A woman holds a balloon as she walks past a store in Beijing, China, on Aug. 28, 2017. Monday is World Kindness Day 2017. Getty Images

Monday is World Kindness Day, a day marked to celebrate the people who have brought goodness into the world and also those who want the world to be a better place to live in by sharing their love and care.

The day was officially marked on Nov. 13, 1998, following the World Kindness Movement and since then the international community has observed it. This day can be celebrated by donating books, food or clothes to local communities and those who are in need of some kind of help.

Here are 20 famous quotes about kindness to share with your loves ones. The quotes have been collected Goodreads and Brainy Quotes.

1. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” ― Amelia Earhart

2. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ― Aesop

3. “Never be so busy as not to think of others.” ― Mother Teresa

4. “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” ― Mark Twain

5. “If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love's reach.” ― Margaret Cho

6. "Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” ― Henry James

7. “It's all a matter of paying attention, being awake in the present moment, and not expecting a huge payoff. The magic in this world seems to work in whispers and small kindnesses.” ― Charles de Lint

8. “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” – John Holmes

9. “Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” ― Henry Van Dyke

10. “Be a little kinder than you have to.” ― E. Lockhart

11. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” ― William Arthur Ward

12. “Kindness is stronger than iron bars.” ― Margaret George

13. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” ― Henry David Thoreau

15. “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ― Oscar Wilde

16. “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

17. “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

18. “We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

19. “Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.” ― Alexander the Great

20. “Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing.” ― Max Irons