Positive Quotes About Helping Others

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“There is something about positive quotes, it is the fact that they remind of the depth of wisdom around us that we often ignore” ~Anonymous

Hey guys! So, today I will be compiling a list of quotes that are inspirational and promote helping others. Quotes about helping others in times of need, quotes about helping children, quotes about helping others before yourself, quotes about helping others through hard times, inspirational quotes about asking for help, and many more will touch as well.

Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy the ride.

 

Quotes About Helping Others And Getting Nothing In Return

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ~Shannon L. Alder

“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 next time you want to withhold your help, or your love, or your support for another for whatever the reason, ask yourself a simple question: do the reasons you want to withhold it reflect more on them or on you? And which reasons do you want defining you forevermore?” ~Dan Pearce

“Service to humanity is service to God.” ~Lailah Gifty Akita

“Stand up for someone who is in need so that it will build confidence in you to stand up for yourself at times when required…” ~Adil Adam Memon

“The simple gift of giving becomes an elaborate rich aftertaste of a natural blissful feeling, lingering endlessly in my lifetime.” ~Wes Adamson

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

“Sometimes, we may discover we helped the wrong person, but that should not be a reason to stop helping other people in need, even though we were fooled previously. If you want to do good, there are opportunities everywhere. Don’t let the fools spoil your good heart.” ~Nico J. Genes

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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

quotes about helping others and getting nothing in return

“Let the echo of your footsteps spark a ray of hope in the heart of the hopeless and appear as help to the helpless.” ~ Abhijit Naskar

“Never suppress a generous thought.” ~ Camilla Kimball

“Every shine which destroys the darkness of others is a holy shine!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

“When the chance comes to do a good deed, don’t waste it because it might never come back. The ‎world doesn’t have an (Undo) button; still, you have your conscience, brain, wisdom, and heart to help you do the right thing.” ~ Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi

“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

“Helping others is a good effort to instill human dignity” ~ Gift Gugu Mona

“Our prime purpose in life is to help others. If you can’t help them, at least do not hurt them.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Ask not what I can get more from others, but instead what gift I have that can better help serve others more.” ~ David Vosburg

“Being able to uplift others is the biggest miracle in the world.” ~ Sri Avinash Do

“The most fulfilling times in my life are those times when I am helping others” ~ Charmaine J Forde

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“Be nice to people… maybe it’ll be unappreciated, unreciprocated, or ignored, but spread the love anyway. We rise by lifting others.” ~ Germany Kent

“Focus on building up others and your own sense of self-worth will improve. Some call these random acts of human kindness. But the truth is, acting unselfishly is not random at all. Instead, it is a conscious, concerted effort to make the world better by making someone else’s life better. The bonus: you will be happier by doing it.” ~ Scott Hamilton

“You can raise your potential when you help someone to reach their potential.” ~ Amit Ray

“Success comes in direct proportion to the number of people you help.” ~ Will Craig

“Don’t value your self-worth by others or external things but by appreciating who you are within. And if you must measure your success do it not by what you have gained personally but what you have contributed to a wider benefit.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

“A truly successful person is not one who achieves his highest ambitions, but one who enjoys helping others reach theirs.” ~ Charbel Tadros

“If you are truly concerned about helping people and creating value for them in your business and life. God will take care of you, and the universe will reward you.” ~ Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” ~ Saint Augustine

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

quotes about helping the poor and needy

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“Our greatness has always come from people who expect nothing and take nothing for granted – folks who work hard for what they have, then reach back and help others after them.” ~ Michelle Obama

“To me, there are saints every day. They stand up and help others and live for others and do things for others.” ~ Theodore Melfi

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

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

“You need an attitude of service. You’re not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them.” ~ David Green

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

 

Quotes About Helping The Poor And Needy

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” ~ Saint Augustine

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

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

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody 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.

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

“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

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

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

“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 Levi-Montalcini

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

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“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

“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

“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

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

quotes about helping others through hard times

“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

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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

quotes about helping others before yourself

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.” ~ John Travolta

“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

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“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

“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’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing.” ~ Author Unknown

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

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

“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

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

quotes about helping others before yourself

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

“Once I leave this earth, I know I’ve done something that will continue to help others.” Jackie Joyner-Kersee

“When my body gets to the point where I can no longer function or feel gratitude, then I’ll leave it and become grateful again. But until then, I will appreciate what I have and not whine about what I don’t have. I will feel blessed by life and the opportunity to help others see that they are blessed, too.” ~ Bernie Siegel

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“Charity sees the need not the cause.” ~ German Proverb

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

quotes about helping the poor and needy

“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

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

“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

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

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“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

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

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank

“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

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

“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

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

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” ~ Anne Frank

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“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

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

“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

“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

quotes about helping the poor and needy

“Don’t be afraid of outgiving God. It is impossible to do that.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll

“Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone … faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.” ~ Ricky Martin

“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

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

“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.” ~ Author Unknown

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

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

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

“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

“One of the things we’ve always tried to do is help others with our story. Whether it’s with the infertility issues, whether it’s with the breast cancer, we said we’re gonna turn these negatives into positives. And if we can help others by sharing our story, then it’s worth it.” ~ Bill Rancic

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

quotes about helping children

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

“Instead of counting your days, make your days count.” ~ Author Unknown

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

quotes about helping children

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

“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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“The deed is everything, the glory is naught.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

quotes about helping others and getting nothing in return

“Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.” ~ Proverb 22:9

 

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Inspirational Speeches About Helping Others

Rihanna, The Power Of Helping Others

“When I was five or six years old, I remember watching TV and I would see these commercials, and I was seeing other children suffer in other parts of the world. The commercials where you could give 25 cent and save a child’s life. I would think to myself; I wonder how many 25 cents I could save up to save all the kids in Africa.

At 17, I started my career here in America and by the age of 18, I started my first charity organization. I went on to team up with other organizations in the following years, and met, helped and even lost some of the most beautiful souls.

We’re all human, and we all just want a chance. A chance at life, a chance at an education, a chance at a future. I know that each and every one of you has the opportunity to help someone else. All you need to do is help one person. Expecting nothing in return. To me, that is a humanitarian.

“It starts with your neighbor. The person right next to you, the person sitting next to you in class, the kid down the block in your neighborhood. You just do whatever you can to help in any way that you can.

Today, I want to challenge each of you to make a commitment to help one person. One organization, one situation that touches your heart. My grandmother always used to say, ‘If you got a dollar, there’s plenty to share.’ Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, it was my honor.”

 

Mark Bezos, Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter

“Back in New York, I am the head of development for a non-profit called Robin Hood. When I’m not fighting poverty, I’m fighting fires as the assistant captain of a volunteer fire company. Now in our town, where the volunteers supplement a highly-skilled career staff, you have to get to the fire scene pretty early to get in on any action.

I remember my first fire. I was the second volunteer on the scene, so there was a pretty good chance I was going to get in. But still, it was a real footrace against the other volunteers to get to the captain in charge to find out what our assignments would be.

When I found the captain, he was having a very engaging conversation with the homeowner, who was surely having one of the worst days of her life. Here it was, the middle of the night, she was standing outside in the pouring rain, under an umbrella, in her pajamas, barefoot, while her house was in flames.

The other volunteer who had arrived just before me — let’s call him Lex Luther — (Laughter) got to the captain first and was asked to go inside and save the homeowner’s dog. The dog! I was stunned with jealousy.

Here was some lawyer or money manager who for the rest of his life gets to tell people that he went into a burning building to save a living creature, just because he beat me by five seconds.

Well, I was next. The captain waved me over. He said, “Bezos, I need you to go into the house. I need you to go upstairs, past the fire and I need you to get this woman a pair of shoes.” (Laughter) I swear.

So, not exactly what I was hoping for but off I went — up the stairs, down the hall, past the ‘real’ firefighters, who were pretty much done putting out the fire at this point, into the master bedroom to get a pair of shoes.”

“Now I know what you’re thinking, but I’m no hero. (Laughter) I carried my payload back downstairs where I met my nemesis and the precious dog by the front door. We took our treasures outside to the homeowner, where not surprisingly, he received much more attention than did mine.

A few weeks later, the department received a letter from the homeowner thanking us for the valiant effort displayed in saving her home. The act of kindness she noted above all others: someone had even gotten her a pair of shoes.”

“In both my vocation at Robin Hood and my avocation as a volunteer firefighter, I am witness to acts of generosity and kindness on a monumental scale, but I’m also witness to acts of grace and courage on an individual basis. And you know what I’ve learned? They all matter.

So, as I look around this room at people who either have achieved or are on their way to achieving, remarkable levels of success, I would offer this reminder: don’t wait. Don’t wait until you make your first million to make a difference in somebody’s life.

If you have something to give, give it now. Serve food at a soup kitchen. Clean up a neighborhood park. Be a mentor. Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one. So, get in the game. Save the shoes. Thank you.”

 

Inspirational Quotes About Asking Others For Help

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.” ~ Barack Obama

“Regardless of what challenge you are facing right now, know that it has not come to stay. It has come to pass. During these times, do what you can with what you have, and ask for help if needed. Most importantly, never surrender. Put things in perspective. Take care of yourself. Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith and fortify yourself from the inside out.” ~ Les Brown

“One of the biggest defects in life is the inability to ask for help.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

“Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” ~ Mariska Hargitay

“Asking for help with shame says:
You have the power over me.
Asking with condescension says:
I have the power over you.
But asking for help with gratitude says:
We have the power to help each other.” ~ Amanda Palmer

“Sometimes the loudest cries for help are silent.” ~ Harlan Coben

“I think the hardest part to get to is that point of asking for help or reaching out to other people and being honest with yourself.” ~ Mary-Kate Olsen

“I used to have horrible cars that would always end up broken down on the highway. When I tried to flag someone down, nobody stopped. But if I pushed my own car, other drivers would get out and push with me. If you want help, help yourself – people like to see that.” ~ Chris Rock

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

 

Positive Quotes About Helping Others

“Living with integrity means…not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships; asking for what you want and need from others; speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension; behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values; making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.” ~ Barbara De Angelis

“I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of polite conversation.” ~ Samuel Beckett

“For me, being vulnerable is asking for help from other people whatever it may be.” ~ Mason Jennings

quotes about helping others in time of need

“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’” ~ Billy Graham

“Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.” ~ Red Skelton

“Never hesitate to show your own staff that you need help. They need to be reminded of how important they are to the process. In life and in business, we rely on each other to be responsible for individual tasks that benefit everyone. People sometimes forget how much interdependence there really is in a successful business. Learn the art of asking for help to empower and motivate others, and you will have learned a very powerful management strategy.” ~ Georgette Mosbacher

 

So, there you have it! A list of positive quotes about helping others. I encourage every reader to try to be of help to someone today. You do not necessarily have to be a billionaire to help someone. You can always help in the little way you can.

 

FOR YOU:

Hey there! Thank you so much for reading this article. I hope that the quotes have been able to spark a hunger for helping someone in you. Once again, you do not need to have millions of dollars with you before helping someone in need.

 

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