Wednesday is National Random Acts of Kindness Day, which is celebrated every year to inspire people to be generous and kind. Doing kind acts for others not only brings happiness to the receiver, but also to the giver.

Here are some quotes on kindness and generosity, taken from, to share with your loved ones on this day:

1. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

2. “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” – Harold S. Kushner

3. “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana

4. “Because that’s what kindness is. It’s not doing something for someone else because they can’t, but because you can.” – Andrew Iskander

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

6. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis

7. “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

8. “You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.” – Pubilius Syrus

9. “Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.” – Eric Hoffer

10. “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

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Uruguayan Monusco Major Marcelo Techera hugs a toddler at the Tulizeni center orphanage during a farewell party for the Uruguayan MONUSCO soldiers in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on April 21, 2016. Getty Images/Pablo Porciuncula