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Kindness Quotes - Compassion Quotes

May you find inspiration in these quotes about Kindness and Compassion.

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Related topics: Inspirational Love Live-By Compassion Kindness Gentleness Feelings

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

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

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

 

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Kindness is better than piety.
- Yiddish Proverb

Whatever you say, say with kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Be kind whenever possible; and it is always possible.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own.
- Chinese proverb

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

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't
appreciate kindness and compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Caring - Kindness - Compassion - Appreciation ...
It is my choice to care deeply about others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People don't care how much you know
until they know how much they care.
- John C. Maxwell

Indifference and neglect often
do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

It is my choice to care deeply about others.
No kindness is too small to be important -
the smile to the bank teller,
the sincere "thank you" for all kindnesses received,
the reassuring hand on the shoulder of a loved one or friend.
There is compassion in selfless generosity,
but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
- inscribed on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

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

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist
teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.
- Ron Reagan

And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency
to look for people who live by kindness,
tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things.
- Martin Scorsese

I am so proud of Michigan's citizens for the kindness
and generosity they have shown in assisting in this endeavor.
It is truly heartwarming to see the compassion shown for those in need.
- Jennifer Granholm

Well, I think when we can turn to the person sitting
next to us and really see them with kindness and see
ourselves reflected back -
when there's some dignity and compassion traveling back and forth.
- Sharon Stone

I believe that man will not merely endure;
he will prevail.
He is immortal, not because he alone among the creatures
has an inexhaustible voice,
but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of kindness and compassion.
- William Falconer

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today, I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
Today I choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance,
love, selflessness, kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

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

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- Philo

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

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

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.
- Anonymous

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Constant kindness can accomplish much.
As the sun makes ice melt,
kindness causes misunderstanding,
mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
- Albert Schweitzer

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear,
and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

I radiate my kindness into the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Choose the higher road -
the path of charity, acceptance, love,
selflessness, and kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

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.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

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

Kindness goes a long ways lots of times when it ought to stay at home.
- Kin Hubbard

A little thought and a little kindness are often worth
more than a great deal of money.
- John Ruskin

Feigned courtesy is a mere shadow of true kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

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

It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes
how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.
- Nellie Bly

Human kindness is like a defective tap,
the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
- P. D. James

The catch phrase for the day is 'Do an act of kindness.
Help one person smile.'
- Harvey Ball

When your dreams tire, they go underground and out
of kindness that's where they stay.
- Libby Houston

We must seek the loving-kindness of God in all the
breadth and open-air of common life.
- George A. Smith


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