100 Kindness Quotes By Famous People

I feel, In the world of I, me, and myself, kindness is necessary for the better, happier, and peaceful world. We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness. In this post, I’ve gathered famous kindness quotes by famous people that will inspire you and motivate you to be kind and generous. It has also included famous kindness quotes images.

Famous people like Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Gautama Budhha, Dalai lama, Mark Twain, Mother Teresa, Paramahansa Yogananda, Princess Diana, and many more shared their words on kindness. So, let’s explore it…

Famous Kindness Quotes by Famous People To Inspire You

Kindness Quotes by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

1. “Every act of kindness is charity.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Kindness Quotes by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
Kindness is charity

2. “You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

3. “Kindness is the mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

4. “Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

5. “The best among you is the one who doesn’t harm others with his tongue and hands.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

6. “There is a reward for kindness to every living thing.” – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Prophet Muhammad words on Kindness
Be kind and you’ll be rewarded

7. “The best of houses is the house where an orphan gets love and kindness.”

8. Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore, be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you.

9. The most perfect believer in faith is the one whose character is finest and who is kindest to his wife.

10. Verily, Allah is compassionate and is fond of compassion, and He gives to the compassionate what he does not give to the harsh.

Mother Teresa Famous Quotes on Kindness

11. “I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.” ― Mother Teresa

Kindness is the most respectable act in the world
Kindness is the most respectable act in the world

12. “Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.”― Mother Teresa

13. “Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness.” – Mother Teresa

14. “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa

15. “Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.”― Mother Teresa

16. “If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Famous Quotes on Kindness
Try to be kind in all circumstances

17. “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action.”― Mother Teresa

18. I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness. ― Mother Teresa

19. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. ― Mother Teresa

20. Holiness grows so fast where there is kindness. The world is lost for want of sweetness and kindness. Do not forget we need each other. ― Mother Teresa

Gautam Buddha Inspiring Kindness Quotes

21. Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception. – Gautama Buddha

Gautam Buddha Inspiring Kindness Quotes
Inspiring kindness quote by famous people

22. You can search the world over and you will find no one who is more deserving of your kindness and well wishing than you yourself. – Gautama Buddha

23. Our problems are not solved by physical force, by hatred, by warOur problems are solved by loving kindness by gentleness, by joy. – Gautama Buddha

24. Like a caring mother holding and guarding the life of her only child, so with a boundless heart of loving kindness, hold yourself and all beings as your beloved children. – Gautama Buddha

25. Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception. – Gautama Buddha

26. When words are both true and kind, they can change the world. – Gautama Buddha

Kind words quote by Gautama Buddha
Kind words can change the world

27. As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgments but rain your kindness equally on all. – Gautama Buddha

28. Never by hatred is hatred appeased, but it is appeased by kindness. This is an eternal truth. – Gautama Buddha

29. Give the people – confidence. Give the people – delight, Give the people – hope, Give the people – the best – Gautama Buddha

30. Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appreciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness, not only to their benefactor, but to everyone else – Gautama Buddha

Mark Twain Famous Kindness Quotes

31. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”- Mark Twain

Famous Mark Twain Quote on Kindness
Famous Mark Twain Quote on Kindness

32. Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink – under any circumstances. – Mark Twain

33. Man is kind enough when he is not excited by religion. – Mark Twain

34. Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great.

35. If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.

36. It is higher and nobler to be kind. – Mark Twain

37. A little more kindness, A little less speed, A little more giving, A little less greed, A little more smile, A little less frown, A little less kicking, A man while he’s down, A little more “We”, A little less “I”, A little more laugh, A little less cry, A little more flowers, On the pathway of life, And fewer on graves, At the end of the strife.

Random Acts of Kindness Quotes By Famous People

38. 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

Random Acts of Kindness Quotes By Famous People
Random Acts of Kindness Quotes By Famous People

39. A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward. – William John Bennet

40. 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. – Rabbi Harold Kushner

41. That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

42. Notice acts of kindness offered to you from your surroundings. Someone, no matter who is doing something thoughtful for you. – Noelia Aanulds

43. 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 Earheart

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

acts of random kindness quotes by famous people
acts of random kindness quotes by famous people

45. “The greatest work you will ever do is charity; the most divine work you will ever do will be changing people’s perception of God, while you’re doing charity.”
― Shannon L. Alder

46. “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

47. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” —Aesop

48. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” —Jackie Chan

49. “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

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

famous compassion and kindness quote
famous compassion and kindness quote

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

52. “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams

53. Kindness nobler ever than revenge. – William Shakespeare

54. Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. – Mahatma Gandhi

Famous People Quotes and Sayings on Kindness

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

simplest acts of kindness quote by Mahatma Gandhi
simplest acts of kindness quote by Mahatma Gandhi

56. The very first step in nonviolence is that we cultivate in our daily life, as between ourselves, truthfulness, humility, tolerance, loving-kindness. – Mahatma Gandhi

57. It is nature’s kindness that we do not remember past births. Life would be a burden if we carried such a tremendous load of memories. – Mahatma Gandhi

58. My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. – Dalai Lama

59. 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

60. For our life to be of value, I think we must develop basic good human qualities — warmth, kindness, compassion. Then our life becomes meaningful and more peaceful — happier. – Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama quotes on Kindness
Dalai Lama quotes on Kindness

61. To be kind, honest, and have positive thoughts; to forgive those who harm us and treat everyone as a friend; to help those who are suffering and never to consider ourselves superior to anyone else: even if this advice seems rather simplistic, make the effort of seeing whether by following it you can find greater happiness. Dalai Lama

62. Kindness and a good heart are the foundation for success in this life, progress on the spiritual path, and the fulfillment of our aspirations. Our need for them is not limited to any specific time, place, society, or culture. – Dalai Lama

63. Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness. – Dalai Lama

64. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. – Dalai Lama

famous people love and kindness quotes
famous people love and kindness quote

65. If at the beginning and end of our lives we depend upon the kindness of others, why in the middle of our lives should we not act kindly toward them? It is the pragmatic choice. – Dalai Lama

66. The various features and aspects of human life, such as longevity, good health, success, happiness, and so forth, which we consider desirable, are all dependent on the kindness and a good heart. – Dalai Lama

67. Love, kindness, compassion, and tolerance are qualities common to all the great religions, and whether or not we follow any particular religious tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone. – Dalai Lama

68. The real way we’re going to become happy individuals, living in happy families and communities is to become more warm-hearted towards each other. We need more loving-kindness. – Dalai Lama

69. I believe everyone has the responsibility to develop a happier world. We need, ultimately, to have a greater concern for others’ well-being. In other words, kindness or compassion, which is lacking now. We must pay more attention to our inner values. We must look inside. – Dalai Lama

Famous People Quotes about Kindness to Inspire you

70. You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness. – ANNE FRANK

Kindness quotes to inspire you
Kindness quotes to inspire you

71. Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. – ERIC HOFFER

72. Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – BOB KERREY

74. He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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

76. 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

quotes on love and kindness
quotes on love and kindness

77. One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. – SOPHOCLES

78. Yet, at the same time, we see extreme acts of kindness, selfless acts of courage and people doing all manner of good in the world. – ELIZABETH EDWARDS

79. Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. – ROBERT GREEN INGERSOLL

80. Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations. – PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

81. Simple kindness may be the most vital key to the riddle of how human beings can live with each other in peace, and care properly for this planet we all share. – BO LOZOFF

famous people words of kindness
famous people words of kindness

82. Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. – JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

83. You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. – PUBLILIUS SYRUS

84. A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

85. Gentleness and kindness will make our homes a paradise upon earth. – C. A. BARTOL

86. Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him. – FRANK A. CLARK

famous people words on kindness
famous people words on kindness

87. Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. – KING SOLOMON

88. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. – EZRA TAFT BENSON

89. Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers. – KAHLIL GIBRAN

90. Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. – BOB KERREY

91. Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. – ALBERT SCHWEITZER

famous people quotes on kind

92. 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

93. We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness. – MARY DAVIS

94. Teaching kids good manners is teaching them about kindness, consideration, and respect. – CLAIRE STRANBERG

95. 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

Kindness quotes from famous people
Kindness quotes from famous people

96. 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. – ROALD DAHL

97. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. -THEODORE ISAAC RUBIN

98. 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

99. Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness. – R.J. Palacio

100. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

Kindness quotes from famous people
Kindness quotes from famous people