Helpless Sayings and Quotes

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

The serpent is helpless unless he finds an apple to work with. George Ade
There is something of tragedy and a ‘comedy of eternal errors' when we attempt to write great scripts of rescue when we are the ones in need of rescue. Craig D. Lounsbrough
You don't know what it's like to worry you'll start to despise the people who help you, the ones you should love, because they're healthy and you're not, because they're kind and you're this angry, frustrated . . . thing. Tracy Guzeman
It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail. Lech Walesa
Victims always feel alone and helpless. Deepak Chopra
Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, roll darkling down the torrent of his fate? Samuel Johnson
Powerlessness is an excruciating pain; it is torture insurmountable. Richelle E. Goodrich
There is no such thing as helplessness. It's just another word for giving up. Jefferson Smith
When your will power is gone, you are helpless. El Debarge
In the presence of the storm, thunderbolts, hurricane, rain, darkness, and the lions, which might be concealed but a few paces away, he felt disarmed and helpless. Henryk Sienkiewicz
Helplessness is such a rotten feeling. There's nothing you can do about it. Being helpless is like being paralyzed. It's sickness. The cure calls for a monumental effort to stand up and start walking somewhere, anywhere. But that takes some doing. Chuck Barris
Prayer and helplessness are inseparable. Only he who is helpless can truly pray. Your helplessness is your best. Prayer. Ole Hallesby
How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire! Belva Plain
The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Helplessness is a mighty power. Mason Cooley
Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? Jean Kerr
If all were gentle and contented as sheep, all would be as feeble and helpless. John Lancaster Spalding
There is nothing more appalling than to be guided in the wrong direction. Maulik Doshi
It's alright to feel helpless sometimes, as long as you know you are loved. unknown
All our prayers can't keep a single leaf from falling. Marty Rubin
If people feel lost and alone and helpless and broken and hopeless today, what will it be like if the world really begins to come apart at the hinges? Brandon Andress
We design our lives through the power of our choices. We feel most helpless when we've made choices by default, when we haven't designed our lives on our own. Richard Bach
The truth is helpless when up against perception. Zack W Van
The most helpless person is the one who is helpless in reforming himself. Ali Ibn Abi Talib
If you are feeling helpless, help someone. Aung San Suu Kyi
What makes or breaks us ultimately is our attitude toward the things we can't control. Marty Rubin
You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too. Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
No one likes to feel helpless. We find it psychologically unbearable and inside ourselves we may try to make ourselves part author of our misfortune rather than simply the recipient of it. Susie Orbach
What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help them. Jennifer Niven
There are times you find yourself standing by the wayside, watching as someone struggles to dig a well with a spoon, and you wish with all your heart you had arms and a shovel. Richelle E. Goodrich
Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria Rilke
I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness. Franz Kafka
You're a slave, a bound helpless slave to one thing in this world, your imagination. F. Scott Fitzgerald
The bold are helpless without cleverness. Euripides
You must come to see how wonderful you are in God and how helpless you are in yourself. Smith Wigglesworth
Like a moth to a flame we become helpless to the beautiful ghosts that true love sheds. Ryan O'Neal
Helpless... like a man with a rumbling volcano in his pocket, trying to hold back the eruption with his naked hand. Irving Stone
My will was a leaf in a gust of wind. Natascha Wodin
It was like being in an elevator cut loose at the top. Falling, falling, and not knowing when you will hit. Margaret Atwood
But helpless hands have always meant a helpless people. Loss of personal self-reliance means loss of economic freedom, without which there are few political rights. Alfred Henry
Two things are indispensable for subduing enemies: wealth and an army to utterly strike down the foe. Without wealth and property, you are helpless and lack allies. Tibetan Proverb
I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man. Mahatma Gandhi
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. Frank Herbert
He nothing common did or mean / Upon that memorable scene: / But with his keener eye / The axe's edge did try: / Nor called the gods with vulgar spite / To vindicate his helpless right, / But bowed his comely head, / Down as upon a bed. Andrew Marvell
One of the worst forms of government is a pure democracy, that is, one in which the citizens enact and administer the laws directly. Such a government is helpless against the mischiefs of faction. James Madison
I have a very particular viewpoint on politics. It is from a young perspective. I feel helpless, but I realize that I am not helpless if I raise my voice. Virgil Abloh
I could not have slept tonight if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground. Abraham Lincoln
As ever, the true address of the missionary is to the self-satisfaction of the sponsor and the donor, and not to the needs of the downtrodden. Helpless infants, abandoned derelicts, lepers and the terminally ill are the raw material for demonstrations of compassion. Christopher Hitchens
Man himself is helpless to detach himself from the gnawing guilt of a heart weighed down with the guilt of sin. But where man has failed, God has succeeded. Billy Graham
When all the intelligence, morality, reverence, and simian cunning of man confronts a sphinx-like riddle of the indefinite like the Canadian winter, the man seems as helpless as a trapped mink and as lonely as a loon. Northrop Frye
Most important, however, is the third avenue to meaning in life: even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change himself. He may turn a personal tragedy into a triumph. Viktor Frankl
A person's behaviour towards the helpless animals reveals his true character. Ranjana Sengupta
Truly resolve to help others and you will never be helpless Awadhesh Shukla
Sometimes in the path of compassion, we may feel lonely and helpless. But remember, our strength is the countless stars on the sky — all the positive energies of the universe. Amit Ray
Remember that small acts of kindness are big acts of kindness to the helpless. Michael Robert Lawrence
The affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture. AJ Heschel
Backbiting is the tool of the helpless. Hazrat Ali
The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless. Billy Graham
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members. Pearl S. Buck
When we are infants, we are helpless... We can’t eat, somebody has to feed us. During the end too, when we become old, helpless and fall sick, again the same thing happens. In between, there is a period, when we really think or imagine that we are under control. Actually, we are not. If we realize this, then we have surrendered. Sri M.