35 Quotes About Niceness


Being nice is sometimes required to be heard. It can also have its own set of consequences. These quotes about niceness will encourage you to follow new approaches to situations.

“A lot of warm vulgarity is incomparably preferable to a little bit of pinched niceness.”

“A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world-and might be even more difficult to save.”

“Be nice to everyone you meet, they are fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

“Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”

“Don’t mistake niceness for weakness.”

“Fear and niceness, the handmaids of all women, or more truly, woman its pretty self.”

“Human beings need to watch out for reasonless niceness too. It’s never reasonless and its reason’s not usually nice.”

“I believe in kindness and niceness and lots of spiritual things, but the real intellectual rigor and quest of logic is something that I’m afraid takes incredibly hard work and we live in an age in which hard work is if not actively deprecated or denigrated it is run away from or ignored.”

“I no longer think she’s just being nice. She’s being kind. Which is much more a sign of character than mere niceness. Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.”

“I really think I am a nice person. [But] this is not going to be an election on niceness. This is going to be an election on competence.”

“If I were the commissioner of all sports media, the one change I would make is to sprinkle a little niceness and civility across our industry. Just a touch.”

“If you expect something in return for being a nice person, you aren’t a nice person.”

“I’m a nice guy to anyone I meet, until they show me they don’t deserve niceness. I’ll turn very quickly. But I’m pretty pleasant overall.”

“It is nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”

“It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that their niceness is a sign of goodness.”

“Kindness connects to who you are, while niceness connects to how you want to be seen.”

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

“Misanthropes have some admirable if paradoxical virtues. It is no exaggeration to say that we are among the nicest people you are likely to meet.”

“My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. ”

“My mother told me that niceness and kindness goes a long way.”

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”

“Nice is a pallid virtue. Not like honesty or courage or perseverance. On the other hand, in a nation notably lacking in civility, there is much to be said for nice.”

“Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait.”

“Nobody can afford to appear more pleasant than they really are.”

“Over-niceness may be under-niceness.”

“Society values cooperation over independence, obedience over individuality, and niceness above all else.”

“Sometimes being too nice is dangerous, you have to show your mean side once in a while to avoid getting hurt.”

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”

“This is what happens when nice people are pushed too far. We give too many chances, and so when we’ve finally had enough, we are well and truly done. When a nice person shuts a door on you, it’s shut for good.”

“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.”

“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.”

“We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait.”

“We’re not all nice, and there are a lot of levels of ambition and niceness.”

“You can only find comfort in being nice when you expect nothing in return.”

“You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion.”

Being kind to one another is an effective way of living among the billions of other human beings we have to share this world with.

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