85 Outstanding Quotes and Sayings About Helping Others in Need

Les Brown quote on helping others
You must never look for a reason to help those who yearn for support. Extending a helping hand not only vanishes tears off their face, but also acts as a cure for oneself. Buzzle lists a few famous quotes about helping others who are in need.
What We Can Do for the Needy
  • Donate money, food, or, clothing.
  • Spread love and smiles.
  • Give some of your valuable time.
  • Extend help through charity organizations.
Self-satisfaction makes life worth living. We live in a world that encompasses a major share of the poor and downtrodden. Each person may have a different need in his/her life. While some yearn for success, some don't have the most basic amenities such as a shelter or enough food to eat. But that's not all, some people may be in need of mere affection, those who are longing to see smiles. We are lucky to be living a comfortable life. How good it will be if we try to bring smiles to those sad faces? Generosity is an easily doable exercise. We all must remember one thing that helping others is a blessing in disguise. Because when we help others to grow, we grow in the process too. It adds value and meaning to our lives.
There are many famous personalities who have encouraged such a noble attempt and have done their bit for the poor and needy. We bring you an extensive collection of such quotes that make an appeal to help others and change someone's life.
Quotes About Helping Others
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
― Saint Augustine
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
― Les Brown
Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.
― Gerald Jampolsky
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
― Muhammad Ali
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.
I feel that if you are blessed, or lucky enough, to be doing well, you should help others.
― Laurell K. Hamilton
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!
― Author 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
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.
― Buddha
Helping the Needy Quote Gautam Buddha
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
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
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
― Benjamin Disraeli
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
My favorite six words in recovery are: trust God, clean house, and help others.
― Matthew Perry
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
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.
― Author 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
You feel alive to the degree that you feel you can help others.
― John Travolta
Helping the Needy Quote by John Travolta
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
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
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
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
It's good to be blessed. It's better to be a blessing.
― Author Unknown
With wealth, one is in a position of responsibility. You must try to help others. It is as simple as that.
― Arpad Busson
It's not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.
― Patti Thor
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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
Everyone suffers some injustice in life, and what better motivation than to help others not suffer in the same way.
― Bella Thorne
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
German Proverb about Charity
Whatever God would want me to do... love each other and help others. I want to add, not take away.
― Donna Douglas
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
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
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
Helping the Needy Quote About Time
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
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
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.
― Mother Teresa
No one has ever become poor by giving.
― Anne Frank
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
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
― Albert Schweitzer
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
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
― Mother Teresa
Helping the Needy Quote by Mother Teresa
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
― Anne Frank
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
― Charles Dickens
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
A good example has twice the value of good advice.
― Author Unknown
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
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
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 ... faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.
― Ricky Martin
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
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.
― Author Unknown
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
― William James
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
― Mahatma Gandhi
Helping the Needy Quote by Mahatma Gandhi
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
― John Holmes
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
― John Wooden
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
Instead of counting your days, make your days count.
― Author Unknown
When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own.
― Author Unknown
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
― Brian Tracy
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
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 22:9
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 2:4
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing.
― Hebrews 13:16
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
― Proverbs 19:17
Ralph Waldo Emerson puts it correctly, "The only gift is a portion of thyself." That is your time and your help is the best you can give those who are in need.
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