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153 Kindness Quotes For Kids

In a world full of hatred and discrimination, being kind is the only solution. Teaching kindness to your kids is the key to bring about change in generations to come.

Whatever virtues kids learn in their early years of childhood remain with them throughout their lives. This is the perfect time to instill empathy and kindness in them.

Kindness is one of the very first traits to be seeded in them. Their little acts of kindness will not only be beneficial for others around them but also be rewarding for themselves.

There are different ways to teach them gentleness and goodwill. One of those that parents and educators can use are through sayings and quotes. Here are some of the most inspiring quotes.

Kindness Quotes To Create A Better World

1.) “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead

2.) “To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” -Dr. Seuss

3.) “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

4.) “What this world needs is a new kind of army – the army of the kind.” – Cleveland Amory

5.) “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

6.) “When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” – Harold Kushner

7.) “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer

8.) “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

9.) “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

10.) “When you show people kindness and respect, despite petty differences, you are bringing positive vibes into your life and into the lives of others.”  Jason Scotts

11.) “Today you can embrace kindness, practice compassion, stand up for justice, talk to strangers, ask for help, offer hope and listen with your whole heart.”  Unknown

12.) “Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved.”  Wayne Dyer

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

14.) “One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.” – Jack Kerouac

15.) 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

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

17.) A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.  William Arthur Ward

18.) “Kindness is a universal language.” – Raktivist

19.) “We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle.” – Clemantine Wamariya

20.) “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” – Charles Glassman

21.) “What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love.” – Richard Gere

22.) “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

23.) “We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness.”  Gail Honeyman

24.) “Education teaches us compassion and kindness, connection to others.”  Jill Biden

25.) “All I’m saying is, kindness doesn’t have any boundaries.”  Kathryn Stockett

26.) “People shouldn’t have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.”  Maggie Stiefvater

27.) “The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” – Charles Kuralt

28.) “Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don’t forget to have art in your life – music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets.” – Eric Carle

29.) “We should model the kindness we want to see.” – Brene Brown

30.) “Love and kindness go hand in hand.” – Marian Keyes

31.) “Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32, Holy Bible

32.) “Bring love wherever you go. Shine light wherever it is dark. Leave blessings wherever you have been. Be kind wherever you are.” – Mary Davis

33.) “The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else.”  Sri Chonmony

34.) “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyon

35.) “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

36.) “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘Kindness As A Virtue’ Quotes

37.) “Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest.” – Francis Bacon

38.) “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” – Henry David Thoreau

39.) “The simple act of caring is heroic.” – Edward Albert

40.) “Kindness is wisdom” – Philip James Bailey

41.) “Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.” – Evelyn Underhill

42.) “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

43.) “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”  William Arthur Ward

44.) “Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.” – Dale Carnegie

45.) “Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

46.) My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That’s something worth achieving.  Perce Brosnan

47.) “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

48.) “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” – Pablo Casals

49.) “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato

50.) “Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.”  Andrew Iskander

51.) “Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” – Adam Lindsay Gordon

52.) “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53.) “Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama

54.) “It takes strength to be kind; it’s not a weakness.” — Daniel Lubetzky

55.) “Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you.” – Unknown

56.) “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” – Joseph Joubert

57.) “If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up.” – Booker T. Washington

58.) “Be a little kinder than you have to.” – E. Lockhart

59.) “Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness.” – Aesop

60.) “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

61.) “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

62.) “How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!” – George Elliston

63.) “Compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.” Cheryl Strayed

64.) “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

65.) “Keep shining beautiful one. The world needs your light.” – Unknown

66.) “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

67.) “If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough.” – Kid President

68.) “Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching” – C.S. Lewis

69.) “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

70.) “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” – John Templeton

71.) “The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

72.) “Kind words don’t cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal

73.) “Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

74.) “We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

75.) “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

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

 77.) “A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.”  Thomas Carlyle

78.) “Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.”  Confucius

79.) Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.  Eric Hoffer

80.) The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. – Sarah Fielding

81.) “If you have kindness in your heart, you offer acts of kindness to touch the hearts of others wherever you go—whether they are random or planned. Kindness becomes a way of life.” – Roy T. Bennett

82.) “Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.”  Sam Altman

83.) “Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.”  Kiana Tom

84.) “Kindness is choosing to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty in others, regardless of whether or not they can find it in themselves.” – Raktivist

85.) “Forget injuries; never forget kindness” – Confucius

86.) “Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”  Roy T. Bennett

87.) “Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.”
 Roy T. Bennett

88.) Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

89.) “Give yourself some kindness today until you’re filled and pass it on.” – Lori Hil

90.) “Kindness is showing someone they matter.” Unknown

91.) “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” – Anne Herbert

92.) “Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.”  Teresa of Avila

93.) “Let us practice random kindness and acts of senseless beauty to all we meet.”  Paul Keller

94.) True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.  Alek Wek

95.) Kindness gives birth to kindness.  Sophocles

96.) A little madness a little kindness makes for happiness.  Nicole Johnson

97.) Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Rubin

98.) “The love, kindnesses, and value we have given authentically to others will be our remaining treasures at the end of life.”  Steve Brunkhorst

99.) “But remember, boy, that a kind act can sometimes be as powerful as a sword.” – Rick Riordan

100.) “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” Steve Maraboli

101.) Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.  Barbara DeAngelis

102.) “Transparency, honesty, kindness, good stewardship, even humor, work in businesses at all times.”  John Gerzema

103.) Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.  Samuel Johnson

104.) “What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.”   Barbara Kingsolver

105.) “Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.” – J.M. Barrie

106.) “For it is in giving that we receive.”  Francis of Assisi

107.) “Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”  Dennis Prager

108.) “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”  Saint Basil

109.) “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

110.) “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” Tommy Lee Jones

111.) “A kind word is like a Spring day.” – Russian Proverb

112.) “Take time to be kind and to say ‘thank you.’” – Zig Ziglar

113.) “Be kind to people on the way up – you’ll meet them again on your way down.” – Jimmy Durante

114.) “Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.” — Stacy London

115.) “Treat others as you wish to be treated. Don’t just be nice, but be kind to other people. That can be so rewarding.” – Mary Lambert

Quotes about Kind People

116.) “Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.”  – Roy T. Bennett

117.) “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel

118.) “That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” – William Wordsworth

 119.) “One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” – Sophocles

120.) “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But, people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

121.) “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 Earhart

122.) Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him. – Frank A. Clark

123.) A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.  Washington Irving

124.) “And so I try to be kind to everything I see, and in everything I see, I see him.”  Hanya Yanagihara

125.) “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – Tennessee Williams

126.) “I am a little bit of a softie, yes. Actually I don’t think it’s softness, I think it’s kindness.” – Len Goodman

 127.) “My parents taught me honesty, truth, compassion, kindness and how to care for people.”  Brian Blessed

128.) “That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.”  – William Wordsworth

129.) “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead

Kindness Quotes By Famous Personalities

130.) What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean Jacques Rousseau

131.) “You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” – Anne Frank

132.) “No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

 133.) “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and care to change a person’s life.”  Jackie Chan

134.) “To belittle, you have to be little.” – Kahlil Gibran

135.) Never be so busy as not to think of others.” – Mother Teresa

136.) “Have courage and be kind. Where there is kindness there is goodness, and where there is goodness there is magic.” – Disney’s Cinderella

137.) “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Dolly Parton

138.) “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao-Tzu

139.) Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. Rumi

140.) “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”   Dalai Lama 

141.) “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”  Buddha

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

143.) “Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.” – Kirpal Singh

144.) “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Mahatma Gandhi

145.) “Extend yourself in kindness to other human being wherever you can.” – Oprah Winfrey

146.) Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  Mark Twain

147.) “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

148.) “I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself, and I’ve found that kindness is the best way.” – Lady Gaga

149.) “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent Van Gogh

 150.) “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

151.) “Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

152.) “I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.”  Liam Neeson

153.) “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.” – Roald Dahl


You see how important it is to be kind and to take it forward. These quotes can prove to be a great way to teach kindness to the young in an interesting way. Hand pick the ones that you find are most relevant!

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