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32 Powerful Kindness Quotes That Will Stay With You

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You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. — Ralph Waldo Emersonrd.com

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Kindness quotes like this one from Emerson are a good reminder for everyone. These moving photos show the power of kindness.

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Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. — The 14th Dalai Lamard.com

The 14th Dalai Lama

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” —The 14th Dalai Lama

Here are some random acts of kindness that can change someone’s life right now.

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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. — Joseph Joubertrd.com

Joseph Joubert

“A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” —Joseph Joubert

This 1954 essay on humanity is more relevant today than ever before. 

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Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got. — Cheryl Strayedrd.com

Cheryl Strayed

“Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.” —Cheryl Strayed

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Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expection of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. — Princess Dianard.com

Princess Diana

“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

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

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

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I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it. — Roahl Dahlrd.com

Roald Dahl

“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else… Kindness—that simple word. To be kind—it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it.” —Roahl Dahl

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Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. — Mother Teresard.com

Mother Teresa

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” —Mother Teresa

Try these random acts of kindness for every month of the year.

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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 Angelisrd.com

Barbara De Angelis

“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

These touching stories about the kindness of strangers will have you tearing up.

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What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love. — Richard Gererd.com

Richard Gere

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

These 50 random acts of kindness don’t cost a cent.

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For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. — Sam Levensonrd.com

Sam Levenson

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you will never walk alone.” —Sam Levenson

If you love these kindness quotes, then you need to see these moving photos of kindness in the time of coronavirus.

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Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. — Franklin D. Rooseveltrd.com

Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

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That is what compassion does. It challenges our assumptions, our sense of self-limitation, worthlessness, of not having a place in the world, our feelings of loneliness and estrangement. These are narrow, constrictive states of mind. As we develop compassion, our hearts open. — Sharon Salzbergrd.com

Sharon Salzberg

“That is what compassion does. It challenges our assumptions, our sense of self-limitation, worthlessness, of not having a place in the world, our feelings of loneliness and estrangement. These are narrow, constrictive states of mind. As we develop compassion, our hearts open.” —Sharon Salzberg

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Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. — Eric Hofferrd.com

Eric Hoffer

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” —Eric Hoffer

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As for…the fear that compassion will involve you in suffering, counter it with the realization that the sharing of sorrow expands your capacity to share joy as well. When you callously ignore the suffering of others, you lose the capacity to share their happiness, too. — Albert Schweitzerrd.com

Albert Schweitzer

“As for…the fear that compassion will involve you in suffering, counter it with the realization that the sharing of sorrow expands your capacity to share joy as well. When you callously ignore the suffering of others, you lose the capacity to share their happiness, too.”—Albert Schweitzer

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Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty. — Anne Herbertrd.com

Anne Herbert

“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” —Anne Herbert

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A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. — Steve Marabolird.com

Steve Maraboli

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” —Steve Maraboli

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Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered. — Wes Angelozzird.com

Wes Angelozzi

“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” —Wes Angelozzi

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What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? — Jean-Jacques Rousseaurd.com

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

These 35 simple acts of kindness can be done in 2 minutes or less.

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Always be a little kinder than necessary. — James M. Barrierd.com

James M. Barrie

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.” —James M. Barrie

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A kind word is like a Spring day. — Russian Proverbrd.com

Russian Proverb

“A kind word is like a Spring day.” —Russian Proverb

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

Margaret Mead

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

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Kindness is like a golden chain by which society is bound together. — Johann Wolfgang von Goetherd.com

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away. — Abraham Lincolnrd.com

Abraham Lincoln

“Kindness is the only service that will stand the storm of life and not wash out. It will wear well and will be remembered long after the prism of politeness or the complexion of courtesy has faded away.” —Abraham Lincoln

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Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. — Desmond Tuturd.com

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

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To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error. — Liz Armbrusterrd.com

Liz Armbruster

“To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” —Liz Armbruster

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You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion and kindness to yourself and to other people. — Bree Millerrd.com

Bree Miller

“You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion and kindness to yourself and to other people.” —Bree Miller

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My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart. — Maya Angelourd.com

Maya Angelou

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.” —Maya Angelou

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Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others. — Joe Hayesrd.com

Joe Hayes

“Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others.” —Joe Hayes

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It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. — Aristotlerd.com

Aristotle

“It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.” —Aristotle

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Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. — Harold S. Kushnerrd.com

Harold S. Kushner

Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” —Harold S. Kushner

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

Amelia Earhart

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

Now that you’re filled with kindness, pass it on. These stories of random acts of kindness will inspire you to do so.