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Caregiver Quotes

October 26, 2021

Being a CDS caregiver, whether professionally or personally is mentally and physically demanding. However, it is also one of the kindest and most rewarding things that you can do.

If you are having a rough day or need some motivation, the following inspirational caregiver quotes will give you the extra push that you need to keep doing the amazing and lifesaving work that you do.

35 Inspirational Caregiver Quotes

1. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience.” — Vivian Frazier

2. “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, author and professor

3. “Compassion brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.” — Mason Cooley, aphorist

4. “The day the roles reverse is foreign. It’s a clumsy dance of love and responsibility, not wanting to cross any lines of respect. It’s honoring this person who gave their life to you—not to mention literally gave you life—and taking their fragile body in your hands like a newborn, tending to their every need.” — Lisa Goich-Andreadis, author, journalist, and talk radio host

5. “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” — Tia Walker, author

6. “Family is the most important thing in the world.” — Princess Diana

7. “It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.” — Mother Teresa

8. “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.” — Senator John Hoeven

9. “There will come a time when your loved one is gone, and you will find comfort in the fact that you were their caregiver.” — Karen Coetzer

10. “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, former First Lady of the United States

11. “You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” — Khalil Gibran, author

12. “Offering care means being a companion, not a superior. It doesn’t matter whether the person we are caring for is experiencing cancer, the flu, dementia, or grief. If you are a doctor or surgeon, your expertise and knowledge comes from a superior position. But when our role is to be providers of care, we should be there as equals.” — Judy Cornish, author and lawyer

13. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu, ancient philosopher

14. “My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make.” — Nancy L. Kriseman

15. “During the 24/7 grind of being a caregiver, it’s all too easy to forget the fact that the person you’re doing so much for it, and is obligated to be, more resourceful than you in many respects.” — Naoki Higashida

16. “When you’re a caregiver, you need to realize that you’ve got to take care of yourself, because, not only are you going to have to rise to the occasion and help someone else, but you have to model for the next generation.” — Naomi Judd, Grammy Awards-winning singer

17. “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.” — Tia Walker

18. “Put one foot in front of the other, no matter what. Enjoy the hilltop views, have courage in the valleys, pay attention to the bends in the road, cry when you have to, laugh when you can, be helpful to others, share your joys as well as your sorrows, and remember that God created you for a purpose.” — Eleanor Brownn, inspirational writer

19. “In life, you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.” — Brian Tracy, author and motivational speaker

20. “Many of us follow the commandment ‘Love One Another.’ When it relates to caregiving, we must love one another with boundaries. We must acknowledge that we are included in the ‘Love One Another’.” — Peggy Speers

21. "And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to HOLD HANDS and STICK TOGETHER." — Robert Fulghum, author

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

23. "One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." — Jim Rohn, author

24. "Family is not an important thing. It's everything." — Michael J. Fox, actor

25. "Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one's fellow human beings." — Maya Angelou

26. "It is really important to have support and to reach out and not to be afraid to ask for help. [...]. You really do need to surround yourself with other people that can lend you a hand and help out where necessary." — Joan M. Virginia

27. "Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." — Rikki Rogers

28. “Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you’re a nurse.” — Unknown

29. “You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win—no matter the outcome.” — Robin Williams, actor

30. “Not all angels have wings … some have scrubs.” — Unknown

31. “To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher

32. “Resting is not laziness, it’s medicine!” — Glenn Schweitzer, entrepreneur and author

33. “Maybe life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it’s about collecting the scars to prove that we showed up for it.” — Hannah Brencher, mental health author and blogger

34. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.” — Mary Anne Radmacher, author

35. “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A. A. Milne, author