The world needs kindness now more than ever, and it’s important that each of us do our part to make it that way. Being a kinder person should be a goal we all have in common, but it probably isn’t.

When people think of their long-term goals, treating others better might not come to mind, but it should. We not only owe it to ourselves, but also the entire planet, to start focusing on love, respect, and togetherness instead of negativity and perceived differences.

If you need a little nudge to get you feeling the loving vibes then check out these 26 quotes that will inspire you want to be a kinder person right now.

Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.
Ron Hall

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

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
Stephen Grellet

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

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

Just imagine how different the world could be if we all spoke to everyone with respect and kindness.
Holly Branson

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

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

Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
Robert Green Ingersoll

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness.
Dalai Lama

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

The man who practices unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow creature a kindness – even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent – will be an elevating influence wherever he goes.
Orison Swett Marden

The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth

Kindness is within our power, even when fondness is not.
Samuel Johnson

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure of lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
Alexander the Great

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert

Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.
Joseph B. Wirthlin

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

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that hurt people hurt people, and kindess is just as contagious. So if you can focus your efforts on engineering kindness, it will prevail.
Whitney Wolfe Herd

Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it’s being done to him or by him.
– Frank A. Clark

First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be. We should watch our own gossiping and anger. We should model the kindness we want to see.
Brene Brown

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

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

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.
Kahlil Gibran

Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
Blaise Pasca

Hopefully, reading these quotes not only inspired you, but also showed you the importance of kindness and why we urgently need to change now. So don’t waste one more minute not doing all you can. It will not go unnoticed!