72 Best Classroom Kindness Quotes For Kids To Try Today

Today, in the age of social media where words can be expressed anonymously and at the touch of a button, teaching children the importance of kindness is more important than ever. 

72 Best Classroom Kindness Quotes For Kids To Try Today

While teaching kids to be kind is something that should ideally begin before a child sets foot in a classroom, reinforcing how important it is to be kind at school can go a long way.

Equally important as teaching children to be kind to others is teaching them how to treat themselves with kindness. 

Spreading kindness and teaching its value can be as simple as putting up quotes about this virtue around your classroom.

Kindness quotes can help to inspire empathy in the classroom, and hopefully, this will translate to kinder behavior outside of school as well. 

Here are the best classroom quotes about kindness for kids to try today!

Quotes To Inspire Kindness 

“If you can be anything, be kind.” – Jen Kind 

“Never look down on anybody, unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson

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

“How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it.” – George Elliston

“Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.” – Plato

“The level of our success is limited only by our imagination, and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – Dalai Lama 

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank 

“I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.” – Roald Dahl

“Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.” – William Makepeace Thackeray

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall 

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

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” – Maya Angelou

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” – Shakespeare 

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain

“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.” – Karen Salmansohn

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Sometimes, the smallest thing takes up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Have courage and be kind.” – Disney’s Cinderella 

“It takes strength to be kind; it’s not a weakness.” – Daniel Lubetzky 

“Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.” – Blaise Pascal

“Throw kindness around like confetti.” – Kid President 

“The world is full of kind people. If you can’t find one, be one.” – Nishan Panwar 

“Remember, there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” – Scott Adams 

“Be somebody who makes everyone feel like a somebody.” – Robby Novak

“What we all have in common is an appreciation of kindness and compassion; all the religions have this. Love. We all lean towards love.” – Richard Gere 

Quotes About The Importance Of Kindness 

72 Best Classroom Kindness Quotes For Kids To Try Today

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato

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

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

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

“You will never have a completely bad day if you show kindness at least once.” – Greg Henry Quinn

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

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa 

“Do one act of kindness each day of the year and change 365 lives.” – Anthony Douglas Williams 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou 

“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 

“We are all neighbors. Be kind. Be gentle.” – Clementine Wamariya 

“Be kind to people on the way up – you’ll meet them again on your way down.” – Jimmy Durante 

“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” – Wes Angelozzi

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.” – John Templeton 

“Choose being kind over being right, and you’ll be right every time.” – Richard Carlson

“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 

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

Quotes About Giving And Receiving Kindness

72 Best Classroom Kindness Quotes For Kids To Try Today

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana 

“Kindness gives birth to kindness.” – Sophocles

“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 

“If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” – Dolly Parton

“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

“You can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!” – Anne Frank

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa 

“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.” – Sophocles 

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner 

“Good words bring good feelings to the heart. Speak with kindness, always.” – Rod Williams 

“Kindness is an electrical spark of life that runs through all kingdoms and has a reciprocal action when shown to others.” – Joe Hayes 

Quotes About Self-Kindness 

“Be kind to yourself, so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world.” – Misha Collins 

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher 

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

“Be kind to others, so that you may learn the secret art of being kind to yourself.” – Paramahansa Yogananda 

“Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” – Pema Chodron

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is always mean to you all the time.” – Christine Arylo 

“To say ‘I love you’, one must know first how to say the ‘I’.” – Ayn Rand 

“Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.” – Lisa M. Hayes 

“Love yourself first and everything falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” – C. Joybell C. 

“Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it, one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt 

“When you look in the mirror, smile at your own kindness.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Go above and beyond for yourself! You do it for family, friends, and colleagues, but don’t forget about you. It’s important to include yourself… You are worthy of your own kindness, too.” – Stephanie Lahart 

“Be kind to yourself as you proceed along this journey. This kindness, in itself, is a means of awakening the spark of love within you and helping others to discover that spark within themselves.” – Tsoknyi Rinpoche 

Final Thoughts 

Put some of these quotes up on your classroom notice board or whiteboard to remind kids about the importance of kindness. 

These quotes will help to encourage kindness to others as well as kindness to self, leading to positive changes inside and outside the classroom.

Helena Waters

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