65 Needy Quotes On Success In Life

These needy quotes will inspire you. Needy, marked by want of affection, attention, or emotional support emotionally or (of a person) lacking the necessities of life; very poor.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging needy quotes, needy sayings, and needy proverbs.

Best Needy Quotes

  1. “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine
  2. “I’m the kind of person who would rather get my hopes up really high and watch them get dashed to pieces than wisely keep my expectations at bay and hope they are exceeded. This quality has made me a needy and theatrical friend, but has given me a spectacularly dramatic emotional life.” ~ Mindy Kaling
  3. “A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.” ~ Publilius Syrus
  4. “If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  5. “There’s this issue you’re not allowed to discuss: that women are needy. Men can go for longer, more happily, without women. That’s the truth. We don’t, as little boys, play at being married – we try to avoid it for as long as possible. Meanwhile women are out there hunting for husbands.” ~ Steven Moffat
  6. “I’m less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.” ~ Richard Gere
  7. “For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.” ~ Gloria Steinem
  8. “The best thing you can do for the poor is not to be one of them.” ~ Reverend Ike

  9. “It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
  10. “If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” ~ John Steinbeck
  11. “But know that to serve God is nothing else than to serve your neighbor and do good to him in love, be it a child, wife, servant, enemy, friend….If you do not find yourself among the needy and the poor, where the Gospel shows us Christ, then you may know that your faith is not right, and that you have not yet tasted of Christ’s benevolence and work for you.” ~ Martin Luther , Friends needy quotes
  12. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  13. “Inhibition is no good provider for a needy man” ~ Hesiod
  14. “Needy and boring parents tend to have needy and bored children.” ~ Amy Dickinson
  15. “Whether it’s a Christian or a non-Christian, there’s nothing like suffering to show us how small, needy, and not in control we are. Suffering has a way of sobering us up to the realization that we can’t make it on our own, that we need help, that we’re broken.” ~ Tullian Tchividjian
  16. “Donate to the extent that you don’t have food for yourself after feeding the needy.” ~ Sivaji Ganesan

  17. “When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.” ~ Jennifer O’Neill , Needy quotes relationships
  18. “Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.” ~ Evita Peron
  19. “Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we’re trying to do something to help the poor and the needy.” ~ Abdul Qadeer Khan
  20. “Nerds are just deep, and neurotic, fans. Needy fans. We’re all nerds, on one subject or another.” ~ Jonathan Lethem

  21. “I don’t think it’s necessarily healthy to go into relationships as a needy person. Better to go in with a full deck.” ~ Anjelica Huston
  22. “[Let] the poor the needy and oppressed of the Earth, and those who want Land, resort to the fertile lands of our western country, the second land of Promise, and there dwell in peace, fulfilling the first and great commandment.” ~ George Washington
  23. “I realised that God has placed Christians everywhere, to support each other, to support the needy in those areas, and that is the thing that I find is a great plus.” ~ Cliff Richard
  24. “Indifference towards those in need is not acceptable for a Christian.” ~ Pope Francis

  25. “The true bodhisattva spirit grows out of this personal sense of freedom. You discover that you don’t feel so needy anymore. You don’t crave another refueling – with shamatha or with other people’s love and attention – because you know within yourself how to be free, how to be confident. With this sense of security and freedom, you begin to direct your attention to the needs of others. The compassion expands.” ~ Tsoknyi Rinpoche
  26. “What helps most is remembering that such a cry or attack or sly blow is a reflection of that other person’s inner state; it is not an omniscient summary of you. Your reaction reflects your own inner state, and that can tell you which aspects of your own inner world are needy of attention. p.291” ~ Stephanie Dowrick
  27. “Cyborgs are not reverent; they do not re-member the cosmos. They are wary of holism, but needy for connection- they seem to have a natural feel for united front politics, but without the vanguard party. The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins.” ~ Donna J. Haraway
  28. “The bible informs us, compels us to care for the poor, to love the outcast, to serve the needy.” ~ David Platt

  29. “A person who is able to be a living centre of peace in today’s world and who is able to radiate that peace powerfully, ceaselessly, will be in a position to give needy mankind the benefit it lacks most and is in greatest need of.” ~ Roberto Assagioli
  30. “The Church is likewise conscious of the responsibility which all of us have for our world, for the whole of creation, which we must love and protect. There is much that we can do to benefit the poor, the needy and those who suffer, and to favour justice, promote reconciliation and build peace. But before all else we need to keep alive in our world the thirst for the absolute, and to counter the dominance of a one-dimensional vision of the human person, a vision which reduces human beings to what they produce and to what they consume: this is one of the most insidious temptations of our time.” ~ Pope Francis
  31. “With unfailing consistency, U.S. intervention has been on the side of the rich and powerful of various nations at the expense of the poor and needy. Rather than strengthening democracies, U.S. leaders have overthrown numerous democratically elected governments or other populist regimes in dozens of countries … whenever these nations give evidence of putting the interests of their people ahead of the interests of multinational corporate interests.” ~ Michael Parenti
  32. “I might be needy, competitive and desperate but it’s far better than being wet.” ~ Jenny Éclair

  33. “…works of piety and charity… are necessary in this present life for as long as inequality prevails. Their workings here would not be required were it not for the superabundant numbers of the poor, the needy, and the sick… As long as this inequity rages in the world, these good works will be necessary and valuable to anyone practicing them and they shall yield the reward of an everlasting inheritance to the man of good heart and concerned will.” ~ John Cassian
  34. “This law represents a cornerstone in a structure which is being built but is by no means completed–a structure intended to lessen the force of possible future depressions, to act as a protection to future administrations of the Government against the necessity of going deeply into debt to furnish relief to the needy–a law to flatten out the peaks and valleys of deflation and of inflation–in other words, a law that will take care of human needs and at the same time provide for the United States an economic structure of vastly greater soundness.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  35. “What I love about the ministry of Jesus is that he identified the poor as blessed and the rich as needy…and then he went and ministered to them both. This, I think, is the difference between charity and justice. Justice means moving beyond the dichotomy between those who need and those who supply and confronting the frightening and beautiful reality that we desperately need one another.” ~ Rachel Held Evans
  36. “Marriage, and the process of coming to it, is not heaven!  It is the bonding together of two needy sinners in order to make a partnership which is substantially greater than either of them alone.” ~ Sinclair B. Ferguson

  37. “Suddenly I find myself feeling sorry for those greedy, needy people whose huge salaries are never quite enough, whose sense of worth is defined by their own personal wad. What a diminished, impoverished world they must inhabit … We should feel sorry for them and their sadly limited lives. Then we should remember never to trust the judgement of those whose priorities are so idiotically skewed.” ~ Terence Blacker
  38. “You know I think so many of us live outside our bodies. My dream is that people will find a way back home, into their bodies, to connect with the earth, to connect with each other, to connect with the poor, to connect with the broken, to connect with the needy, to connect with people calling out all around us, to connect with the beauty, poetry, the wildness.” ~ Eve Ensler
  39. “We should all remember… that throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry! I encourage everyone to reflect on the problem of thrown away and wasted food to identify ways and means that, by seriously addressing this issue, are a vehicle of solidarity and sharing with the needy.” ~ Pope Francis
  40. “The more humble, needy, and subdued you are before Allah, the closer you will be to Him.” ~ Ibn Taymiyyah

  41. “I had to de-program myself. From myself. Had to reinvent rituals of purification. So full of the vagrant pollutions of others. It was time to detox. Not only from alcohol, sex, and drugs, but from needy leeches who looked to swab me with their sores. Detox from my own needy lechery. Had to locate the center wound and cauterize. Undo the original sin, the origin of my sickness…Had to learn to replace Them, It, Want, Hurt, Anger, Sorrow, Loss, with Power, Healing, Wisdom, Fulfillment, Satisfaction.” ~ Lydia Lunch
  42. “I would like to appeal to all those in whose hands the future of mankind lies, to use their power not to destroy or kill, nor to create suffering in a grasping search for selfish objectives, but to help alleviate the plight of the needy; to aim at justice and freedom for the individual.” ~ Poul Hartling , Help needy quotes
  43. “It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. If a needy person requires medicine or other help during prayer time, do whatever has to be done with peace of mind. Offer the deed to God as your prayer…. Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.” ~ St. Vincent
  44. “Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please, draw near to them!” ~ Pope Francis

  45. “If we fail to feed the needy, we do not have God’s love, no matter what we say. Regardless of what we do or say at 11am in a Sunday morn, affluent people who neglect the poor are not the people of God.” ~ Ronald J. Sider
  46. “No one is longing to meet a desperate needy, angry, withholding, controlling person. If your beloved is out there they can’t pick up your signals if you’re dwelling in those spaces within yourself.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  47. “Together, let us make this a new beginning. Let us make a commitment to care for the needy, to teach our children the values and the virtues handed down to us by our families, to have the courage to defend those values and the willingess to sacrifice for them. Let us pledge to restore, in our time, the American spirit of voluntary service, of cooperation, of private and community initiative, a spirit that flows like a deep and mighty river through the history of our nation.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  48. “To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian – to help them is.” ~ Frank A. Clark

  49. “Self-interest is not myopic selfishness. It is whatever it is that interests the participants, whatever they value, whatever goals they pursue. The scientist seeking to advance the frontiers of his discipline, the missionary seeking to convert infidels to the true faith, the philanthropist seeking to bring comfort to the needy – all are pursuing their interests, as they see them, as they judge them by their own values.” ~ Milton Friedman
  50. “Ah! believers, you are a tempted people. You are always poor and needy.  And God intends it should be so, to give you constant errands to go to Jesus. Some may say, it is not good to be a believer; but ah!  see to whom we can go.” ~ Robert Murray M’Cheyne
  51. “In this modern world plagued with counterfeits for the Lord’s plan, we must not be misled into supposing that we can discharge our obligations to the poor and the needy by shifting the responsibility to some governmental or other public agency.  Only by voluntarily giving out of an abundant love for our neighbors can we develop that charity characterized by Mormon as “the pure love of Christ.” (Moro.7:47) This we must develop if we would obtain eternal life.” ~ Marion G. Romney
  52. “There is no better time than right now to start your own “family tradition” of helping needy children.” ~ Debby Boone

  53. “When you are with the wrong person, who doesn’t really love you, all you want is to be adored. It makes you more inward and needy. Gross.” ~ Marina and the Diamonds
  54. “America’s wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy.” ~ Thomas Peterffy
  55. “You can’t quantify love, and if you try, you can end up focusing on misleading factors. Stuff that really has more to do with personality-the fact that some people are simply more expressive or emotional or needy in a relationship. But beyond such smokescreens, the answer is there. Love is seldom-almost never-an even proposition.” ~ Emily Giffin
  56. “Maybe I’m needy, neurotic, paranoid. Under the circumstances, of course, if I weren’t needy, neurotic, and paranoid, I’d obviously be psychotic.” ~ Dean Koontz

  57. “So this is where the years of maturity deliver us – to this needy, selfish, unwieldy wish to be somebody else’s first and primal other.” ~ Carol Shields”Pleasure cannot be shared; like Pain, it can only be experienced or inflicted, and when we give Pleasure to our Lovers or bestow Charity upon the Needy, we do so, not to gratify the object of our Benevolence, but only ourselves. For the Truth is that we are kind for the same reason as we are cruel, in order that we may enhance the sense of our own Power.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  58. “On a whim, he stopped and bought a watch from a sidewalk vendor. Normally, Billy could not abide keeping time, especially when it was attached to one’s body. Time was like a relentlessly needy lapdog one had to haul around. It barked too much and had no sense of loyalty.” ~ Jim Carroll
  59. “Christianity enhanced the notion of political and social accountability by providing a new model: that of servant leadership. In ancient Greece and Rome no one would have dreamed of considering political leaders anyone’s servants. The job of the leader was to lead. But Christ invented the notion that the way to lead is by serving the needs of others, especially those who are the most needy.” ~ Dinesh D’Souza
  60. “I’m independent. If a guy is too clingy or needy, I actually get afraid of hurting him – and I can’t deal with that.” ~ Ashley Greene

  61. “Jump way back to one time, Evie and me did this fashion shoot in a junk yard, in a slaughterhouse, in a mortuary. We’d go anywhere to look good by comparison, and what I realize is mostly what I hate about Evie is the fact that she’s so vain and stupid and needy. But what I hate most is how she’s just like me. What I really hate is me so I hate pretty much everybody.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  62. “The next kiss deepened, became more urgent, needy. There was no space between them, and she could feel he enjoyed their closeness. Riley heard him moan and they reluctantly broke apart.” ~ Jana Oliver
  63. “No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank

  64. “She cried out into his kiss, her hands clawing his shoulders, adrift now in a pleasure that threatened to consume her. In her sexual lifetime she had never known anything like it. Had never tasted such a dark kiss, one that warned her he had no intention of making allowances for sensual inexperience. He was hungry. Needy. And she was the meal he craved.” ~ Lora Leigh
  65. “A person shows signs of clutching on too fast, of being needy, of not hearing the word “no,” of jealousy, of guarding you and your freedom. But the signs can be so small they skitter right past you. Sometimes they dance past, looking satiny, something you should applaud. Someone’s jealousy can make you feel good. Special. But it’s not even about you. It’s about a hand that is already gripping. It’s about their need, circling around your throat” ~ Deb Caletti

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