Quotes About Giving Back And Helping Others
Published February 6th, 2020
There are many ways on how you can give back to the community and help other people. You can volunteer in soup kitchens to help the homeless, and be part of giving the world a better future by supporting medical research through body donation. It’s no secret that altruism can truly make a difference. And just like a boomerang, kindness always returns.
So to keep you inspired, here are some quotes about giving back and helping others.
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” – Helen Keller
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
“If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” – Betty Reese
“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.” – Kahlil Gibran
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” – Steve Maraboli
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter– to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” – Leo Rosten
“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” – Kofi Annan
“You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.” – Seth Parker
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew
“If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.” – Rumi
“Even if you just change one life, you’ve changed the world forever.” – Mike Satterfield
“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
“Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who need a man’s help– something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too.” – Albert Schweitzer
“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
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” –Nelson Henderson
“Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject, and your verb agrees to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Kindness is universal. Sometimes being kind allows others to see the goodness in humanity through you. Always be kinder than necessary.” – Germany Kent
“The day you find out who you are is when you look back and realize that it was never the words, rather your actions that defined you.” – Shannon L. Alder
“If you’re not reaching back to help anyone, then you’re not building a legacy.” – Germany Kent
“Your mind expands when you give, your heart expands when you share, and your soul expands when you are charitable.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens
“When you’re in a position to have gotten so much, the gift at this point is giving back.” – Paul Stanley
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About The Author
As a nurse, Franchette Agatha Jardin firmly believes in the importance of understanding the human body and the advancement of science. She writes about what people can do for the betterment of the world and how everyone can be part of something great.