Kindness Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.

Mikhail Bakunin

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless.

Willa Cather

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.

George Eliot

There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Unseasonable kindness gets no thanks.
 

Thomas Fuller

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up.
 

P. D. James

When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.
 

W. Somerset Maugham

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
 

Tennessee Williams

That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love

William Wordsworth