Helpful Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old helpful quotes, helpful sayings, and helpful proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Be helpful - even if there's no immediate profit in it.     

Susan Ward

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours.      

Zig Ziglar

Sometimes the most helpful thing you can do is to stop trying to be helpful.     

Harriet Lerner

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.     

Elizabeth Bowen

It's always helpful to have somebody help buoy you in difficult times and problem-solve with and to share the marvelous moments with as well.     

Jane Poynter

It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color.     

Adlai Stevenson I

Be a helpful friend, and you will become a green tree with always new fruit, always deeper journeys into love.     


The art of being helpful is behaving as if everything we do matters - because we never know which things might.     

Gloria Steinem

Be helpful to all who need your assistance, but don't overdo it. Over-helpfulness too often results in under-performance.     

Mardy Grothe

A helpful hand is a lesson in sharing and if you have the means why not play your part. Those who refuse your help are foolish, as we all know appreciating the helpful hand is just smart.     

Julie Hebert

To achieve greatness, let us be helpful and grateful to others.     

Debasish Mridha

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.     

Terry Pratchett

It seems to me that the only way one can be helpful is to extend one's hand to someone else involuntarily, and without ever knowing how useful this will be.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Helpful is the new viral.     

Laura Fitton

It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband.     

Jeanette Winterson

The helpful thought for which you look Is written somewhere in a book.     

Edward Gorey

It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile.     

Garry Marshall

It is helpful to know the proper way to behave, so one can decide whether or not to be proper.     

Gail Carson Levine Ella Enchanted

It's been helpful to have so many opportunities to look different so people stop pigeonholing you.     

Margot Robbie

I think it's helpful to aspire to make films if you feel that other people are not doing what you want to do.     

Whit Stillman

It is actually helpful to acknowledge the truth that we are just as quirky as everyone else and that God loves quirky!     

Stasi Eldredge

It's always helpful to remember that in the grand scheme of things you are much more important than... um, wait, than... something, maybe.     

Demetri Martin

The most helpful piece of advice that I could give to anybody is to select a charity, or create a charity, that you really feel passionate about and if you do, don't give up.     

Evelyn Lauder

It's very helpful to start with something that's true. If you start with something that's false, you're always covering your tracks. Something simple and true, that has a lot of possibilities, is a nice way to begin.     

Paul Simon

It is helpful to think of people as having two fundamental motivations: the desire to see ourselves as honest, good people, and the desire to gain the benefits that come from cheating - on our taxes or on the football field.     

Dan Ariely

In a dilemma, it is helpful to change any variable, then reexamine the problem.     

Robert A. Heinlein

If you find something helpful to give you a hand, allow it to assist you, hands down!     

Julie Hebert

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.     

George Eliot

Leaders do what is uncomfortable but helpful. They run away from the comfort that doesn't produce any help for the world.     

Israelmore Ayivor

If you ask me, what is helpful to creativity is training the eye to notice things, to observe closely and precisely, being careful not to make a muddle of it.     

Ian Graham

People are so helpful. People will stop what they're doing to show you something, to walk with you through a section of the town, or explain how a suspension bridge really works.     

David McCullough