Promoting, sharing and uniting kindness
Kind Quotes

Exclusive quotations sent in support of Kindness:

  David Jamilly

Love and kindness are inextricably bound for the ultimate benefit of humankind.

  Paul Zak – Neuroeconomist

Showing kindness causes oxytocin release in the recipient that motives him or her to be kind to others. You can start this virtuous cycle in the simplest ways, for example, by giving someone a hug. I send you a hug!

  Gary Lineker

Every act of kindness is potent and lingers long in the heart of the recipient.

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  Jo Brand

I think it's really important to be kind, especially to people whose lives are grim - I try hard to cheer people up in as many ways as I can - if all else fails - I tell 'em a joke!

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  Dame Barbara Stocking - Oxfam

There can be no greater act of kindness than to help others when your own world has been destroyed.

  Katie Piper

Through my work at the Katie Piper Foundation, I’ve seen how the smallest of kindness can make a difference to someone’s life. Even a simple smile instead of a start can lift someone’s heart.

  Dr John Low CBE - Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

Kindness is to selflessly reach out to others from our own vulnerabilities.

  David Jamilly

Kindness and kind acts are what make the difference between a 'me society' and a 'we community'

  Peter Snow

Kindness costs nothing and it can give immense pleasure.

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  Sir Nicholas Young – CEO, British Red Cross

It's kindness that helps people cope with a crisis.

  Noel Edmonds

Every act of kindness is a little bit of love we leave behind.

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  Dr Patch Adams

Kindness Day? Kindness Day? Do you suppose if we were kind and enthusiastic for centuries uninterruptedly, that someone would create 'Nasty, Indifferent Day'?

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  Dr Mike Clarke - RSPB

Nature enriches and sustains our lives - Love Nature and be kind to the planet.

  Sir Alex Ferguson

Kindness is a universal language regardless of age, nationality or religion.

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  Prof Lord Richard Layard

Kindness is like mercy: it blesses him that gives and him that takes.

  Dalai Lama

The development of a kind heart, or feeling of closeness for all human beings, does not involve any of the kind of religiosity we normally associate with it...It is for everyone, irrespective of race, religion or any political affiliation.

  Sir Mark Walport - Wellcome Trust

Not many of us are in a position like Henry Wellcome to leave a large sum of money for research or to make scientific discoveries and medical breakthrough ourselves. Acts of kindness, however, do not have to be on this scale and I hope that "Kindness Day" encourages us all to help others in any way we can.

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  Jilly Cooper

I think we ought to have a kindness year, or a kindness century.

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  Barbara Frost - Wateraid

Kindness is a value central to everyone at WaterAid and something we see demonstrated daily in our work overseas. It is the kindness and compassion of communities that ensures the long term success of water and sanitation projects.

  Patsy Kensit

Kindness Day should be everyday of your life.

  Stephanie Dowrick - Author of Choosing Happiness

Whatever our background, culture or race, what rewards us most powerfully and consistently are the most deceptively simple abilities of all: the ability to be kind.

  Kay Boycott - Shelter

As families across the country struggle to make ends meet, a little kindness can go a long way in these difficult times.

  Pam Ferris

Kindness is a highly underrated quality.

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  Mark Goldring - Mencap

Kindness literally makes a world of difference to people with a learning disability. If we built our systems and institutions - and even society - around offering kindness first and everything else second, this would benefit not just people with a learning disability but all of us.

  Alan Titchmarsh

Be kind to your garden and be gentle on your back!

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  Camilla Dellarup

We have many choices to make in life, some more challenging than others, making a choice to be kind is easy! We can choose to smile at people we meet, it's free and it's a great way to show kindness and bring more happiness to everyone! Smile and you will see! x

  Billy Murray

Be kind. It doesn't cost anything.

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  Marcelle Speller OBE - Local Giving

Kindness is at the heart of the work that hundreds of thousands of local charities throughout the UK do every day.

  Vanessa Feltz

The eminent medieval Rabbi Hillel said "If I am not for myself who, will be for me? If I am for myself alone, what am I?" That's my idea of the very essence of kindness. Love, Vanessa xx

  Brian Blessed

Wishing kindness and compassion to all living creatures.

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  Ruby Wax

Only if you're kind to yourself, can you be kind to others.

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  Vincent and Flavia - Strictly Come Dancing

I love the quotation from Charles Kingsley The Waterbabies - "Do unto others as you would be done by," it could so easily read "Be as kind to others as you would like them to be to you."

  Blake Harrison

It’s kind to be kind and show kindness to the kind of people you think it’d be kind to be kind to...kind of.

  David R. Hamilton PhD – Author of Why Kindness is Good for You

Just as a lily pad in a pond will rise and fall on the wave produced by a pebble dropped in that pond, so acts of kindness will raise the spirits of people we might never know.