When we emphasize self-improvement at wishesandquotes.net, being a member of a close-knit community where you can share, help, and support the people you care about is a crucial aspect of living a happy and full life.
It also entails learning to treat strangers with kindness and replacing envy and hatred with understanding and empathy.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in solving your own problems that you forget to help others. While it is vital to prioritize yourself at times, it is much more crucial to assist others whenever possible.
According to some of the bite-sized wisdom of the individuals below, being generous isn’t only about charity – becoming more generous and compassionate will have genuine tangible rewards in your own life.
Here are some inspirational quotations about helping others that will motivate you to do more in your own life.
150+ Beautiful Quotes About Helping Others
Helping others is an act of spreading joy around the world, which makes you happy as well. This act also demonstrates humanity and goodwill.
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When you help others in any way, you increase your chances of receiving assistance when you are stuck. Make certain that your intentions are pure when assisting others, and that you are assisting them.
The greatest attribute of a human being is his or her ability to assist others. Aiding persons who are in need can be done in a variety of ways and approaches.
It is free, and the one who receives it obtains everything.
No one has ever become poor by giving.― Anne Frank
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
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.― John Bunyan
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.― Steve Maraboli
Part of being a person is about helping others. ___ Regis Murayi
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.___Sally Koch
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.___Dr. Seuss
Community service gives me a valuable opportunity to walk into a different community that is less familiar to me but just as colorful and most importantly, in need.___Caroline Landry
He who serves the most, reaps the most.___Jim Rohn
Selfless giving is the art of living.___Frederic Lenz
The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.― Gordon B. Hinckley
We only have what we give.― Isabel Allende
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.___Mahatma Gandhi
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.___Frank A. Clark
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
Give, but give until it hurts.― Mother Teresa
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ___ Mohammad Ali
Help thy brother’s boat across and lo! Thine own has reached the shore.___Hindu Proverb
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.___Winston Churchill
Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.___George R. Bach
Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters.― Criss Jami
A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. ___ Henrik Ibsen
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.___Pablo Picasso
Always have a willing hand to help someone, you might be the only one that does.___Roy T. Bennett
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.___Sarah Bernhardt
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.___Booker T. Washington
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
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.___Albert Einstein
We rise by lifting others.___Robert Ingersoll
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
You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.___Zig Ziglar
Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)___Marcus Tullius Cicero
Quotes about Making a Difference
Our goal when we go out to help others is to make a difference. What makes our efforts worthwhile is making a difference to a campaign, a group of individuals, or a single person.
It’s possible that the difference you create will be palpable. It’s possible that your gift will go toward the construction of a new building or the purchase of new uniforms for the local school football team.
It could also be something less noticeable, such as bringing a casserole for a tired new mom so she doesn’t have to cook, or making someone smile when they’re having a rough day.
We may never realize how much of an impact we have made in another person’s life.
The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.___Robert F. Kennedy
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.___Mahatma Gandhi
Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.___St. Catherine of Siena
Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work. ___ William Arthur Ward
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.___Edward Everett Hale
No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.___Martin Luther King Jr.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. ___Napoleon Hill
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
It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.___Mahatma Gandhi
Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today___Amy Leigh Mercree
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.____Leo Tolstoy
I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.___Unknown
Live simply that others might simply live. ___ Elizabeth Ann Seton
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
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.___Dalai Lama
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.___George Eliot
When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.___Confucius
Sometimes give your services for nothing.___Hippocrates
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
If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.___Sophocles
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.___Buddha
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.___Lydia M. Child
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
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ___ Aesop
Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? ___ Martin Luther King, Jr.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.___Horace Mann
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.___Pearl S. Buck
Quotes about Charity
You’ve definitely heard the phrase “every little bit helps” when it comes to charitable contributions. That is true, because every donation, no matter how modest, can help those who are in need.
Making a financial donation has a beneficial influence, whether you choose to support a large cause like Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a mental health organization, or a smaller local charity that makes a significant difference in your region.
According to research conducted by the National Institutes of Health, donating money to charity helps us feel good.
Participants in a study who elected to contribute a portion of their $100 to charity demonstrated that doing so brings us genuine joy. Participants’ brain scans revealed that receiving money, witnessing money goes to a good cause, and decided to donate money all engaged similar pleasure-related areas deep in the brain.
Wealth is not new. Neither is charity. But the idea of using private wealth imaginatively, constructively, and systematically to attack the fundamental problems of mankind is new.___John Gardner
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.___Abraham Lincoln
I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able to help.___Mohamed Al-Fayed
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
Where charity keeps pace with gain, industry is blessed.___William Penn
The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head.___Ivan Panin
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. – Henry Ford
Not he who has much is rich but he who gives much.____Erich Fromm
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.___Andrew Carnegie
Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.___Henry Ward Beecher
In charity there is no excess.___Francis Bacon
Charity sees the need, not the cause.___Proverb
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.___Charles Caleb Colton
A benefactor is a representative of God.___Benjamin Whichcote
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
Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we’d want to get involved.___Bill Gates
Everyone is struggling. I suppose we must try to understand and learn rather than judge.― Amish Tripathi
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. – Charles Dickens
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.___Henry Fielding
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.___Saint Augustine
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there. – Philip Brooks
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.___John D. Rockefeller
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’___Martin Luther King Jr.
She doesn’t realize it, but she steers others in a good direction.― Noriko Ogiwara
God does watch over us and does notice us, but it is usually through someone else that he meets our needs. – Spencer W. Kimball
Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.___Steve Maraboli
That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity.___Eliza Cook
Quotes about Giving
The charitable give out the door and God puts it back through the window. – Proverb
The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.____Laurence Leamer
If you haven’t done much giving in your life-try it and see how you feel afterwards.― Michelle Moore
When you learn, teach. When you get, give.___Maya Angelou
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.___Khalil Gibran
Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.___Bryant McGill
Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.___Jim Rohn
Giving opens the way for receiving. – Florence Scovel Shinn
Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.___Kathy Calvin
At the end it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.___Denzel Washington
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.___Edwin Louis Cole
To give your best is to receive the best.___Raymond Holliwell
If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.___Proverb
Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.___Elbert Hubbard
Charity brings to life those who are spiritually dead.___Thomas Aquinas
He who has no charity deserves no mercy.___English Proverb
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – Robin Sharma
When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door.___Unknown
While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.___Jackson Brown Jr.
It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.___Winston Churchill
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. – Proverb
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
We only have what we give.___Isabel Allende
To do more for the world than the world does for you, that is success.___Henry Ford
Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.___Socrates
So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.___Robert Louis Stevenson
You can be yourself without pursuing yourself. Have you ever seen a dog chase his own tail? He just runs in circles.― Criss Jami
Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.___Samuel Johnson
The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.___Jane Addams
One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.– Maya Angelou
There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.___Conrad Hilton
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.___Maya Angelou
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in.___Mother Theresa
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.― Maya Angelou
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.___Charles Dickens
To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.___Abraham Lincoln
No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank
Give, but give until it hurts.___Mother Teresa
Disasters work like alarm clocks to the world, hence God allows them. They are shouting, ‘Wake up! Love! Pray!― Criss Jami
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it’s time to turn out the lights.___George Burns
To give requires good sense.___Ovid
He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.___Samuel Johnson
Getters don’t get — givers get.___Eugene Benge
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.___Rabindranath Tagore
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. – Robert South
If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.___Buddha
What I spent, I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have.___German Proverb
More Quotes about Helping Others
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. – William James
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.___Martin Luther King Jr.
Find a need and fill it.___Ruth Stafford Peale
It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing.____Jerry Smith
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 not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.___Will Smith
I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do. – Jana Stanfield
This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.___Theodore Roosevelt
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.___Rev. Jesse Jackson
I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.― Richelle E. Goodrich
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
We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.___Jeff Warner
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 can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.___Charles de Lint
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.– Buddha
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
Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.___Germany Kent
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.___John Bunyan
You have to lift a person up before you can really put them in their place.― Criss Jami
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.___Steve Maraboli
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.___Mandy Hale