A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on tao, self-care, and helping

The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 26

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A Quote by Sam Levenson on helping, kindness, love, and serve

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm… As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Sam Levenson

Source: often attributed to Audrey Hepburn

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A Quote by Fred Rogers on longing, love, lovable, helping, loving, and help

I think everybody longs to be loved and longs to know that he or she is lovable and, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.

Fred Rogers

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A Quote by Fred Rogers on helping, others, matters, and winning

What really matters is not just our own winning but helping other people to win, too.

Fred Rogers

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life and helping

It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Joseph Smith on neighbor, mormon, and helping

Every man should esteem his neighbor as himself.

Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)

Source: The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (Official Edition)

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on self esteem, helping, virtue, and suffering

As a basic step of self-esteem, learn to treat as the mark of a cannibal any man's demand for your help.  To demand it is to claim that your life is his property --- and loathsome as such claim might be, there's something still more loathesome: your agreement.  Do you ask if it's ever proper to help another man?  No - if he claims it as his right or as a moral duty that you owe him.  Yes - if such is your own desire based on you own selfish pleasure in the value of his person and his struggle.  Suffering as such is not a value; only man's fight against suffering, is.  If you choose to help a man who suffers, do it only on the grounds of his virtue, of his fight to recover, of his rational record, or of the fact that he suffers unjustly; then your action is still a trade, and his virtue is the payment for your help.  But to help a man who has no virtues, to help him on the ground of his suffering as such, to accept his faults, his need, as a claim - is to accept the mortgage of a zero on your values.  A man who has no virtues is a hater of existence who acts on the premise of death; to help him is to sanction his evil and to support his career of destruction.  Be it only a penny you will not miss, or a small smile he has not earned,a tribute to a zero is treason to life and to all those who struggle to maintain it.  It is of such pennies and smiles that the desolation of your world was made.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: Atlas Shrugged, Pages: 1059..60

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