80 Pay It Forward Quotes To Inspire You To Pass On The Kindness

Looking for quotes about paying it forward? We have got the best compilation of pay it forward quotes, sayings, phrases, captions, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to spread kindness wherever you go. Being kind never goes out of fashion.

The phrase pay it forward means, to respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else. Random acts of kindness can mean a lot to someone who is distressed.

Kind words of encouragement, giving a helping hand to the one who needs it can give moral support to others. It’s very important to be kind and keep inspiring people.

When you do a favor that really helps someone and in turn the other person helps others, it keeps the momentum on and makes the world a better place to live in.

If you were inspired by these words of wisdom, do check out our kindness quotes to inspire you to be kind and support others who are in need.

Pay It Forward Quotes

  1. “Inspire kindness, and pay it forward.”

  2. “To help others, you have to help yourself.”

  3. “Changing the world starts with a single step.”

  4. “Paying it forward doesn’t always require money.”

  5. “We can absolutely change the world for the better.”

  6. “If you want more kindness in the world, put it there.”

  7. “The point is not to pay back kindness but to pass it on.”
    Always Pay It Forward Quote
    Always Pay It Forward Quote

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

  9. “For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis Assisi

  10. “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

  11. “Paying it forward shouldn’t come with strings attached.”

  12. “Spread good energy. Pay it forward!” – Brittany Maynard

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

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

  15. “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

  16. “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

  17. “How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.”

  18. “If you can’t pay it back, pay it forward.” — Catherine Ryan Hyde

  19. “The world can be harsh sometimes, but you can help change that.”
    motivational quotes about paying it forward
    motivational quotes about paying it forward

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

  21. “A life lived for others is the only life worth living.”- Albert Einstein

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

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

  24. “I just want to see if the world would really change.” – Trevor McKenney

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

  26. “It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.” — Jackie Mutcheson

  27. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

  28. “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” – Matthew 22:39

  29. “There is no wrong way to perform an act of kindness.” – Catherine Ryan Hyde

  30. “Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

  36. “Pay it forward with free compliments. They are returned in due time.” – David Chiles

  37. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Curchill

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

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

  40. “Is that what you want for your birthday? Everybody to pay it forward?’” – Chris Chandler

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

  42. “This is *so* inspiring. Don’t wait for someone else to do something you could do right now.”

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

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

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

  46. “Paying it forward is an expense we all can afford and one that humanity can’t afford to live without.”
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    inspirational quotes about paying it forward

  47. “What did you tell my son to make him bring a homeless man into my house?” – Arlene McKenney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  56. “When see something beautiful in someone, tell them. It may take a second to say, but for them it could last a life time.”

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

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

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

  60. “It’s amazing, how one person’s act of kindness can change the course of your life. Today, follow their lead….Pay it forward.”

  61. “I was taught by teachers… and if it’s one thing I have it’s a basketball mind and I try to pass it on and pay it forward.” – Doug Collins

  62. “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

  63. “Our actions are like ships that we may watch set out to sea and not know with what cargo or when they will return to port.”- Iris Murdoch

  64. “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

  65. “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

  66. “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

  67. “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

  68. “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

  69. “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

  70. “Pay it forward. It’s about caring and sharing. It’s about compassion and kindness. It’s about generosity. It’s about sacrifice….and love. You get what you give so give good.”

  71. “‘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

  72. “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

  73. “It has to be something that really helps people. Something they can’t do by themselves. I do it for them, they do it for three other people. These are the rules when you pay it forward”

  74. “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

  75. “Be kind. No act of kindness or compassion ever goes unnoticed by the eyes of God. Every loving deed you do is etched into the hallways of heaven by an angel’s graceful hand.” – Robert Clancy

  76. “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

  77. “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

  78. “I guess it’s hard for some people who are so used to things the way they are, even if they’re bad, to change, ’cause I guess they kinda give up. And when they do, everybody kinda loses.” – Trevor McKinney

  79. “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

  80. “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

Pay It Forward Movie

Pay It Forward is a movie released in 2000. This American drama film directed by Mimi Leder. The film is based loosely on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde.

The film revolves around the idea that you do a favor that really helps someone and tell him or her not to pay it back, but to pay it forward to three other people who, in turn, each pay it forward to three more—and on and on into a global outpouring of kindness and decency.

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