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Kindness Quotes

Oh worse than everything, is kindness counterfeiting absent love.

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

Recompense injury with justice, and recompense kindness with kindness.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

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.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

The kindness and affection from the public have carried me through some of the most difficult periods, and always your love and affection have eased the journey.

Author: Princess of Wales Diana (1961-1997)

Profession: Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales

Although I may not be a lioness, I am a lion's cub, and inherit many of his qualities; and as long as the King of France treats me gently he will find me as gentle and tractable as he can desire; but if he be rough, I shall take the trouble to be just as troublesome and offensive to him as I can.

Author: Elizabeth I (1533-1603)

Profession: Queen of England and Ireland (1558--1603)

It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.

Author: Scott Elledge


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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.

Author: Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863)

Profession: British Priest, Hymn Writer

If you were busy being kind, Before you knew it, you would find You'd soon forget to think 'twas true That someone was unkind to you. If you were busy being glad, And cheering people who are sad, Although your heart might ache a bit, You'd soon forget to notice it.

Author: R. Foreman


As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.

Author: Katherine Francke


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

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.

Author: Whoopi Goldberg (1949)

Profession: American Actress, Comedian

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.

Author: Sir Arthur Helps (1813-1875)

Profession: British Historian, Novelist, Essayist