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Quotes about Being Helpful

Most of these quotes about being helpful praise being kind and helpful, while a few of these Being Helpful quotes are humorous or cynical.

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful
toward our friends and fellow passengers
who are clinging to the same speck of dirt
while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.
- Clarence Darrow

Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.
- Ric Ocasek

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank

 

Before you speak, ask yourself if what you are going to say
is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful.
If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.
- Bernard Meltzer

Grandparents who want to be truly helpful
will do well to keep their mouths shut
and their opinions to themselves until these are requested.
- T. Berry Brazelton

People are so helpful.
People will stop what they're doing to show you something,
to walk with you through a section of the town,
or explain how a suspension bridge really works.
- David McCullough

You will be courteous to your elders
who have explored to the point from which you may advance;
and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.
- Abbott L. Lowell

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If the human race wishes to have a
prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity,
they have only got to behave in a
peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
- Winston Churchill

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.
- Christopher Shays

My background has been very helpful for this experience. But everyone was so accommodating because they knew it's not the most comfortable position to be the new kid.
- Jeri Ryan

It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband.
- Jeanette Winterson

It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.
- Will Harvey

It was as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of the rope.
- Arthur Baer

This amateurism however, can sometimes be helpful in forging a style; you have to work around your weaknesses.
- Bill Bruford

Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.
- Russell Simmons

And so I was very grateful that I didn't do the British stiff upper lip, but I went straight to a therapist. And she was wonderful and helpful, and I went for about two years.
- Lynn Redgrave

I think seeing some of the past can be helpful, especially if you're into crime solving.
- Yancy Butler

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
- George Eliot

It is not helpful to have those kind of comments come out when we've got troops in combat.
- Gen. Richard Myers

I'm touched by the idea that when we do things that are useful and helpful - collecting these shards of spirituality - that we may be helping to bring about a healing.
- Leonard Nimoy

We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.
- Ryan White

I think being a little nuts is helpful.
- Carter Burwell

The hearing aids are very helpful for speech reading. Without the hearing aids, my voice becomes very loud, and I cannot control the quality of my voice.
- Marlee Matlin

It may be that my most helpful contributions to music aren't my compact discs but my articles about other great singers of the past for American Heritage magazine.
- Susannah McCorkle

I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me.
- Sanford I. Weill

Unlike the stage, I never found it helpful to be good in a bad movie.
- Gene Tierney

You know I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out.
- Fran Drescher

Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well.
- Annie Leibovitz

Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary.
- Jessamyn West

Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.
- Barbara Walters

Also, schools share some responsibility and should offer helpful orientations that include general information about such recruitment efforts on their campuses.
- Rick Ross

I don't think the Gallup Poll technique is going to be very helpful in determining the goals of our educational system.
- Sargent Shriver

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Memorizing dialogue has always come easy and quickly to me. My wife Eileen is also very helpful. She gives me choices, and asks me questions, and runs my lines with me.
- Bill Mumy

The supply of leaks is very large. It's helpful for us to have more people in this industry. It's protective to us.
- Julian Assange

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.
- Cliff Fadiman

Fans will praise you, scold you, and offer helpful advice. Fans will also defend you.
- Charley Pride

I feel it's a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling... to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
- Kevin Spacey

We don't take a macro view... We'd look at every company to figure out if trade sanctions are helpful or hurtful.
- Robert Pozen

The work of a psychotherapist involves being empathic and insightful with one's patients without getting too lost in their painful stories to be helpful.
- Pamela Stephenson

I think the sense of family and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on.
- Alan Shepard

I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.
- Joyce Maynard

Having a dad in the service was helpful. I was forever meeting new kids, going to new schools, moving to new neighborhoods. I was encouraged when I attended the American School in Germany.
- Marcia Gay Harden

Any time you stop looking at evil as a black and white thing, it's helpful. So the fact that there won't be any obligatory Islamic terrorist stereotypes in movies any more, that'd be helpful.
- John Cusack

Well, it's because I gladly acknowledge some ideas that are part of process theology, but which I think are not tied to all the details of process thought, and are very illuminating and helpful.
- John Polkinghorne

Of course, China is a key to the North Korea if we're going to solve that riddle, but they could also be helpful on Iraq, which is why it's important that we maintain a constructive dialogue with China.
- Frank Carlucci

During our stay in London for the first time I was able to establish personal contact with some of the organic chemists, whose work I knew and admired from the literature. I found them most gracious and helpful.
- George Andrew Olah

Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways.
- James Weldon Johnson

But ours was intended to be a citizen government. It is what of, by and for the people means. And when our most important issue in California is the creation of jobs, I think it's quite helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate or in the governor's seat who actually knows where jobs come from.
- Carly Fiorina

Although the French were very friendly and helpful. On one location we were to film at the top of the Eiffel Tower but we couldn't, as it was so misty with four inches of snow on the ground. We couldn't see a thing but we finally got it done.
- Lalla Ward

Dr. Phil was very helpful and caring. I believe he helped all of us there and watching how to better relate, understand, and communicate with our families and loved ones. Dr. Phil recommended reading my new book.
- Louie Anderson

If you make a film normally it's all right, the distributors are helpful and cooperative. But if you make a film that's a little stange, a little bizarre, then all the time it's a struggle with them.
- Dario Argento

I respect very much the role of the media in our society; I think they can be very, very helpful. They serve as a very useful check, sort of a watchdog over the actions of the government, and I respect that.
- Alberto Gonzales

I thought some of Mrs. White's material was prophetic. I felt some of her insights were extremely helpful and I regarded her as a sister in the Lord. I wasn't out to attack Ellen White's character.
- Walter Martin

I'm very confident that the solutions that we are developing are going to be effective not only in application in Iraq, but also will be very helpful for potential homeland security situations as well.
- Geoff Davis

When our most important issue is the debt that we're piling on our children and grandchildren, I think it's pretty helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate who has actually managed billions of dollars and knows how to cut billions of dollars.
- Carly Fiorina

I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She's someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That's what I do, too, so I think that's a great comparison.
- Erykah Badu

I had an instinctive feeling that the people who have little or no school training should have something coming into their homes weekly which dealt with their problems in a simple, helpful way... so I wrote in a plain, common-sense way on the things that concerned our people.
- Ida B. Wells

At the same time we are aware that our various religions and ethical traditions often offer very different bases for what is helpful and what is unhelpful for men and women, what is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil.
- Hans Kung

It was helpful to have the American troops there in great strength. They knew there'd be consequences if they didn't move back. Now, there has been some removal of the foreign forces.
- Warren Christopher

Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful.
- Charles Vest

No one's going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.
- Rupert Murdoch

If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
- Maria Montessori

I know about having days off. They can be helpful sometimes, especially late in the year. It's just key to go out there and establish early, especially in this park where they can put up some crooked numbers early.
- Dontrelle Willis

Some people seem to gravitate from one fundamentalism to another, from some kind of secular fundamentalism into a religious fundamentalism or the other way around, which is not very helpful.
- Peter L. Berger


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