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
Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love...Kindness is good will. Kindness says, "I want you to be happy.
- Randolph Ray
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
Kindness is an inner desire that makes us want to do good things even if we do not get anything in return. It is the joy of our life to do them. When we do good things from this inner desire, there is kindness in everything we think, say, want and do.
- Emmanuel Swedenborg
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
- C.N. Bovee
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- The Dalai Lama
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.
- Mikhail Bakunin
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
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
- W. Somerset Maugham
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
That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love
- William Wordsworth