30 inspiring kindness quotes for you and your children to live by

A little kindness can go a long way


Get inspired to live a life of kindness with these quotes!


Kindness costs nothing…

When it comes to being kind to others, it literally costs you nothing. Kindness is the only thing in the world that we can give and share with others that costs you nothing in return.

It’s simple; kindness makes the world a better place. Acts of kindness can uplift your spirit in so many ways, as does being compassionate, generous, and considerate. Being kind is all about your genuine intentions. It’s about giving without expecting anything in return.

All in all, these quotes are perfect for those who need a little inspiration as to why selfless acts of kindness are important. Read through them, and feel inspired to spread joy and kindness whenever you can!

A simple smile, a hello, or any small kind gesture goes a long way! Sharing kindness makes you and the other person feel great!



30 inspiring kindness quotes for you and your children to live by 

1. “Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give.” -Unknown

2. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

3. “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

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

5. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart


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

7. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey

8. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

9. “Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin

10. “Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world, no matter what you look like.”

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

11. “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” – Amelia Barr

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

13. “Kindness is choosing to acknowledge and celebrate the beauty in others regardless of whether or not they find it in themselves.”

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

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



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

17. “To err on the side of kindness is seldom an error.” – Liz Armbruster

18. “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius Syrus.

19. You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness.” – Anne Frank

20. “Be kind whenever possible, it’s always possible.” – Dalai Lama


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21. “Be kind to unkind people, they need it the most.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

22. “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” – Dolly Parton

23. “In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Caroline Flack

24. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

27. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

28. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

29. “People may not always appreciate it when you are nice to them, but you can always feel good about yourself when you show kindness.”

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



Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 11th-17th is Random Acts of Kindness Week and Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th. What better way to celebrate this joyous time than by getting inspired with these kindness quotes to help you engage in some random acts of kindness!

Now that you have some inspiring quotes to help you on your kindness journey, her are some random acts of kindness ideas you can do as a family!

  • Compliment someone

Giving someone a nice compliment can make someone’s day

  • Make homeless kits

Making homeless kits with essentials or snacks is a great way to be kind

  • Volunteer

Volunteering at an animal shelter, hospital or shelter is a good act of kindness to do as a family

  • Let someone go ahead of you in line at the store

If you’re not in a hurry, why not let someone go ahead of you in line? It’s a nice and simple gesture of kindness

  • Donate to a charity

Donate your time, old clothes/toys or books to a charity or organization

  • Make care packages

Make care packages and send them off to loved ones or strangers

  • Pay it forward

Find yourself in the drive through line? Why not pay it forward to the person behind you?!

  • Offer to pick up groceries for a neighbor

If you have neighbors that may not be able to go out and pick up their groceries on their own, you could offer to do it for them!

  • Make a treat basket for neighbors

Bake up some bread, cakes or cookies and distribute them to your neighbors

  • Make a delivery driver box

Get deliveries often? A good way to say thank you and that you appreciate them is by setting out a box of goodies/snacks for them on your porch!


What to take from this

The most important thing to take from this is that it doesn’t take much to be kind. Kindness can only spread if we as adults lead the way and show children how kindness doesn’t take anything from you.

Being kind can be a smile act that brightens up you and someone else’s day!

Always be kind and show kindness!


Anitra J.

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