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While we concentrate a lot on tone– enhancement then atKeepInspiring.me, an important part of living a happy and fulfilling life includes being part of a close- knit community where you can partake, help, and support the people you watch about.
It also includes being kind to nonnatives, and learning to replace covetousness and wrathfulness with understanding and empathy.
It’s easy to get so wrapped up in fixing your own life that you forget about helping others. And while it’s important to put yourself first occasionally, it’s indeed more important to help others whenever you can.
Being generous is n’t indeed always about altruism – getting more generous and compassionate will have real palpable benefits in your own life, according to some of the bite-sized wisdom of the individualities below.
Quotes About Helping Others
-Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
-Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
-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.
-He who serves the most, reaps the most.
-Selfless giving is the art of living.
-The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
-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.
-The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
-Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.
Frank A. Clark
-Help thy brother’s boat across and lo! Thine own has reached the shore.
-We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
-Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special.
George R. Bach
-Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
-We rise by lifting others.
-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.
-You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.
-Non nobis solum nati sumus. (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)
Marcus Tullius Cicero
-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.
-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.
-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.
-Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
St. Catherine of Siena
-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.
-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.
-I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.
-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.
-Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
-One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
-When wealth is centralized, the people are dispersed. When wealth is distributed, the people are brought together.
-Sometimes give your services for nothing.
-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
-To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
-The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Pearl S. Buck
-If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.
-Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
-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.
-Where charity keeps pace with gain, industry is blessed.
-The small charity that comes from the heart is better than the great charity that comes from the head.
-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.
-He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
-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.
-Not he who has much is rich but he who gives much.
-I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
-Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher
-In charity there is no excess.
-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.
-A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
-Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.
-Charity sees the need, not the cause.
-Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
Charles Caleb Colton
-A benefactor is a representative of God.
-Charity: a thing that begins at home, and usually stays there.
-Charity brings to life those who are spiritually dead.
-He who has no charity deserves no mercy.
-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.
-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.
-That charity which longs to publish itself ceases to be charity.
-The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
-When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
-There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.
-Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.
-Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.
-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.
-The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole
-To give your best is to receive the best.
-If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
-When you open your heart to giving, angels fly to your door.
-While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.
Jackson Brown Jr.
-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
-Bounty always receives part of its value from the manner in which it is bestowed.
-The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.
-There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.
-I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
-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.
-No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
-To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
-Give, but give until it hurts.
-When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it’s time to turn out the lights.
-To give requires good sense.
-He who waits to do a great deal of good at once, will never do anything.
-Getters don’t get — givers get.
-It is more agreeable to have the power to give than to receive.
-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.
-We only have what we give.
-To do more for the world than the world does for you, that is success.
-Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
-I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
-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.
-What I spent, I had; what I saved, I lost; what I gave, I have.
-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.
-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.
-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
-Our prime purpose in this life is to help others and if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
-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.
-You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
-A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
-There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.
-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.
-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.
-Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
Rev. Jesse Jackson
-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.