82+ Best Pay It Forward Quotes

Reading through these pay it forward quotes will give you some perspective and help you become a better version of yourself.

Whether it’s inspirational pay it forward quotes, or simply powerful pay it forward quotes, taking a few minutes out to reflect is critical. I hope you’ll find something here that helps you to find a new perspective and improve your own life.

I thought I would compile a list of quotes about paying it forward, which may guide you through life:

Best Pay It Forward Quotes

Together, we can change the world, one good deed at a time. Ron Hall

A purposeful act or extension of kindness is never wasted, for it always resides in the hearts of all. Molly Friedenfeld

How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.

Is that what you want for your birthday? Everybody to pay it forward? Chris Chandler

Paying it forward shouldn’t come with strings attached.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. John Wooden

Just smiling at someone walking down the street can make the person’s day. It’s all about paying it forward. Mariska Hargitay

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Parenting is the greatest pay it forward system on earth. We don’t owe our parent anything. We owe our children everything. The same was true for our parents. The same will be true for our children. Dan Pearce

When you learn, teach. When you get, give. Maya Angelou

I will always care — about you, always.

For it is in giving that we receive. St. Francis Assisi

There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness. Catherine Ryan Hyde

Kindness, no matter how small, still makes a huge impact.

Spread good energy. Pay it forward. Brittany Maynard

I try to incorporate life’s lessons from everyone around me and pay it forward anytime I can. Andrea Michaels

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We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill

Honestly, there’s nothing like making someone else smile.

Paying it forward is an expense we all can afford and one that humanity can’t afford to live without.

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. Martin Luther King Jr.

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich. Sarah Bernhardt

The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my bed as I type… Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward. Brittany Maynard

Don’t stress about how much you can do — sometimes the little things make a huge impact.

A life lived for others, is the only life worth living. Albert Einstein

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. Aesop

The greatest effects we have on the world are the ones we can never see. Chris Matakas

If you can’t pay it back, pay it forward. Catherine Ryan Hyde

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou

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Don’t stress about how much you can do – sometimes the little things make a huge impact. Unknown

Is that what you want for your birthday? Everybody to pay it forward?’ Chris Chandler

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Winston Curchill

I just want to see if the world would really change. Trevor McKenney

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou

I don’t want to be one of those people saying, ‘Remember when things were better?’ Robbie Robertson

I thanked him and there were some very specific orifices in which I was told to shove my thanks. He told me, ‘Just pay it forward.’ Three big favors for three other people. That’s it. Mr. Throsen

Sometimes you can’t pay it back, so you just have to pay it forward. Randy Pausch

Together, we can make the world a little bit brighter for everyone.

I’m from Naples. I was born in a poor neighborhood and I always, in my heart, felt like it would be amazing to be able to adopt a child from Naples. I could give someone the opportunity I had. I would love to give back in that way and pay it forward. Giuliana Rancic

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Trevor McKenney: Yeah. You’re my teacher. They pay you to.

Avoidance is paying forward that which I would be much wiser to pay off. Craig D. Lounsbrough

One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I hope the fruits of my labor are ripe for many generations to come. Donovan Nichols

If you stop for one second and do something, everyone is happy. You pay it forward and it comes back to you twelve-fold. Mariska Hargitay

Be the change you want to see in the world. Gandhi

I learned to give not because I have much but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing.

It might not seem like it, but these are the things that really matter.

Gifts aren’t to be paid back, they’re to be paid forward.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali

Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people’s lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves. Apolo Ohno

The world can be harsh sometimes, but you can help change that.

I guess it’s hard for people who are so used to things the way they are – even if they’re bad – to change. ‘Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses. Trevor McKenney

Trevor McKenney: Are you saying you’ll flunk us if we don’t change the world?

Hey, you did good work. Look at me, I’m proud of you, Trevor. I’m proud of you. And anyway for what it’s worth, I’m grading you on the effort, not the result. Eugene Simonet

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

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We’re *big* believers in self-care, but we also know the importance of giving back.

In a world like this, you pay it forward because more than likely, you didn’t deserve it when you got it the first time. Mindy McGinnis

A life lived for others is the only life worth living. Albert Einstein

Learning to pay it forward can add a tremendous sense of meaning and dignity to our lives. Simply put, it feels good to give to others, whether we get back or not. Greg Epstein

Eugene Simonet: Well, no. But you might just scrape by with a C.

When we’re stuck with cruelty, we can either decide that here is where it stops or inflict the same on others like it’s a rite of passage. Joyce Rachelle

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew :

Paying it forward doesn’t always require money. Unknown

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If you stop for one second and do something, everyone is happy. You pay it forward, and it comes back to you twelve-fold. Mariska Hargitay

Being able to receive gifts is a gift. When we receive gifts, we give a gift of giving. Miriam Hurdle

‘Pay it forward’ has become a hackneyed concept, but I truly believe in it, and it gives me huge satisfaction to be able to help writers in a measurable way. Victoria Strauss

What did you tell my son to make him bring a homeless man into my house? Arlene McKenney

You don’t need much to change the whole world for the better. Start with the most ordinary ingredients. Start with the world you’ve got. Catherine Ryan Hyde

Kindness doesn’t just change other people’s lives, it also changes yours.

It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us. Jackie Mutcheson

Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services. Mark Zuckerberg

Although we don’t need a reason to do good, a little karma boost definitely doesn’t hurt.

Pay it forward with free compliments. They are returned in due time. David Chiles

Be humble, be grateful, give back, share, pay it forward, chase your dreams, go for it, and take a moment to remember where it is all from. Justin Bieber

Spread good energy. Pay it forward! Brittany Maynard

Figure out what you’re good at and start helping other people with it; give it away. Pay it forward. Naval Ravikant

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan

Early in our marriage, we knew that once the kids were gone, we would still be married and have to work on it. So, we decided to pay it forward. We worked in the first year like we wanted things to be in the fifth year. I’m so glad we did. Fawn Weaver

You’re giving me a brand-new Jaguar, and you don’t want anything? Jay Mohr

Kindness, no matter how small, still makes a huge impact. Unknown

Paying it forward shouldn’t come with strings attached. Unknown

Don’t wait for someone else to do something you could do right now.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day, someone might do the same for you. Princess Diana