Positive Caregiver Quotes for Inspiration

This is a list of caregiver quotes that I have found. Note that these are not my quotes but the original author or individual who popularized the saying is noted. I will continue to add more over time so be sure to check back often or follow me on pinterest. If you would like one of these designs on a mug, visit my mug shop at caregivermugs.com.


Positive caregiver quotes for inspiration
The simple act of caring is heroic
Alzheimer's caregivers ride the world's biggest
To the world you may be one person
Caregiving is a constant learning experience
There is no exercise better for the heart
There will come a time when your loved one will be gone
It's more than just a job
Caring for our seniors
One person caring about another
There is no exercise better for the heart (square)
Be determined to handle any challenge
A smile is the light in your window
Kindness can transform someone's dark moment
Kindness is the golden chain
You cannot do a kindness too soon
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass
When you've reached the end of your rope
When life takes the wind out of your sails
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour
If we are facing in the right direction
Success comes from taking the hand you were dealt
Faith is taking the first step
If you don't climb the mountain, you can't see the view
Storms make oaks take deeper root
Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity
Instead of putting others in their place
May your scrubs be comfy, your coffee be strong
Those with dementia may have a brain that works much differently
When the winds of change blow
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones
When it hurts - observe. Life is trying to teach you something
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf
It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars
A good laugh recharges your battery
These mountains that you are carrying
Raise your words, not your voice
Alzheimer's and dementia are not contagious
It's almost like we become two people
If you can't do anything about it then let it go
Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
Don't close the book when bad things happen
Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles
Gratitude doesn't change the scenery
Life is like riding a bicycle
Never bend your head
No matter what you're going through
Because when you're the caregiver, you're just as much the patient as the actual patient
A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future
The mouth of an elderly man is without teeth, but never without words of wisdom
Some people look for a beautiful place
Happiness often sneaks through a door
Life has got all those twists and turns
There is no path to happiness
When I awake in the morning
You were born with the ability to change someone's life
Love is a fruit in season at all times
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle
What makes the desert beautiful
God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders
It is not the load that breaks you down
You have two hands. One to help yourself, and one to help others
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor
The wound is the place where the light enters you
Never get tired of doing little things for others
When everything seems to be against you
Fairy tales are more than true
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery
The mind is its own place
Life is 10% what happens to us
The will to win, the desire to succeed
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending
People often say that motivation doesn't last
What I need is the dandelion in the spring
When seeds of kindness are sown
Appreciation is like salt
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life
The game of life is a game of boomerangs
Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations
Life can only be understood backwards
Many people will walk in and out of your life
You could not step twice into the same river
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished
No one is useless in the world
I think there's just one kind of folks
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you.
Peace is the first thing the angels sang
The stars may be large
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting
No one has ever become poor by giving
It is not enough to be busy
Life is not a matter of holding good cards
Love sees through a telescope, not a microscope
I want a soul so full of joy
It is not the ship in the water
Patience - in time the grass becomes milk
Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good
You have not lived today until you have done something
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness
Compassion is the basis of morality
Your days are numbered
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning
I think we all have empathy
True compassion means not only feeling another's pain
Caregiver quotes

Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn't know possible. -Tia Walker, author

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

There will come a time when your loved one will be gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver. -Karen Coetzer

When you are a caregiver, you know that everyday you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. -Anonymous

The simple act of caring is heroic. -Edward Albert, actor

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

There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers. Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver. -Rosalyn Carter

We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences. -Miya Yamanouchi

It is so important as a caregiver not to become so enmeshed in the role that you lose yourself. It's neither good for you nor your loved one. -Dana Reeve

Alzheimer's caregivers ride the world's biggest, fastest, scariest, emotional roller coaster every day. -Bob DeMarco

Caregiving is a constant learning experience. -Vivian Frazier

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. -Mother Teresa, missionary

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

It's more than just a job. Sometimes the patients just need a touch on the hand, a touch on the shoulder, a smile; just let them know that we are there for them. -Suzanne Hazelaar

Caregivers are often the casualties, the hidden victims. No one sees the sacrifices they make. -Judith L. London

Take care of someone else. Be there for someone else. Bless someone else. A happy life is about giving more than you take. -Mandy Hale

To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world. -Dr. Seuss

When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. -Pauline R. Kezer

If you find it in your heart to care for someone else, you will have succeeded. -Maya Angelou

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Sir Winston Churchill

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

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

Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness. -Rollo May, psychologist

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. -John Holmes

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

If you're someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that's the sign of a life lived honorably. -Rachel Maddow

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

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow. -Les Brown

Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. -Amy Leigh Mercree

Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. -Johann Von Goethe

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; It's about learning to dance in the rain. -Vivian Greene

When you've reached the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -Thomas Jefferson

When life takes the wind out of your sails, it is to test you at the oars. -Robert Brault

If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. -Dolly Parton

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. -John Wanamaker

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. -Anne Lamott

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. -Mary Kay Ash

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. -Buddhist proverb

Success comes from taking the hand you were dealt and using it to the very best of your ability. -Ty Boyd

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. -Martin Luther King

If you don't climb the mountain, you can't see the view. -Pablo Neruda

Storms make oaks take deeper root. -George Santayana

Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life. -Dorcas De-Graft Asmah

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. -Joseph Addison

Instead of putting others in their place, try putting yourself in their place. -Amish Proverb

May your scrubs be comfy, your coffee be strong, and your Monday be short. -Medelita

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. -Mahatma Gandhi

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

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. -Steve Jobs

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; that is to have succeeded. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words. -Mahatma Gandhi

Those with dementia may have a brain that works much differently than ours. But if we link our hands together, we can overcome anything. -Teepa Snow

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, and others build windmills. -Chinese Proverb

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks. -Jack Penn

When it hurts - observe. Life is trying to teach you something. -Anita Krizzan

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. -Richard Evans

A good laugh recharges your battery. -Anonymous

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb. -Najwa Zebian

Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -Rumi

Alzheimer's and dementia are not contagious. The only thing you're going to "catch" when you spend time with us is a HUG. -Mara Botonis

As a caregiver, it's almost like we become two people - the one who cares and the one who wants to run. -agingcare.com

If you can't do anything about it then let it go. Don't be a prisoner to things you can't change. -Tony Gaskins

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. -Maya Angelou

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Don't close the book when bad things happen in your life. Just turn the page and start a new chapter. -LaToya Jackson

Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace. -Randy Armstrong

Gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors. -Richelle E. Goodrich

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. -Albert Einstein

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. -Helen Keller

No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. -Demi Lovato

Because when you're the caregiver, you're just as much the patient as the actual patient. -Bryan Bishop

A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. -Nelson Mandela

The mouth of an elderly man is without teeth, but never without words of wisdom. -African proverb

Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful. -Hazrat Inayat Khan

Happiness often sneaks through a door you didn't know you left open. -John Barrymore

Life has got all those twists and turns. You've got to hold on tight and off you go. -Nicole Kidman

There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path. -Buddah

When I awake in the morning, I wish to be useful to others. -Dalai Lama

You were born with the ability to change someone's life. Don't ever waste it. -Dale Partridge

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. -Mother Teresa

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -Buddha

What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

God gave burdens; he also gave shoulders. -Yiddish Proverb

It is not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it. -Lena Horne

You have two hands. One to help yourself, and one to help others. -Audrey Hepburn

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The wound is the place where the light enters you. -Rumi

Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts. -unknown

When everything seems to be against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. -Neil Gaiman

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present. -Bill Keane

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. -John Milton

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. -Dennis P. Kimbro

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential...these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. -Confucius

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly. -Proverb

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. -Suzanne Collins

When seeds of kindness are sown prayerfully in the garden plot of our lives, we may be sure that there will be a bountiful harvest of blessings for both us and others. -W. Phillip Keller

Appreciation is like salt - a little goes a long way to bring out the best in us. -Anonymous

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. -Melody Beattie

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. -Florence Scovel Shinn

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations. -Faith Baldwin

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. -Soren Kierkegaard

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. -Eleanor Roosevelt

You could not step twice into the same river; for other waters are ever flowing on to you. -Heraclitus

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. -Lao Tzu

No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of another. -Charles Dickens

I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks. -Harper Lee

The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. -Bob Marley

Peace is the first thing the angels sang. -John Keble

The stars may be large, but they cannot think or love. -F. P. Ramsey

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Seneca

No one has ever become poor by giving. -Anne Frank

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? -Henry David Thoreau

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Love sees through a telescope, not a microscope. -Jo Petty

I want a soul so full of joy, Life's withering storms cannot destroy. -Jo Petty

It is not the ship in the water but the water in the ship that sinks it. -Jo Petty

Patience - in time the grass becomes milk. -Jo Petty

Gentleness, self-sacrifice, and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion. -Mahatma Gandhi

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. -Harriet Beecher Stowe

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. -John Bunyan

Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. -Scott Adams

Compassion is the basis of morality. -Arthur Schopenhaur

Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it. -Marcus Aurelius

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. -Maria Robinson

I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it. -Maya Angelou

True compassion means not only feeling another's pain but also being moved to help relieve it. -Daniel Goleman


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