Helping help

A compilation of inspirational wordings

I see it clearly that to help the world sustainably,

one must start from one's own dear and near,

one's own family, friends and acquaintances.

Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.

 - Virgil

One must really have suffered oneself to help others.

 - Mother Teresa

My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.

 - Leo Tolstoy

There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.

 - Mother Teresa

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.

 - Dalai Lama

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

 - Ronald Reagan

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.

 - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

 - Duguet

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

 - Galileo Galilei

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.

 - Maria Montessori

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.

 - Buddha

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.

 - Carl Sandburg

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.

 - Epicurus

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

 - Abraham Lincoln

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

 - John F. Kennedy

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.

 - Erich Fromm

If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men.

 - Maria Montessori

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.

 - George Shinn

When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.

- John Lennon
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

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

- Martin Luther King, Jr

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.

- Hellen Keller

The duty of helping one's self in the highest sense involves the helping of one's neighbors.

- Samuel Smiles

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

- Charles Lamb

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are.

- Princess Diana

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

So be it and be blessed!

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