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Kindness Quotes

50 of the best book quotes about kindness
  1. #1
    A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
  2. #2
    “‘Nothing,’ wrote Tolstoy, ‘can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.‘”
  3. #3
    “All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.”
  4. #4
    “And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say
    That the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day!”
  5. #5
    “I must be cruel only to be kind;
    Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.”
  6. #6
    “Many times, on the way home, women with nothing but kids and poverty would come running out and plead with him to paint their blinds. ‘Frau Hallah, I’m sorry, I have no black paint left,’ he would say, but a little farther down the road, he would always break. . . . ‘Tomorrow,’ he’d promise, ‘first thing,’ and when the next morning dawned, there he was, painting those blinds for nothing or for a cookie or a warm cup of tea.”
  7. #7
    “Do the wise thing and the kind thing too, and make the best of us and not the worst.”
  8. #8
    “He brought back their snoof and their tringlers and fuzzles,
    Brought back their pantookas, their dafflers and wuzzles.”
  9. #9
    “He brought everything back, all the food for the feast!
    And he, he himself, the Grinch carved the roast beast!”
  10. #10
    “Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other.”
  1. #11
    “Welcome Christmas while we stand
    Heart to heart and hand in hand.”
  2. #12
    Sometimes you simply needed someone kind to sit with you while you dealt with things.
  3. #13
    “Of course they needed to care. It was the meaning of everything.”
  4. #14
    “I shall miss you very much, James, but we shall pull through, and there’s nothing like doing a kindness when ‘tis put in your way, and I am glad I can do it.”
  5. #15
    “He rode into Whoville. He brought back their toys.
    He brought back their floof to the Who girls and boys.”
  6. #16
    “Christmas Day is in our grasp
    So long as we have hands to grasp.”
  7. #17
    “If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that — warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter — and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.”
  8. #18
    “Perhaps to be able to learn things quickly isn’t everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people … Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked.”
  9. #19
    “Our people are good people; our people are kind people. Pray God some day kind people won’t all be poor.”
  10. #20
    “I could tolerate any form of cruelty better than kindness. Praise was a poison to me; I choked on it.”
  1. #21
    “O, pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth,
    That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!”
  2. #22
    General benevolence, but not general friendship, make a man what he ought to be.
  3. #23
    “Boo Radley. You were so busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you.”
  4. #24
    “Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed. Why I love that line, that concept, is that it reminds me that we carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness.”
  5. #25
    “Just always be waiting for me.”
  6. #26
    “He wept because he was afraid now that he could not save Gabriel. He no longer cared about himself”
  7. #27
    “Friendships between women, as any woman will tell you, are built of a thousand small kindnesses... swapped back and forth and over again.”
  8. #28
    “Guy don’t need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus’ works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain’t hardly ever a nice fella.”
  9. #29
    “A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.”
  10. #30
    “There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed.”
Books about loveView All ››
More Than Balloons book
6.2
board book
More Than Balloons
The Rag Coat book
6.1
picture book
The Rag Coat
Penguin and Pinecone book
6.0
board book
Penguin and Pinecone
All the Places to Love book
6.0
picture book
All the Places to Love
The Trumpet of the Swan book
6.0
chapter book
The Trumpet of the Swan
Spot Loves His Daddy book
6.0
board book
Spot Loves His Daddy
Three Little Words book
6.0
picture book
Three Little Words
Charlotte and the Rock book
5.9
picture book
Charlotte and the Rock
  1. #31
    “Learning softeneth the heart and breedeth gentleness and charity.”
  2. #32
    “His life was gentle; and the elements
    So mix’d in him that Nature might stand up
    And say to all the world, ‘This was a man!‘”
  3. #33
    “Atticus, he was real nice...” His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. “Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.”
  4. #34
    “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”
  5. #35
    “Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.”
  6. #36
    ″‘Well,’ said I, ‘let the little orphan be yours. You bravely and kindly exerted yourself to save the mother’s life; now you must train her child carefully, for unless you do so its natural instinct will prove mischievous instead of useful to us.‘”
  7. #37
    “This is a way to kill a wife with kindness,
    And thus I’ll curb her mad and headstrong humour.
    He that knows better how to tame a shrew,
    Now let him speak. ‘Tis charity to show.”
  8. #38
    I couldn’t believe it. Among other things, the Herdmans were famous for never sitting still and never paying attention to anyone—teachers, parents (their own or anybody else’s), the truant officer, the police—yet here they were, eyes glued on my mother and taking in every word. ‘What’s that?’ they would yell whenever they didn’t understand the language, and when Mother read about there being no room at the inn, Imogene’s jaw dropped and she sat up in her seat. ‘My God!’ she said. ‘Not even for Jesus?’”
  9. #39
    “Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world.”
  10. #40
    “And what is a man that he should not run with his brothers? I was born in the jungle; I have obeyed the Law of the Jungle; and there is no wolf of ours from whose paws I have not pulled a thorn. Surely they are my brothers!”
Books about happinessView All ››
Wonder book
6.3
chapter book
Wonder
You Are My Happy book
6.0
picture book
You Are My Happy
Emma book
6.0
board book
Emma
Be Happy! book
5.9
board book
Be Happy!
Augustus and His Smile book
5.8
picture book
Augustus and His Smile
Last Stop on Market Street book
5.1
picture book
Last Stop on Market Street
  1. #41
    “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
  2. #42
    “When I went into their family, it was the abode of happiness and contentment. The mistress of the house was a model of affection and tenderness. Her fervent piety and watchful uprightness made it impossible to see her without thinking and feeling—“that woman is a Christian.”
  3. #43
    “People are hard to hate close-up. Move in.
    Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
    Hold hands. With strangers.
    Strong back, soft front, wild heart.”
  4. #44
    “Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness; however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Kindness
  5. #45
    “Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.”
  6. #46
    “By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
  7. #47
    “When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”
  8. #48
    “He went to church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and fro, and patted children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of houses, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed that any walk—that anything—could give him so much happiness.”
  9. #49
    “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at least one which makes the heart run over.”
  10. #50
    “Mr. Scrooge!” said Bob; “I’ll give you Mr. Scrooge, the Founder of the Feast!”
    “The Founder of the Feast indeed!” cried Mrs. Cratchit, reddening. “I wish I had him here. I’d give him a piece of my mind to feast upon, and I hope he’d have a good appetite for it.”
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