12 Quotes About Kindness with DressLily & #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #44

Today, I am going to share some of my favorite quotes about kindness from the internet. Because even in all the craziness and the negativity that flies through interspace…you can still find kindness there. Proof that it is a virtue that is alive and well in this often cold and harsh world.

*This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

1.”Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

*Dress: Plus Size Flare Sleeve Babydoll Dress ($23.36) c/o DressLily. Unfortunately, the olive green is sold out, but it is available in white. (Belt is old, not part of the dress.)

2.”Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”

-George Sand

*Boots: Charlotte Russe Knit Sock Peep Toe Booties (Currently on sale for $24.59).

3.”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

4.”We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

-Herman Melville

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

-Scott Adams

6.”Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

-John Wesley

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

-Theodore Isaac Rubin

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

-Lao Tzu

9.”Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” 

-Eric Hoffer

10.”Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”

-George Sand

11.”We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”

-Whoopi Goldberg

12.”Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

-Desmond Tutu

There are so many amazing sentiments and statements and quotes about kindness out there. I just haphazardly began choosing them for this post because it was too much to go through them all.  So if you have any other favorites, I would love to see them in the comments…whether you are quoting someone else or it is your own. Keep spreading the kindness, my friends!

Looking for more kindness inspirations, check out this awesomely kind website I found: Spread Kindness: Share A Smile. Be Kind. Pass It On.

And now your favorite posts from last week.

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style shared her post How to Wear a Beige Clock Skirt Stylish and I have to say she definitely nailed this look! Fabulous, my friend!

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

And Kristina of The Kontemporary shared her post 7 Days – 7 Ways: Warm & Stylish durch den Winter. This head to toe look in olive is simply stunning!

Kristina of The Kontemporary

Remember to get your photos in for November’s edition of The Bad Buy Book. The theme is Cardigans!

Keeping it kind on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

68 Responses

  1. Shelbee those legs of yours are on fire girl! Lookin’ very nice and I love that you added the belt to this dress, creates such a great shape.
    The kindness quotes are great, my favorite is #5 because it’s true each act does create a ripple effect that really has no end. So inspiring!

    • Kellyann, thank you so much! My legs are my best asset, for sure…the one part of my body that I don’t try to cover up (unless it’s too cold, of course)! So thanks for noticing! Keep sharing your kindness, my friend!


  2. I totally agree with what you say Shelbee xx Looking fab btw xx

  3. Fabulous quotes Shelbee, thanks for sharing them, also great to see the lovely Nancy here. x Jacqui

  4. Such a lovely post, Shelbee. I loved reading all the kindness quotes… I hope more and more people will read them too! And on another note… OMG your legs!! They look freaking AMAZING!!!
    Suzy xxx

    • Suzy, thank you so much! Sometimes, I have to go easy on myself and just use other people’s words in a post (hence the quotes)! And my legs are my favorite part of my body, so I appreciate the compliment! Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing week.


  5. Love all these amazing quotes! The dress is so chic and dying over those sock booties! Thanks for the link up.


  6. I don’t have any quotes about kindness, but there are some stories I remember and many of them concern Greece. The people are so kind there. A few years ago, when they were in the grip of austerity and hardship, a little boy on a remote island was taken ill. He was taken by boat to the nearest island with a hospital, and the doctor and nurses were waiting outside the door (it was after midnight). The doctor had not been paid for weeks. The little boy received the best care and made a full recovery.

    • Oh wow, Gail, I love this story! Kindness does still live in this crazy world. And I also really love that the story takes place in Greece as my fabulous new friend, Helen (you will find lots of kind comments on my blog from her) hails from Greece. And she really is the epitome of kindness. So, I agree with you completely, that the Greek culture is a kind one by nature! Thank you so much for stopping by.


  7. I immediatly went to the site for those boots! Not my size! Damn Shelbee, what are you doing to me, they are gorgeous! But being featured made it all good! Thank you!

    • Oh man, Nancy! I am so sorry they were out of your size. Did you check some of their other options? They have some really cute options that are similar! Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. I am glad I could make your day with the feature! Have a great week.


  8. Thanks so much for the kindness quotes. Very inspirational! Great way to start my day.

  9. I always love a good quote Shelbee. We used to post one daily on the schedules at work, and I think that’s why I continue to do that on my blog!
    To me they are a load of great info in a small package!!

    • Yes, Jodie, I agree! I love the quotes you post on your blog. I always feel a little like I am cheating though when I have to use the words of others. But then, why reinvent the wheel? If someone said some brilliant, we should share it, right? This was my lazy day post…using quotes from other people. But you all seem to be enjoying it! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful week, my friend.


  10. Kindness in ever quote, and joy in every picture! I love the way you enjoy what you do here!

    • Michele, thank you so much for this lovely comment! I do love my blogging journey and I always have fun with my photographs. They may not be professional or the best quality, but by golly, they are filled with joy! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


  11. I love how you added the quotes to your post today! I love them all and I LOVE your booties! Thank you!

  12. Kindness – we need to keep spreading it like glitter — !!! loving those boot/shoes with the peeking toe cut out!! <3

    • Celia, I love that saying! We definitely need to spread kindness like glitter except I am not much of a fan of actual glitter! Better yet, let’s spread kindness INSTEAD of glitter! Hahaha! Thanks so much for stopping by.


  13. Great quotes! I think #5 and #9 are my favorites! And, as always, you look beautiful! Love the booties!

    Elizabeth | https://nattygal.com

  14. “Kindness is like snow – it beautifies everything it covers” – Kahlil Gibran.

    With all due respect, you look very nice. Where were those shots taken, that looks like a cool place to visit. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you and your kids have a good and safe Halloween.

    • Patrick, thanks so much! First of all, I love, love, love Kahlil Gibran and have been a huge fan of his since I was in high school. I even have a tattoo on the back of my neck which is from his book Warrior of the Light. So I really appreciate your sharing that quote.

      These photos were taken in the town square right in the tiny little downtown area of my little city! It amazes me all the pretty spots around town that I have discovered just by looking for them. I have a whole new appreciation for the beauty that surrounds me since I have started blogging.

      Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a fabulous day!


  15. You always have such great post ideas! Love these inspirational and good feels quotes! I also love those sock booties, how fun! I need a pair! That belt really makes this look polished and love the brown colors in this look.


    • Carrie, thank you so much! I am so glad that everyone is enjoying this post! I felt like such a cheater just using quotes from other people and not creating original content. But I am exhausted and just had no brain power to write!


  16. You look lovely Shelbee I also love the belt with this look and those booties are so cute. I enjoyed reading the quotes, it is so important that we spread kindness and be positive with the negativity in the world.
    Happy Halloween!
    jess xx

    • Jess, thank you so much for this kind comment! I am so happy that everyone is enjoying my quote roundup! I felt like a cheater not writing original content, but since this seems to be a hit, maybe I will share quote lists more often.


  17. I’m a quote collector too! I love when we can take a little bit of someone’s wisdom and discover something about our own lives.


  18. Thank you for sharing all of these lovely quotes—my grandma used to say it’s always easier to be kind!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  19. You are rocking brown. My fave here are those cool boots.

  20. You looks so Comfy & Chic and I enjoyed reading those quotes.


  21. I love the gloves with this look so different and so cool

    Life is just Rosie

  22. You found such good quotes, I love the one from Desmond Tutu’s quotes! I love you peep toe boots!

  23. Loved reading all these beautiful quotes! You look lovely!

  24. I love good quotes, especially you have selected the topic of kindness. All quotes are beautiful and so you are. I love your dress and the botties. Great style dear <3 Kisses <3

  25. I am loving all the quotes! Thank you! sucha great outfit too!

  26. This one has to be my fave:
    “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

    Thanks for sharing and spreading the kindness 🙂

    • Rania, thanks for stopping by! Yeah, that one is definitely profound and has a lot of power behind it, for sure! Now if we could get more people to live and act with that belief, what changes could happen in this world!


  27. Oh, what a cute outfit! I’m loving it. And thanks for the quotes. I’m a big quote fan and ones about kindness can’t be wrong, right?


    • Lauren, thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed my quote round up! And it is true, kindness can’t be wrong…and you can never go wrong by being kind either. Have a fabulous day!


  28. Indeed kindness is never wasted. Nice quotes

  29. Lovely quotes, number 5 is my favourite because I really believe acts of kindness have a knock on effect. I love your dress, it looks great with the black tights and brown booties!

    Emma xxx

    • Thanks so much, Emma! I am glad you enjoyed the post! And I think all of our acts have ripple effects whether they be kind or not! Which is exactly the reason we should choose kindness. Have a lovely day!


  30. Love this outfit Shelbee. The colours look great together 🙂 Great quotes. I love reading quotes. Thanks for hopping by The Wednesday blog hop.

  31. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. This dress is really cute and versatile. Love it!

  32. There is not enough kindness in this world


  33. I love all of the quotes Shelbee! So necessary to remember to always be kind in the scary world! Your look is gorgeous!!

  34. I love all of these quotes! Those peep-toe booties are so adorable! This quote is my favorite Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. It’s so true!

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