55 Meaningful Quotes About Helping Others

The following is a list of meaning quotes about helping others. There aren’t a lot of things you can do that can match the feeling you get when you help someone in some positive way. We’re all experiencing this thing called LIFE together and as you know, it isn’t always an enjoyable ride. Sometimes, we’ll be down on our luck and need some help such as a break, a chance, or an opportunity. Sometimes, we just need someone to show us some compassion and kindness. If you’ve ever had someone help you in some way, remember how it felt and keep that feeling in mind when the opportunity for you to help someone else comes up.

I hope these quotes will remind you, in case you’ve forgotten, that we’re all on the same team. Life can often be difficult, we all know this, and if each of us remembers to help others now and then, we’ll be doing our part in making life a bit more enjoyable for everyone. If you have any helping type quotes to share, you can do so at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”
(Matthew 7:12)

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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.”

“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

“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

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”
Maya Angelou

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
Dr. Loretta Scott

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

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

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

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

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.”
Maya Angelou

“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

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

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

“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

“As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
Audrey Hepburn

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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.”

“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

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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“We rise by lifting others.”
Robert Ingersoll

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.”
Gretta Brooker Palmer


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