50 Inspirational Quotes about Kindness To Heal Yourself And Our Planet

Kindness is not just a gift you give to others, but also a gift you should give yourself. Being kind often is looked at as something you do – being kind to our neighbor, being kind to animals, and even to our planet – but often we overlook ourselves in the equation. I have compiled this list of 50 inspirational quotes about kindness to motivate you to incorporate more kindness not only into your routine when you interact with others, (on and offline) but to make it an essential part of your self-care routine.

Kindness to oneself – an essential part of self-care


It is a lot easier to start giving to others when coming from a point of fullness when you have met your own need for self-care and
self-respect. That may mean that you have to forgive yourself for past failures and transgressions, but it also may mean that you
have to learn to stand up for your own needs and regain healthy boundaries while creating your own safe space.


Kindness to others – releasing the need for judgment


True kindness means that we have to learn to let go of judgments and the need for control of which is not ours to control. Judgment
of those we know, or oftentimes, we don’t know makes it impossible for us to be kind to them, to be empathetic to another’s situation,
and to see a different point of view. Just like gratitude, kindness is a fundamental spiritual principle, that allows us to approach
everyone the way we want to be approached – with an open mind, and an open heart.

Inspirational Quotes about kindness


  • “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
    ― Plato
  • “Unfortunately we treat others as we treat ourselves. We should try being genuinely kind to ourselves and the rest will come naturally, like a Platinum Rule.”
    ― Erica Goros
  • “The most genuine acts of kindness are done without fanfare and when no one is looking.”
    ― Jason Pollock
  • “Kindness in your dealings with yourself and others will work wonders in your life. Much more so than rightness in your thinking.”
    ― Kim R. Shaffer
  • “Sometimes you have to put yourself in other people’s shoes to really understand the hardships of their souls.”
    ― Kellie Elmore

“The most genuine acts of kindness are done without fanfare and when no one is looking.” ― Jason Pollock

  • “A simple act of kindness the size of a rice grain can weigh as heavy as a mountain.”
    ― Feroz Bham
  • 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 believe in giving kindness, regardless of how unreasonable and self-centered a person is. Kindness is a gift of sanctity for a person. It has the goal of making the soul smile.”
    ― Lionel Suggs
  • Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” -Mark Twain
  • “Kindness is for all times in all situations – not just when it suits you.”
    ― Audray Landrum
  • “We change the world a little each day with our kindness.” – Tom Giaquinto


  • “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “You never know the hurt others endure in this world behind the closed windows of their life, or the joy a simple act of kindness can bring.”
    ― Jennifer Skiff
  • “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” -George Sand
  • “Money is but one venue for generosity.
    Kindness is an even more valuable currency.”
    ― Alan Cohen
  • “There is no greater intelligence than kindness and empathy.”
    ― Bryant McGill
  • “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” -William Arthur Ward
  • “My earnest request is that you practice love and kindness whether you believe in a religion or not.”
    ― Dalai Lama XIV

“We change the world a little each day with our kindness.” ― Tom Giaquinto

  • “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” -Albert Schweitzer
  • “Never underestimate the distance that one simple act of kindness can carry you.”
    ― Thurman P. Banks Jr.
  • “Happiness has no time limits or conditions; the only requirement is to give it away.”
    ― George Alexiou
  • “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
  • “Kindness is a currency that can cover a multitude of interpersonal debts.”
    ― George Alexiou
  • “Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.”
    ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “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
  • “Abuse changes who we are, it changes who we become, It changes how we move in the world – And so does kindness”
    ― Nikki Rosen


  • “When we involve others in spontaneous acts of kindness, we go from being strangers to becoming a united team connected at the heart level.”
    ― Molly Friedenfeld
  • “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams
  • “One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. 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
  • “Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone’s heart.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  • “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”
    ― Bob Kerrey

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • “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
  • “May my thoughts of kindness stretch over like a warm blanket to envelop your being and caress your soul.”
    ― Truth Devour,
  • The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop
  • “I have learned to be kinder to myself, to imagine that I am my own best friend, whispering comforting words in my ear and drowning out the voices of Self-Doubt and Self-Criticism. I have learned to acknowledge and appreciate the 98% that I have achieved instead of the 2% that I didn’t.”
    ― Roz Savage
  • “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • “He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.” -Benjamin Franklin
  • “a small amount of kindness can make a large amount of difference”
    ― J. Yates

  • “One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” -Sophocles
  • “Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.”
    ― Stacy London
  • “Kindness is not random, it is done on purpose”
    ― Sonya Withrow
  • “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” -George Elliston
  • “In this world in which we live simplicity and kindness are the only magic wands that work wonders”
    ― L. Frank Baum
  • “Once you understand love, you don’t need a reward your kindness or compassion just like you don’t need a reward for breathing.”
    ― Vironika Tugaleva
  • “The quality of your life is directly proportional to the positive effect you have on others’ lives.”
    ― Chris Matakas

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  • Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” -Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • “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
    “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” -Amelia Earhart
  • “If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.”
    ― Martin Kornfeld


5 Ways to Express Kindness Today


1. Go on social media and leave a random nice comment to someone you may usually not “talk” to – and then leave
2. Write in your journal about 1 accomplishment of yours, praising yourself
3. Smile and nod at people you come in contact with today
4. Make a point of making eye contact with people today, when you say thank you – such as at the grocery store register
5. Look in the mirror and find something about your reflection that you like

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  1. This really is a beautiful post, I really have enjoyed reading it, I have always loved reading inspirational quotes and your post here has certainly inspired me and it has also put me in a good mood in fact, reading this post has put me in a much more positive mood, I have bookmarked your website because I will be coming back to read more, I will also share this post with my family and friends, take care and thank you for sharing.

  2. Hey Claudia, I love your article of kindness quotes. Thanks for that because it was the most entertaining thing I’ve ever read including the one by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; that one’s my favorite. I want to go on record as saying that your article is a breath of fresh air, it’s so hard for people to be kind to one another but so easy to destroy and humiliate each other; your article speaks volumes of how we should treat our fellow man and vice versa. Rock on!

    1. Author

      thank you very much – I am glad that you enjoyed the quotes and the article! If my website can inspire someone to be more kind to others and to themselves than I am a happy girl – many blessings to you! 

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