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Helpfulness Quotes About Helping

Helpfulness Quotes – 66 Sayings About Selflessness And Helping Others

Looking for inspirational helpfulness quotes and the best sayings about helping others? Then you've come to the right place! The willingness to help others is among the most important, positive character traits and refers not only to the help of other people, but of all living beings who need our support. Unselfishness and kindness are always something desirable and especially important to become truly happy.

In this article I would like to compile the most inspiring wisdom and sayings about helping, charity and helpfulness. Let's go!

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about helpfulness have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The 66 Best Quotes And Sayings About Help, Charity And Selflessness

Accepting help and giving help - both are important for living together in our society. To help or to receive help, Makes more satisfied, balanced and self-confident. It also strengthens connections with other people and serves our personal development.

Use the following short but powerful sayings and quotes about helpfulness to make yourself aware.

Helpfulness Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of it for another." (Charles Dickens)
  2. "Helpfulness cannot be established by edicts. It must arise in people's hearts." (Sigmund Widmer)
  3. "Actually, you shouldn't feel sorry for a person at all, it's better to help them." (Maksim Gorky)
  4. "The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  5. "Help Me to Help Myself." (Maria Montessori)
  6. "It is difficult to achieve a spirit of genuine cooperation as long as people remain indifferent to the feelings and happiness of others." (Dalai Lama)
  7. "Always seek to be useful, never seek to make yourself indispensable." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  8. "Love all people, but let the one who suffers be your child." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  9. "He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it." (Dante Alighieri)
  10. "Kindness is something so simple: always be there for others, never seek yourself." (Dag Hammarskjöld)

Helpfulness Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need advice." (Bill Cosby)
  2. "Tact is the ability to help others get on their feet without stepping on their toes." (Curt Goetz)
  3. "There is no better remedy in suffering than the encouragement of a noble friend." (Euripides)
  4. "We are born to do benefits." (William Shakespeare)
  5. "You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself." (Galileo Galilei)
  6. "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." (Mark Twain)
  7. "Noble be man, helpful and good! For that alone sets hims apart from every other creature on earth." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "Consolation is given by heaven – assistance is expected from man." (Ludwig Börne)
  9. "You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." (Abraham Lincoln)
  10. "Strong are the people who help others without expecting to receive anything in return." (Unknown)

Book Tip: The counterpart of helpfulness is egoism. Of course, you have to think about yourself from time to time - but egoists basically only think about themselves. In order to understand why we humans actually always want to do good but then often leave it alone, I can recommend the following book to you. Book "The Art of Not Being an Egoist" by Richard David Precht*. recommend

Helpfulness Quotes 21 - 30

  1. "If you don't want to help yourself, nobody can." (Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi)
  2. "An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous." (Henry Ford)
  3. "There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man." (Sean Connery)
  4. "Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person." (Unknown)
  5. "It's never too late to make a joint effort for those who are waiting for our help." (Norbert Blüm)
  6. "If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  7. "The more you love, the more you suffer." (Vincent van Gogh)
  8. "You can only be shown the way, but you must walk it yourself." (Bruce Lee)
  9. "Youth is unselfish in thought and feelings, so she most deeply feels and understands the truth." (Heinrich Heine)
  10. "Alms are given to relieve need, but not to put laziness out to pasture." (Augustine Aurelius)

Tip: Helpfulness also counteracts injustice. Feel free to also look at the matching Justice Quotes on!

Helpfulness Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." (Mother Teresa)
  2. "What's the point of doing something good if nobody's watching?" (Nicole Kidman)
  3. "When you're needed, compliments trickle like confetti." (Toni Impekoven)
  4. "Mindfulness can help us communicate again, especially with ourselves." (Thich Nhat Hanh)
  5. "You can't be of help to everybody! Say the narrow-minded, and help nobody." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  6. "The secret of happiness is not in possession, but in giving. Who makes others happy, is happy." (André Gide)
  7. "Friendship is not only a delicious gift, but also a permanent task." (Ernst Zacharias)
  8. "Unifying means learning to share." (Richard von Weizsäcker)
  9. "A magic dwells in each beginning, protecting us, telling us how to live." (Hermann Hesse)
  10. "If the advice is good, it does not matter who gave it." (Thomas Fuller)

Tip: Do you know what to do if you have a injured bird found have or hit a deer with the car have? In the linked blog articles I explain how you can help and how you are well prepared for such situations.

Helpfulness Quotes 41 - 50

  1. "It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love." (Oscar Wilde)
  2. "But the child is conscious of another kind of work which has its origin in life itself. Without the child to help him constantly renew himself, man would degenerate." (Maria Montessori)
  3. "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man." (Mark Twain)
  4. "Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything." (Walt Whitman)
  5. "Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving." (Henry Ford)
  6. "If everybody wanted to help each other, everybody would be helped." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  7. "It is a long way from ear to heart, but a still longer way to helping hands." (Josephine Baker)
  8. "Do all the good you can, and make as little fuss about it as possible." (Charles Dickens)
  9. "Those whom we support hold us up in life." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  10. "To help without asking whom!" (Henri Dunant)

Tip: In the we often do things without knowing their consequences for others. With a vegan lifestyle, you not only save countless animals from their suffering and death. Being vegan also helps people - For example, the indigenous peoples of the rainforests, the exploited workers in the meat industry or starving people. I'll explain why in the linked article.

Helpfulness Quotes 51 - 60

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." (Quote from Mother Teresa)
  1. "You don't always have to shout your commitment from the rooftops. I've always found this kind of self-promotion to be unfortunate. You should give without expecting anything in return." (Götz George)
  2. "The person who helps everyone knows what it's like not to get help." (Unknown)
  3. "Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier." (Mother Teresa)
  4. "The rescuer acts and does not ponder." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  5. "Everything we dislike about others can lead us to better self-awareness." (Carl Jung)
  6. "Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors." (Joseph Rudyard Kipling)
  7. "People are there to help each other, and if you need a man's help in right things, you must approach him for it. This is the custom of the world and does not mean begging." (Jeremias Gotthelf)
  8. "And whoever saves one life saves the world entire." (Talmud)
  9. "People must help one another; it is nature’s law." (Jean de La Fontaine)
  10. "No stranger to misfortune myself, I have learned to relieve the sufferings of others." (Vergil)

Tip: Helping others is the key to friendship. I also gave you another Collection of the best sayings about friendship compiled. Look gladly times purely!

Helpfulness Quotes 61 - 66

  1. "These are the strong ones who laugh through tears, hide their own sorrows and make others happy." (Franz Grillparzer)
  2. "Charity knows no difference of nation." (Helmuth von Moltke)
  3. "Happiness often comes from attention to small things, misfortune often from neglecting little things." (Wilhelm Busch)
  4. "And there is no use whatever, gentlemen, trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push any one up a ladder unless he be willing to climb a little himself." (Andrew Carnegie)
  5. "After «to love», «to help» is the most beautiful time word in the world." (Bertha von Suttner)
  6. "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything." (Katharine Hepburn)

Can you think of any other helpfulness quotes and sayings about helping and true charity? Then I look forward to your comment under this post!

The most frequently asked questions about helpfulness

What is meant by helpfulness?

Helpfulness is the willingness between people to support each other. People who are willing to help sacrifice energy, time or even money, for example, without demanding anything in return. Sometimes we are helpful ourselves and sometimes others are helpful to us.

Why is helpfulness so important?

Being helpful is fun, satisfying, balanced and happy, increases self-confidence, strengthens friendships and also helps with personal development. And one more thing: If you are helpful to others, you can expect to be helped sooner or later.

How can I help others?

For example, you can help elderly neighbors with gardening or shopping - or donate money to an animal welfare organization to support animals in need. Share your lunch with homeless people or lend them your ear. Help is needed everywhere.

A sustainable lifestyle can also help others - those who eat a purely plant-based diet, for example, are making a significant contribution to no person in the world has to go hungry anymore. And the conscious purchase of certified Fairtrade products excludes child labor and ensures fair working conditions.

Helpfulness Quotes And Sayings About Helping Use In Everyday Life

Helpfulness is a healthy mixture of respect and gratitude. We must not close our eyes to the things that happen around us. Be attentive and offer your help whenever you can. But don't forget to help yourself when needed.

Here are some further articles and tips, which can make you an even more helpful person:

And as a suitable reading I can recommend the Book "The Art of Not Being an Egoist" by Richard David Precht to the heart. In it, you'll learn why we like to do good and what often keeps us from doing it. Here you can get the book*.

Do you have any other inspiring help quotes? Then I look forward to your suggestions in the comments.

Stay helpful,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Being helpful means being human. Let you also still like my collection of the best Humanity Quotes inspire. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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