108+ Best Quotes About Helping Others: Exclusive Selection

Help is to make it possible or easier for someone to do something, by doing part of the work yourself or by providing advice, money, support, etc. Inspirational quotes about helping others will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Quotes About Helping Others

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. (Matthew 7:12)

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. Sally Koch

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

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

You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life. Zig Ziglar

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr. Seuss

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

Community service gives me a valuable opportunity to walk into a different community that is less familiar to me but just as colorful and most importantly, in need. Caroline Landry

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. Booker T. Washington

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

He who serves the most, reaps the most. Jim Rohn

Selfless giving is the art of living. Frederic Le

A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen

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 person-kind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. Leo Buscaglia

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. Pablo Picasso

Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does. Roy T. Bennett

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

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

To do more for the world than the world does for you, that is success. Henry Ford

For it is in giving that we receive. Saint Francis of Assisi

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

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

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

Giving back is as good for you as it is for those you are helping, because giving gives you purpose. When you have a purpose-driven life, you’re a happier person. Goldie Hawn

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others. Socrates

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

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. Leo Tolstoy

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

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. Frank A.

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

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

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

Helping Others Quotes

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own. Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Making money is a happiness; making other people happy is a superhappiness

Help thy brother’s boat across and lo! Thine own has reached the shore. Hindu Proverb

Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special. George R. Bach

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Dr. Loretta Scott

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

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

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. Frank A. Clark

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

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein

We rise by lifting others. Robert Ingersoll

Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.) Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity. Eliza Cook

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

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn

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

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

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

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. Henry Ford

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

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you. Steve Maraboli

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him? Martin Luther King Jr.

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. Laurence Leamer

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains is immortal. Albert Pine

Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you. James Freeman Clarke

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi

The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better. Robert F. Kennedy

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi

Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. St. Catherine of Siena

Meaningful Quotes About Helping Others

Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. William Arthur Ward

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. Edward Everett Hale

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

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

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy. Buddha

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. Unknown

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

What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other. George Eliot

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give. Eleanor Roosevelt

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward. Khalil Gibran

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. Martin Luther King Jr.

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. Kathy Calvin

Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. Amy Leigh Mercree

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy

I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody. Unknown

Live simply that others might simply live. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. George Eliot

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

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. Jim Rohn

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

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. Gillian Anderson

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

When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together. Confucius

Sometimes give your services for nothing. Hippocrates

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

Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr.

To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike. Horace Mann

Life’s most urgent questions is: What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. Gretta Brooker Palmer

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