The Romans assisted their allies and friends, and acquired friendships by giving rather than receiving kindness. - Sallust
  • When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. - Buddha
  • The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else. - Sri Chinmoy
  • There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours; Only in our blindness. We gather thorns for flowers. - Gerald Massey
  • What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? - Rousseau
  • 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
  • Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia
  • What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind. - Cleveland Amory
  • Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. - Seneca