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Helpfulness Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Helpfulness

Please enjoy these Helpfulness Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Government is an unnecessary evil.
Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior,
can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.
- Fred Woodworth

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

I don't have a directorial overview,
which sometimes is very helpful.
- Julia Barr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If I could offer but one helpful hint to young Hoosiers
hoping to better their odds for success in life,
I would simply note the importance of thoughtful reading.
- Richard Lugar

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

I think it will be helpful to people because I know
the expectations that are put on you as a sex symbol,
and how Marilyn Monroe suffered and so on,
and I was able to get free of that.
- Kim Novak

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

But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a,
you know, reform.
So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society.
- Kim Dae Jung

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

If I give myself a chore, for instance,
when I was writing the songs for Shameless,
I said to myself, Now, every day for 90 days you have to write a song;
good,
bad or indifferent.
So that was really helpful.
- Judy Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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