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Caregiver Quotes

October 31, 2021

Being a PCS caregiver isn’t an easy job. It takes a huge toll on you physically, emotionally and psychologically. This is because you empathize with the incapacitated patients and witness their daily challenges as they struggle to lead independent lives. So how do you get through the tough dark days when you feel like quitting? The answer lies in inspirational caregiver quotes.


Perhaps you are searching for a quote that addresses the difficulties of providing care. Or maybe you want a quote that will stir up renewed energy and optimism when you feel utterly overwhelmed. Below are 35 quotes to keep you going.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 is, and is obliged 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


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 Brown


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


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 and one's fellow human beings." — Maya Angelou


26. “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Francesca Riegler


27. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” — Grenville Kleiser


28. “Caregiving has no second agendas or hidden motives. The care is given from love for the joy of giving without expectation, no strings attached.” — Gary Zukav


29. “Caregiving leaves its mark on us. No matter what we do to prepare ourselves, the hole left behind looms large.” — Dale L. Baker


30. “Perspective is an incredibly powerful tool. It tempers how we receive information, and guides what we choose to do with it.” — T. A. Sorensen


31. “This is something caregivers have to understand: you have to ask for help. You have to realize that you deserve to ask for help. Because you need to keep working on your own life.” — Gail Sheehy


32. “Caregiving is a constant learning experience. Most of us are untrained and learning as we go. Remain positive and stay on your path.” — Vivian Frazier


33. “Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” — Norman MacEwen


34. “A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose, a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.” — John Maxwell


35. “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” — Kurt Vonnegut


Brighten Up Your Work Days

No one understands the true meaning of compassion more than a caregiver.  The caregiving role is challenging. But it’s also rewarding when you see the patient improving.


Whatever challenges you may be facing as a caregiver, you can turn to these inspirational caregiver quotes as part of your daily bread to live by.