Read our famous and heartwarming simple acts of kindness quotes and sayings to make our lives and the world we relate to a better place to live.
How to be really kind-hearted and loving?
William John Bennet has a beautiful saying on what kindness really is – ‘ a kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.’
It’s a very clever mind that expects a return of gratitude, respect, and blessings in exchange for the kindness offered. Many people indulge in charity and social works to bloat their petty egos a little more and feel Godly in their own eyes.
Let kindness and selfless help arise from an inner fullness and non-expecting state of mind. Or say the only expectation is the real welfare of others.
Let the very act of sharing a random act of kindness arise from our inner joyful state of being. I am so full and relaxed from inside that my very presence and connection reduce the mental pain and suffering of the other.
The greatest act of love and gratitude is sharing calmness and peace with the other.
Now there is beauty, purity, and innocence in our non-premeditated acts of goodness.
When I am alright inside and work on becoming a better person than yesterday, a connection of oneness with the entire world becomes a reality.
When one works on understanding one’s mind, the fragmentation of me & the other keeps slowly dissolving, and one genuinely starts looking at the world as one big family.
Now, my love and acts of kindness are non-fragmented and are not specially reserved only for my family and loved ones.
The really beautiful human being becomes LOVE itself.
Why this world appears to be an unkind place?
Remember, as discussed earlier, the very intent to expect something in return despite the act of looking holy arises from a violent heart.
Love has disappeared whenever we expect something in return, and the ‘me’ ness & ‘other’ ness has entered.
Do not bother whether my actions look kind; see whether the inner being is genuinely selfless, compassionate, and loving.
In real kindness, one intends to elevate the consciousness (self-awareness) of the other and make the other realize what is it is to be really human. It’s like sharing goodness with the other in the backdrop of a silent and still mind.
True kindness is holistic and should reflect in every breath of our lives.
Remember, kindness and hatred cannot coexist. It’s mental hypocrisy to be affectionate towards something that I like and filled with hate towards something I dislike. Kindness is not something that arises based on personal interests and moods.
Hence, wars, human genocide, racisms, xenophobia, poverty, animal cruelty, casteism, gender disparity, and many other uglinesses of mind never stop.
Let’s Sophoclue wise words remind us – ‘ kindness begets kindness everywhere.’
If we find that the world is an unkind place, we need to introspect why we are so unkind from our very core of living.
Because it is you, me, and every single human being’s mental model that has made this world what it is today. And the assumption in the mental model has to be questioned sharply.
Leo Tolstoy had left us with an unsettling question that each individual should keep relentlessly and honestly asking themselves. – ‘ Everybody thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing oneself.’
Best Acts of Kindness Quotes and Sayings
Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.
– Kevin Heath
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
– Jean Jacques Rousseau
We should give as we would receive: cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
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
A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.
– John Ruskin
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
– Scott Adams
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
– Leo Buscaglia
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
– Maya Angelou
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other-not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
– Nelson Mandela
Kindness begets kindness evermore.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
– Francis Bacon
A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
– Amelia Earheart
There are many different ways we can show kindness to others, and it doesn’t have to be in a big way. The simplest of things may make the difference.
– Catherine Pulsifer
Notice acts of kindness offered to you from your surroundings. Someone, no matter who, is doing something thoughtful for you.
– Noelia Aanulds
You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.
– Greg Henry Quinn
How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it!
– George Elliston
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
– Mark Twain
The more sympathy you give, the less you need.
– Malcolm S. Forbes
Kindness is never wasted. If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower.
– S. H. Simmons
Forget injuries, never forget kindnessess.
Be kind to unkind people – they need it the most.
– Ashliiegh Brilliant
Have you had a kindness shown? Pass it on; ‘Twas not given for thee alone, Pass it on; Let it travel down the years, Let it wipe another’s tears, ‘Til in Heaven the deed appears – Pass it on.
– Henry Burton
That best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
– William Wordsworth
Real kindness seeks no return; What return can the world make to rain clouds?
– Thiruvalluvar, Tamil Sage
When you carry out acts of kindness you get a wonderful feeling inside. It is as though something inside your body responds and says, yes, this is how I ought to feel.
– Rabbi Harold Kushner
A kind and compassionate act is often its own reward.
– William John Bennet
Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
– Mother Teresa
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
– Desmond Tutu
When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.
– Harold Kushner
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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