Quotes about helping and service demonstrate how reaching out to others in a way that helps them can bring joy and meaning into our lives.
If it’s free, it’s advice, if you pay for it, it’s counseling; if you can use either one, it’s a miracle.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.
Madeleine K. Albright
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
To make a difference is not a matter of accident, a matter of casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference.
Everyone has a transferable commodity-knowledge. Sharing your unique expertise and making introductions for someone creates a lasting legacy.
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others.
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
Good morning, this is God. I will be handling all of your problems today. I will not need your help, so have a miraculous day.
If love is truly a verb, if help is a verb, if forgiveness is a verb, if kindness is a verb, then you can do something about it.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marion Wright Edelman
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The meaning of good and bad, of better and worse, is simply helping or hurting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
John W. Gardner
I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities…on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand, extraordinary things begin to happen.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.
Edward Everett Hale
The more compassionate you are, the more generous you can be. The more generous you are, the move loving friendliness you cultivate to help the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes, Jr.
The root of joy, as of duty, is to put all one's powers towards some great end.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Volunteering is not a choice, it’s a responsibility.
Ashley E. Hyder
We rise by lifting others.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
The soul is awakened through service.
One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve…You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life’s most urgent questions is: What are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.
As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don’t have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn’t matter as much as how you do what you do.
Life to too short not to create, not to love, and not to lend a helping hand to our brothers and sisters.
There is no greater joy, nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
Mary Rose McGeady
We must not only give what we have, we must give what we are.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself--and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to--letting a person be what he really is.
Healing yourself is connected with healing others.
Find a need and fill it.
Ruth Stafford Peale
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands.
Robert M. Pirsig
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 month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help others.
Serving others helps strengthen your creativity by providing low-risk avenues of self-expression while making a difference in the lives of others. The joy of giving, the joy of creating, and the joy of helping come from service.
The greatest success we’ll know is helping OTHERS succeed and grow.
Gregory Scott Reid
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
Norman B. Rice
Creativity is for us all - it's about you, me, and about everyday life. It is about the abundant originality we manifest, and our flexible improvisations, whether teaching a class, raising our kids, fixing the car, helping a client, landscaping the yard, planning a benefit, or trying to figure out why we're on earth.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
The test of our progress is not whether we add to the abundance of those who have much. It is whether we provide enough to those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
Saint Francis of Assisi
You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Life is an opportunity to contribute love in your own way.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw
We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Go out and make a difference in your community. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Chance never helps those who don’t help themselves.
If we always helped one another, no one would need luck.
You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.
Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It is anything that lifts another person.
C. Neil Strait
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
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 can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.
Be not merely good. Be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
Vincent van Gogh
I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Booker T. Washington
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. It's hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
The greatest crime is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
You are not here merely to make a living, you are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself when you forget that errand.
When people say they are looking for happiness, I ask, What are you giving to the world?
When you make loving others the story of your life, there’s never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another.
One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.
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