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Unexpected kindness is the most powerful

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.” – Pancho Ramos Stierle

“Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing.” – Max Irons

“Kind hearts are the gardens. Kind thoughts are the roots. Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.” – Kirpal Singh

“Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.” – Marlene Dietrich

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” – Hada Bejar

“A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” – Thomas Carlyle

“An egoist lives in poverty. A kind person lives in abundance.” – Maxime Lagacé

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” – Charles Kuralt

“Kindness is wisdom.” – Philip James Bailey

“There’s no use doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.” – Charles Kingsley

“What I’m looking for in people now is kindness.” – Robin Wright

“I think people are willing to talk about anything if you come to it with kindness.” – Jacqueline Woodson

“There are many reasons for kindness, and religion is just one of them.” – Frans de Waal

“My dad worked for Nestle for 26 years and ended up being the mayor of our hometown. One of the lessons I learned from him was to never mistake kindness for weakness.” – Brad D. Smith

“Since my boyhood, I have sought always to please, but out of a kindness in me, never out of fear or respect for what was in others.” – Ben Hecht

“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.” – Confucius

“Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.” – Evelyn Underhill

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

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” – Og Mandino

“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.” – Pearl S. Buck

“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” – William Penn

“When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world” – Harold Kushner

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make” – Jane Goodall

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.” – Bill Gates

“I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.” – Mary Oliver

“We have to be active about kindness and about peace. I’ve always fantasized that it would be great if there was a Department of Peace.” – Dave Matthews

“You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.” – Don Van Vliet

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