Inside: 40 inspirational kindness quotes for kids along with some super awesome kindness quotes for the classroom.

Kindness can and will change the world.

And here’s the best part:

Kindness has a way of growing and living in our hearts.

Kindness brings joy not only to people around you, but it shoots back to you just like a boomerang. 

So throw that kindness out into the universe and then open up your arms and wait for it to come right back at ya!

Every day we make a zillion choices in how we treat people and how we act in situations. These seemingly little choices add up to big things and ultimately define who we are and how we impact the world.

I know, right?

It’s big.

And here’s the thing:

Our kids study our behavior for clues on how they should act.

So:

To make the world a better place, let’s plant the seeds of kindness into our youth.

Helping children practice acts of kindness and empathy is one of the most valuable things we can encourage them to do.

So to get started teaching our little ones all about kindness, by giving them inspirational kindness quotes that are sure to inspire the heck out of them (and us).

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Kindness Quotes for Kids

The best way to teach kids to be kind is to model kindness yourself and engage in fun kindness activities.

(And if you want some cool ideas, check out these 6 fun ways to teach kids kindness)

But I also think kindness quotes can give kids something to ponder, and just might hit them deep inside and inspire change.

Kindness quotes about compassion, empathy, peace, and forgiveness light the fire of warmth and love inside us all.

After all, love and kindness are what the world needs. (And here are 5 researched backed reasons to be kind).

Here are 40 quotes about kindness for kids that are simple, beautiful, and easy to understand.

40 Quotes About Kindness for Kids

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. — Amelia Earhart

Too often, we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. — Leo Buscaglia 

If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else up

Booker T. Washington

kind people are the best

You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself. — John Steinbeck

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.

Dolly Parton

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

Martin Kornfeld
kindness quotes for kids

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.

Margaret Mead

That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.

William Wordsworth

The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Always stop to think whether your fun may be the cause of another’s unhappiness.

Aesop

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30 day kindness challenge

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

Plato

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

Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

Maya Angelou

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

Albert schweitzer
inspirational sayings for kids

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. 

Jessie Jackson

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

Lao Tzu

As we work to create light for others, naturally light our own way.  

MARY ANNE RADMACHER

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

We may all come on different ships, but we are all in the same boat now.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Kindness Quotes for the Classroom 

Another great place to hang your kindness quotes is the classroom.

Below are random acts of empathy and beautiful kindness quotes for the classroom that you can hang on display for the kids to ponder.

Sprinkling quotes into your daily life, helps keep the kindness mindset strong to inspire kids to engage in acts of kindness in the classroom, at school, at home, with friends, and everywhere!

Kindness Quotes for Students

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.

Chinese Proverb

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

Winston churchill

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

John Bunyon
kindness quotes

Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal, and not wound.

Unknown

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.

John D. rockefeller

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Paulo coelho

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
kindness quotes for kids

There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.

Kenneth mcfarland

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

scott adams

Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.

dale carnegie

Our days are happier when we give people a bit of our heart rather than a piece of our mind. 

Unknown

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. 

unknown
thankful quotes

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

mark twain

If you have the power to make someone happy, DO IT. The world needs more of that. 

unknown

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.

anne frank

Throw kindness around like confetti. 

unknown
kindness quotes for kids

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

william arthur ward

In a world where you can be anything, be kind. 

unknown

Kindness is the new COOL. 

unknown

Bring love wherever you go. Shine light wherever it is dark. Leave blessings wherever you have been. Be kind wherever you are.

mary davis

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Final thoughts

Kindness and empathy give you the strength to acknowledge, feel, understand, and respond to the needs of others.

It blooms all things loving, caring and understanding.

These 40 kindness quotes for kids are short, simple, meaningful, and memorable.

They can help kids from elementary to high school be more kind and generous.

Stick them up on your fridge, wallpaper them into your kid’s phone, put them up on class bulletin boards, and every other place where children can read regularly.

What’s your favorite kindness quote for kids?

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