65 Helpful Quotes On Success In Life

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A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging helpful quotes, helpful sayings, and helpful proverbs.

Best Helpful Quotes

  1. “Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.” ~ Ric Ocasek
  2. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ~ Stephen King
  3. “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
  4. “To be successful is to be helpful, caring and constructive, to make everything and everyone you touch a little bit better.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  5. “Helping others is like helping yourself.” ~ Henry Flagler
  6. “No one ever succeeds without the help of others.” ~ Jay Abraham
  7. “Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game” ~ Will Durant
  8. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” ~ Helen Keller

  9. “Connect, create meaning, make a difference, matter, be missed.” ~ Seth Godin
  10. “It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers — they help us to learn.” ~ John Bradshaw
  11. “Trust and faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential.” ~ Joyce Meyer , Helpful quotes about life
  12. “True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” ~ Daniel Goleman

  13. “Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” ~ Jack Ma
  14. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” ~ Desmond Tutu
  15. “No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” ~ Robert Baden-Powell
  16. “It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen

  17. “If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth.” ~ Erin Brockovich
  18. “Don’t shut down your emotions. Embrace them. Your emotions are your internal compass telling you whether or not you are on track. Use them to help cultivate your passions or motivate you to change situations and circumstances that hold you back from achieving your goals.” ~ Jillian Michaels
  19. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” ~ Richard Branson
  20. “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.” ~ Tony Benn

  21. “Why blame the dark for being dark? It is far more helpful to ask why the light isn’t as bright as it could be.” ~ Rob Bell
  22. “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
  23. “Pity was meant to be a spur that drives joy to help misery. But it can be used the wrong way round. It can be used for a kind of blackmailing. Those who choose misery can hold joy up to ransom, by pity.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  24. “The best thing you can do for the poor is not to be one of them.” ~ Reverend Ike

  25. “The Alexander Technique helped a long-standing back problem and to get a good night’s sleep after many years of tossing and turning.” ~ Paul Newman
  26. “There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” ~ Rosalynn Carter
  27. “If it is not truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and not helpful, don’t say it. If it is not truthful and helpful, don’t say it. If it is truthful and helpful, wait for the right time.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  28. “I use photography as a way to help me understand why I am here. The camera helps me to see.” ~ Trent Parke

  29. “I suspect that the happiest people you know are the ones who work at being kind, helpful and reliable – and happiness sneaks into their lives while they are busy doing those things. It is a by-product, never a primary goal.” ~ Harold S. Kushner
  30. “If you’re very talented and keep winning, you’ll do just fine. It may take a while. But the talent is hard to identify and talent is hard to tell from luck. There’s an awful lot of luck in this business. Past performance is not helpful in judging future performance.” ~ John C. Bogle
  31. “Well. That’s helpful. We’ll put an APB out on the Gingerbread Man. I’m not hopeful it’ll do us much good, though. Word on the street is you can’t catch him.” ~ Joe Hill
  32. “I read Mailer’s Ancient Evenings with great interest because I was interested in . . . the seven souls structure, which was very helpful to me in Western Lands. And also in Place of Dead Roads. So that’s Mailer.” ~ William S. Burroughs

  33. “It didn’t matter if it was the Catholic Church or Episcopal Church or Presbyterian Church and it still doesn’t today. I just like the tradition of having a place to go and connect to a higher power and feel gratitude, and I think that’s helpful however you find it.” ~ Lisa Rinna
  34. “Now that that album’s done [TModern Vampires of the City], I have time to revisit things that I was working on earlier, previous to it. I actually found it very helpful to be working on some music on my own.” ~ Rostam Batmanglij
  35. “I think social media can be harmful and helpful at the same time. I started in 2003 … back then, we didn’t have the connection to the rest of the world that we have now. The fact that we can make bad behavior more public, it makes us more aware.” ~ Cristela Alonzo
  36. “Manipulate your diet until you find something that works for you. And I think people get bogged down with trying to go to the gym and doing too much cardio and lifting too much weight. Really, if you’re eating well and eating at the right times, and consuming the right things, it’s really helpful. I do a lot of yoga. There’s more and more guys getting into yoga these days, and I find that helps me as well.” ~ Nick Youngquest
  37. “It was very liberating to be able to sing in English. It had a different resonance, different images. It was like being a stranger in a foreign land, which was helpful.” ~ Charlotte Gainsbourg

  38. “I’m really grateful to you for saving us, Maia, and Jace is too, even though he’s so stubborn that he’d rather jam a seraph blade through his eyeball than say so. And don’t you say you hope he does,” she added hastily, seeing the look on the other girl’s face, “because that’s really not helpful.” ~ Cassandra Clare
  39. “It seems to me that the only way one can be helpful is to extend one’s hand to someone else involuntarily, and without ever knowing how useful this will be.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  40. “The quoting of an aphorism, like the angry barking of a dog or the smell of overcooked broccoli, rarely indicates that something helpful is about to happen.” ~ Daniel Handler

  41. “Maybe I should do this for y-” (Samantha) “No, I’m cooking. If you want to be helpful, you can bring me my wine. I poured us both a glass.” (Mortimer) “But-” “No,” he insisted, pushing her toward the door. “In you go. I’m the man. I get to barbecue while you stand around and look cute.” ~ Lynsay Sands
  42. “Have you noticed that only in time of illness or disaster or death are people real? I remember at the time of the wreck– people were so kind and helpful and solid. Everyone pretended that our lives until that moment had been every bit as real as the moment itself and that the future must be real too, when the truth was that our reality had been purchased only by Lyell’s death. In another hour or so we had all faded out again and gone our dim ways.” ~ Walker Percy
  43. “GO FOR HIS EYES! OR BITE HIM ON THE NOSE! DRAGON NOSES ARE VERY SENSITIVE!” Oh, very helpful, Camicazi, very helpful…thought Hiccup. What if he doesn’t obligingly hold me up to his nose? What if the only part I get close to is the TEETH?” ~ Cressida Cowell
  44. “I like the cover,” he said. “Don’t Panic. It’s the first helpful or intelligible thing anybody’s said to me all day.” ~ Douglas Adams

  45. “We depend on our surroundings obliquely to embody the moods and ideas we respect and then to remind us of them. We look to our buildings to hold us, like a kind of psychological mould, to a helpful vision of ourselves. We arrange around us material forms which communicate to us what we need — but are at constant risk of forgetting what we need — within. We turn to wallpaper, benches, paintings and streets to staunch the disappearance of our true selves.” ~ Alain de Botton
  46. “In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted; in other words it is helpful to totalitarianism.” ~ George Orwell
  47. “Royce nodded. “Invest in crossbows. Next time stay hidden and just put a couple bolts into each of your target’s chests. All this talking is just stupid.” “Royce!” Hadrian admonished. “What? You’re always saying I should be nicer to people. I’m trying to be helpful.” ~ Michael J. Sullivan
  48. “Many wise and true sermons are preached us everyday by unconscious ministers in street, school, office, or home; even a fair table may become a pulpit, if it can offer the good and helpful words which are never out of season.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

  49. “You are just so helpful, Andrei. (Esperetta) I try to be, Princess. (Andrei) And you fail with such panache. (Esperetta)” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon
  50. “Liberals are liberals, and it’s not helpful to them when they are so identified. They go out of their way to avoid being called liberal. They don’t like it. They talk about Republican versus Democrat, voter identification, conservative versus liberal is where you need to look.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  51. “I’ve never found it helpful to treat fate with a gentle hand. Everytime I’ve stroked, hopin’ fer a favor, she’s slapped me hand and laughed at me. If ye want something, take fate by the throat and shake it out o’ her.” ~ Karen Hawkins
  52. “Tod’s eyes widened, and his irises swirled in tight twists of blue. “Well, I don’t see that I have much of a choice, considering that’s part of Reaper Law.” “There’s a Reaper Law?” “Of course. ‘A reaper is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous…'” He shrugged. “It gets boring after that. But this situation is clearly covered under the ‘helpful’ category.” I rolled my eyes. “I think that’s the Boy Scout law.” “They took it from us. But they left out all the good stuff.” ~ Rachel Vincent
  53. “I do pranayama breathing now as a meditation, and that’s very helpful. Meditating changed my life.” ~ John Feldmann

  54. “I’m not one of those people that has to look myself up every five seconds to see what people are saying. That’s been really helpful. I mean, you get thousands of compliments, and then one person will say something negative – and that’s all you’ll remember, that one person.” ~ Carmen Electra
  55. “That first plunge under the shore break on a chilly fall morning. It forces a sound out of one’s body that is kind of a whoo-ahhh! – shocking and refreshing all at once. You become acutely aware of your body and your surroundings, which is helpful when you’re about to paddle out to sea.” ~ Brandon Boyd
  56. “There’s a few people who I’ve accumulated over the years who I really trust to show a first cut to and to be helpful rather than unhelpful.” ~ Kenneth Lonergan
  57. “Tim Cook has been asked a very specific question, in public by the way, and Tim Cook has refused in public. I don’t blame him for that. I will guarantee you that there are all kinds of things that the private sector can be doing to be helpful, and they have not been engaged.” ~ Carly Fiorina
  58. “Seeking the counsel of trusted and respected health professionals can also be helpful in providing parents with some balance for their concerns as well as other avenues of support.” ~ Timothy Carey

  59. “The best way for parents to go about acquiring a mind-set of self-reflective parenting will be different for different individuals. Some people will find that they are already very close to being the parent they are striving to be. Other people will find reading books or blog articles to be very helpful and some other people might benefit most by engaging in discussions on the internet.” ~ Timothy Carey
  60. “We often move away from pain, which is helpful only before being hurt. Once in pain, it seems the only way out is through. Like someone falling off a boat, struggling to stay above the water only makes things worse. We must accept we are there and settle enough so we can be carried by the deep. The willingness to do this is the genesis of faith, the giving over to currents larger than us. Even fallen leaves float in lakes, demonstrating how surrender can hold us up.” ~ Mark Nepo
  61. “We’ve got at least two other streams of that are filled with good, helpful material on meditation – the Catholic stream and the Quaker stream that are not primarily based on meditating on the Scripture.” ~ Timothy Keller
  62. “Two basic values, autonomy and solidarity, serve as helpful prompters in any decision-making process.” ~ Gyorgy Konrad

  63. “In a dilemma, it is helpful to change any variable, then reexamine the problem.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  64. “I have family members that are bipolar. One had a case recently that I witnessed, and it was very, very helpful.” ~ Trai Byers
  65. “Every weekend, I would get the drunk driving lecture. Of course, Dad drank and drove all the time. I guess it wasn’t a lecture; it was helpful tips from the master.” ~ Christopher Titus

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