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10 Powerful Quotes that Remind us to be Kind

Powerful kindness quotes

As a person I strive to be many different things. Strong, knowledgable, confident, intelligent, hard-working- but the most important thing for me is that I strive everyday to be kind. To me, kindness really does make the world go round.

It costs absolutely nothing to be kind. Kindness can be shown in a simple smile or a small gesture like helping someone down the stairs with their suitcase. However small your act of kindness may be, you can always be confident that you have made someone's day better.

Because this is a topic that's so important to me, I thought I'd get a bit creative with this post. So here are 10 powerful quotes to remind us how important it is to be kind.

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."- Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa love and kindness quote

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is wasted."- Aesop, The Lion and The Mouse

Aesop quote about small acts of kindness

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up"- Mark Twain

Mark Twain quote about kindness and cheer

"Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight: always be a little kinder than is necessary?"- J.M. Barrie

J.M. Barrie quote about being kinder

"You never know what light you might spark in others, just through your kindness and your example"- Jennifer Rockwood

Jennifer Rockwood quote about encouragement through kindness

"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

Princess Diana acts of kindness without reward quote

"Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person."- Plato

Plato quote about expressing kindness

"Let our hands and hearts be stretched out in compassion towards others, for everyone is walking his or her own difficult path."- Dieter. F. Uchtdorf

Dieter. F. Uchtdorf quote about compassion and kindness

"I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love."- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R, Tolkien quote from The Hobbit about ordinary people displaying acts of kindness and love

"A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees."- Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart quote about the growth that comes with acts of kindness

What kindness quotes do you live by? Feel free to pin any of these quotes or let me know which is your favourite in the comments.

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