Help quotes and sayings

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

The hands that help are better far than the lips that pray.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.
Elbert Hubbard

Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.
Jean De La Fontaine

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

There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed.
Alan Loy McGinnis

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

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

Every little helps.

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

People must help one another; it is nature’s law.
Jean de La Fontaine

God helps those who help themselves.
Benjamin Franklin & Wilson Mizner

Two heads are better than one.

If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking him if there’s anything you can do. Think of something appropriate and do it.
E. W. Howe

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

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
Les Brown

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

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

If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.
Buddhist saying

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Elizabeth Bibesco

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Dr. Loretta Scott & Ronald Reagan

Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

We can help others in the world more by making the most of yourself than in any other way.
Earl Nightingale

It is better to keep a friend from falling than to help him up.

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John D. Rockefeller

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

Help is not help until it is given, so turn your intentions to help into acts of help. We judge ourselves by our intentions, but others judge us by our actions.
Lee J. Colan

I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.
Anthony Robbins

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm… As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
Audrey Hepburn

Charity sees the need, not the cause.
German Proverb

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

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
Mahatma Gandhi

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
Abraham Lincoln

One good turn deserves another.

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Galileo Galilei

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.

Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.
W. Clement Stone

To help all created things, that is the measure of all our responsibility; to be helped by all, that is the measure of our hope.
Gerald Vann

Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
Bob Moawad

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

Help people become more motivated by guiding them to the source of their own power.
Paul G. Thomas

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

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

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Zig Ziglar

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
Andrew Carnegie

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

You can’t help people that don’t want to be helped.
John Armstrong

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

I came upon a doctor who appeared in quite poor health. I said, ‘There’s nothing that I can do for you that you can’t do for yourself.’ He said, ‘Oh yes you can. Just hold my hand. I think that that would help.’ So I sat with him a while then I asked him how he felt. He said, ‘I think I’m cured.’”
Conor Oberst

Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons.
John Ruskin

Many hands make light work.

Everyone needs help from everyone.
Bertolt Brecht

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
George W. Bush

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
Father James Keller

Light is the task when many share the toil.

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