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“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


“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank, diary of 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


“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ― Charles Dickens


“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ― John Holmes


“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, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes


“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou


“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

“Sometimes those who give the most are the ones with the least to spare.” ― Mike McIntyre, The Kindness of Strangers

“In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.” ― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

“When you have wit of your own, it's a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.” ― Criss Jami


“Disasters work like alarm clocks to the world, hence God allows them. They are shouting, 'Wake up! Love! Pray!” ― Criss Jami

“It all depends on what people you're talking about helping. That's the wonderful think about just about every religion on the planet - they're all so incredibly selfish.” ― Derek Landy, Death Bringer

“So the small things came into their own: small acts of helping others, if one could; small ways of making one's own life better: acts of love, acts of tea, acts of laughter. Clever people might laugh at such simplicity, but, she asked herself, what was their own solution?” ― Alexander McCall Smith, The Good Husband of Zebra Drive


“Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we're here. To make each other feel safe.” ― Andre Agassi, Open


“If suffering like hers had any use, she reasoned, it was not to the sufferer. The only way that an individual's pain gained meaning was through its communication to others.” ― Diane Wood Middlebrook, Anne Sexton: A Biography

“The next time you want to withhold your help, or your love, or your support for another for whatever the reason, ask yourself a simple question: do the reasons you want to withhold it reflect more on them or on you? And which reasons do you want defining you forevermore?” ― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing


“Of all public figures and benefactors of mankind, no one is loved by history more than the literary patron. Napoleon was just a general of forgotten battles compared with the queen who paid for Shakespeare's meals and beer in the tavern. The statesman who in his time freed the slaves, even he has a few enemies in posterity, whereas the literary patron has none. We thank Gaius Maecenas for the nobility of soul we attribute to Virgil; but he isn’t blamed for the selfishness and egocentricity that the poet possessed. The patron creates 'literature through altruism,' something not even the greatest genius can do with a pen.” ― Roman Payne


“You don't do kind deeds expecting kindness in return. You don't do kind deeds because you deem the recipient worthy. You do kind deeds because it's who you are, and because you understand the powerful difference your gentle hand makes in this dreary world.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich


“I interviewed my dad on video in his final weeks. When I asked about his work and finding meaning through helping others, he responded, "I don't think you can be focused on, 'Oh gee, I want to make a difference.' It has to be spontaneous. If it's not...there's some kind of egotistical thing going on. That's a red flag. You hope you impact people on the deepest level you are capable of at the time. Sometimes you hit it, sometimes you don't. You're trying.” ― Lisa Shannon, A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman


“Help us to help each other, Lord, Each other's cross to bear; Let each his friendly aid afford, And feel his brother's care.” ― Ralph Harrison

“I don't know about you, but for me...to be honest, I would prioritize myself, before helping other people.” ― Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident


“Helping someone in their time of need is the greatest thing you could ever do. Why, because it shows that you care and that you're a good friend, even if they are a stranger. When someone needs your help don't just ignore it, try your best even if you don't succeed. Later on down the line that person may be there for you when you need someone. Be the change in a persons life, make a difference, show you care. Don't ignore people when they need help, be the change that person needs in their life and show you care.” ― Benjamin Ford Crouch

“When you reach out to those in need, do not be surprised if the essential meaning of something occurs.” ― Stephen Richards

“I would rather my descendants have greater abilities and a greater knowledge of the love of Christ than I do, much like standing on one's shoulders in order to get a clearer view of the valley.” ― Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“Who do you want to surround yourself with? People who can pull you up to their level of greatness? Or people who will happily pull you down to theirs?” ― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing


“Self-improvement comes mainly from trying to help others.” ― Sir John Templeton

“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don't live in a world all of your own.” ― Albert Schweitzer


“Stand up for someone who is in need so that it will build confidence in you to stand up for yourself at times when required...” ― Adil Adam Memon

“First help those who deserve; if any energy left at all, this time help those who do not deserve!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan


I want to help you, but you have to be a willing participant. If you're “I want to help you, but you have to be a willing participant. If you're not, then I am no longer helping you up; it is you who is pulling me down.” ― Steve Maraboli


“Your greatest contribution to helping other people live their destiny is for you to live your own.” ― Alan Cohen

“Don’t waste your time trying to explain yourself to people that are committed to misunderstanding you. Instead, commit your time to explaining who they are to them. When you get a person to see the positive similarities you share, it begins to restore the loss of respect between you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Be a blessing to someone else.” ― Joyce Meyer


“The only people who you should get even with are those who have helped you.” ― John Southard


“God always brings someone into your life that has traveled the same path and knows the rocks you climbed to get to the end of the trail.” ― Shannon L. Alder


“ '...he said you were way too damn obnoxious to be merely human, so you had to be some kind of divine messenger, and he figured he'd better do what you said quick so you'd go ahead and disappear.' ” ― Maculategiraffe, Jesse's Story


A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ― John Bunyan


“We only have what we give.” ― Isabel Allende


“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

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

“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


“Non nobis solum nati sumus." "Not for ourselves alone are we born.” ― Cicero


“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” ― Horace Mann

“Give, but give until it hurts.” ― Mother Teresa


“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” ― Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”

Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


“The way you treat people who are in no position to help you, further you, or benefit you reveals the true state of your heart.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


“The pretty ones are usually unhappy. They expect everyone to be enamored of their beauty. How can a person be content when their happiness lies in someone else's hands, ready to be crushed at any moment? Ordinary-looking people are far superior, because they are forced to actually work hard to achieve their goals, instead of expecting people to fall all over themselves to help them.” ― J. Cornell Michel, Jordan's Brains: A Zombie Evolution


“We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven.” ― Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?


“A healer is someone who seeks to be the light that she wishes she had in her darkest moments.” ― Vironika Tugaleva, The Love Mindset


“When you read my texts, you saw a curt, miserable git. And you told me so. Maybe you're right. But you know what I saw when I read yours? - Sam No. And I don't want to know. - Poppy I saw a girl who races to help others but doesn't help herself. And right now you need to help yourself. No one should walk up the aisle feeling inferior or in a different league or trying to be something they're not. - Sam” ― Sophie Kinsella, I've Got Your Number


“We lose our ability to live fully if we neglect or ignore our responsibility to the other people who share this planet with us. We simply cannot reach our full potential without the insights and observations that other people--our teachers--have to give us. We cannot feel whole until we are helping other people to reach for their potential and to grow as strong as they can grow. We do need down time, and we do need time to ourselves, but we very much need to acknowledge our ties to our fellow human beings and act as if those people meant more to us than our jobs or pets or cars do. They are much more important than anything material that we ever can get our hands on or strive for.” ― Tom Walsh


“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


“Don’t ever perceive other people’s success as your own failure.” ― Rob Liano


“Never look down on a person unless you are helping him up.” ― POB Bismark


“It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


“But then it occured to him that any progress he had made on his quest so far he had made by accepting the help that had been offered to him.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust


“When you tend to another's dying embers, you find both warmth and an increase in the glow of your own fire.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway


“Every day, God grants us the precious gift of life. Yet every day, we squander it with our selfish, petty concerns, rather than helping someone as He helps us.” ― Kirn Hans, Behind My Mask


“One wise truth of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others. If you haven't done much giving in your life—try it and see how you feel afterwards.” ― Michelle Moore, Selling Simplified


“You either choose to help others, or you don't choose to help others... THERE IS NO IN-BETWEEN!” ― Martin R. Lemieux


“No matter how you try to make the world a better place, the first step always starts with helping each other.” ― Magith Noohukhan

“A person must first learn how to walk on their own before you can guide them in the right direction.”

Craig Mercier


“I know he’s a realist, he’s okay with being alone, and he helps people when he thinks no one is watching.” ― J.M. Richards, Tall, Dark Streak of Lightning


“The simple gift of giving becomes an elaborate rich aftertaste of a natural blissful feeling, lingering endlessly in my lifetime.” ― Wes Adamson


“Just like downing a powerful caffeine drink, “reaching out to others” pays that big “life energizer dividend!” ― Wes Adamson


“Funny enough, I sit on my porch all day, wave and smile at everyone. Some of them aren't sure, some smiles right back, some come back later and say; "This morning you made my day, had the best day all week, thank you for that!" Smile and wave, that's all it takes :)” ― Martin R. Lemieux


“Find something that you are passionate about in making a difference and you’ll find a waiting kinship of people willing to unite for the cause.” ― Wes Adamson


“If you haven't done much giving in your life-try it and see how you feel afterwards.” ― Michelle Moore, Selling Simplified


“I like interesting myself in the lives of others. God put these people in my life for a reason. Maybe for my learning. Hopefully to help them. I like it when I can help. My heart aches for those who suffer and walk a difficult path.” ― Kirn Hans, Behind My Mask


“The Bible says we're to be moderate in all things. It's good to help others but not at the expense of your own family.” ― Lori Copeland, Unwrapping Christmas


“Sometimes I guess it just feels better to know that you have someone to help you when you can’t even help yourself. ~ Willow Mosby (Exposing ELE)”

Rebecca Gober


“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ― Jana Stanfield

“We change the world a little each day with our kindness.” ― Tom Giaquinto, Be A Good Human

“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, Smile Anyway

“People love super heroes. It's true we're impressed by their bravery and fortitude, their supernatural gifts and physical brawn. But the fact is, villains possess these same qualities. So why our admiration for the hero and not the nemesis? Because of virtue. A super hero gives everything to defend what's good and right without seeking praise or reward. Think about it. All the great heroes give without taking; help without grumbling; sacrifice without asking recompense. A super hero's real strength, what we absolutely fall in love with, is his finer virtue.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“But it takes so little to help people, and people really do help each other, even people with very little themselves. And it’s not just about second chances. Most people deserve an endless number of chances.” ― Will Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club

“The challenge of abating one with a genuine ego problem is to not try to put him down. Any and all antagonization, in his mind, is merely compensated for by his own descriptions: his feelings of persecution by the envious and his ideals of worth. Arguably, the genuine ego is more of a circumstantial defense mechanism rather than a steady arrogance in need of starvation.” ― Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality


“I could really use someone else's smile today.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway


“Helping others is the secret sauce to a happy life.” ― Todd Stocker, Refined: Turning Pain Into Purpose

“Here’s what I learned about life when we were going through that. We’re all human and mortal. We’re all going to suffer and die. But it’s how we are with each other during those times that proves God’s here with us.” He turned his hand over in mine and entwined our fingers. “He comes in through people. People who love us anyway. They jump right into the chaos with us and try to help us make sense of it. That’s what mercy is…it’s choosing to help, or forgive, or love even when it goes against all logic.” ― Laura Anderson Kurk, Glass Girl

“Every success I have ever had or will have in the future comes not solely from my own ambition and hard work, but also from those that have encouraged, supported and challenged me. Success is never, ever a one person job.” ― T.S. Tate

“It might be depressing, but it's also the truth that no one has the power, the money, or the resources to save everyone on the planet from going hungry, living in poverty or allowed basic human rights. But consider the other side of this: there are people in this world who truly WOULD do all of these things for everyone if only they could. There is hope after all.” ― Ashly Lorenzana

“If you shift your focus from yourself to others, extend your concern to others, and cultivate the thought of caring for the well being of others, then this will have the immediate effect of opening up your life and helping you to reach out.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

“The truist indication of gratitude is to return what you are grateful for.” ― Richard Paul Evans, Lost December


“I'm just helping someone who is unfortunate. Is that a crime?” ― Shannon A. Thompson, November Snow


“When you need help, people give you the one thing you don't need, a lecture.” ― Thabo Molakeng

“Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with you, apply the following test. Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj for the hungry and spiritually starving millions?” ― Mahatma Gandhi, Essential Writings

“May your heart open. May joy emerge. May love flow through you. May you heal and help others.” ― Charlene Costanzo, The Twelve Gifts for Healing

“I am not here to merely argue about the perplexities regarding theism or philosophy, but to be a light to the world and to reach out to those who long to be a part of that light.” ― Criss Jami

“Our truest nature is to help others, and to protect and love them. We care about others, and delight in seeing others happy and safe.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

“He's nothing fierce or terrible or filled with light. He's like us, sometimes we can't even tell him apart. Sometimes we're the ones who try to save him. He's there to show us who we are. Human beings aren't gods. We makes mistakes.” ― Alice Hoffman

“No political body is sacred, sustainable or under protection, which allows the exploitation of its weakest citizens.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason


“If you have a deep inclination to transmute harm into help and be of benefit to others, whether they live next door or on the other side of the world, you will eventually be connected with the sources of energy and information that will assist your effort.” ― Doug "Ten" Rose, Fearless Puppy on American Road

“Exactly. Since it is morally justifiable, I have only to consider the question of personal risk. Surely a gentleman should not lay much stress upon this, when a lady is in most desperate need of his help?” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Return of Sherlock Holmes


“If you are good at something never do it for free but if someone needs your help and deserve the help do it for free you will get respect..” ― Satim

“I like video games, but they're really violent. I'd like to play a video game where you help the people who were shot in all the other games. It'd be called 'Really Busy Hospital.” ― Demetri Martin


“A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.” ― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration


“Give freely to the world these gifts of love and compassion. Do not concern yourself with how much you receive in return, just know in your heart it will be returned.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free


“Even the smallest act of caring for another person is like a drop of water -it will make ripples throughout the entire pond...” ― Jessy and Bryan Matteo

“What is hard work? It takes strength, energy, and stress to truly care about others enough to place oneself last, but it is easy to wrap oneself up and selfishly scramble on the heads of others.” ― Criss Jami

“It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.” ― Leo Buscaglia


“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

“I often find that people confuse inner peace with some sense of insensibility whenever something goes wrong. In such cases inner peace is a permit for destruction: The unyielding optimist will pretend that the forest is not burning either because he is too lazy or too afraid to go and put the fire out.” ― Criss Jami


“Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of others. Step forward, reach out and help. This week reach to someone that might need a lift” ― Pablo


“God tests, but he does not tempt.” ― Criss Jami

“Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I'll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that's what I call pure, honest fun.” ― Criss Jami

“A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.” ― Daniel Wallace, The Kings and Queens of Roam



“Jesus soon is coming, and Christmas too, Good reason for being happy, Helping people to do.” ― Michelangelo Saez, Zori 1ª Parte