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  • Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein
  • We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone. Ronald Reagan
  • No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
  • If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. Buddha
  • Not for ourselves alone are we born. Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown
  • The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed. Ray Kroc
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
  • We rise by lifting others. Robert Ingersoll
  • Instead of counting your days, make your days count. Unknown

If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. Dalai Lama

It’s also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others. Carol Burnett

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. John Wooden

A Christian reveals true humility by showing the gentleness of Christ, by being always ready to help others, by speaking kind words and performing unselfish acts, which elevate and ennoble the most sacred message that has come to our world. Ellen G. White

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. Audrey Hepburn

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Saint Augustine

We have a responsibility to help those around us and help others in need. Virginia Williams

You need an attitude of service. You’re not just serving yourself. You help others to grow up and you grow with them. David Green

Many people look at me and think they know me but they don’t at all. This is the real me. I am a humble person, a feeling person. A person who cares about others, who wants to help others. Cristiano Ronaldo

I believe that God has blessed me in immeasurable ways so that I can, in return, bless and help others. Karen Civil

My role model was my grandfather. He instilled in me the feeling that no matter how successful you are you have a responsibility to help others. Kevin Johnson

My journey through life has led me through both light and dark places, and it’s because of those experiences that I have learned how to work through my character defects and to help others do the same. Jessie Pavelka

Developing our capacity for compassion makes it possible for us to help others in a more skillful and effective way. And compassion helps us as well. Joan Halifax

We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. W. H. Auden

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


If you meet someone who has no smile, give them one of yours. Dan Zadra

It is incredible how important doctors are to our society and how they help individuals live up to their full potential in life. I hope to inspire and help others fulfill their best selves as I do my best to become the top doctor in the nation in my future. Farrah Abraham

We all wish to be brave and strong in the face of disaster. We all wish to be looked up to for our endurance and efforts to help others. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

It’s like everything in football – and life. You need to look, you need to think, you need to move, you need to find space, you need to help others. It’s very simple in the end. Johan Cruyff

If you have a common purpose and an environment in which people want to help others succeed, the problems will be fixed quickly. Alan Mulally

Let us ask ourselves, ‘What kind of people do we think we are?’ And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.’ Ronald Reagan

To me, there are saints every day. They stand up and help others and live for others and do things for others. Theodore Melfi

My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others. Matthew Perry

Whatever God would want me to do… love each other and help others. I want to add, not take away. Donna Douglas

It’s not about giving back if you’re successful or a celebrity or how much money you have: it’s about your responsibility as an adult to help others. Trisha Yearwood

If you have an opportunity to help others or incite change, it feels like a moral obligation to do so. Elizabeth Chambers

There are so many bright people who just need an opportunity to help others and pay it forward. Susan Burton

Help others reach world-class. And they’ll joyfully help you get to your best. Robin S. Sharma

I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others. Laurell K. Hamilton

The Holy Ghost will warn us of danger, and it will inspire us to help others in need. Joseph B. Wirthlin

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you. Brian Tracy

Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way. Bella Thorne

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed. Gerald Jampolsky

You can go to work and actually make someone else’s job less miserable. Use your job to help others. Patrick Lencioni

You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others. John Travolta

I will always do what I can to help others, but when I retire, I want to be a dad and a husband. I want a house and a dog in the yard. I want to have barbecues. J. J. Watt

My assignment is to take my situation and to use it to help others who feel hopeless and/or helpless because of loss. Marvin Sapp

I have quite a strong sense of wanting to sort of, wanting to help others. I’m not claiming I’m a saint, but I have a genuine, genuine belief in trying to help others. John Key


Helping others, without expecting anything in return is what true self-worth is all about. Gavin Bird

Entrepreneurs may be brutally honest, but fostering relationships with partners and building enduring communities requires empathy, self-sacrifice and a willingness to help others without expecting anything in return. Ben Parr

With wealth, one is in a position of responsibility. You must try to help others. It is as simple as that. Arpad Busson

The idea is to try to give all the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another. Richard P. Feynman

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

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

If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent. Warren Buffett

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

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

Give, but give until it hurts. Mother Teresa

I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit. Charles de Lint

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

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

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

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

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

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

What I spent, I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have. German motto

I like video games, but they’re really violent. I’d like to play a video game where you help the people who were shot in all the other games. It’d be called ‘Really Busy Hospital. Demetri Martin

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor. Norman Vincent Peale

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

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves. Horace Mann

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. Saint Augustine

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr.

People with lower incomes tend to give a greater percentage of their incomes to help others and show greater empathy and compassion – perhaps because they know they might face the same circumstances. Kavita Ramdas

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. Arabian Proverb

To fold the hands in prayer is well, to open them in charity is better. French Proverb

Progress depends on our brain. The most important part of our brain, that which is neocortical, must be used to help others and not just to make discoveries. Rita Levi-Montalcini

Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet! Unknown

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

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. Benjamin Disraeli

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. Sai Baba

I think to have the skill set and the ability to physically help others in matters of life and death must be incredibly empowering. Karlie Kloss

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. Thomas Carlyle

The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller


When you work really hard and help others, God helps you get what you want. Gina Rodriguez

Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity. Ricky Martin

I’ve achieved ‘the American dream.’ I feel it’s my duty to help others achieve their vision, too – especially the youth. Joe Frazier

When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door. Unknown

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. James Russell Lowell

In about the same degree as you are helpful you will be happy. Karl Reiland

Try to help others. Consult their weaknesses, relieve their maladies; strive to raise them up, and by so doing you will most effectually raise yourself up also. Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing. Author Unknown

It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people. Patti Thor

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. Khalil Gibran

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into. Terri Guillemets

Once I leave this earth, I know I’ve done something that will continue to help others. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

When my body gets to the point where I can no longer function or feel gratitude, then I’ll leave it and become grateful again. But until then, I will appreciate what I have and not whine about what I don’t have. I will feel blessed by life and the opportunity to help others see that they are blessed, too. Bernie Siegel

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. Seth Parker

Charity sees the need not the cause. German Proverb

Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. Nicholas Berdyaev

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. Mother Teresa

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them. Dalai Lama

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

My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat. Leo Tolstoy

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

The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith. Joel Osteen

Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve. Author Unknown

I believe that in this new world that we live in, we often have a responsibility, you know, to actually go beyond the thou shalt nots – that is, the not harming others – and say we can help others and we should be helping others. Peter Singer

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


There is more happiness in giving than in receiving. Acts 20:35

I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems – like a beauty therapist! Beyonce Knowles

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. Jack London

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

A good example has twice the value of good advice. Unknown

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. Mother Teresa

Don’t be afraid of outgiving God. It is impossible to do that. Charles R. Swindoll

I am going to give from every corner of my soul. Mike Dolan

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. Unknown

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. William James

One of the things we’ve always tried to do is help others with our story. Whether it’s with the infertility issues, whether it’s with the breast cancer, we said we’re gonna turn these negatives into positives. And if we can help others by sharing our story, then it’s worth it. Bill Rancic

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. Betty Reese

A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. Steve Maraboli

When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own. Unknown

The deed is everything, the glory is naught. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. Proverb

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.Philippians

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Proverbs

Helping others is like helping yourself. Henry Flagler

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly… lead the way! Steve Maraboli


All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Edwin Markham

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy. Mahatma Gandhi

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa

Being of service to others is what brings true happiness. Marie Osmond

The purpose of both temporal and spiritual self-reliance is to get ourselves on higher ground so that we can lift others in need. Robert D. H

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

A person’s most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help. Unknown

A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world. Muhammad

Wealth is not to feed our egos, but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves. Andrew Carnegie

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he he could do only a little. Edmond Burke

Helping others in need is not only a responsibility of life; it is what gives meaning to life. Mollie Marti

People appreciate and never forget that helping hand especially when times are tough. Catherine Pulsifer

The real road of compassion, that is, giving, helping, assistance and community service, is a road that can be set and declared as your life’s purpose. Byron Pulsifer

But even with the inspiration of others, it’s understandable that we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine. Queen Elizabeth II

Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others. Martin Luther King Jr

There were two classes of charitable people: one, the people who did a little and made a great deal of noise; the other, the people who did a great deal and made no noise at all. Charles Dickens

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

Children should be provided with activities that encourage them to talk a lot. This will help them to increase their use of words and improve their communication skills. C. F. Crist


Helping others, encouraging others, are often acts of being kind that have more meaning that you may realize. Catherine Pulsifer

Leaders need to be facilitators, and help others get what they need. Janeen Latini

Your belief is great that someone else should benefit,
From a deed well done.
With this I can see how great you have been,
To always be helping someone.
Julie Hebert

Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. Jim Rohn

If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. Galatians 6:3

Be consistently aware of the need to serve God and to serve others in any and all of your actions. This is the way of the miracle worker. Wayne Dyer

Make each new day count by helping someone or just making someone smile. Catherine Pulsifer

A leader’s job is not to do the work for others, it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible. Simon Sinek

The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors. Samuel Smiles

H ard times hit all of us at some point
E njoy your good fortune
L et your fortune help others
P eople helping people makes this world a better place!
Catherine Pulsifer

Here is what a team can do for you. . . . It allows you to help others do their best. John C. Maxwell

Each of us owes someone. We all benefit by reaching out and helping others. Les Brown

The real point is that we all need help somewhere along life’s path whether we think we will or not. And, if you are the one giving and helping, just remember this: no matter what happens later, you will always be secure in the fact knowing that you have remained strong and true to assist those that need your help. Catherine Pulsifer

Most importantly, my father was taught that Charity begins at home. This basically meant that doing good deeds and helping people started in your own household. Kelvin Waites,

Whether these leanings towards greatness (insanity!) will ever materialize remains to be seen, but I certainly have the subjects in my mind. In any case, I want to publish a book called Het Achterhuis after the war. Whether I shall succeed or not, I cannot say, but my diary will be a great help. Anne Frank

Kindness and helping others will return to you when you least expect it, and maybe when you need it. Catherine Pulsifer

Please note that your health, both mental and physical, is the most important area of your life as you can’t achieve anything or help others if you are not well. Martin Formato

I firmly believe that a soul that is not healthy cannot help others to heal. A gentle soul does not need to put up walls or false fronts to protect itself. Instead it is real and says to the world, This is who I am; warts and all. Cathy Grant

When you are in a position to help the needy and decline to do so because of stinginess, no previous help from the person and so forth; you have acted in pure selfishness. Jimi Akanbi

Use your gifts to teach and help others. Beth Bunchman


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

I hear him (Martin Luther King Jr) preaching at his Ebenezer Church in Atlanta: I choose to identify with the underprivileged. I choose to identify with the poor. I choose to give my life for the hungry…. This is the way I’m going. If it means suffering a little bit, I’m going that way. If it means sacrificing, I’m going that way. If it means dying for them, I’m going that way, because I heard a voice say, ‘Do something for others.’ Vincent Harding

If you offer your free time to help out at a charity or to read to an older person or simply to give someone something without ever expecting a thank you, it’s amazing how much more you are able to notice the blessings which fill your life. Josh Austin

Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God. Muhammad Ali

Advantages of helping people include you being a good example for your children, family, and friends, and you having a direct impact on the trajectory of the lives of a lot of people. Rafael Bettencourt

Living a less acquisitive, less costly lifestyle provides the opportunity to financially support causes we care about. Joshua Becker

God has made me realize that if you don’t help yourself, there is no one who will. And if you start helping yourself, there is no one who will need to. Sayantan Sen

We become engaged with advancing the cause of Christ by helping out at homeless shelters, by being a caring person in our classrooms, by being friendly and kind with our co-workers (and not just at Christmas), by shoveling our neighbor’s sidewalk when it snows, by making a meal for the single mom who lives in the apartment next door. Sarah Bowling

Help your old neighbor, give your seat in the subway to someone who needs it, buy a coffee for a homeless man that you see, bring flowers for your colleagues without a reason. Make someone smile, even for a brief second, and you will see how your day will change instantly for the best. Lucas Bailly

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

Don’t deceive yourself; laughing at someone’s weakness is not the way to reveal your strength. Your strength is in the help you offer, not the mockeries you deliver! Israelmore Ayivor

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

From the first, the Bible makes clear that marriage is a calling from God to care for, bless, and serve another. Adam Hamilton

Love overlooks a person’s faults… Anybody can return evil for evil, but God wants His people to help heal wounded hearts. Joel Osteen

Contrary to what the media and society has taught us, happiness comes from our human tendency to become better at something and helping others become better at something as well. Ryan Williams

Franklin was the consummate entrepreneur and can be thought of as helping to plant the seeds for the great tradition of American entrepreneurship and innovation. Mark Steinberg, Benjamin Franklin

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being. Kahlil Gibran


A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. Nelson Mandela

You have mastered the art of living not for yourself alone, but for others, and this concern has stamped thee above all, as a man among men. Og Mandino

Don’t hold back your gift, because you never know when you might be helping someone. We all have a gift to give. Laya Saul

But you on earth, your job’s not done, your mission still means sharing; Not for the dead with sweet bouquets, but for the needy, caring. Greta Zwaan

The greatest sympathy gift you can give a hurting friend or loved one is you. Your presence, compassion, patience and caring are the greatest gifts you could ever give to help them get through a difficult time. Michelle Pommells

None of us can help everyone. But all of us can help someone. And when we help them, we serve Jesus. Who would want to miss a chance to do that? Max Lucado

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

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

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

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, A Simple Path: 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. Buddha

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

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

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

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