Selected Quotes about Love And Kindness You Will Need Them.

Selected Quotes about Love And Kindness You Will Need Them.

Lao Tzu,

Speaking with kindness builds confidence,
thinking with kindness builds wisdom,
giving with kindness builds love.

Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism (about 500 BC)

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain (1835-1910), American author and humorist

You have two hands.

One for helping yourself,
the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993), American actress and humanitarian

Those who bring sunlight to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

James M. Barrie (1860-1937), Scottish author and dramatist

Love and kindness always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them,
and they bless you, the giver.

Barbara De Angelis (1951- ), author and lecturer on relationships

Do good and care not to whom.
Italian Proverb

Instead of trying to be right,
why don’t we try being kind?

Wayne Dyer (1940- ), American self-help author and lecturer

Trust men and they will be true to you;
act toward them as if they are great and they will show themselves great.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American writer and lecturer

Simple kindness to yourself and all that lives is the most powerful changing force of all.

David R. Hawkins (1927- ), an American psychiatrist, author, and lecturer
A kind word is never thrown away.

Arthur Helps (1813-1875), English writer and dean of the Privy Council

All you need is love.

But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), American cartoonist

If you know what hurts yourself,
you know what hurts others.

Author unknown

No act of kindness is ever wasted.

Aesop (c. 620-564 BC), Greek fable teller

Before you judge me, walk a mile in my shoes.

Author unknown

The art of being kind is all that this sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919), The World’s Need

No man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American writer and lecturer

You will get more bees with honey than with vinegar.

Author unknown

Be good to people on the way up,
because you will meet them
on the way down.

Wilson Mizner (1876-1933),

in A. Johnston’s The Legendary Mizners (1953), chapter 4

I and the people know
what all school children learn:

If you are cruel to another,
they will be cruel in return.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973), ‘September 1, 1939’ (1940)

A soft answer turns away anger.
The Bible, Proverbs 15:1

Smile. It is the key

that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.
Anthony J. D’Angelo. American self-help author

I have witnessed the hardest of hearts become soft by a simple smile.

Goldie Hawn (1945- ), American actor, film director, and producer


What the sun is to flowers,
smiles are to people.

Author unknown

Love is, above all other things,
the giving of yourself.

Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), Ardele (1949), page 79

We may give without loving,
but we cannot love without giving.

Bernard Meltzer (1916-1998), Harvard graduate and radio show host

A person who does not love
does not know God;
for God is love.

The Bible, I John 4:8

Hell, madam is to love no more.

Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French author and WWI soldier

Let those love now, who never loved before.

Let those who always loved, now love the more.

Pervigilium Veneris (translated by Thomas Parnell, 1722)

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Samuel Butler (1835-1902), English author

Love is being able and willing to let those that you care for be what they choose for themselves without telling them that they must do what you choose.

Wayne Dyer (1940- ), American self-help author and lecturer

Knowledge makes you feel important,

Knowledge makes you feel important,
but love helps you to make others feel important.

The Bible, I Corinthians 8:1


and after that, do what you want.

St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), philosopher and theologian,
Epistolam Joannis ad Parthos (AD 413)

One who has not loved has not lived.

John Gay (1685-1732), The Captives (1724), act 2, scene 2

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin,
or his way of life, or his religion.

People must learn to hate,
and if they can learn to hate,
they can be taught to love,
for love comes more naturally
to the human heart than its opposite.

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), former President of South Africa

We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past,
but by the love, we’re not giving out in the present.

Marianne Williamson (1952- ), author, lecturer and spiritual activist

They pray well who love well.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834),

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798), part 7

Where there is great love there are always miracles.

Willa Cather (1843-1947), American novelist who wrote of frontier life

I did the worst to him I loved the most.

Laxdaela Saga (c. 12 century); the words of Gudrun

Those have the most power to hurt us that we love.

Francis Beaumont (1584-1616). and John Fletcher (1579-1625),
The Maid’s Tragedy (written 1610-1611), act 5

A bell’s not a bell until you ring it.

A song’s not a song until you sing it.

Love wasn’t put in your heart to stay.

Love isn’t loving until you give it away!

Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), American theatrical producer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hate, let me plant love.

St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226), “Prayer of St. Francis”

The greatest love is to give your life for a friend.

Jesus Christ, John 15:13

The only good life is the one that is lived for others.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German physicist, Defining Success

To keep the body, mind, and heart in parallel strength one must exercise, study, and love.

Karl von Bonstetten (1745-1832), Swiss writer

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.

When I talk to the little peanut,
it gives up its secrets.

and when I quietly talk with people they give up their secrets also — if you love them enough.

George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
American scientist, inventor, and educator

Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright

The weather and love are the two things about which one can never be sure.

Alice Hoffman (1952- ), Here on Earth

It is easier to know a man in general than to know one man as a person.

Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French author

It is a far far better thing I do than ever I have done.

It is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known before.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), book 3,
chapter 1 5 (by a man who was going to die for another man)

We must love one another, or die!

W. H. Auden (1907-1 973), September 1 , 1 939 (1 940)

Hear the other side.

St Augustine of Hippo (354-430), philosopher and theologian

Love is like a virus.

It can happen to anyone at any time.

Maya Angelou (1923- ), American author and poet

Nice guys finish last.

Leo Durocher (1905-1991), American baseball manager

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.

Evan Davis (1962- ), British TV presenter and economist

It’s not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.

Addison “Mort” Walker (1923- ), comic illustrator