Helping Proverbs

Sayings about Helping

A willing helper does not wait until he is asked. ~ Danish Proverb

Help yourself and God will help you. ~ Dutch Proverb

Either it doesn’t help or it isn’t needed. ~ Yiddish Proverb

When God wants to please a poor man, He lets him lose his donkey and then helps him find it again. ~ Turkish Proverb

If you are bitter at heart, sugar in the mouth will not help you. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If the bathroom and a brandy cannot help a man, then death is imminent. ~ Finnish Proverb

Complain to the one who can help you. ~ Yugoslavian Proverb

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. ~ Traditional Proverb

Help me during the flood, and I will help you during the drought. ~ African Proverb

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 someone else. ~ Chinese Proverb

The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep. ~ Traditional Proverb

Slow help is no help. ~ Traditional Proverb

Hunger brings people down, but pride can help them get up. ~ Mexican Proverb

Help from abroad always comes when the rain has stopped. ~Rwandan Proverb

To be rich is not everything, but it certainly helps. ~ Yiddish Proverb

If the horse is already dead more hay will not help it. ~ Filipino Proverb

Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it. ~ Italian Proverb

When you do something wholeheartedly, you are not in need of helpers. ~ Japanese Proverb

There is no point in offering a helping hand to someone who wants to drown. ~ Basque Proverb

Two thirds of help is to give courage. ~ Irish Proverb

If the moon helps me I will scoff at the stars. ~ Georgian Proverb

Advising is easier than helping. ~ German Proverb

The more help in the cornfield the smaller the harvest. ~ Zimbabwean Proverb

If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. ~ Arabian Proverb

With the help of an “if’ you might put Paris into a bottle. ~ French Proverb

For so must it be, and help me do my part. ~ Tibetan Proverb

Whoever does not help himself cannot help others. ~ Yemeni Proverb

Good right needs good help. ~ Dutch Proverb

God is a good worker but He loves to be helped. ~ Spanish Proverb

Every little helps. ~ Traditional Proverb

Music helps not the toothache. ~ Traditional Proverb

When brains are needed, brawn won’t help. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore. ~ Hindu Proverb

If you can give me no ointment for my wound, can you help me by not rubbing salt in? ~ Iranian Proverb

The friend who helps me and the enemy who does me no harm, make a pair of earrings. ~ Armenian Proverb

Medicine left in the bottle can’t help. ~ Yoruba Proverb

He who doesn’t speak will get no help from God. ~ Mexican Proverb

Preventing someone from falling is better than helping him get up. ~ Italian Proverb

He, who helps everybody, helps nobody. ~ Spanish Proverb

When you see a turtle on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. ~ Traditional Proverb

Charity sees the need, not the cause. ~ German Proverb

No one is either rich or poor who has not helped himself to be so. ~ German Proverb

To advise is easier than to help. ~ German Proverb

He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers. ~ Traditional Proverb

If relatives help each other, what harm can be done to them? ~ Ethiopian Proverb

Do not kick away the canoe which helped you to cross the river. ~ Malagasy Proverb

When two poor men help each other, God laughs. ~ Walloon Proverb

One time “here you are” is better than ten times “heaven help you.” ~ German Proverb

He helps little that helps not himself. ~ English Proverb

Men will not be fortunate without a helping hand from misfortune. ~ Russian Proverb

Much ado and little help. ~ English Proverb

Quotations about Helping

If you are right, take the humble side — you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side — and you will help yourself. ~ Author Unknown

One of the best ways to do yourself a favor is to lend somebody else a helping hand. ~ Author Unknown
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. ~ Author Unknown

I’ve learned… that sometimes coming public with certain things, it inspires other people. And sometimes I want to keep things private… but then I found out that it helps other families… ~ Bubba Watson

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others. ~ Elbert Hubbard

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you. ~ Mother Teresa Quotes

True charity consists of helping those you have every reason to believe would not help you. ~ Author Unknown

There are at least four things you can do with your hands. You can wring them in despair; you can fold them in idleness; you can clench them in anger; or you can use them to help someone. ~ Author Unknown

Sometimes a man imagines that he will lose himself if he gives himself, and keep himself if he hides himself. But the contrary takes place with terrible exactitude. ~ Ernest Hello

Worry doesn’t help tomorrow’s troubles, but it does ruin today’s happiness. ~ Author Unknown

A real friend helps us think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, be our finest selves. ~ Author Unknown

It seems to me that any full grown, mature adult would have a desire to be responsible, to help where he can in a world that needs so very much, that threatens us so very much. ~ Norman Lear

Only through caring and helping can life’s true successes be found. ~ Author Unknown

Seek the friend whose hand helped you and tell them what they mean to you. ~ Author Unknown

Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too. ~ Author Unknown

Help me to live time, not just to use it; to breathe it in, and return it in acts of love and presence. ~ Author Unknown

Instead of counting your days, make your days count. ~ Author Unknown

A little help is worth a great deal of pity. ~ Author Unknown

There is one pleasure that the human being cannot tire of and that is the pleasure that comes from helping someone who really needs you. ~ Author Unknown

God helps everyone with what is his own. ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

A good way to forget your troubles is to help others out of theirs. ~ Author Unknown

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~ Karl Reiland

Time and money spent in helping men do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. ~ Henry Ford Quotes

Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help. ~ George MacDonald

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James

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

Sympathy sees, and says, ‘I’m sorry.’ Compassion feels, and whispers, ‘I’ll help.’ ~ Author Unknown

People support what they help create. ~ Author Unknown

Every great man is always being helped by everybody; for his gift is to get good out of all things and all persons. ~ John Ruskin

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. ~ Andrew Carnegie

Heaven’s help is better than early rising. ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The gift of friendship… a willingness to listen… a pair of helping hands… a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands. ~ Author Unknown

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

I want to help you to grow as beautiful as God meant you to be when he thought of you first. ~ George MacDonald

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~ Laurence Leamer

Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who have need of 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

To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand. ~ Aeschylus

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. ~ Sally Koch

The best kind of charity is the kind that helps others to eliminate any further need of it. ~ Author Unknown

If you’re too busy to help those around you succeed, you’re too busy. ~ Author Unknown

Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time. ~ James Durst

God helps him who strives hard. ~ Euripides

Take the time to understand and lend a gentle helping hand. ~ Author Unknown

You can’t pursue happiness and catch it. Happiness comes upon you unaware while you are helping others. ~ Author Unknown

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes

Nobody will persist long in helping those who will not help themselves. ~ Samuel Johnson

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~ Mother Teresa

He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. ~ Abraham Lincoln Quotes

You can have everything in life you want if you will only help enough other people get what they want. ~ Zig Ziglar

No one will persist long in helping someone who will not help themselves. ~ Samuel Johnson

Everyone needs help from everyone. ~ Bertolt Brecht

Helping Proverbs

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