Helping Quotes

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I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead,
“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Erol Ozan
“Help someone, you earn a friend. Help someone too much, you make an enemy.”
Erol Ozan

Steve Maraboli
“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Laurell K. Hamilton
“You can't save everybody. In fact, there are days when I think you can't save anyone. Each person has to save himself first, then you can move in and help. I have found this philosophy does not work during a gun battle, or a knife fight either. Outside of that it works just fine.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures

Sylvia Plath
“My mother said the cure for thinking too much about yourself was helping somebody who was worse off than you.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Vera Nazarian
“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

Shannon L. Alder
“The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.”
Shannon L. Alder

Steve Maraboli
“Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Strong people don't put others down... They lift them up.”
Michael P. Watson

J. Cornell Michel
“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

Mike  Norton
“One of the greatest evils is the foolishness of a good man. For the giving man to withhold helping someone in order to first assure personal fortification is not selfish, but to elude needless self-destruction; martyrdom is only practical when the thought is to die, else a good man faces the consequence of digging a hole from which he cannot escape, and truly helps no one in the long run.”
Mike Norton, Just Another War Story

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Criss Jami
“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

Rachel Naomi Remen
“Many times when we help we do not really serve. . . . Serving is also different from fixing. One of the pioneers of the Human Potential Movement, Abraham Maslow, said, "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.' Seeing yourself as a fixer may cause you to see brokenness everywhere, to sit in judgment of life itself. When we fix others, we may not see their hidden wholeness or trust the integrity of the life in them. Fixers trust their own expertise. When we serve, we see the unborn wholeness in others; we collaborate with it and strengthen it. Others may then be able to see their wholeness for themselves for the first time.”
Rachel Remen

Shannon L. Alder
“There comes a time in your life when you can no longer put off choosing. You have to choose one path or the other. You can live safe and be protected by people just like you, or you can stand up and be a leader for what is right. Always, remember this: People never remember the crowd; they remember the one person that had the courage to say and do what no one would do.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“They say faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor.”
Shannon L. Alder

Holly Black
“A stray dog, I might understand," she said. "But this? You are too softhearted."
No, Mabry," Ravus said. "I am not." He looked in Val's direction. "I think she wants to die."
Maybe you can help her after all," Mabry said. "You're good at helping people die.”
Holly Black, Valiant

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Kindness is a magical spell—performed by enlightened beings—meant to enchant hearts and lift weary souls that they might fly.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Jojo Moyes
“You know, you can only actually help someone who wants to be helped.”
Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Will Advise
“And now, for something completely the same:

Wasted time and wasted breath,
's what I'll make, until my death.
Helping people 'd be as good,
but I wouldn't, if I could.

For the few that help deserve,
have no need, or not the nerve,
help from strangers to accept,
plus from mine a few have wept.

Wept from joy, or from despair,
or just from my vengeful stare.
Ways I have, to look at stupid,
make them see I am not Cupid.

Make them see they are in error,
for of truth I am a bearer.
Most decide I'm just a bear,
mauling at them, - like I care.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Some live for their own joy and pleasure.
Some live to ease the burdens of others.  
Then there are those who seem to exist for pain's sake only, that in the end the wrathful fire sent to consume their oppressors will be justified."

~ In loving memory of Miss Annabelle Fancher”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper

Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if...You didn’t wait for someone else to fix a problem or social issue? Let today be the day...You take up a cause that you feel in your heart and give your time and efforts towards that cause.”
Steve Maraboli, The Power of One

Nico J. Genes
“Sometimes, we may discover we helped the wrong person, but that should not be a reason to stop helping other people in need, even though we were fooled previously. Sometimes, we may discover we helped the wrong person, but that should not be a reason to stop helping other people in need, even though we were fooled previously. If you want to do good there are opportunities everywhere. Don’t let the fools spoil your good heart.”
Nico J. Genes, LESSONS in LIFE: Achieving a better you through self-reflection

Abhijit Naskar
“The real festival is the moment when we wipe the tears off from the faces living in despair.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Call The People: My World My Responsibility

Abhijit Naskar
“In the hearts of the helpless stand unbending as the flag of courage.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Call The People: My World My Responsibility

Abhijit Naskar
“Once you start to strive for people's welfare, paying no heed to your own aching falls, the desolate faces of the forgotten alleys will start to glow with bliss.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Call The People: My World My Responsibility

Abhijit Naskar
“No matter how many deadly weapons come your way, stand on guard as a fierce and fervent soldier protecting the meek and the innocent.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Call The People: My World My Responsibility

Danielle Binks
“Anika had the door halfway closed, but she paused at my question.
‘My mum used to say that you have two hands: one to help yourself, and one to help others. So yes, I think it’s a good thing.’ Then she sighed. ‘Though sometimes I wonder if the hand we use to help others moves a bit slower and with a little less purpose than the one we use to help ourselves.’
And with that, she closed the door.”
Danielle Binks, The Year the Maps Changed

Matthew Kenslow
“God, Help me to help the helpless when I feel helpless to help them!”
Matthew Kenslow

Donna Goddard
“We are not trying to understand intention so that we can damn every person who thinks badly of us. We are trying to understand intention so that we are safer, our loved ones are safer, and so that our life projects are not sabotaged. We want to help other people to become a better version of themselves. We are not blaming people for acting and thinking badly. Acting and thinking badly is normal in our world. We want to help it to improve. We want everyone to improve.”
Donna Goddard, Love's Longing

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