165 Kindness And Compassion Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of kindness and compassion quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about loving kindness and compassion.

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  1. Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. — Dalai Lama
  2. Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things. — Thomas Merton
  3. Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances. — Vincent de Paul
  4. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. — Amelia Earhart
  5. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. — Charlie Chaplin
  6. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. — Wendy Mass
  7. Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man. — Arthur Schopenhauer
  8. A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. — Dave Barry
  9. There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life -reciprocity. — Confucius
  10. Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival. — Dalai Lama

Short Kindness And Compassion Quotes

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  • He who plants kindness gathers love. — Saint Basil
  • When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you. — Susan Sarandon
  • By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. — Winston Churchill
  • ...walk with the knowledge that you are never alone. — Audrey Hepburn
  • Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. — Theodore Isaac Rubin
  • True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. — Dalai Lama
  • How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it! — George Elliston
  • When we practice loving kindness and compassion we are the first ones to profit. — Rumi
  • I believe in people so badly and I love when people treat me the same way. — Joanna Jedrzejczyk
  • Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something. — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Kindness And Compassion Image Quotes

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Kindness and compassion quote by Wendy Mass

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. — Wendy Mass

Kindness and compassion quote by Dave Barry

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person. — Dave Barry

Kindness and compassion quote The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.

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If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give. — Samson Raphael Hirsch

Despite our differences, we are all in this together. No act of kindness or compassion goes unnoticed. To change the world, take compassionate action within your immediate sphere of influence. To change yourself, start by being still and making time just to listen. — Edmund Bourne

Love and compassion benefit both ourselves and others. Through kindness to others, your heart and mind will be peaceful and open. — Dalai Lama

Kindness and compassion quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

Conquer evil people by gentle kindness, and make zealous people wonder at your goodness. Put the lover of legality to shame by your compassion. — Isaac of Nineveh

Only your compassion and your loving kindness are invincible, and without limit. — Nhat Hanh

I feel that the essence of spiritual practice is your attitude toward others. When you have a pure, sincere motivation, then you have right attitude toward others based on kindness, compassion, love and respect. — Dalai Lama

Kindness and compassion quote In a world where you can be anything - be kind.
In a world where you can be anything - be kind.

Carve your name on hearts, not on marble — Charles Spurgeon

LISTEN to the small, quiet voice within that only ever guides you with love and compassion. Let yourself receive the inspiration of beauty and kindness. Let yourself rediscover peace in your heart. And, from that secure place, meet whatever comes. — Stephanie Dowrick

Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion. — David

If you have any of these qualities... love, kindness, compassion, sincerity and truth in your heart.... you will always find your way home. — Rita Zahara

Loving Kindness And Compassion Quotes

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As custodians of the planet it is our responsibility to deal with all species with kindness, love, and compassion. That these animals suffer through human cruelty is beyond understanding. Please help to stop this madness. — Richard Gere

Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. — Deepak Chopra

What is most important is to go deep into ourselves and discover the loving kindness and compassion of the buddha within - the awakened nature we all possess. — Shinjo Ito

Kindness and compassion quote Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.
Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.

The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free. — Yanni

The first step in spiritual life is to have compassion. A person who is kind and loving never needs to go searching for God. God rushes toward any heart that beats with compassion-it is God's favorite place. — Mata Amritanandamayi

You were taught that love is supposed to be patient and kind, and not something that challenges you and changes you and makes you who you are. — Brianna Wiest

Kindness and compassion quote Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.
Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.

As Jesus explained, the right things have to die so the right things can live--we die to selfishness, greed, power, accumulation, prestige, and self-preservation, giving life to community, generosity, compassion, mercy, brotherhood, kindness, and love. The gospel will die in the toxic soil of self. — Sayings

The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est - this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History. — Ludwig Feuerbach

Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. — Dalai Lama

Forgiveness is the nature of my art in general. It's expressing love and compassion, the kinds of things that don't make sense in any other context other than emotive expression. — Raymond Pettibon

What Is A Good Quotes

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Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law. That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society. — Antonin Scalia

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot. — Ziad K. Abdelnour

The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true. — Valentino Rossi

Kindness and compassion quote Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

God takes what the enemy meant for your bad and turns it for your good! It wasn't a set back but a set up! Wait and see what God is getting ready to do for you! — Paula White

I Don't Think There's A Good Excuse For Being Unhappy. I'm Not Particularly Unhappy, But I Know What Pain Is. I think That Life Is Characterized By Pain, Partly. Part Of The Way You Can Tell You're Alive Is By How Much Pain You're Experiencing, Or How Little. — Jerry Garcia

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are but how you deal with incompatibility. — Leo Tolstoy

Kindness and compassion quote At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! — Anne Frank

I don't mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter what. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

In my world, a woman was the most powerful thing that I knew. Still is. A woman made the money in my house; a woman made my food. A woman beat my ass when I wasn't a good kid. Women were behind a lot of what spurred South Africa toward democracy. — Trevor Noah

What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. — Geoffrey Chaucer

Kind And Compassionate Quotes

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Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. — Unknown Author

If you look at Earth from space you see a dot, that's here. That's home. That's us. It underscores the responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. — Carl Sagan

One of the basic points is kindness. With kindness, with love and compassion, with his feeling that is the essence of brotherhood, sisterhood, one will have inner peace. This compassionate feeling is the basis of inner peace. — Dalai Lama

Kindness and compassion quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

Donald Trump is happiest when he's with his family and that's his - that - that really is a happy place for him to be with his family. And so he's very generous, very kind, funny, compassionate. — Kellyanne Conway

There is no small act of kindness. Every compassionate act makes large the world. — Mary Anne Radmacher

Since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by a calm mind, and such peace of mind arises only from having a compassionate attitude, we need to make a concerted effort to develop compassion. — Dalai Lama

Kindness and compassion quote Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.
Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.

You can practice deep listening in order to relieve the suffering in us, and in the other person. That kind of listening is described as compassionate listening. You listen only for the purpose of relieving suffering in the other person. — Nhat Hanh

Despite the ills of our society, we largely live among compassionate, kind and optimistic people who are striving to do good. [...] Learn how to be happy and keep this in mind: You can't be happy unless you stop being afraid. — Homer Hickam

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness. — Bea Arthur

A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you. — Dalai Lama

Love And Kindness Quotes

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Love is such a powerful force. It's there for everyone to embrace-that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in. — Coretta Scott King

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. — St. Basil

I want you any way I can get you. Not because you’re beautiful or clever or kind or adorable, although devil knows you’re all those things. I want you because there’s no one else like you, and I don’t ever want to start a day without seeing you. — Lisa Kleypas

Kindness and compassion quote Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

I am in love with every church And mosque And temple And any kind of shrine Because I know it is there That people say the different names Of the One God. — Hafez

I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others. — Grace Kelly

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. I Corinthians — Bible

Kindness and compassion quote Have courage and be kind.
Have courage and be kind.

To be kind to all, to like many and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness. — Mary, Queen of Scots

I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved. — Shana Abe

Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay small acts of kindness and love. — Peter Jackson

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. — Max Lucado

Love And Compassion Quotes

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The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

True happiness comes from having a sense of inner peace and contentment, which in turn must be achieved by cultivating altruism, love and compassion, and by eliminating anger, selfishness and greed. — Dalai Lama

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin

A heart full of love and compassion is the main source of inner strength, willpower, happiness, and mental tranquility — Dalai Lama

Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. — Thomas Jefferson

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom. — Rumi

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. — Simone de Beauvoir

I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion--and where it isn't, that's where my work lies. — Ram Dass

Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love. — Jane Goodall

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. — Jack Kornfield

Loving Compassion Quotes

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Listen with ears of tolerance! See through the eyes of compassion! Speak with the language of love — Rumi

Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission - to be of service to them whenever they require it. — Francis of Assisi

The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? — Jack Kornfield

Let's get loose with Compassion. Let's drown in the delicious ambience of Love. — Hafez

What are the things that you can't see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love...They're the guiding lights of a life. — Jimmy Carter

All meditation must begin with arousing deep compassion. Whatever one does must emerge from an attitude of love and benefitting others. — Milarepa

To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long. — Marlene Dietrich

If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others. — Dalai Lama

It's not complicated. Just love the one in front of you. — Heidi Baker

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. — Nhat Hanh

Kindness And Consideration Quotes

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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. — Simone Weil

Take care, be kind, be considerate of other people and other species, and be loving. — John Lithgow

People talk about random acts of kindness, and that goes back to the measure of being gentlemanly again. It's about having consideration for others, and not expecting anything back. That's the difference. — Simon Baker

I think if anything I am perhaps more inclined than most people are to be polite and considerate because I am aware that human relationships are innately fragile and kind of dangerous. — Alex Colville

Be someone who genuinely seeks to understand, and you will be wise. Be someone kind, someone considerate, and you will be admired. Be someone who values truth, and you will be respected. Be someone who takes action, and you will move life forward. — Ralph Marston

If you can be kind and considerate for one day, then you can be for another. It won't cost you a penny in the world. Begin today. — Dale Carnegie

One of the greatest accomplishments in this world would be that of lifting human hearts. Blessed are they who are kind and considerate of the feelings of other people. — Richard L. Evans

I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humor is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone. — Colin Farrell

Every act of kindness and consideration changes and enhances the course of life. — Barbara Marciniak

Attention to detail is the secret of success in every sphere of life, and little kindnesses, little acts of consideration, little appreciations, little confidences,. . . . they are all that are needed to keep the friendship sweet. — Hugh Black

Kindness And Tolerance Quotes

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Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. — Virginia Satir

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. — Khalil Gibran

Star Trek was an attempt to say that humanity will reach maturity and wisdom on the day that it begins not just to tolerate, but take a special delight in differences in ideas and differences in life forms. — Gene Roddenberry

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. — W. Somerset Maugham

Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain. — Fred Rogers

God made so many different kinds of people; why would God allow only one way to worship? — Martin Buber

How do we create a harmonious society out of so many kinds of people? The key is tolerance -- the one value that is indispensable in creating community. — Barbara Jordan

As unbalanced parties of every description can never tolerate a free inquiry of any kind, when employed against themselves, the license, and even the most temperate freedom of the press, soon excite resentment and revenge. — John Adams

Instead of condemning people, let's try to understand them. Let's try to figure out why they do what they do. That's a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. — Dale Carnegie

Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. — Dalai Lama

Caring And Compassion Quotes

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Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. — Audre Lorde

God places us in the world as his fellow workers-agents of transfiguration. We work with God so that injustice is transfigured into justice, so there will be more compassion and caring, that there will be more laughter and joy, that there will be more togetherness in God's world. — Desmond Tutu

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. — Stevie Wonder

Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people. — Harry Chapin

If you want to do your best for future generations of humanity, for your friends and family, you must begin by taking good care of yourself. — Tarthang Tulku

We are beginning to learn that each animal has a life and a place and a role in this world. If we place compassion and care in the middle of all our dealings with the animal world and honor and respect their lives, our attitudes will change. — Jane Goodall

Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power. — Jamie Sams

Women are more powerful than they think. A mother's warmth is the essence of motivation. If we could liquefy the encouragement, care and compassion we deliver to our children it would surely fill an expanse greater than the Pacific. — Louise Burfitt-Dons

Precision is, after all, not only a form of responsibility and a kind of pleasure, but an instrument of compassion. To be precise requires care, time, and attention to the person, place, or process being described. — Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. — Dalai Lama

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Foolish, selfish people are always thinking of themselves and the result is always negative. Wise persons think of others, helping them as much as they can, and the result is happiness. Love and compassion are beneficial both for you and others. Through your kindness to others, your mind and heart will open to peace. — Dalai Lama

Hurt people hurt people. That's how pain patterns gets passed on, generation after generation after generation. Break the chain today. Meet anger with sympathy, contempt with compassion, cruelty with kindness. Greet grimaces with smiles. Forgive and forget about finding fault. Love is the weapon of the future. — Yehuda Berg

There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. — Leo Buscaglia

For animals that are overworked, underfed, and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death...and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. — Albert Schweitzer

The amount of love, kindness, patience I have for others is is directly proportional to how much love I have for myself, because we cannot give others what we ourselves do not have. And, unsurprisingly, the amount of love, respect, support, and compassion I receive from others is also in direct proportion to how much I love myself. — Anita Moorjani

If your understanding of the divine made you kinder, more empathetic, and impelled you to express sympathy in concrete acts of loving-kindness, this was good theology. But if your notion of God made you unkind, belligerent, cruel, of self-righteous, or if it led you to kill in God's name, it was bad theology. — Karen Armstrong

We experience ourselves our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. — Albert Einstein

You can't eat beauty, it doesn't sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflamed the heart and merchants the soul. — Lupita Nyong'o

Every act of kindness and compassion done by any man for his fellow Christian is done by Christ working within him. — Julian of Norwich

If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that. — Ellen DeGeneres

Self-compassion - being supportive and kind to yourself, especially in the face of stress and failure - is associated with more motivation and better self-control. — Kelly McGonigal

Kindness has converted more sinners than either zeal, eloquence, or learning; and these three last have never converted any. — Frederick William Faber

Without the tao, Kindness and compassion are replaced by law and justice; Faith and trust are supplanted by ritual and ceremony. — Lao Tzu

May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion. — Thomas Jefferson

Your body is not who you are. I don't think women should label themselves based on the way they look. What about defining yourself by a different kind of measurement? What about your heart, your soul, your compassion, your generosity, your strength and your power? There are so many other things to focus on besides your waistline. — Mariska Hargitay

Honesty without kindness, humor, and goodheartedness can be just mean. From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty but also of compassion and respect for what we see. — Pema Chodron

'Thou shalt not kill' does not apply to murder of one's own kind only, but to all living beings and this commandment was inscribed in the human breast long before it was proclaimed from Sinai. — Leo Tolstoy

Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. — Dalai Lama

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