35 Quotes About Helping Others & Making a Difference

“People who regularly help others are significantly happier and less likely to become depressed as they get older.”

Here’s a great list of quotes about helping others. We’re all in this life together. Whatever you’ve been through, millions of others have also been through. It’s when we make the effort to make the life of others a little bit better that the world can become a much better place. When all we do is care about ourselves and our own needs, where everyone is for themselves, that’s when humanity collapses.

You just never know how huge of a positive impact you can make on someone’s life when you decide to help others. You don’t have to do anything big, just offering help can sometimes mean the world to someone.

To start off, here’s a heart touching video about helping others in need and how it can change a life:

Helping Others Quotes


“The wise person understands that his own happiness must include the happiness of others.” – Dennis Weaver

“The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.” – Wilfred Grenfell

“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

“You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.” – Henry Drummond

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

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

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

“You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Dr. Loretta Scott

“Every day do a good deed that will put a mile of joy on someone’s face.” – Dale Carnegie

“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

“All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.” – Alexis Carrel

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” – Jim Rohn

“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.” – Mother Teresa

“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.” – Lydia M. Child

“We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.” – Bill Clinton

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

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

“You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life.” – Zig Ziglar

“To do more for the world than the world does for you, that is success.” – Henry Ford

“Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.” – Buddha

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank

“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” – Helen Keller

“A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

“A good exercise for the heart is bending down and helping someone to get up.” – Proverb

“Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.” – Albert Schweitzer

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napolean Hill

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

“After the verb ‘to Love,’ ‘to Help’ is the most beautiful verb in the world.” – Bertha von Suttner

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