150 Caring Quotes for Family, Friends and Lovers

Looking for the best quotes about caring?

Well, you’re in the right place because we’ve got 150 quotes on caring for a partner, family, friends and other people around you.

Caring for others helps to develop empathy and the ability to connect with people, even in difficult times. Taking care of someone else presents unique challenges and obstacles to overcome.

Grab a friend or lover and let’s start reading some motivational quotes.

Check out the full list below.

And make sure to read these friendship quotes and empathy quotes.

Best Caring Quotes

Caring Quotes - When you have a problem, rules don't solve your problem. It's caring and education.

1. “When you have a problem, rules don’t solve your problem. It’s caring and education.” – Jim Brown

2. “Nobody is so busy that they can’t make time for the people they really care about.” – Leila Sales

3. “I care so much about everything that I care about nothing.” – William Saroyan

4. “Sincerity increases willingness to care.” – Toba Beta

5. “I don’t think avoiding conflict is not caring.” – Shin

6. “Sometimes we care others more than they deserve!” – Rupesh Sreeraman

7. “A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Little people are indifferent. Superior people are caring.” – Maxime Lagace

9. “Being respectful towards others and a loving and caring nature are some qualities I admire.” – Sara Khan

Famous Caring Quotes

Caring Quotes - Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye.

10. “Care keeps his watch in every old man’s eye, And where care lodges, sleep will never lie.” – William Shakespeare

11. “When people cared about each other, they always found a way to make it work.” – Nicholas Sparks

12. “Soar with wit. Conquer with dignity. Handle with care.” – Criss Jami,

13. “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” – Jackie Chan

14. “I’m beyond caring what anyone expects of me anymore.” – Paul Westerberg

15. “One of the things I’ve never been accused of is not caring about people.” – Joe Biden

16. “Some people’s weakness is that they care too much; it is also their strength.” – Brigitte Nicole

17. “My guiding principles in life are, to be honest, genuine, thoughtful, and caring.” – Prince William

18. “The more you care, the stronger you can be.” – Jim Rohn

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19. “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Profound Caring Quotes

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

20. “When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.” – Langston Hughes

21. “I want to care, but I don’t. I look at you and all I feel is tired.” – Elizabeth Scott

22. “Worrying can be a kind of caring, and as such is a healthy part of a balanced emotional life.” – Anthony Browne

23. “Sometimes carrying the burden of an upsetting truth, and hiding it, is actually a gift you give to someone else. You bear that burden, so they don’t have to, in a situation where telling them will change nothing.” – Cassandra Clare

24. “Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference.” – Amy Leigh

25. “A caring heart that listens is often more valued than an intelligent mind that talks.” – Michael Josephson

26. “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

27. “I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.” – Pablo Casals

28. “Always be a little kinder than necessary.” – James M. Barrie

29. “Caring is a powerful business advantage.” – Scott Johnson

Caring Quotes on Love

Caring Quotes - Love is comprising with feeling, care and commitment.

30. “Love is comprising with feeling, care and commitment.” – Arbab J. Edhi

31. “For what is love itself, for the one we love best? – an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.” – George Eliot

32. “Love is a simple game. If you care, it matters. When you stop caring, nothing matters.” – Sarvesh Jain

33. “Love is about accepting another—heart, soul, body and mind, and caring for them deeply.” – Merlyn Gabriel Miller

34. “The secret of happiness is love and the secret of love is nonjudgmental care.” – Debasish Mridha

35. “Love was indeed a big responsibility. One must use the word judiciously. One cannot love one day and take away love the next day. It is total caring.” – Anuradha Bhattacharyya

36. “Give happiness, patience, kindness, and care, and the pain goes away. Then only love remains…” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

37. “Share your love, share your happiness, care for others; your wealth will be endless.” – Debasish Mridha

38. “If you open your heart, then the object of your love becomes so precious because you are so open. And that philosophy, that caring, spreads.” – Jeff Bridges

39. “The right mixture of caring and not caring I suppose that’s what love is.” – James Hilton

Caring Quotes for Couples

Caring Quotes - Taking care of loved ones in my world was not based on affection.

40. “Taking care of loved ones in my world was not based on affection. It was based on the fear of losing them.” – Clemantine Wamariya,

41. “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” – Carson McCullers

42. “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

43. “In the end, having a heart, being caring is so much rewarding. Better to have a loving caring heart then being cold.”- Sylvia Charming

44. “A woman never thoroughly cares for her lover until he has ceased to care for her, and it is not until you have snapped your fingers in Fortune’s face and turned on your heel that she begins to smile upon you.” – Jerome K. Jerome

45. “I may act like I don’t care anymore, but if only you could see me inside, you’ll know how much I wanted to be with you.” – Jayson Engay

46. “As a person, he was wonderful. He really was a great person. He was full of life. He had a great sense of humor. Very talented, of course, but very caring to his parents. There was a very endearing quality about Elvis.” – Priscilla Presley

47. “I think one of the most important things in a relationship is caring for your significant other through good times and bad.” – Nick Cannon

48. “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

49. “Caring is open-hearted, keeping us available to transmit love to a stranger through simple eye contact and without condition.” – Alexandra Katehakis

Caring Quotes for Other People

Caring Quotes - No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people.

50. “No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.” – Jay Asher

51. “My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people.” – Suzanne Collins

52. “I hate the way, once you start to know someone, care about them, their behavior can distress you, even when it’s unreasonable and not your fault, even if you were really trying to be careful, tactful.” – Tanith Lee

53. “I think that people who make judgments about other people they don’t even know are shallow, and people who start rumors are shallow, and I really don’t care what shallow people say about me.” – Nina LaCour

54. “But that is what these people do—the Steves of this world—they all try and make something out of nothing, and they all do it for themselves.” – Nathan Filer

55. “I care about strangers when they’re abstractions, but I feel almost nothing when they’re literally in front of me.” – Chuck Klosterman,

56. “Treat people like people. Beware of pity and patronization because, in them, you can’t see when you’re unashamedly looking down on someone.” – Criss Jami

57. “The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity to love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.” – Barbara Mandrell

58. “The most pressing ethical question is to make sure that everything you do from a scientific standpoint is done for the ultimate good and positive issue for the people that you’re caring about.” – Anthony Fauci

59. “The purpose of life is to help others, and if you can’t help them, won’t you at least not hurt them? I know that is a platitude, that that is sentimental and can easily be attacked. But loving, caring is simple, and we make it complex. Our own neuroses make it complex.” – Leo Buscaglia

Caring Quotes for Friends and Family

Caring Quotes - Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.

60. “Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.” – Santosh Kalwar

61. “My friend…care for your psyche…know thyself, for once we know ourselves, we may learn how to care for ourselves.” – Socrates

62. “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

63. “Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that’s not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.” – Joe Manchin

64. “I understand the dignity that comes from work and caring for one’s family.”- Doug Ducey

65. “I’m doing my best to raise my son and give him a nurturing, loving, and caring environment, so he can grow up and be the best version of himself.” – Miranda Kerr

66. “My grandmother was one of the most loving, caring, and supportive people I’ve ever met.” – Adam Cole

67. “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

68. “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns

69. “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

Caring Quotes on Life

Caring Quotes - Every day is a good day.

70. “Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.” – Amit Ray

71. “Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care, in the world, I’ll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that’s what I call pure, honest fun.” – Criss Jami

72. “I always think I could play a fantastic psychopath. I’d like to play a psycho. With a heart, you know. A caring lunatic.” – Nick Frost

73. “Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it’s a very powerful combination.” – Jerry Greenfield

74. “I think there’s something that happens at 40 where you settle into your own skin, and you stop caring what people think—you realize life is a gift from God and you want to live it to the fullest.” – Tyler Perry

75. “My mission in life is to be kind, compassionate, caring, and loving in order to find and feel the deepest joy of life.” – Debasish Mridha

76. “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

77. “Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

78. “Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington

79. “I had a simple goal in life: to be true to my parents and our country as an honorable son, a caring brother, and a good citizen.” – Benigno Aquino III

Caring Quotes on Feelings

Caring Quotes - For those constantly full of joy, they sometimes feel a little guilty of always feeling so good. That guilt is compassion.

80. “For those constantly full of joy, they sometimes feel a little guilty of always feeling so good. That guilt is compassion: it flies in with an attempt to share one’s joy with others who do not have it.” – Criss Jami

81. “Do you ever wish, Alexis, that your heart was just that little bit smaller, so that you didn’t have to care quite so much?” – L.H. Cosway

82. “Want people to rock out in the car and not care that people are watching, I love that feeling when the sequences are all perfect, and you can just press play. I want the music to take you on a journey.” – Blake Lewis

83. “The most critical time in any battle is not when I’m fatigued, it’s when I no longer care.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

84. “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

85. “Loneliness always eats up time, fills on depression where hands move slow, to reach out for a moment of care.” – Anthony Liccione

86. “There is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good. If you really want to meet the nicest, most caring people in your field, get involved with charity work. The thankless hours that go into planning charity dinners, running a carnival, and gathering donations for silent auctions are noticed and appreciated.” – Jay Samit

87. “Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.” – Harold Kushner

88. “Share, care, hug like a bear.” – Amy Leigh Mercree

89. “The most beautiful feeling in the whole world: to know that someone cares for you.” – Avijeet Das

Caring Quotes for Wise Decisions

Caring Quotes - Be lost. Give up. Give In. in the end, it would be better to surrender before you begin.

90. “Be lost. Give up. Give In. in the end, It would be better to surrender before you begin. Be lost. Be lost And then you will not care if you are ever found.”- Victoria Schwab

91. “Act like you care. Pray like you care. Speak, smile, reach out, and live like you care. The point is to make sure those in your life know beyond doubt that you do care.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

92. “To be careless in making decisions is to naively believe that a single decision impacts nothing more than that single decision, for a single decision can spawn a thousand others that were entirely unnecessary, or it can bring peace to a thousand places we never knew existed.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

93. “Just getting older, you stop caring what other people think, but also, you know who you are, and you know what you want.” – Sharon Van Etten

94. “I’m not possessive, I’m caring… Once you realize a person doesn’t want that much care, you automatically back off.” – Salman Khan

95. “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead

96. “Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom.” – Demi Moore

97. “Most people, it seems like they’ve only got one part of the equation down. Caring for themselves, or caring for someone else. And I’ve learned how important it is to have both.” – Deb Caletti

98. “Listening better. Caring more. Being there. It’s not big changes, but the little ones in our daily lives that make all the difference. With little ways to love more, big things happen.” – Yehuda Berg

99. “If you’d rather live surrounded by pristine objects than by the traces of happy memories, stay focused on tangible things. Otherwise, stop fixating on stuff you can touch and start caring about stuff that touches you.” – Martha Beck

Caring Quotes on Good Deeds

Caring Quotes - Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies.

100. “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.” – Steve Maraboli

101. “Caring about people, about things, about life is an act of maturity.” – Tracy McMillan

102. “People with handicaps teach me that being is more important than doing, the heart is more important than the mind, and caring together is better than caring alone.” – Henri Nouwen

103. “Your caring about others can make all the difference.” – Asad Meah

104. “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

105. “Happiness will grow if you plant the seeds of love in the garden of hope with compassion and care.” – Debasish Mridha

106. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.” – Winnie the Pooh

107. “Caring for your inner child has a powerful and surprisingly quick result: Do it and the child heals.”- Martha Beck

108. “Politeness and caring for each other cannot be a thing of the past.” – Peter Frampton

109. “This is what care looks like, pure and chaste loving without reward.” – Abhijit Naskar

Caring Quotes on Self Worth

Caring Quotes - Don't sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there's nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.

110. “Don’t sacrifice yourself too much, because if you sacrifice too much there’s nothing else you can give and nobody will care for you.” – Karl Lagerfeld

111. “Don’t lock yourself away from those who care about you because you think you’ll hurt them, or they’ll hurt you. What point is there in being human if you don’t let yourself feel anything?” – Sabaa Tahir

112. “But, so what? Their apathy does not diminish your worth. Learn from it. Make it your job to care for those around you, so they never feel like nobody cares.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

113. “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

114. “I think that’s the most beautiful thing about being confident—just loving yourself, not caring what everybody else thinks. Because you could be Mother Theresa, and people are still going to try to find some imperfection.” – Joanna Krupa

115. “Truly caring people know they have to take care of themselves first.” – Marty Rubin

116. “Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.” – Bob Dylan

117. “When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your mistakes, then you stop caring about what people who don’t know you think.” – Beyonce Knowles

118. “Let your caring actions be so loud and even in the most noisy rooms you will get the people’s attention.” – Manuel Corazzari

119. “Care and Quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing. A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares. A person who cares about what he sees and does is a person who’s bound to have some characteristic of quality.” – Robert M. Pirsig

Caring Quotes on Love for Community

Caring Quotes - It takes a caring community to raise a child that will be a whole person and a contributing citizen.

120. “It takes a caring community to raise a child that will be a whole person and a contributing citizen.” – Jessye Norman

121. “There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as ‘caring’ and ‘sensitive’ because he wants to expand the government’s charitable programs is merely saying that he’s willing to try to do good with other people’s money.” – P. J. O’Rourke

122.“Caregivers attract caregivers and live in a community of love. They are energized by their caring, fulfilled, and they love life. Caretakers attract caretakers and live in the company of resentful victims who see themselves as misused and are fatigued from constant giving with no return.” – Gary Zukav

123. “As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.” – Indra Nooyi

124. “My father earned his citizenship by serving in the Army during World War II. He devoted his life to caring for our nation’s veterans at a VA hospital in Buffalo, New York. That desire to serve fellow Americans propelled my four siblings into medical careers, too.” – Tom Perez

125. “People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another. They don’t consider it servitude.” – Ann Landers

126. “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

127. “People who care about each other enjoy doing things for one another.” – Ann Landers

128. “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

129. “We do not know what lies ahead, yet whatever the challenge, leaders will rise, finding the heart, the language, the caring that embraces and sustains.” – Frances Hesselbein

Caring Quotes for the World

Caring Quotes - The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility.

130. “The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” – Wendell Berry

131. “Humans do have authority over creation—but it is a delegated authority to care for animals as God would and not to destroy them. All life still belongs to the Creator of life, as it did the in the beginning.” – Richard A. Young

132. “There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

133. “We must plant trees, grow gardens instead of lawns, ride bicycles when we can and support responsible local businesses over big brands.” – Bryant McGill

134. “We may talk lightly but never carelessly. We keep at bay the flow of common, ignorant thought which runs its damaging course through the pathways of ordinary human conversation.” – Donna Goddard

135. “You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman

136. “A person who cares about the earth will resonate with its purity.” – Sally Fox

137. “One must care about a world one will never see.” – Bertrand Russell

138. “The trees which are pruned, watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people.” – Bryant McGill

139. “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

Short Caring Quotes

Caring Quotes - From caring comes courage.

140. “From caring comes courage.” – Lao Tzu

141. “One does not often speak of what one cares for most of all.” – Beatrice Harraden

142. “Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story.” – Josh Shipp

143. “Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge.” – Benjamin Franklin

144. “We have lost the art of sharing and caring.” – Hun Sen

145. “Caring is a sign of strength, not weakness.” – Asad Meah

146. “One person caring about another represents life’s greatest value.” – Jim Rohn

147. “Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.” – William Shakespeare

148. “Being caring is more important than being right.” – Abhijit Naskar

149. “Small gestures of care has the power to uplift people.” – Purvi Raniga

150. “Care the most. Succeed the most.” – Maxime Lagacé

Which of These Caring Quotes Is Your Favorite?

Taking care of another person can be both incredibly exhausting and amazingly fulfilling. Most people who care for others in a selfless manner do so because of a genuine desire to help and change the world around them.

In modern psychological research, caring has benefits for all people who volunteer or care for others on a regular basis tend to have better mental well-being, including fewer depressive signs and higher life satisfaction.

Were you inspired by these caring quotes? Let us know in the comment section below what are your thoughts and opinions.


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