In man's most dark extremity
Oft succor dawns from Heaven. ~ Walter Scott

Help is action given to provide various forms of assistance or aid, especially to those in need of such.

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Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, it doesn't mean they're lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help. ~ Prof. Charles Xavier/Professor X
  • He always pictured himself a libertarian, which to my way of thinking means "I want the liberty to grow rich and you can have the liberty to starve". It's easy to believe that no one should depend on society for help when you yourself happen not to need such help.
  • One of the great truths of life is that you can't do all alone. You need help along the way.
    • Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, p. 10.
  • I shall raise my eyes to the mountains.
From where will my help come?
My help is from Jehovah,
The Maker of heaven and earth.
  • Wonder Woman: If it means interfering in an ensconced, outdated system, to help just one woman, man or child…I’m willing to accept the consequences.
    • Joe Kelly, Phil Jimene, Wonder Woman vol 2. #170 (She's a Wonder)
  • Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, it doesn't mean they're lost forever. Sometimes, we all need a little help.
  • Deckard: You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortise, The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over. But it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping. Why is that?
    • Blade Runner screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples
  • In man's most dark extremity
    Oft succor dawns from Heaven.
    • Walter Scott, Lord of the Isles (1815), Canto I, Stanza 20.
  • And he that stands upon a slippery place
    Makes nice of no vile hold to stay him up.
  • House: So when you were living, you did nothing for anyone and you didn't care. Now that you're dying, you're willing to help a virtual stranger. Which means you're a better person dying than you ever were living, and the world is a better place because I didn't save you.
  • House (Season 8) Everybody Dies written by David Shore, Peter Blake & Eli Attie
  • You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 364-65.
  • To the man who himself strives earnestly, God also lends a helping hand.
  • The foolish oft times teach the wise:
    I strain too much this string of life, belike,
    Meaning to make such music as shall save.
    Mine eyes are dim now that they see the truth,
    My strength is waned now that my need is most;
    Would that I had such help as man must have,
    For I shall die, whose life was all men's hope.
  • He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
  • The careful pilot of my proper woe.
  • If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,
    Or help one fainting robin
    Into his nest again,
    I shall not live in vain.
  • Homo qui erranti comiter monstrat viam,
    Quasi lumen de suo lumine accendit, facit:
    Nihilominus ipsi luceat, cum illi accenderit.
    • He who civilly shows the way to one who has missed it, is as one who has lighted another's lamp from his own lamp; it none the less gives light to himself when it burns for the other.
    • Ennius. Quoted by Cicero. De Officiis. 1. 16.
  • God helps him who strives hard.
  • Turn, gentle Hermit of the Dale,
    And guide my lonely way
    To where yon taper cheers the vale
    With hospitable ray.
  • Light is the task when many share the toil.
    • Homer, The Iliad, Book XII, line 493. Bryant's translation.
  • Nabis sine cortice.
    • You will swim without cork (without help).
    • Horace, Satires, Book I. 4. 120.
  • Make two grins grow where there was only a grouch before.
    • Elbert Hubbard—Pig-Pen Pete. Why I Ride Horseback.
  • Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help?
  • I want to help you to grow as beautiful as God meant you to be when he thought of you first.
  • Aid the dawning, tongue and pen:
    Aid it, hopes of honest men!
  • God helps those who help themselves.

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