270 Helping Others Quotes
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270 Helping Others Quotes

I am a firm believer that helping others is the quick way to find true happiness. You were making someone’s day a little bit brighter will, in turn, make your day that much better. Supporting people who are in need and facing challenges is an excellent service to humanity. No matter how small the good deed seems to be, extending a helping hand is a right thing to do. Life can be challenging for a lot of people. It gives you phases of struggles, challenges, and adversities. But the least you can do is provide them with help, support and a helping hand to sail through it.

Helping others should come naturally. It shouldn’t be a question of “why should I do it”, but “how can I do it”. Helping others is not always about giving them money or material things. Some people need a shoulder to cry on or some good advice. And you don’t necessarily have to be friends with someone to be there for them. This is simply about being human and caring about other people’s well-being. It doesn’t matter who you are or how much you have to offer. Be kind just for the sake of it and expect nothing in return.

By helping others, we are making this world a better place. That’s why we rounded up a list of 270 quotes about helping others. Let these quotes about assisting others encourage you to assist and support others whenever you can. These inspiring helping quotes are by famous authors, writers, leaders, teachers, religious heads, and more to emphasize helping people in need.

270 Quotes About Helping Others

“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

“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

“Part of being a person is about helping others.” – Regis Murayi

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

“Each of us owes someone. We all benefit by reaching out and helping others.” – Les Brown

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

“The strongest people make time to help others, even if they’re struggling with their own personal problems.”

“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

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

“When we set out to help other people, our goal is to make a difference. Making a difference to a campaign, to a group of people, or to a single person, is what makes our efforts worthwhile. The difference you make could be tangible. It might be that your contribution helps to fund a new building or a new kit for the local school football team.”

“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

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” – James 2:14-17

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” – Philippians 2:4

“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.” – Deuteronomy 15:11

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

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

“Helping others in their times of need is the best gift to humanity.” – Trisha

“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.” – Anonymous

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

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

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

“Giving opens the way for receiving.” – Florence Scovel Shinn

“If you’re not doing something with your life, then it doesn’t matter how long you live. If you’re doing something with your life, then it doesn’t matter how short your life may be. A life is not measured by years lived, but by its usefulness. If you are giving, loving, serving, helping, encouraging, and adding value to others, then you’re living a life that counts!” – John C. Maxwell

“There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” – Acts 20:35

“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” – Proverbs 22:9

“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

“Helping other people can be a cure, not just for those who are in need, but for your soul as well.”

“The more we work to help others get ahead, the more we begin to enjoy the life we are living.” – Joshua Becker

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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

“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

“A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help 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

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

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

“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

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

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

“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

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

“Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” – Proverbs 11:25

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

“A benefactor is a representative of God.” – Benjamin Whichcote

“’What should we do then?’ the crowd asked. John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” – Luke 3:10-11

“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

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

“In charity there is no excess.” – Francis Bacon

“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

“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

“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

“Helping others, without expecting anything in return is what true self-worth is all about.” – Gavin Bird

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

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” – Romans 12:20

“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” – Matthew 10:8

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

“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

“If you haven’t done much giving in your life, try it and see how you feel afterward.” – Michelle Moore

“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person.”

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

“Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” – Proverbs 3:27

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“Find a need and fill it.” – Ruth Stafford Peale

“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

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

“Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.” – Proverbs 21:13

“If serving others is below you, leadership is beyond you.”

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

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

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

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

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

“We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” – Romans 15:1

“Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of being kind that have more meaning that you may realize.” – Catherine Pulsifer

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

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

“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

“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

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

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

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

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

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” – Acts 20:35

“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

“We only have what we give.” – Isabel Allende

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

“Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.” – Luke 6:30

“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

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

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” – John 15:12

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

“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.” – Leviticus 25:35

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

“The real point is that we all need help somewhere along life’s path whether we think we will or not. And, if you are the one giving and helping, just remember this: no matter what happens later, you will always be secure in the fact knowing that you have remained strong and true to assist those that need your help.” – 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 can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.” – Charles de Lint

“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

“Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.” – Saint Augustine

“Kindness and helping others will return to you when you least expect it, and maybe when you need it.” – Catherine Pulsifer

“Help others win. You win.” – Jake Haynes

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

“Charity sees the need, not the cause.” – Proverb

“Helping others is the way we help ourselves.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” – Matthew 5:42

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

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

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

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” – Luke 6:28

“Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” – Madeline Bridges

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

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

“Helping people, even when you know they can’t help you back.”

“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

“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Luke 12:33-34

“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

“Giving to others isn’t just about money, it’s also about putting in time and effort. Getting involved in a local project can help you feel more connected to your community; while those who volunteer also benefit from lower levels of stress, lower blood pressure, and increased physical activity.”

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.” – Charles Dickens

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

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

“But it could be something much less obvious, like making a casserole for a tired new mom so she doesn’t have to worry about cooking, or making someone smile when they are having a bad day. Sometimes we’ll never know the difference we have made to another person and their life.

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

“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

“Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.” – Ephesians 4:28

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

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

“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.”

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25

“Sometimes give your services for nothing.” – Hippocrates

“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

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

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10

“Give, but give until it hurts.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“The greatest success we’ll know is helping others succeed and grow.”

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

“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

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

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

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

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

“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

“My mission? Being myself. Helping others. Become a better version of myself.”

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – Taylor Swift

“Be the help to humanity, be the answer to humanity, be the light to humanity and be 911 to humanity.” – Abhijit Naskar

“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 secret of living well is: drop the past, drop the fake image, help others, smile a lot, eat half and walk double.” – Amit Ray

“To give your best is to receive the best.” – Raymond Holliwell

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

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

“Help others!! Even if you know that won’t help you back.”

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

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” – Matthew 25:44 – 45

“Research by the National Institutes of Health has also shown that donating money to charity makes us feel good. Participants in a study who chose to donate a portion of the $100 they were provided with to charity showed that doing so makes us feel real joy. The brain scans of those who participated showed that three very different situations — receiving money, seeing money go to a good cause, or deciding to donate money — all activated similar pleasure-related centers deep in the brain.”

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

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson Mandela

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

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

“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, that must be one ingredient to success.” – Porter Gale

“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

“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

“Helping others is only helping ourselves. If you want to help others, your little self must go. Let us rather purify ourselves, and the result must be that in so doing we shall help others.” – Swami Vivekananda

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“Getters don’t get — givers get.” – Eugene Benge

“Live simply that others might simply live.” – Elizabeth Ann Seton

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

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

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan

“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

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” – Hebrews 13:16

“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

“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

“You have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Sam Levenson

“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

“Always help someone. You might be the only one who does.”

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” – Philippians 2:3-4

“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

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

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” – Hebrews 6:10

“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

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

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

“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

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

“Service to humanity is service to God.”

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

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” – Albert Einstein

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

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

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

“Helping others in need is not only a responsibility for life; it is what gives meaning to life.” – Mollie Marti

“Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” – Danny Thomas

“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

“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

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

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” – Romans 12:13

“We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need.”

“A recent study also suggested that older adults who volunteer their time have improved cognitive function, increased walking speed, increased ability to climb stairs, and decreased rates of television watching than people who do not volunteer. These helping others quotes show that giving makes as much of a difference to the giver, as it does to the receiver.”

“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

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

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

“The greatest good is what we do for one another.” – Mother Teresa

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” – Maya Angelou

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

“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

“He who serves the most, reaps the most.” – Jim Rohn

“Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.” – Roy T. Bennett

“Kindness one of the greatest gifts you can bestow upon another. If someone is in need, lend them a helping hand. Do not wait for a thank you. True kindness lies within the act of giving without the expectation of something in return.”

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

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

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

“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

“The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window.” – Proverb

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

“When it comes to charitable giving, you’ve probably seen the words “every little bit helps.” And that is true, because every donation – no matter how small – can make a difference to those in need. Whether you choose to support a big cause like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a mental health organization, or a smaller local charity that makes a big difference in your community, making a financial donation has a positive impact.”

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” – Proverbs 19:17

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

“To give requires good sense.” – Ovid

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

Originally published September 24, 2021, updated September 25, 2021

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