Teamwork requires helping others. Use these helping quotes for your team builidind events and meetings.
Edgar Schein - Helping
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~Mother Teresa
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
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
Live simply that others might simply live. ~Elizabeth Seaton
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. ~Dr. Seuss
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
Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. ~Author Unknown
I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world. ~Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can. ~Sydney Smith
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. ~Edmund Burke
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~Mother Teresa
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. ~Sunshine Magazine
This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~George Bernard Shaw
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson
While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night
No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy. ~Knights of Pythagoras (Thanks, Jim)
Charity sees the need, not the cause. ~German Proverb
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn
Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali
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.
Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. ~Daniel Berrigan
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch. ~Catherine Hall
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 (Thanks, Carl)
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through. ~Author Unknown
Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed. ~Jan de Hartog, The Lamb's War
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving! ~George Eliot
He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. ~Abraham Lincoln
If you have no will to change it, you have no right to criticize it. ~Author Unknown
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. ~Horace Mann
When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own. ~Author Unknown
The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden, They Call Me Coach
Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good. ~Sara Ebenreck, American Forests
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha
Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have. ~Christopher Morley
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. ~Henry David Thoreau
True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. ~Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1970
Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them... he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?" God said, "I did do something. I made you." ~Author Unknown
Find a need and fill it. ~Ruth Stafford Peale
In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert
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
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran
Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little. ~Hannah Moore
If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. ~Arabian Proverb
Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one. ~Nicholas Berdyaev
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. ~Jack London
If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today. ~Stephan Girard
I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives. ~Tracy Chapman
The vicious count their years; virtuous, their acts. ~Samuel Johnson
Look around the habitable world: how few
Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
The deed is everything, the glory naught. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it. ~William James
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. ~Maya Angelou
The race advances only by the extra achievements of the individual. You are the individual. ~Charles Towne
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. ~Kahlil Gibran
If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world. ~Gene Tunney
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The destroyer of weeds, thistles and thorns is a benefactor, whether he soweth grain or not. ~Robert Ingersoll, inscription to Volume I, Collected Works
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. ~Mother Teresa
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. ~Thomas Carlyle
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance. ~Robert F. Kennedy
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine. ~Kurt Vonnegut
There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante
A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest. I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high. ~Fiona MacLeod
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. ~Lucy Larcom
[U]sefulness is happiness, and... all other things are but incidental. ~Lydia Maria Child, The American Frugal Housewife, 1829
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
What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes. ~Timothy Virkkala
If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
My life is my message. ~Mahatma Ghandi
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Ghandi
Don't be afraid of outgiving God. It is impossible to do that. ~Charles R. Swindoll
Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. ~Author Unknown
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. ~Frank A. Clark
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. ~C.G. Jung
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains. ~Cicero
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right. ~Confucius
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. ~Lowell
You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. ~Gene Mauch
If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity. ~Nelson DeMille
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
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. ~Betty Reese
A large heart can be filled with very little. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
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
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. ~Mother Teresa
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world. ~Author Unknown
A good example has twice the value of good advice. ~Author Unknown
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. ~Thoreau, Walden, 1854
Improvement begins with I. ~Arnold Glasow
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 agree 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.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. ~Helen Keller
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. ~Aldous Huxley, Time Must Have a Stop
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
Instead of counting your days, make your days count. ~Author Unknown
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. ~Mother Teresa
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others. ~Saint Augustine
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