I woke up today thinking about kindness: about times in my life when I have been treated with kindness and about times I went out of my way to be kind to someone else, and such a beautiful feeling of gratitude swept through me that I wanted to send some of that kind of positive energy out into the world.
5 Beautiful Kindness Quotes
I hope you’ll enjoy these five short quotes about kindness.
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
“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 it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer
“It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.” – Carol Burnett
What Is Kindness?
While we each have our own, personal definition of kindness buried inside of our hearts; kindness is defined by the Oxford dictionary as the act of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Even the smallest act can have a positive impact on someone’s day or life, and it feels just as good to do something kind as it does to be treated kindly – so – if you get the chance to do something kind today, take that chance – it’s for your benefit, too.