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