Caring Sayings and Quotes

We care about all kinds of things, from our families and friends, to our careers and social issues. Some of us even cry every time “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan queues up in that heartbreaking ASPCA commercial. Whatever tugs at your heart strings, the act of caring is what makes us human. Enjoy the collection of wise and inspiring caring quotes below

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.     

attributed to Theodore Roosevelt

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.      

Harold Kushner

Nurturing is not complex. It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.      

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.     

Langston Hughes

Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.     

William Shakespeare

The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.     

Carson McCullers

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.     

Anthony J. D'Angelo

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.     

J. K. Rowling

Warm weather fosters growth: cold weather destroys it. Thus a man with an unsympathetic temperament has a scant joy: but a man with a warm and friendly heart overflowing blessings, and his beneficence will extend to posterity.     

Hung Tzu-Ch'Eng

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

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.     

Og Mandino

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.     

Margaret Mead

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.     

William Glasser

So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.     

Benjamin Franklin

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.     

Pablo Casals

Life has taught me that respect, caring and love must be shared, for it's only through sharing that friendships are born.     

Donna A. Favors

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.     


We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions can sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and you act.     

Charlotte Lunsford

Today, give yourself permission to be outrageously kind, irrationally warm, improbably generous. I promise it will be a blast.     

Sasha Dicter of Acumen Fund on Generosity Day

One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.     

Erich Fromm

Caring can be learned by all human beings, can be worked into the design of every life, meeting an individual need as well as a pervasive need in society.      

Mary Catherine Bateson

You really can change the world if you care enough.      

Marian Wright Edelman

From caring comes courage.      

Lao Tzu

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.     

Joseph Joubert

The simple act of caring is heroic.     

Edward Albert

When people cared about each other, they always found a way to make it work.     

Nicholas Sparks

People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don't consider it servitude.     

Ann Landers

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.     

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

Never be so busy as not to think of others.     

Mother Teresa

The right mixture of caring and not caring - I suppose that's what love is.     

James Hilton

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.     

Denis Waitley

When you are caring about your children perhaps you always have to remember at what point you can become over involved because of something you need rather than something the child needs.     

Frank Shorter

One person caring about another represents life's greatest value.     

Jim Rohn

Caring is a powerful business advantage.     

Scott Johnson

Always be a little kinder than necessary.     

James M. Barrie

The more sympathy you give, the less you need.     

Malcolm S. Forbes

To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.     

Max Beerbohm

It is not alone the fact that women have generally had to spend most of their strength in caring for others that has handicapped them in individual effort; but also that they have almost universally had to care wholly for themselves.     

Anna Garlin

One must care about a world one will never see.     

Bertrand Russell

You don't have a garden just for yourself. You have it to share.     

Augusta Carter

A person who cares about the earth will resonate with its purity.     

Sally Fox

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.     

Tenneva Jordan

Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be.     

Temple Grandin

A kind word is like a spring day.     

Russian Proverb

Find a subject you care about and which you feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style.     

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Chance, fate, nurturing an inner preparedness for change and direction--how can one disentangle them?     

Sigmund Freud

Love is understanding someone, caring for him, sharing his joys and sorrows.     

Ann Frank

Christianity has taught us to care. Caring is the greatest thing, caring matters most.     

Baron Friedrich Von Hugel

Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.     

William A. Ward

Nurturing is the caring kind of love.     

Alfred A. Henry

Caring gives sincerity to love.     

Alfred Henry

More children would suffer aborted love were it not for rescue by caring hearts and hands.     

Alfred Henry

Caring is not absentee; it's as close as motherhood.     

Alfred Henry

Trite but true: Those who care are always there.     

Alfred Henry

I believe that the basis of any health education lies in a person's caring enough about himself that he'll want to take care of himself.     

Fred Rogers

No matter how wise and compassionate our teachers may be, they cannot walk the path for us.     


Fundamentally, the basis on which you can build a sense of caring for others is the capacity to love yourself.     

Dalai Lama

Loving everyone in the whole world is embodied in our love for those closest to us and in compassionate action to care for those in need.     

Elen & Charles Birx

Leaving things to the government, like leaving them to providence, is synonymous with not caring about them.     

John Stuart Mill

In the deeper waters, life is about others: family, friends, faith, community, country, caring, commitment.     

Mitt Romney

The only degree you'll need is a degree of caring.     

Bob Benson

There never was any harm truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.     

Robert Frost

Caring is personal. It is rooted in an individual's own set of values, concerns, and aspirations.     

Peter M. Senge

A caring, faithful, and worshipping humanity is one of the the garden's most important crop.     

Norman Wirzba

I need a caring world, a caring world / Will you hear me when I cry / I need a caring world, a caring world / Please don't leave me high and dry     

Des'ree Weeks

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give /You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have /I give you thanks for receiving, it's my privilege / And you owe me nothing in return.     

Alanis Morissette

Caring is not what a powerful person gives to a weaker one. Caring is a matter of being there...lamenting right along with the one who laments.     

Fred Rogers

To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now--and to go on caring even through times that may bring us pain.     

Fred Rogers

Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.     

Winnie the Pooh

Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.     

William J. Clinton

Friendly people are caring people, eager to provide encouragement and support when needed most.     

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

In the end, having a heart, being caring is so much rewarding. Better to have a loving caring heart then being cold.     

Sylvia Charming

To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.     

Mandy Hale

Politeness and caring for each other cannot be a thing of the past.     

Peter Frampton