25 Brilliant Kindness Quotes to Remind Us to Spread A Little More Kindness Today

At ILNI we believe in kindness, and we believe in spreading it far and wide. We have collated our favourite quotes about kindness. These words remind us how important an act of kindness is and they inspire us to do our best to add more kindness to the world each and every day.


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



Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.



The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.

Hada Bejar


Kindness in words creates confidence.

Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.

Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu


Be kind whenever possible.

It is always possible.

Dalai Lama


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


Kindness trumps greed: it asks for sharing.

Kindness trumps fear: it calls forth gratefulness and love.

Kindness trumps even stupidity, for with sharing and love, one learns.

Marc Estrin


The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Mahatma Gandhi


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


Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Dr Seuss


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

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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 Adams


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


The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Amelia Earhart


Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

Sally Koch


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

Oscar Wilde


Be kind.

Always if you have a choice, be kind.

Anne Rice


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


Be the reason someone smiles.

Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

Roy T. Bennett


You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi


Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Helen Keller


The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

Vincent van Gogh


You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Generosity is the more natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion.



In a world where you can be anything: be elegant and kind