Helping Others Quotes

Best Quotes About Helping Others

While we focus a lot on self-improvement here at, an important part of living a happy and fulfilling life includes being part of a close-knit community where you can share, help, and support the people you care about.
Being generous isn’t even always about altruism – becoming more generous and compassionate will have real tangible benefits in your own life, according to some of the bite-sized wisdom of the individuals below.

Here are some quotes about helping others to inspire you to give more in your own life.

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

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

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

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

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“Selfless giving is the art of living.” – Frederic Lenz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes give your services for nothing. Hippocrates

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 test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members. Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live simply that others might simply live. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Quotes about Charity

The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head. Ivan Panin

In charity there is no excess. Francis Bacon

A benefactor is a representative of God. Benjamin Whichcote

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller

Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there. Elbert Hubbard

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. Warren Buffett

“Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.” – Philip Brooks

Not he who has much is rich but he who gives much. Erich Fromm

Charity is no substitute for justice withheld. Saint Augustine

The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head. Ivan Panin

A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool. Henry Fielding

Where charity keeps pace with gain, industry is blessed. William Penn

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. Charles Dickens

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. Charles Caleb Colton

“He who has no charity deserves no mercy.” – English Proverb

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

he charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. Proverb

Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven. Henry Ward Beecher

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.

God does watch over us and does notice us, but it is usually through someone else that he meets our needs.Spencer W. Kimball

I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able to help. Mohamed Al-Fayed

To give your best is to receive the best. Raymond Holliwell

When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it’s time to turn out the lights. George Burns

Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life. Bryant McGill

One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it. Maya Angelou

Giving opens the way for receiving. Florence Scovel Shinn

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

Charity brings to life those who are spiritually dead. Thomas Aquinas

I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution. Andrew Carnegie

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. Abraham Lincoln

Charity sees the need, not the cause. Proverb

To give requires good sense. Ovid

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

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

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

Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind is new. John Gardner

At the end it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington

Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we’d want to get involved. Bill Gates

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

We only have what we give. Isabel Allende

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

The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed. Samuel Johnson

While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore

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

At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. Mother Theresa

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – Robin Sharma

If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way. Buddha

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

Give, but give until it hurts. Mother Teresa

He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything. Samuel Johnson

The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. Edwin Louis Cole

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

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. Proverb

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

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

There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute. Conrad Hilton

So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend. Robert Louis Stevenson

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. Maya Angelou

“When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door.” – Unknown

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

Getters don’t get — givers get. Eugene Benge

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Robert South

It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive. Winston Churchill

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

What I spent, I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have. German Proverb

Best Quotes about Helping Others

It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing. Jerry Smith

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

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

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you. Jeff Warner

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

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.William James

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

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. Steve Maraboli

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

We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. Gwendolyn Brooks

There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others. Mandy Hale

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 can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. Charles de Lint

Find a need and fill it. Ruth Stafford Peale

Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have. Germany Kent

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in. Theodore Roosevelt

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

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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