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#World Kindness Day: 30 Quotes On Kindness to Warm Even the Coldest Heart

We all can use a little bit of kindness everyday, right?

When was the last time you did a random act of kindness? You know, offered a seat to someone without him or her asking for it or stopped on your way to work to help an elderly cross the road or just politely smiled at someone.

 

No matter how occupied you are, a moment of selfless kindness, however small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life and can start a beautiful cycle of positivity.

 

On this World Kindness Day, we bring you 30 quotes on kindness from the Dalai Lama XIV to Lady Gaga to bring this gradually dying virtue back in our lives:

 

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1. “My religion is very simple. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”

Dalai Lama XIV

 

2. “Life is mostly froth and bubble,

Two things stand like stone.

Kindness in another's trouble,

Courage in your own.”

Adam Lindsay Gordon

 

3. “Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

Kahlil Gibran

 

4. “Do things for people. Not because of who they are and what they do in return, but because of who you are.”

― Harold S. Kushner

 

5. “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

 

6. “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.”

– Pubilius Syrus

 

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

– Bob Kerrey

 

8. “Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.”

– Charles Glassman

 

9. “A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” – John Ruskin

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

13. “Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.”

– Amelia Barr

 

14. “Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.”

– Tommy Lee Jones

 

15. “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

 

16. “Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.”

– Ron Hall

 

17. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

– William Arthur Ward

 

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

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

19. “We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness.”

– Gail Honeyman

 

20. “Choosing kindness is just as easy as smiling.”

– Jacob Tremblay

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21. “Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.”

– Annie Lennox

 

22. “Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.”

Roy T. Bennett

 

23. “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”

Shannon Alder

 

24. “Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.”

Mother Teresa

 

25. “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

Mahatma Gandhi

 

26. “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

Wendy Mass

 

27. “Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.”

J M Barrie

 

28. “Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.”

William Makepeace Thackeray

 

29. “It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.”

Aldous Huxley

 

30. “Be kind. Always if you have a choice, be kind.”

Anne Rice

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Source: Goodreads; BrainyQuotes