37 Powerful Quotes On Kindness and Generosity

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It’s incredible what a single act of kindness and generosity can do for someone.

There are numerous anecdotal references to the potency of these values. It saves and transforms lives, and it has a ripple effect that positively impacts more people along the way. And it is important that we cultivate and nurture these values within ourselves.

Starting with these 37 powerful quotes on kindness and generosity will inspire us to continue being kind and giving.

37 Powerful quotes about kindness and generosity

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

The law of prosperity is generosity. If you want more, give more.

– Bob Proctor

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

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

– Aesop

That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.

– Simone de Beauvoir

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.– Winston Churchill

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

Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.

– Pete Seeger

Kindness is like snow- It beautifies everything it covers.

– Kahlil Gibran

It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.

– Andrew Iskander

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

– Scott Adams

In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.

– Elizabeth Gilbert

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.

– John Holmes

Generosity is an activity that loosens us up. By offering whatever we can – a dollar, a flower, a word of encouragement – we are training in letting go.

– Pema Chodron

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

– John Ruskin

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.

– Albert Einstein

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 generous person will prosper.

– Proverbs 11:25

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

– Kahlil Gibran

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!

– William Arthur Ward

You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.

– Roy T. Bennett

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

– Saint Basil

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

– William Arthur Ward

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

– Lao Tzu

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.

– Tony Robbins

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

– Amelia Earhart

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.

– Barbara Bush

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

– Kahlil Gibran

Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As desire abates, generosity is born. When we are connected and present, what else is there to do but give?

– Jack Kornfield

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

– Lao Tzu

Err on the side of generosity. Not because you want something in return. Banking on reciprocity is a recipe for manipulation. Be generous because you’re human and you care. 

– Richie Norton

Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.

– Dalai Lama


To conclude, it is our fervent hope that the preceding quotes on kindness and generosity inspired you. So you can continue to be a kind soul and never get tired of doing whatever you can to help others in need.

Know that your small act of kindness and generosity will go a long way toward providing hope to those in need.

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