behaving toward people in a helpful way that demonstrates benevolent concern for them

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • animosity
  • cruelty
  • ill will
  • indifference
  • meanness

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “The kinder and the more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. Kindness enriches our life; with kindness mysterious things become clear, difficult things become easy, and dull things become cheerful.” — Tolstoy