Helping Sayings and Quotes

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

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

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

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.     

Maya Angelou

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.     

John Bunyan

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.     

Audrey Hepburn

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

Napoleon Hill

Condemn none: if you can stretch out a helping hand, do so. If you cannot, fold your hands, bless your brothers, and let them go their own way.     

Swami Vivekananda

By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves.     

Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

No one has ever become poor by giving.     

Anne Frank

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

Abraham Lincoln

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

William James

The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.     

Leo Rosten

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.     


Charity sees the need, not the cause.     

German Proverb

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

Norman B. Rice

People never forget that helping hand especially when times are tough.     

Catherine Pulsifer

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

Krista "KK" Weatherspoon

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

Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible.     

Charles Dickens

To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success.     

Henry Ford

I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.     

Jet Li

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.     

Horace Mann

Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.     

Booker T. Washington

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

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.