Helpless Sayings and Quotes

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


The serpent is helpless unless he finds an apple to work with.     

George Ade

There is something of tragedy and a ‘comedy of eternal errors' when we attempt to write great scripts of rescue when we are the ones in need of rescue.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

You don't know what it's like to worry you'll start to despise the people who help you, the ones you should love, because they're healthy and you're not, because they're kind and you're this angry, frustrated . . . thing.     

Tracy Guzeman

It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.     

Lech Walesa

Victims always feel alone and helpless.     

Deepak Chopra

Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate, roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?     

Samuel Johnson

Powerlessness is an excruciating pain; it is torture insurmountable.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

There is no such thing as helplessness. It's just another word for giving up.     

Jefferson Smith

When your will power is gone, you are helpless.     

El Debarge

In the presence of the storm, thunderbolts, hurricane, rain, darkness, and the lions, which might be concealed but a few paces away, he felt disarmed and helpless.     

Henryk Sienkiewicz

Helplessness is such a rotten feeling. There's nothing you can do about it. Being helpless is like being paralyzed. It's sickness. The cure calls for a monumental effort to stand up and start walking somewhere, anywhere. But that takes some doing.     

Chuck Barris

Prayer and helplessness are inseparable. Only he who is helpless can truly pray. Your helplessness is your best. Prayer.     

Ole Hallesby

How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!     

Belva Plain

The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.      

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Helplessness is a mighty power.     

Mason Cooley

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?     

Jean Kerr

If all were gentle and contented as sheep, all would be as feeble and helpless.     

John Lancaster Spalding

There is nothing more appalling than to be guided in the wrong direction.     

Maulik Doshi

It's alright to feel helpless sometimes, as long as you know you are loved.     

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All our prayers can't keep a single leaf from falling.     

Marty Rubin

If people feel lost and alone and helpless and broken and hopeless today, what will it be like if the world really begins to come apart at the hinges?     

Brandon Andress

We design our lives through the power of our choices. We feel most helpless when we've made choices by default, when we haven't designed our lives on our own.     

Richard Bach

The truth is helpless when up against perception.     

Zack W Van

The most helpless person is the one who is helpless in reforming himself.     

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

If you are feeling helpless, help someone.     

Aung San Suu Kyi

What makes or breaks us ultimately is our attitude toward the things we can't control.     

Marty Rubin

You are never alone or helpless. The force that guides the stars guides you too.     

Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar

No one likes to feel helpless. We find it psychologically unbearable and inside ourselves we may try to make ourselves part author of our misfortune rather than simply the recipient of it.     

Susie Orbach

What a terrible feeling to love someone and not be able to help them.     

Jennifer Niven

There are times you find yourself standing by the wayside, watching as someone struggles to dig a well with a spoon, and you wish with all your heart you had arms and a shovel.     

Richelle E. Goodrich