Helping Others Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old helping others quotes, helping others sayings, and helping others proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. John Holmes
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. William Shakespeare
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others. Danny Thomas
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves. Lydia M. Child
Let me do all the good I can, to all the people I can, as often as I can, for I shall not pass this way again. John Wesley
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. Mother Teresa
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. Edmund Burke
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. Norman B. Rice
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. Napolean Hill
To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own. Abraham Lincoln
Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same - with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead. Mother Teresa
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. Frank A. Clark
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. Ann Landers
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Buddha
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path. Buddha
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. Jesse Jackson
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. Andrew Carnegie
Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help. Pope Paul VI
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them. Dalai Lama
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me ' Brian Tracy
Every single time you help somebody stand up, you are helping humanity rise. Steve Maraboli
Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that. Tom Krause
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. Horace Mann
If you want your life to get better, sometimes the best thing you can do is to help improve somebody else's life. Joel Osteen
A single generosity enlarges the world. Mary Anne Radmacher
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. Henry Ford
Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way. Swami Vivekananda
If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are. John W. Gardner
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. Booker T. Washington
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan
The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served. Gordon B. Hinckley
Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. Steve Maraboli
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor. Norman Vincent Peale
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power. Jane Fonda
I shall not pass this way again: Then let me now relieve some pain, Remove some barrier from the road, Or brighten some one's heavy load. Eva Rose Park
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself. John MacNaughton
If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody. Chinese Proverb
In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. Flora Edwards
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli
All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. C. S. Lewis
the right one does not / stand in your way / they make space for you / to step forward Rupi Kaur
Everything you have is to give. Ernest Hemingway
Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. Roy T. Bennett
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. Mandy Hale
Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life. Todd Stocker
Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is. Liya Kebede
Meet hostility and suspicion with kindness. Helping others out of love is always the best option. Dalai Lama
Seek something outside your nine-to-five job as an additional source of fulfillment and as a way to feel the joy of helping others. Harold S. Kushner
Forget yourself by becoming interested in others. Do every day a good deed that will put a smile of joy on someone's face. Dale Carnegie
We are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can fly. Luciano De Crescenzo
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan
Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. Dr. Albert Schweitzer
Even if it is a little thing, do something for those who have need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. Dr. Albert Schweitzer
As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn
Doing things for others always pays dividends. Claude M. Bristol
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei
You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. Harry Firestone
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
Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long-term friends; I don't regard others as strangers. 14th Dalai Lama
The journey is not about helping ourselves, but about helping others. We do best when we use our own skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others. When we do this, we bring enjoyment, hope and fulfillment to others, but we also find that we enjoy the journey more than we ever could have imagined. Dave Lieber
To enjoy the journey is to leap into people’s lives. To enjoy the journey is to give until the stretch is a sacrifice. The question always is: what is it in life that will pull you out of your seat to be brave, risk and serve? Janie Jasin
If I can stop one heart from breaking, / I shall not live in vain. / If I can ease one life the aching, / Or cool one pain, / Or help one fainting robin / Unto his nest again, / I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson
Each of us was placed here for a special purpose. I believe that it is each person's responsibility to determine what he or she can do to make the world a better place—and then go out and do it. Ross Perot
Service is what life is all about. Marian Wright Edelman
When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless. John W. Gardner
We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know. W. H. Auden
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King Jr.
To me it seems that to give happiness is a far nobler goal than to attain it: and that what we exist for is much more a matter of relations to others than a matter of individual progress: much more a matter of helping others to heaven than of getting there ourselves. Lewis Carroll
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. Sally Koch
Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows. Muhammad
The happiest people I have known have been those who gave themselves no concern about their own souls, but did their uttermost to mitigate the miseries of others. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Help publicly. Help privately. Help in your actions by recycling and conserving and protecting, but help also in your attitude. Help make sense where sense has gone missing. Help bring reason and respect to discourse and debate. Help science to solve and faith to soothe. Help law bring justice, until justice is commonplace. Help and you will abolish apathy—the void that is so quickly filled by ignorance and evil. Tom Hanks
Everybody can be great... because any-body can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King Jr.
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. Frederick Buechner
No joy can equal the joy of serving others. Sai Baba
God didn't make hands to do bad things, but for helping others. Mama Elyse
Because doing a good deed and helping a neighbor is like planting a seed. You plant a good deed, then watch it grow and bloom like a flower. Miss Spider
Helping others is the key to happiness. People are so engrossed in their own lives that they can't see that simple truth; it's that easy. Helping others leads to one's own happiness. Steven Karius

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