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137 Best Helping Others Quotes For Those In Most Need

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Offering a helping hand to those in need is always the right thing to do.

It doesn’t matter how big or small, it can make the world of difference to someone.

Helping others in need does something positive for all involved.

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Top 10 Helping Others Quotes

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.

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It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

Napoleon Hill
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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
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There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

Mother Teresa
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If you haven’t done much giving in your life, try it and see how you feel afterward.

Michelle Moore
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Don’t be afraid of outgiving God. It is impossible to do that.

Charles R. Swindoll
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Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.

Sally Koch
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In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.

Flora Edwards
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A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.

Steve Maraboli
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Nothing exalts the soul or gives it a sheer sense of buoyancy and victory so much as being used to change the lives of other people.

E. Stanley Jones
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It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing. Author Unknown

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.

Sai Baba

The real road of compassion, that is, giving, helping, assistance and community service, is a road that can be set and declared as your life’s purpose. Byron Pulsifer

When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching. Edward G. Bulwer

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I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I’m not claiming I’m a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others. John Key

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others. Matthew Perry

My assignment is to take my situation and to use it to help others who feel hopeless and/or helpless because of loss. Marvin Sapp

There are two kinds of people in the world, first those who run away from danger, then there are those who run towards danger, to see if someone needs help. Abhijit Naskar

If you offer your free time to help out at a charity or to read to an older person or simply to give someone something without ever expecting a thank you, it’s amazing how much more you are able to notice the blessings which fill your life.

Josh Austin

Don’t deceive yourself; laughing at someone’s weakness is not the way to reveal your strength. Your strength is in the help you offer, not the mockeries you deliver! Israelmore Ayivor

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. Betty Reese

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Progress depends on our brain. The most important part of our brain, that which is neocortical, must be used to help others and not just to make discoveries. Rita LeviMontalcini

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.

Norman B. Rice

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama

Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet! Author Unknown

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens

Instead of counting your days, make your days count.

Author Unknown

In about the same degree as you are helpful you will be happy. Karl Reiland

Whatever God would want me to do… love each other and help others. I want to add, not take away. Donna Douglas

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It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. Terri Guillemets

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Brian Tracy

My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others. Kevin Johnson

None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that? Max Lucado

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown

My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.

Leo Tolstoy

Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also. Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others. Carol Burnett

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A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack London

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

Marianne Williamson

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

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. Jim Rohn

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up. Jesse Jackson

I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others.

Laurell K. Hamilton

I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit. Richelle E. Goodrich

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer

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When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better. Pauline R. Kezer

When you reach out to those in need, do not be surprised if the essential meaning of something occurs.

Stephen Richards

Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water. It will make ripples throughout the entire pond. Jessy and Bryan Matteo

Once I leave this earth, I know I’ve done something that will continue to help others. Jackie JoynerKersee

Never underestimate the difference you can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out, and help. Reach out to someone that might need a lift. Pablo

You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.

John Travolta

A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine. Vera Nazarian

The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith. Joel Osteen

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Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’ Brian Tracy

Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters. Criss Jami

Motivational Helping Others Quotes

I’ve achieved ‘the American dream.’ I feel it’s my duty to help others achieve their vision, too – especially the youth. Joe Frazier

With wealth, one is in a position of responsibility. You must try to help others. It is as simple as that.

Arpad Busson

A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. Nelson Mandela

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up. John Holmes

Charity sees the need not the cause. German Proverb

Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.

Steve Maraboli

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

Leaders need to be facilitators, and help others get what they need. Janeen Latini

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Your belief is great that someone else should benefit, from a deed well done. With this I can see how great you have been, to always be helping someone. Julie Hebert

Kindness and helping others will return to you when you least expect it, and maybe when you need it.

Catherine Pulsifer

It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. Leo Buscaglia

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Saint Augustine

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

When you help someone, you also help yourself. Instead of worrying about how much you get in return, you are better off helping as many people as you can.

Tapan Ghosh

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. Audrey Hepburn

To fold the hands in prayer is well, to open them in charity is better. French Proverb

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The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle

Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others.

Martin Luther King Jr.

I believe that in this new world that we live in, we often have a responsibility, you know, to actually go beyond the thou shalt nots – that is, the not harming others – and say we can help others and we should be helping others. Peter Singer

A good example has twice the value of good advice. Author Unknown

People with lower incomes tend to give a greater percentage of their incomes to help others and show greater empathy and compassion – perhaps because they know they might face the same circumstances. Kavita Ramdas

Maybe we feel good when we help others because some small part within us remembers and connects to the knowing that we are all one.

Akiroq Brost

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed. Gerald Jampolsky

Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life. Todd Stocker

People appreciate and never forget that helping hand especially when times are tough.

Catherine Pulsifer

I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. Charles De Lint

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. John Bunyan

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Make each new day count by helping someone or just making someone smile. Catherine Pulsifer

Helping others, without expecting anything in return is what true selfworth is all about. Gavin Bird

Inspirational Helping Others Quotes

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

Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

Muhammad Ali

Most importantly, my father was taught that charity begins at home. This basically meant that doing good deeds and helping people started in your own household. Kelvin Waites

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. Mother Teresa

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. Khalil Gibran

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

I am going to give from every corner of my soul. Mike Dolan

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Mother Teresa

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You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. Seth Parker

There is no greater joy, nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.

Mary Rose McGeady

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. Horace Mann

It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people. Patti Thor

When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own. Author Unknown

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

Muhammad Ali

No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. Arabian Proverb

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi

I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.

Jana Stanfield

Be the help to humanity, be the answer to humanity, be the light to humanity and be to humanity. Abhijit Naskar

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn

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Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. Nicholas Berdyaev

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

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. James Russell Lowell

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. Dalai Lama

When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door. Author Unknown

The secret of living well is: drop the past, drop the fake image, help others, smile a lot, eat half and walk double.

Amit Ray

I think to have the skill set and the ability to physically help others in matters of life and death must be incredibly empowering. Karlie Kloss

You have the power to turn this tearful world into a cheerful one. The question is, will you? Abhijit Naskar

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Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Mother Teresa

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.

Lydia M. Child

Take the time to help other people without expecting a reward or gratitude is definitely important in living an optimistic life. Krista Weatherspoon

I believe that love expands. As you give love out, it’s received and reciprocated and it grows. That’s the beauty of it. Hill Harper

Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve. Author Unknown

If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.


Life is too short not to create, not to love, and not to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters. Eric Maisel

When we can see with an open heart our own mortality, we can help others in a way that changes their lives forever. Mimi Novic

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike

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

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha

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Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we’re here. To make each other feel safe. Andre Agassi

If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.

Will Smith

Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Buddha

Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice. Byron Garrett

You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins. Jim Stovall

Each of us owes someone. We all benefit by reaching out and helping others.

Les Brown

Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way. Bella Thorne

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. Sophocles

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I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems – like a beauty therapist! Beyonce Knowles

Advantages of helping people include you being a good example for your children, family, and friends, and you having a direct impact on the trajectory of the lives of a lot of people.

Rafael Bettencourt

Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up. Michael P. Watson

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