50 Kindness and Generosity Quotes for Inspiration

Kindness Quotes - Lao Tzu

50 Kindness and Generosity Quotes

Being kinder and more generous is not about making sacrifices or denying your own needs. Treating people kindly and helping out where you can, should not be an imposition or just another task on your checklist

It’s the outward manifestation of living positively. Kindness is all about mindset, and you can train your brain to make kindness almost automatic.

Ever notice that being kind to someone makes you feel good too? There is power in being kind. It’s because altruism promotes a chemical reaction in your brain, releasing serotonin, oxytocin, and dopamine. These chemicals not only make you feel good but also work to reinforce positive social behavior. By laying down new neural pathways, you set yourself up for living a positive, kinder, and more generous life.

Here are 50 Kindness and Generosity quotes to help get those feel-good chemicals pumping:


Kindness Quotes - Pubilius Syrus


“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
― John Holmes

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
― Kahlil Gibran

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
― Khalil Gibran

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
― John Bunyan

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
― Steve Maraboli


Kindness Quotes - Jackie Chan

Kindness Quotes - Scott Adams






“(I)f we are going to be kind, let it be out of simple generosity, not because we fear guilt or retribution.”
― J.M. Coetzee

“People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.”
― Sanaya Roman

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”
― Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

“Generosity is not in giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is in giving me that which you need more than I do.”
― Kahlil Gibran

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Kindness Quotes - Eric Hoffer

“For it is in giving that we receive.”
― St. Francis of Assisi

“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


Kindness Quotes - Jean Jacques Rosseau

Kindness Quotes - Sarah Fielding






“You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”
― Winston s. Churchill

“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
― Debbie Macomber

“Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only gift is a portion of thyself. Thou must bleed for me.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If truth doesn’t set you free, generosity of spirit will.”
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is, none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give.”
― Steve Goodier


Kindness Quotes - Ronald Reagan


“I’ve never heard anyone say “I wish I hadn’t forgiven.”
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

“The most powerful thought is a prayerful thought. When I’m praying for you, I am praying for my own peace of mind. I can only have for myself what I am willing to wish for you.”
― Marianne Williamson


Kindness Quotes - Amelia Earhart

Kindness Quotes - Charles Glassman


“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.”
― Dalai Lama

“To be creative, first we must be generous. Then we must have a quiet, indomitable belief in our own worth.”
― Donna Goddard

“The Age of Selfishness and Greed is over. The Age of Kindness and Generosity is underway.”
― Laurence Overmire


Kindness Quotes - Bob Kerrey

Kindness Quotes - John Ruskin






“Conquer the angry one by not getting angry; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth.

[Verse 223]”
― Siddhārtha Gautama


Kindness Quotes -Lucius Seneca

Kindness Quotes - Theodore Rubin


“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
― Abraham Lincoln

“When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?”
― Eleanor Roosevelt


Kindness Quotes - Kahil Gibran

“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”
― Carol Ryrie Brink

“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

Kindness Quotes -Robert Ingersoll

Kindness Quotes - Anonymous






Kindness Quotes -Amelia Barr

Kindness Quotes - Mark Twain





“Some people are afraid of generosity. They feel they will be taken advantage of or oppressed. In cultivating generosity, we are only oppressing our greed and attachment. This allows our true nature to come out and become lighter and freer.” — Ajahn Chah

“The moral high road is always about love, compassion, kindness and generosity.”
― Laurence Overmire


Kindness Quotes - Tommy Lee Jones



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