Helping Others Sayings and Quotes

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

No one has ever become poor by giving.     

Anne Frank

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

Charles Dickens

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

John Holmes

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.     

William Shakespeare

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.     

Danny Thomas

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

Lydia M. Child

Let me do all the good I can, to all the people I can, as often as I can, for I shall not pass this way again.     

John Wesley

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.     

Mother Teresa

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.     

Edmund Burke

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.     

Nelson Henderson

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

Norman B. Rice

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

Winston Churchill

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

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

Napolean Hill

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.     

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Frank A. Clark

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.     

Ann Landers

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.     


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.     

John Quincy Adams

If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.     


Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.     

Jesse Jackson

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

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

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.     

Pope Paul VI

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

John D. Rockefeller

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

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.     

Albert Schweitzer

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me '     

Brian Tracy