60+ Caring Quotes to Inspire Kindness

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These inspirational caring quotes will inspire you to spread kindness and compassion everywhere you go. 

Caring about other people is one of the greatest things we will ever do. Learning to be kind, compassionate, and caring for others will make our lives more meaningful and full of purpose. 

Caring quotes and quotes about caring


Sometimes its not the strength but gentleness that cracks the hardest shells.

— Richard Paul Evans

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

— Dalai Lama

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

— Denis Waitley

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.

— John Joseph Powell

Caring quotes and quotes about caring

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never be so busy as not to think of others.

— Mother Teresa

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

— Audrey Hepburn

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 F. Buscaglia

Caring – about people, about things, about life – is an act of maturity.

— Tracy McMillan

This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, ‘aw shit, he’s up!

— Steve Maraboli

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

— Margaret Mead

Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

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

— Anthony J. D’Angelo

Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.

— Shannon L. Alder

The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity of love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.

— Barbara Mandrell

I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.

— Jana Stanfield

Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.

— Martha Beck

Nobody is so busy that they can’t make time for the people they really care about.

— leila sales

The simple act of caring is heroic.

— Edward Albert

A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while.

— Ransom Riggs

Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy.

— John Hoeven


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

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

— Carson McCullers

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

— Langston Hughes

More caring quotes and sayings

It’s time to care; it’s time to take responsibility; it’s time to lead; it’s time for a change; it’s time to be true to our greatest self; it’s time to stop blaming others.

— Steve Maraboli

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

Share, care, hug like a bear.

— Amy Leigh Mercree

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

There are these amazing little seeds called compassion.  You should grow some.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

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

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Caring is open-hearted, keeping us available to transmit love to a stranger through simple eye contact and without condition. This is not the opportunistic sizing-up of sexual cruising; instead, it’s the felt recognition of the divinity and humanity in another individual.

— Alexandra Katehakis

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

Everyone has baggage, maybe we should help each other carry it.

— Rob Liano

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

— Nicholas Sparks

A single act of kindness is like a drop of oil on a patch of dry skin—seeping, spreading, and affecting more than the original need.

— Richelle E. Goodrich

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

— Jim Rohn

Humility is not weak, powerless, faint, a pushover, a punching bag or an abuse magnet, because above all — humility cares.

— Bryant McGill

Extend yourself in kindness to other human being wherever you can.

— Oprah Winfrey

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

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Love is about accepting another – heart, soul, body and mind, and caring for them deeply.

— Merlyn Gabriel Miller

You really can change the world if you care enough.

— Marian Wright Edelman

This is what care looks like, pure and chaste loving without reward.

— Abhijit Naskar

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

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


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

— Harold Kushner

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

— James Keller

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

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

— Theodore Roosevelt

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

— William Shakespeare

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

— Winnie the Pooh

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

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

— Sylvia Charming

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

— William Glasser

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

— Benjamin Franklin

Caring quotes to inspire kindness

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

— Pablo Casals

The right mixture of caring and not caring – I suppose that’s what love is.

— James Hilton

From caring comes courage.

— Lao Tzu

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

— Erich Fromm

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

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

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

— Joseph Joubert

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

— Ann Landers

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

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

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

Which of these caring quotes resonated and inspired you the most? 






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