65 Unkind Quotes On Success In Life

These unkind quotes will inspire you. Unkind, not pleasing, or mild: inclement, inconsiderate, and harsh to others.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging unkind quotes, unkind sayings, and unkind proverbs.

Best Unkind Quotes

  1. “When you say something really unkind when you do something in retaliation your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and he will try hard to say or to do something back to get relief from his suffering. That is how conflict escalates.” ~ Nhat Hanh , Unkind quotes person
  2. “Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man’s ingratitude.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “If someone is being unkind or petty or jealous or distant or weird, you don’t have to take it in. You don’t have to turn it into a big psychodrama about your worth. That behavior so often is not even about you. Don’t own other people’s crap.” ~ Cheryl Strayed
  4. “Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. ‘Accentuate the positive.’ Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  5. “And his unkindness may defeat my life, But never taint my love.” ~ William Shakespeare

  6. “Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  7. “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.” ~ Felix Adler
  8. “My father was a man of love. He always loved me to death. He worked hard in the fields, but my father never hit me. Never. I don’t ever remember a really cross, unkind word from my father.” ~ Johnny Cash
  9. “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.” ~ Elizabeth von Arnim
  10. “He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.” ~ Dante Alighieri

  11. “Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant
  12. “I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  13. “Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.” ~ William Shakespeare
  14. “There was one thing my daddy wouldn’t tolerate in any shape, form or fashion, and that was being unkind or rude to somebody. That was just very important to my folks. And as it turns out, that was a legacy that he left me that money can’t buy, is how to be able to treat people.” ~ Paula Deen
  15. “Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

  16. “Unkind language is sure to produce the fruits of unkindness–that is, suffering in the bosom of others.” ~ Jeremy Bentham
  17. “In nature, there’s no blemish but the mind. None can be called deformed but the unkind.” ~ William Shakespeare
  18. “The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” ~ Charlie Chaplin
  19. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  20. “Why are people so unkind?” ~ Kamahl

  21. “Remorse is a terrible thing to bear, Pam, one of the worst of all punishments in this life. To wish undone something you have done, to wish you could look back on kindness to someone you love, instead of on unkindness – that is a very terrible thing.” ~ Enid Blyton
  22. “As “unkindness has no remedy at law,” let its avoidance be with you a point of honor.” ~ Hosea Ballou
  23. “Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.” ~ William Shakespeare
  24. “Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  25. “There is nothing that needs to be said in an unkind manner.” ~ Hosea Ballou

  26. “I do not like to be unkind.” ~ David Rockefeller
  27. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” ~ Mao Zedong
  28. “Unkind people need your kindness the most. They advertise their pain.” ~ Rick Warren
  29. “Hate and fear breed a poison in the blood, which if continued, affects eyes, ears, nose and the organs of digestion. Therefore, it is not wise to hear and remember the unkind things others might say about you.” ~ Pythagoras
  30. “Your children vividly remember every unkind thing you ever did to them, plus a few you really didn’t.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin

  31. “If you are harboring the slightest bitterness toward anyone, or any unkind thoughts of any sort whatever, you must get rid of them quickly. They are not hurting anyone but you. It isn’t enough just to do right things and say right things – you must also think right things before your life can come into harmony.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
  32. “I could not think of being unkind, even to a mortal enemy. It would hurt me. I see so much unkindness in the world, and there is no excuse for me to add to it.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
  33. “Kind words produce their own image in men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  34. “Do yourself a favor and forgive anyone that has anything against you. Do it as an act of faith and trust God to change and heal your emotions. Pray for your enemies and never say another unkind thing about them. It is the only way you can move past the pain and begin to heal.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  35. “I’m a kind person, I’m kind to everyone, but if you are unkind to me, then kindness is not what you’ll remember me for” ~ Al Capone

  36. “It is unrealistic to expect an entire profession to be completely good. There are bound to be some individuals who are stressed, who are unkind, who are a bit rubbish at their job, who are in the wrong career.” ~ Jo Brand
  37. “Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. Then look at, or think of, the person triggering this emotion: With mindfulness, you can see that she is unhappy, that she is suffering. You can see her wrong perceptions. You can see that she is not beautiful when she says things that are unkind.” ~ Nhat Hanh
  38. “I felt the kind of desperation, I think, that cancels the possibility of empathy…that makes you unkind.” ~ Sue Miller
  39. “Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don’t expect me to be serious about my work.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  40. “Though there were moments of beauty, Mariam knew for the most part that life had been unkind to her.” ~ Khaled Hosseini

  41. “A ‘sign of weakness’ for a male celebrity is being found to be unfaithful, or unkind to an employee, or having crashed their car while stoned out of their tiny minds. A ‘sign of weakness’ for a woman, on the other hand, can be a single, unflattering picture.” ~ Caitlin Moran
  42. “The unwearable of high heels is self-evidently all around us, coming to a head at the average wedding reception, a uniformly high-heeled occasion. In our minds, we see it as a serene and elegant gathering of women in their finest, one of the big chances of the year to pretend you’re at the Oscars, in your stilettos. In actuality of course, … there are women staggering around in the unaccustomed vertical, foot-flesh spilling over tight, unkind satin.” ~ Caitlin Moran
  43. “…a choice had to be made when your husband said something unkind. Specifically: be cruel, be strong, or sulk. ‘Be cruel’ by saying an unkind thing back. ‘Be strong’ by choosing not to mind. But to do this, you have to use up a piece of your love. You have to shave off enough of the love to forgive. After a while, the piece might grow back, but sometimes not. And if you shave off all the soft curves, you’ll be left with a sharp-edged love. ‘Sulk’ by sulking. Sulking is simply delaying the choice to be cruel or strong.” ~ Jaclyn Moriarty
  44. “The tears into his eyes were brought, And thanks and praises seemed to run So fast out of his heart, I thought They never would have done. -I’ve heard of hearts unkind, kind deeds With coldness still returning; Alas! the gratitude of men Hath oftener left me mourning.” ~ William Wordsworth
  45. “Divorce isn’t the child’s fault. Don’t say anything unkind about your ex to the child, because you’re really just hurting the child.” ~ Valerie Bertinelli

  46. “I’m not…’ Angharad began, but then she thought. Not what? Not a bad person? Perhaps. But had she never known anger? Never held unkind thoughts? The stranger’s observation was valid. No one was innocent of darkness.” ~ Charles de Lint
  47. “I’ve said many, many, many unkind things about Philadelphia, and I meant everyone.” ~ David Lynch
  48. “People have said unkind things and you kind of have to, if you happen to read it, you have to just, you know, move on.” ~ John Hawkes
  49. “When you think the night has seen your mind, That inside your twisted and unkind, Let me stand to show that you are blind. Please put down your hands cause I see you. I’ll be your mirror.” ~ Lou Reed
  50. “These random unkind moments that catch you when you least expect them.” ~ Khaled Hosseini

  51. “You must not be unkind, especially when it happens that you’re right.” ~ William Saroyan
  52. “The only way I can be angry at you is when I have thought, said, or done something that is unkind in my own opinion.” ~ Byron Katie
  53. “A will to be unkind is like a sickness. It can be healed or driven out. But to be unkind because you are thoughtless is the worst kind of blindness: difficult to cure because you cannot see the fault even as you commit it.” ~ Cameron Dokey
  54. “…to be unkind because you are thoughtless is the worst kind of blindness.” ~ Cameron Dokey
  55. “My life is unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life is unkind, but I can vote for kindness.” ~ Vachel Lindsay

  56. “How frequently has melancholy and even misanthropy taken possession of me, when the world has disgusted me, and friends have proven unkind. I have then considered myself as a particle broken off from the grand mass of mankind.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
  57. “THOUGH you are in your shining days, Voices among the crowd And new friends busy with your praise, Be not unkind or proud, But think about old friends the most: Time’s bitter flood will rise, Your beauty perish and be lost For all eyes but these eyes.” ~ William Butler Yeats , Unkind quotes friend
  58. “Fairest Cordelia, that art most rich, being poor; Most choice, forsaken; and most loved, despised! Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon: Be it lawful I take up what’s castaway. Gods, gods! ’tis strange that from their cold’st neglect My love should kindle to inflamed respect. Thy dowerless daughter, king, thrown to my chance, Is queen of us, of ours, and our fair France: Not all the dukes of waterish Burgundy Can buy this unprized precious maid of me. Bid them farewell, Cordelia, though unkind: Thou losest here, a better where to find.” ~ William Shakespeare
  59. “Some of the most unkind, judgmental people I’ve ever known go to church every Sunday and read the Bible. I don’t know how some people are able to disassociate their own cruelty and shortcomings from their religious obligations and convictions, but many are able to do that.” ~ Judith McNaught
  60. “Memories were short and history unkind. It was the way of the world.” ~ Deborah Harkness

  61. “of all the unusual features of Stargirl, this struck me as the most remarkable. Bad things did not stick to her. Correction: her bad things did not stick to her. If we were hurt, if we were unhappy or otherwise victimized by life, she seemed to know about it, and to care, as soon as we did. But bad things falling on her — unkind words, nasty stares, foot blisters — she seemed unaware of. I never saw her look in a mirror, never heard her complain. All of her feelings, all of her attentions flowed outward. She had no ego.” ~ Jerry Spinelli , Unkind quotes life
  62. “Though there had been moments of beauty in it, Mariam knew that life for the most part has been unkind to her. But as she walked the final twenty paces, she could not help but wish for more of it.” ~ Khaled Hosseini
  63. “The world is unkind to the shoeless and frolicsome.” ~ Jedediah Berry

  64. “You cannot laugh and be unkind at the same time” ~ Khalil Gibran
  65. “We’ve had a beautiful friendship, Diana. We’ve never marred it by one quarrel or coolness or unkind word, and I hope it will always be so. But things can’t be quite the same after this. You’ll have other interests. I’ll just be on the outside.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery

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