35 Quotes About Being Unkind


One of the most difficult things to deal with in life is not making the impact you desire. These quotes about being unkind serve as a perfect example to the type of kindness and likability you should show others to help you achieve your dreams.

“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget.”

“Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours.”

“Barking at people earns their respect about as effectively as staring into the sun improves your vision.”

“Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.”

“But for better or worse, I am not motivated by kindness.”

“Certainly we struggle as victims of other people’s unkindness. We have been sinned against. But we cannot excuse our sinful responses to others on the grounds of their mistreatment of us.”

“Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”

“Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds.”

“I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life’s unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.”

“I do not like to be unkind.”

“I don’t mind being called snobbish, a pain and a social climber, but being called unkind really hurts.”

“I don’t think I’m an unkind person, I don’t think my books are unkind, and I don’t think my readers are unkind.”

“I felt the kind of desperation, I think, that cancels the possibility of empathy…that makes you unkind.”

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

“I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it’s white, it’s snow-white.”

“If I could reach down in my heart, I would say I’m sorry for every unkind word and thought I ever had.”

“If one believed in angels one would feel that they must love us best when we are asleep and cannot hurt each other; and what a mercy it is that once in every twenty-four hours we are too utterly weary to go on being unkind.”

“I’m not strong-willed enough or unkind enough… or maybe simply not wise enough to tell a journalist that a subject is out of bounds.”

“It’s not what people do to you, but what they mean, that hurts.”

“Life sometimes reminds us that it is sometimes heartless by giving something or someone we really need to someone who does not need or even want them or it.”

“Man’s meanness is a fuse in search of a flame.”

“Meanness is a monster that usurps your self-control because you cowardly allow it to conquer you.”

“My parents didn’t treat me as if there was anything in the world I couldn’t do, except be unkind.”

“Nature isn’t positive in that way. It doesn’t aim itself at you. It’s not being unkind to you.”

“No matter how kind you are, always expect a few imbeciles.”

“Nothing turns me off faster than a guy being unkind.”

“One bad turn does not excuse another.”

“People who are mean or unkind or rigid – think about it – cannot laugh at themselves.”

“Punishing a person for the wrongs of another makes about as much sense as throwing up to enjoy the meal a second time.”

“Remorse is a terrible thing to bear, Pam, one of the worst of all punishments in this life.”

“Stupidity is to have amnesia over your own faults when the person you hate makes theirs.”

“The biggest threat against the survival of humanity is not brutality and unkindness, it is stupidity and selfishness.”

“The world has used me so unkindly, I fear it has made me suspicious of everyone.”

“Unkindness is inspired by hatred, anger fuels it into action in which there is no great joy; it would take sadism to turn it into something pleasurable; unkind people imagine themselves to be inflicting pain on someone equally unkind.”

“When I’m called unkind… that really cuts to the quick. You can say anything else that you like about me.”

When you are being unkind to yourself, you are committing one of the worst crimes you can commit with unkindness.

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