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Quotes about Not Caring - Quotes about Caring

You may have come here looking for quotes to help you break free of over-dependence on the opinions of others (Quotes about Not Caring What People Think). Or you may be looking for quotes about being compassionate (Caring Quotes) or perhaps quotes about being apathetic (Quotes about Not-Caring).

Read my article How To Not Care What People Think.

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- Judy Garland

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Not Caring What People Think About You

By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is a sum of all your choices.
- Albert Camus

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway
(attributed)

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose your Habits, Choose your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
- Oscar Wilde

Apathy, indifference, not caring... It may sound insensitive for me to say, "I don't care," but ask first to what I am indifferent. I choose to be caring, compassionate and kind toward all people, and I also choose to be indifferent to gossip, petty complaints, and idle chatter. About those, I just don't care. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Caring (Being Compassionate)

These Quotes about Caring For Others focus on kindness and compassion - the key values of a great life.

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

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
- Mark Twain

From caring comes courage.
- Lao Tzu

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

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
- Oscar Wilde

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

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

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

My religion is very simple.
My religion is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

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

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous

The right mixture of caring and not caring - I suppose that's what love is.
- James Hilton

Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love.
- Lao Tzu

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others, but probably earlier and anonymous

We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only the weak are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
- Leo Buscaglia

When was the last time you told those closest to you how grateful you are for their friendship?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Caring about someone is not an excuse to try to live their life for them - that's meddling. If you choose to be helpful, help others to achieve the life THEY desire, rather than the life you wish for them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion and generosity are the true measures of human worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let Today be a day to let Kindness rule all your actions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not-Caring (Being Apathetic)

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.
- J. K. Rowling

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
- Helen Keller

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.
- Matt Groening's TV series The Simpsons.

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

Is it ignorance or apathy? Hey, I don't know and I don't care.
- Jimmy Buffett

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
- Horace Greeley

Politeness is organized indifference.
- Paul Valery

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Lord, grant comfort, joy and health to those I call friend, to those I call enemy, and to those I have cursed by my indifference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain.
- Vivian Greene


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