Kindness Quotes

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Quotes about Kindness

"I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet felt a tinge of regret for being a little too kind."

"The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his willingness to be kind."

George W. Young

"It is a great and safe rule to sojourn in every place as if you meant to spend your life there, never omitting an opportunity of doing a kindness, or speaking a true word, or making a friend."


"Whatever you give to life will return to you--MULTIPLIED!  This applies to our daily thoughts, feelings, and actions, be they positive or negative, uplifting or depressing."

Frederick W. Babbel

"So often, our acts of service consist of simple encouragement or of giving mundane help with mundane tasks, but what glorious consequences can flow from mundane acts and from small but deliberate deeds!"

Spencer W. Kimball, Ensign, Dec. 1974

"There is no traffic jam on the second mile."

"He who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love."

Richard Brooks

"I believe in the principle that I can make a difference in this world.  It may be ever so small, but it will count for the greater good.  The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts."

Gordon B. Hinckley

"Never underestimate the impact of one good creates a ripple effect."

"People must be changed...goodness cannot be legislated."

Spencer W. Kimball

"Show courtesy to others, not because they are gentlemen but because you are."

"There's no limit to the good that could be done in the world......if nobody cared who got the credit."

"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives a rose."

Chinese Proverb

"Cast your bread upon the waters--and it will come back toasted and buttered."

"My talents may not be great, but I can use them to bless the lives of others.  I can be one who does his work with pride in that which comes from hand and mind.  I can be one who works with respect for associates, for their opinions, for their beliefs, with appreciation for their problems and a desire to help them should they stumble."

Gordon B. Hinckley

"Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world."

W. E. Gladstone

"No act of love, however small, is ever wasted."

"When it comes to doing for others, some people will stop at nothing."

"Wherever there is a human being, there is a chance for a kindness."