Use these caregiving quotes as tools for self-reflection and self-improvement. Whether you’re dealing with difficult siblings, caregiver guilt or anticipatory grief, a few words of wisdom can help you gain a new perspective, maintain a positive attitude, overcome challenges, beat caregiver burnout and empower you to help yourself as well as your loved ones.

If there’s a quote on this list that really resonates with you, jot it down and post it in a place where you’ll see it often. A powerful statement as a daily mantra can be a helpful tool to re-focus on wellness. Sometimes a daily reminder can inspire us to hold our heads high and face our challenges with strength and conviction.

Encouraging Quotes for Caregivers

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
–Emory Austin

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
–Herm Albright

“God gave burdens, but he also gave shoulders.”
–Yiddish Proverb

“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.”
–Chinese Proverb

“Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.”

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.”
–Martin Luther King Jr.

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”
–Amy Tan

“An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.”
–G. K. Chesterton

“What happens to a person is less significant than what happens within him.”
–Louis L. Mann

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

“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live.”
–Joan Baez

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

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude.”
–James Truslow Adams

“Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.”
–Robert H. Schuller

“Mountains cannot be surmounted except by winding paths.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
–Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”
–Robert H. Schuller

“When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.”

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

“Determination that just won’t quit—that’s what it takes.”
–A. J. Foyt

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“About the only thing that comes without effort is old age.”

“People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”
–Abigail Van Buren

“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.”
–Saint Thomas Aquinas

“The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.”
–George E. Mueller

“Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.”
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Conceal a flaw and the world will imagine the worst.”
–Marcus Valerius Martialis

“Forgiveness is not a one-time-only event. It is a process.”
–Rhonda Britten

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, un-forgiveness, selfishness and fears.”
–Glenn Clark

“We grow because we struggle, we learn and overcome.”
–R. C. Allen

“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.”
–Jack Buck

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