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Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. - Theodore Isaac Rubin.

Looking for the best kindness quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 100 quotes and sayings about kindness, it’s importance in life and more.

Top 100 Kindness Quotes


100

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James


99

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop


98

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward


97

“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca


96

“Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude.” – Confucius


95

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank


94

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato


93

“Be a little kinder than you have to.” – E. Lockhart


92

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama


91

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin


90

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


89

“All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.” – Kathryn Stockett


88

“Life becomes easier and more beautiful when we can see the good in other people.” – Roy T. Bennett


87

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran


86

“It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.” – Josh Radnor


85

“Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.” – Pope Francis


84

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain


83

“Kindness gives birth to kindness.” – Sophocles


82

“Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.” – Roy T. Bennett


81

“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” – Buddha


80

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


79

“I have understood that the most important things are tenderness and kindness. I can’t do without them.” – Brigitte Bardot


78

“Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – James M. Barrie


77

“Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” – Annie Lennox


76

“I don’t worry about people misinterpreting my kindness for weakness.” – Jason Bateman


75

“When you are young you take the kindness people show you as your right.” – W. Somerset Maugham


74

“A kindness received should be returned with a freer hand.” – Saint Ambrose


73

“The kindness that’s been shown to me, by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it’s really saved my life.” – Lady Gaga


72

“Kindly words do not enter so deeply into men as a reputation for kindness.” – Mencius


71

“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” – Paramahansa Yogananda


70

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer


69

“Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.” – Ron Hall


68

“Be nice to strangers. Be nice even when it doesn’t matter.” – Sam Altman


67

“People just take your kindness for weakness sometimes, and that’s just the bottom line.” – Ruben Studdard


66

“One of the toughest things for leaders to master is kindness. Kindness shares credit and offers enthusiastic praise for others’ work. It’s a balancing act between being genuinely kind and not looking weak.” – Travis Bradberry


65

“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer


64

“I always say that kindness is the greatest beauty that you can have.” – Andie MacDowell


63

“Love and kindness go hand in hand.” – Marian Keyes


62

“Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer


61

“Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin


60

“I’m honest and fair, but I don’t dispense false kindness.” – Steve Easterbrook


59

“Every day, some act of kindness comes my way, even if it’s just someone opening the door. It happens every day if you keep an eye out for it. Keeping an eye out, that’s the key.” – Aaron Neville


58

“Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.” – Mason Cooley


57

“The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.” – Sarah Fielding


56

“Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.” – Frederick William Faber


55

“Kindness is a sort of love without being love.” – Susan Hill


54

“Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him.” – Frank A. Clark


53

“If you have an impulse to kindness, act on it.” – Douglas Coupland


52

“My religious philosophy is kindness. Try to be kind. That’s something worth achieving.” – Pierce Brosnan


51

“Kindness is an everyday byproduct of all the great virtues.” – Krista Tippett


50

“Everyone responds to kindness.” – Richard Gere


49

“You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Publilius Syrus


48

“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” – Sophocles


47

“The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.” – Anita Roddick


46

“Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.” – Amelia Barr


45

“The way I stand up to bullies is with kindness and love. Because I think that’s what they really need. They’re misunderstood and probably really upset themselves.” – Chrissy Metz


44

“Kindness is something that I feel is leaving us a little bit – people are getting more self-involved.” – Cobie Smulders


43

“Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.” – Joseph Joubert


42

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams


41

“Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.” – Walter Savage Landor


40

“Harshness and unkindness are relative. The appearance of them may be the fruits of the greatest kindness.” – William Godwin


39

“There is no substitute for kindness in the home. This lesson I learned from my father. He always listened to my mother’s advice. As a result, he was a better, wiser, and kinder man.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin


38

“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.” – Samuel Johnson


37

“To repay evils with kindness is the religion I was taught to practise, and this will forever be my rule.” – John James Audubon


36

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain


35

“I like kindness. Who doesn’t? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people.” – Ellen Greene


34

“I’m a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small.” – Liam Neeson


33

“Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.” – Holly Branson


32

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


31

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Lama


30

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” – John Ruskin


29

“Kindness and intelligence don’t always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.” – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison


28

“Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin


27

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu


26

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


25

“Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.” – Robert Green Ingersoll


24

“True popularity comes from acts of kindness rather than acts of stupidity.” – Bo Bennett


23

“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


22

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


21

“The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.” – Oscar de la Renta


20

“It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.” – Nellie Bly


19

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama


18

“True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.” – Alek Wek


17

“There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth.” – Alice Cary


16

“The only way to tell the truth is to speak with kindness. Only the words of a loving man can be heard.” – Henry David Thoreau


15

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis


14

“Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.” – Kiana Tom


13

“You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be.” – Captain Beefheart


12

“I actually think that the most efficacious way of making a difference is to lead by example, and doing random acts of kindness is setting a very good example of how to behave in the world.” – Misha Collins


11

“Kindness and politeness are not overrated at all. They’re underused.” – Tommy Lee Jones


10

“Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince – so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he’s no Prince Charming!” – Anne Hathaway


9

“Good people can get you out of a thousand problems with charm and kindness.” – Anouska Hempel


8

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


7

“Kindness is wisdom.” – Philip James Bailey


6

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


5

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


4

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


3

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


2

“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


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“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

Kindness can make a bad day good, and a good day better. RAKtivist. “Kindness can More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.” Charlie Chaplin .. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” Jean Jacques.

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Hi, to all that can help.
This is a quote I have found to be very true:

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom

If there is anyone who can help to translate it in to chinese so that I can have it tattooed on my body. I would also apprecate any guidance as to the style of the characters to be used & also if possible a guide as to how to pronounce it in chinese would be a bonous.

Thankyou for all your help.

Chris

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Thanks for the quick reply :-) I know that things dont translate perfectly could you tell me the literal translation of the characters you were kind enough to send me? & if possible could you send how to pronounce it?

Again many thanks.

yakjock.

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The literal translation for the Chinese expression 知仁之大於智者 智生焉 is

"Recognizing that kindness is more important than wisdom is the beginning of wisdom,"

which is actually very close to the English original, only that the word sequence is slightly rearranged. And I think such rearrangement is necessary for such an expression written in more stylish classical Chinese.

Yale romanization for the Chinese expression would be

ji1 yan4 ji1 daai6 yu1 ji3 je2, ji3 sang1 yin4.

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The Importance of Kindness in Our Life

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Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.

…. but you shall love your neighbour as yourself: I am the LORD. Lev 19:18 NKJV.

Random Acts 

Small acts of kindness toward our neighbours can be very fulfilling. Not only for the receiver but for the giver, as well. God has said, that whatsoever a man sows, that and only that shall he reap. This is a law that He has set down; that he does not have to keep watch over. It will automatically work and it works for everyone. Jesus said:  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matt 6:20-21 NKJV.

When we show kindness to our fellow man, there are no regrets or worries about consequences.  I heard a man once say that we are all as our Lord was; being crucified between two thieves. The regrets of yesterday and worries of tomorrow.  When we show kindness toward our neighbour these two thieves no longer exist. I have came across ten small things, if they are put into practice it will never bring about regrets or worries, but they will bring those treasures that moths can’t eat, and thieves cannot break in and steal.

Showing respect to the elderly. Showing kindness toward those whose years on this earth are more advance then ours is the number one thing that we all should be practicing, if only for this reason, that one day we all will be considered OLD.

Acting kindly toward a stranger in need of help. – This is what scripture says concerning strangers. He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing. Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deut 10:18-19 NKJV.  It’s funny as I was reading this I thought to myself; at some time or another we are all strangers to someone somewhere!

Destroying a letter written in anger.

Refraining from gossip

Offering an apology and restoring a relationship: Words...are real things, they curse or they encourage, they praise or they damn, they build or they destroy. So often we are not mindful of our words and the impact they will have on others. The bible has many things to say about our words, a wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Prov 15:4 NKJV. Keep your tongue from evil, And your lips from speaking deceit. Ps 34:13 NKJV. I said, “I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me.” Ps 39:1 NKJV. The old testament writers understood how powerful the spoken word is, death and life are in the power of the tongue,  and those who love it will eat its fruit. Prov 18:21 NKJV. In the beginning the bible says: “Then God said” Gen1:3-6-9-11-14-20-24-26 NKJV.  God created the heavens and this world we live in,it is my prayer that all would come to the understanding that the worlds in which we all live in; Are created by the words we say!

Extending forgiveness to an enemy someone who has hurt you. Forgiving those who have caused us pain is not an easy thing to do, but it must be done, Jesus said: “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt 6:14-15 NKJV.

When we come to Christ we ask him to forgive us for the sins that we did, but in order to receive that forgiveness we must also forgive those who have sinned against us. Throughout the bible you will find that there is a give and receive principle going on, “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”Luke 6:37-38 NKJV. If there is something that you desire in this life and it is his will for you to have it, give it away! Cast your bread upon the waters, For you will find it after many days. Eccl 11:1 NKJV. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy. Matt 5:7 NKJV.

Listening to hurting people:   When you’re listening to your friends, really listen, allow them to repeat the same story over and over again, for some strange reason the repetition defuses the intensity of their loss and makes it possible for healing to take place. So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; James 1:19 NKJV. In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise. Prov 10:19 NKJV. Every grieving person needs someone who will simply listen.

Living according to your conviction:   In our modern world, our real danger comes not from irreligion, but from mild religion. (D. Elton True blood). So you say you are a believer in and a follower of God? Can I ask you this question? Can everyone who looks upon you tell? Are you just a Christian on Sunday? If you were silent to the last two questions you need to take a good long look at yourself, we should all be trying to move closer to God every day.

Maintaining personal ethics and integrity when everyone else is doing it.” References to different types of integrity, such as intellectual artistic and personal integrity, abound in the philosophical literature on integrity and everyday discourse. Because integrity involves managing various commitments and values, one might conjecture that such types of integrity are simply manifestations of a person's overall integrity, or of their personal integrity. However, there are many people who we are inclined to say have intellectual but not personal integrity—or who have more of the former than the latter. We as children of the highest God Must in every aspect of our lives maintain the highest level of integrity that we can. The things that we hold in high esteem, the precepts statues and commandment of God are the FOUNDATION on which our integrity should be based on.

Treating all those around you with dignity, diplomacy, and kindness: We are called to treat everyone we come in contact with; with kindness, Our Lord said to (love our neighbour as ourselves) No matter what level of society they might belong to, From the C.E.O of a big corporation to the homeless man standing on the corner begging for spare change. Even that man or woman at work, who we know is truly evil, And we know that the word of God does not dwell in them, and those who when the word of God came up in a conversation cursed it, We must still treat them with dignity and kindness, For God has said: and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.  Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Luke 6:35-36 NKJV.

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  • A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. – William Arthur Ward

 

  • Kindness gives birth to kindness. – Sophocles

 

  • Love and kindness go hand in hand. – Marian Keyes

 

  • Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness. – Holly Branson

 

  • Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions. – Kiana Tom

 

  • The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey. – Sarah Fielding

 

  • You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force. -Publilius Syrus

 

  • The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention. – Kahlil Gibran

 

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

 

 

  • The very nature of kindness is to spread. If you are kind to others, today they will be kind to you, and tomorrow to somebody else. – Sri Chinmoy

 

  • Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. – Henry James

 

  • A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money. – John Ruskin

 

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  • Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. – Mark Twain

 

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

 

  • Getting money is not all a man’s business, to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. – Samuel Johnson

 

  • Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. – Roy T. Bennett

 

  • My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. – Dalai Lama

 

  • A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. – Steve Maraboli

 

  • Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu

 

  • True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others. – Alek Wek

 

  • If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction. – Martin Kornfeld

 

  • You can tell by the kindness of a dog how a human should be. – Captain Beefheart

 

  • Always be a little kinder than necessary. – James M. Barrie

 

  • Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows. – Robert Green Ingersoll

 

  • If we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.- J.M. Coetzee

 

  • The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness. – Oscar de la Renta

 

  • Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.- Theodore Rubin

 

  • You don’t teach morals and ethics and empathy and kindness in the schools. You teach that at home, and children learn by example. – Judy Sheindlin

 

  • How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it. – George Elliston

 

  • Kindness and faithfulness keep a king safe, through kindness his throne is made secure. – King Solomon

 

  • Kindness is loving people more than they deserve. – Joseph Joubert

 

  • Everywhere you go, leave a glitter trail of kindness behind you.  – Unknown

 

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

 

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  • Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

 

  • There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness. – Dalai Lama

 

  • Try to exercise gentleness, kindness and humour, and you cannot go far wrong. – Sophie Winkleman

 

  • Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

 

  • What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? – Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

  • Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. – Plato

 

  • Do one act of kindness each day of the year and change 365 lives. – Anthony Douglas Williams

 

  • Our kindness may be the most persuasive argument for that which we believe. – Gordon B. Hinckley

 

  • I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else. – Roald Dahl

 

  • Every minute of every hour of every day you are making the world, just as you are making yourself, and you might as well do it with generosity and kindness and style. – Rebecca Solnit

 

  • 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. – Harold Kushner

 

  • No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank

 

  • Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. – Maya Angelou

 

  • When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. – Abraham Joshua Heschel

 

  • A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy. – Thomas Carlyle

 

  • I’m always impressed by confidence, kindness and a sense of humour. – Tamara Mellon

 

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

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