The following collection of quotes are all about caring for others.
Caregiving, the act of caring for people who are ill or injured, can be difficult emotionally, physically, mentally and financially. It often requires a selfless attitude, as well as physical and emotional strength that we might not always be aware we possess.
Quotes About Caring For Others
As someone who has had the incredible honor, and the enormous hardship of caring for sick parents, I find these quotes inspiring and empathetic.
We hope that you find them comforting and a positive light in a challenging time:
“Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Martin Luther King Jr.
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia
God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders. Yiddish Proverb
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama
“Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.” William Arthur Ward
“There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.” Rosalyn Carter
“A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” Denis Waitley
“It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” Lena Horne
“I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.” Nick Cannon
“It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” Mother Teresa
“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
“One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” Jim Rohn
“Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.” Tracy McMillan
“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” Fred Rogers
“To be successful is to be helpful, caring and constructive, to make everything and everyone you touch a little bit better.” Norman Vincent Peale
“Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn’t know possible.” Tia Walker
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” Emory Austin
“As human beings we each have a responsibility to care for humanity. Expressing concern for others brings inner strength and deep satisfaction. As social animals, human beings need friendship, but friendship doesn’t come from wealth and power, but from showing compassion and concern for others.” Dalai Lama
“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” Carson McCullers
“Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” Harold Kushner
“You can’t have it all, all at once. Who – man or woman – has it all, all at once? Over my lifespan, I think I have had it all. But in different periods of time, things were rough. And if you have a caring life partner, you help the other person when that person needs it.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“I’ve never minded solitude. For a writer, it’s a natural condition. But caring for a dementia sufferer leads to a peculiar kind of loneliness.” Laurie Graham
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” Bernice Johnson Reagon
“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” John Wooden
“Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.” Deepak Chopra
“Love isn’t a perfect state of caring. It’s an active noun, like ‘struggle.’” Fred Rogers
“If you find yourself caring for a relative with dementia, the chances are you’ll need help.” Phyllis Logan
“The happiest people are those who do the most for others. The most miserable are those who do the least.” Booker T. Washington
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. Irish proverb
“Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.” Les Brown
“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” Dalai Lama
“Live for yourself and you will live in vain; Live for others, and you will live again.” Bob Marley
It’s exhausting, emotionally draining and a job that nobody in their right mind ‘asks’ for, but sometimes we find ourselves in. Take care of yourself so that you can provide the best care for your loved one!
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