James Clear

James Clear quotes on kindness

Author of the #1 NYT bestseller Atomic Habits. I write about building better habits.

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1

Compliment others more. You’ll barely remember you did it, but the other person may never forget that you did. Kindness has unlimited upside.

2

If you want to be rich, then be kind. It’s hard to create wealth unless you work well with others, and it’s hard to work well with others if you are unlikable. Even if you can do it without kindness, rich jerks end up poor in friendship. You can buy friends, but not good ones.

3

The longer I live, the more I notice how valuable it is to do one simple thing: be kind. - When someone does a good job, tell them. - When someone makes a mistake, forgive them. - When someone tells you their problems, listen. It barely costs a thing, but counts for so much.

4

Kindness is a way to avoid expensive decisions. At a deep level, many choices we make—buying nice cars, big houses, luxury clothes—are an attempt to feel good about ourselves. Being kind to others also makes you feel great... and it’s cheap. No need to pay for self-respect.

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