Life is about more than just you — this is one of the hardest lessons for most people to learn. You only get back as much as you give. So it’s as important to care for others as it is for yourself. If you ever feel clouded by anger, envy, or negativity towards people, here are some inspirational quotes about caring for others to keep close.
Quotes About Caring for Others That Will Inspire You
To start you off, here are some uplifting quotes about caring for others.
#1. “Some people’s weakness is that they care too much; it is also their strength.” — Brigitte Nicole
#2. “Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.” — Maxime Lagace
#3. “The more you care, the stronger you can be.” — Jim Rohn
#4. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop
#5. “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” — Joseph Joubert
#6. “People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don’t consider it servitude.” — Ann Landers
Here are some of the most inspiring things about caring that have ever been said.
#7. “When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.” — Plato
#8. “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
#9. “Manly men have a caring heart for all living things.” — Kate Gosselin
#10. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — Dalai Lama
#11. “We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation, for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.” — Seneca
#12. “The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.” — Robert M. Pirsig
Looking for some motivation?
#13. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest significance.” — Pablo Casals
#14. “From caring comes courage.” — Lao Tzu
#15. “One of the problems of modern society, or the post-Internet age, is that there are so many things bombarding us that we could care about. I think it’s more important than ever to really get clear and focus on what’s worth caring about and what’s just noise or distraction.” — Mark Manson
#16. “Wealth is the progressive realization of worthy goals, the ability to love and have compassion, meaningful and caring relationships.” — Deepak Chopra
#17. “Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.” — William Glasser
#18. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Quotes About Body, Stress and Relaxing
In order to care better for others, you need to make time to care for yourself by looking after your body and relaxing.
#19. “When people care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.” — Langston Hughes
#20. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” — Harold Kushner
#21. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren’t more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they’ll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.” — Kristen Neff
#22. “Self-discipline is self-caring.” — M. Scott Peck
#23. “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by myself.” — Brian Andreas
#24. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” — Jean Shinoda Bolen
Quotes To Make You and Those Around You Feel Strong
Here are some quotes about caring to empower your sense of solidarity with your family and friends.
#25. “Don’t care for those who ignore you. Care for those who are ignoring others for you.” — Theodore Roosevelt
#26. “A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” — Shannon L. Alder
#27. “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
#28. “Why should I care when no one else does? For the simple reason that the most critical time to care is when no one else does.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough
#29. “An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
#30. “It was in that moment that I realized something about human beings: We always care. Even when we don’t care, or don’t want to care, or we’ve been broken beyond the capability of caring . . . We always do. It’s our ultimate infallibility.” ― Preston Norton, Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe