90 Support Quotes to Inspire You to Help Others

These support quotes will show you the importance of having someone you can rely on.

Life is not a cakewalk, and everyone needs a support system to depend on when they need it. We are a community, and we can offer our help through comfort and encouragement to provide relief to the person receiving it. Moreover, even if we are the ones lending a hand, it is a fulfilling experience to be able to support someone. 

Our collection is full of meaningful and insightful quotes about supporting someone.

Support Quotes to Inspire You to Help Others

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Best Support Quotes

1. “Your small support could accomplish a big dream.” – Mohammad Rishad Sakhi

2. “If you want to support others, you have to stay upright yourself.” – Peter Hoeg

3. “Life is not a solo act. It’s a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.” – Tim Gunn

4. “There are moments of frustration in life. You must build good relations to support you in these moments. You must also learn to encourage yourself and decide to stay determined in life.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

5. “Your support network is the solid ground from which you can propel yourself upwards.” – Anna Barnes

6. “We come in many different shapes and sizes, and we need to support each other and our differences. Our beauty is in our differences.” – Carre Otis

7. “Sometimes, having the strength to show loving support for unacknowledged others turns the tides of our own lives.” – Alexandra Katehakis

8. “It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.” – Ovid

9. “Be a rock to others in need, be a rock of support to those who are facing critical issues, be a rock full of caring, but be a rock who recognizes that you also will experience times when you need to seek your own rock.” – Byron Pulsifer

10. “Encourage, lift, and strengthen one another, for the positive energy spread to one will be felt by us all. For we are connected, one and all.” – Deborah Day

11. “There is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’ It’s an illusion. We are all human beings, and we all have a responsibility to support one another.” – Roger Waters

12. “We all need encouragement in life. It helps us gain confidence and move forward. It is an indication that we did a good job and that we should continue what we started. Either by kind words or supporting actions, the power of encouragement helps a person to rise on his feet and achieve his dreams. Be a person who encourages others, and who accepts and appreciates any encouragement he receives.” – Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi

13. “It is not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.” – William Shakespeare

14. “People want to be heard and want to be loved. That attitude of acceptance and support inspires them to be the best they can be.” – Bobby Genovese

15. “Each of us has the power to inspire or depress, to lift others or to push them down.” – Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Inspirational Quotes to Encourage You to Support Others

16. “You can’t achieve anything entirely by yourself. There’s a support system that is a basic requirement of human existence. To be happy and successful on earth, you just have to have people that you rely on.” – Michael Schur

17. “Accomplishments are not only what other people can see, but, more importantly, are those selfless actions and behavior that focus on giving assistance to others without any thoughts of getting something back in return.” – Byron Pulsifer

18. “I believe everyone should be equal, and we should all love and support each other and express ourselves the way we want to express ourselves and be whoever we want. That’s my motto.” – Melanie Martinez

19. “Surround yourself with positive people who will support you when it rains, not just when it shines.” – Anonymous

20. “Empathy, humanity, and support for each other is more important than revenue than growth.” – Eric Yuan

21. “What is home? My favorite definition is ‘a safe place.’ A place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It’s a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect. Instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.” – Gladys M. Hunt

22. “Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes, they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” – Pete Carroll

23. “Everyone needs that support, even if at first you don’t think you do. Look around. See who’s on your side and in your corner. You don’t have to go it alone.” – Louis Zamperini

24. “I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that dream and support and do things.” – Amy Poehler

25. “Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.” – Whitney Young

26. “You have to rely on your support system. Growing up, I always thought it was a sign of weakness to ask for help, but now I realize it’s really a sign of strength to say, ‘I need help, I can’t do it all.'” – Kerri Walsh Jennings

27. “Everyone needs a support system, be it family, friends, coworkers, therapists, or religious leaders. We cannot do life alone and expect to keep mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. Everyone needs some sort of support system on which to rely.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

28. “If you don’t have the gift of a loving, supportive family, be that gift for someone else. It doesn’t have to be a relative, just someone you know who is alone or hurting over the holiday.” – Joel Osteen

29. “There are moments that aren’t great, and I think it’s amazing for people to be able to have some insight, to be able to see the support system and what really happens.” – Allyson Felix

30. “Learn to communicate with an even tone, using words that encourage and uplift instead of blame.” – Bethany Bridges

Quotes That Will Teach You About the Value of Support

31. “Support and encouragement are found in the most unlikely places.” – Raquel Cepeda

32. “Every person needs support from others to be able to reach his or her dreamland.” – Euginia Herlihy

33. “Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” – Misty Copeland

34. “If you can do nothing else, do whatever is in your power to make the people in your life feel completely unashamed of who they are.” – Sam Killermann

35. “When someone feels down, give them support, encouragement, and strength. Don’t let them feel alone. As humans, we should care for each other and support each other, not judging.” – Nela Van Vrij

36. “Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up.” – Michael P. Watson

37. “You are the only one who can make it happen for you. Others can support and encourage you, but you have to find the energy within in order to step into the center of your own life and take charge.” – Lynda Field

38. “Sometimes, the only thing you could do for people was to be there.” – Terry Pratchett

Quotes on Lending and Asking for Support

39. “Be strong enough to face the world each day. Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.” – Anonymous

40. “Was it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first must help the other.” – Vera Nazarian

41. “Support the sick, but not the idle.” – Anonymous

42. “Be someone’s security blanket when theirs is in the wash.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

43. “A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.” – Bear Grylls

Short Support Quotes to Make You Reflect

44. “Surround yourself with supportive people.” – Anonymous

45. “Value those who support you with nothing to gain.” – Anonymous

46. “Give yourself the support you desire.” – Anonymous

47. “When trouble comes, it’s your family that supports you.” – Anonymous

48. “Support, because life changes don’t happen alone.” – Anonymous

49. “Never let the lack of support deter your mission.” – Anonymous

50. “Support yourself and heaven will help you.” – Senegalese Proverb

51. “Social support is everything.” – Anonymous

Quotes About the Support and Love You Can Get From Family and Friends

52. “If you have a good support system like your family and your friends around you, then you can’t go wrong. So just believe in yourself, do your thing, and stay strong in what you believe in.” – Roman Reigns

53. “My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear, and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them, I have no idea where I would be, and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.” – Kelly Clarkson

54. “Having friends who are accepting, supportive, available, and loving are key to feeling safe. If you choose to cultivate better friendships, begin by being a great friend to others.” – Tara Bianca

55. “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened, and maintained. Having a family guarantees that you have a built-in support system, and although that system may not always be what you want it to be when it comes down to the wire, your family will love you and stand behind you no matter what.” – Winston Churchill

56. “The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground upon which people may stand today if it isn’t the family. If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important.” – Mitch Albom

57. “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush

58. “At the end of the day, life is about being happy, being who you are, and I feel like we are so blessed to have the support system and the best family to really just support each other no matter what we’re going through.” – Kim Kardashian

59. “My grandmother was always encouraging me to set goals and work hard to achieve them. She would tell me not to be a follower and not to set limits on what I could achieve. She truly believed that there were no limits that you could achieve whatever you wanted. She was my biggest supporter.” – Catherine Pulsifer

60. “God has blessed me with an amazing family, friends, and work colleagues that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity. I don’t know what I’d do without them.” – Josie Loren

61. “I’m lucky to have a great support system in my friends and some of my family. If you have those people that you trust, go ahead and fall back into them and let them be your hammock and cocoon and let them embrace you.” – JoJo

62. “My mom has always been my support system. She taught me to never give up and to keep pursuing my passions no matter what.” – Mandy Moore

63. “That’s what families are for, so no one person has to carry the weight of a burden by themselves.” – Martina Boone

64. “Good friends make their presence known at times of strife and challenging times and are revealed for their true support when all others seem to vanish. It is one thing to say you are a true friend and quite another to actually step up to the plate when times get tough.” – Catherine Pulsifer

65. “In a relationship, each person should support the other. They should lift each other up.” – Taylor Swift

Meaningful Quotes on Being Supportive

66. “The way we behave, the way we treat others, the way we respond, the way we support defines the work experience for everyone around us.” – Laurie Buchanan

67. “When a loved one has a birthday or a holiday is coming up, make sure to send a card or a quick phone call. These times often call for people needing extra support.” – Minka Ferguson

68. “Support yourself before supporting anyone else, because if you are not strong enough, you cannot support others!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

69. “The human touch is that little snippet of physical affection that brings a bit of comfort, support, and kindness. It doesn’t take much from the one who gives it, but can make a huge difference in the one who receives it.” – Mya Robarts

70. “A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue.” – James Monroe

71. “It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.” – Simone Weil

72. “We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” – S. Kelley Harrell

73. “There’s a fine line between support and stalking, and let’s all stay on the right side of that.” – Joss Whedon

74. “Life’s most urgent questions is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Quotes That Zoom in on the Support That God Provides

75. “Keeping consistent in God’s word will lift you up and encourage you!” – Andrew Farland

76. “Next time you’re struggling, instead of berating yourself for your weakness, look for whom God might have put into your life to hold you up. It might not be the people you imagined, but someone will offer you their strength until you can hold yourself up again.” – Elizabeth Ingram Schindler

77. “Nevertheless, when there is no one around you to give you the encouragement, motivation, and support you need, God’s word is always there.” – Ruben Barreto

78. “I live in the faith that there is a presence and power greater than I am that nurtures and supports me in ways I could not even imagine. I know that this presence is all-knowing and all-powerful and is always right where I am.” – Ernest Holmes

79. “The power of positive prayer comes from knowing we are not alone and that someone greater than ourselves is helping us.” – Patricia Partney Dascher

More Support Quotes You’ll Enjoy

80. “Surround yourself with people who don’t just ask how you are doing. Surround yourself with people who make an effort to make sure they are part of the reason you are doing so well.” – Jennae Cecelia

81. “Enthusiasm for life, an encouraging spirit, a heartfelt concern for the concerns of others, a way to show that someone cares, is all part and parcel of a life dedicated to warmth and passion. You have it in you. Don’t keep your zest for life inside. Let it out in the service to others in need no matter when or where or to whom.” – Byron Pulsifer

82. “Anxiety actually signifies that there is a part of us in need of attention and support.” – John Crawford

83. “The next time you want to withhold your help, or your love, or your support for another for whatever the reason, ask yourself a simple question, do the reasons you want to withhold it reflect more on them or on you? And which reasons do you want defining you forevermore?” – Dan Pearce

84. “Isolation is at the heart of all disease, therefore healing requires community and the support of others.” – Sharon Weil

85. “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still, I can do something, and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

86. “A friend supports you when you are down. An enemy strikes at your weakest point.” – Marnie Swedberg

87. “For a permanent solution to easing tension and soothe the rough waters of the world that cause people to go to drugs, drinking, gambling, pornography, overeating, or anything that will give them some temporary relief, you can’t beat the support and encouragement of a friend.” – Jonathan Burkett

88. “The thing to remember with support is that true support always brings you back to your own sense of agency and confidence, not your need to rely on something or someone outside of you. A person who offers it to you with integrity does so in a way that makes space for your fear and insecurities and doubts, whether rational or not, but does not enable them.” – Jay Fields

89. “You’re more likely to slip up when you’re trying to accomplish your goals by yourself. It may be that you don’t have an outer support system in place to help you maintain focus and provide the external encouragement everyone needs.” – Lauren Mackler

90. “Choose to focus your time, energy, and conversation around people who inspire you, support you, and help you to grow you into your happiest, strongest, wisest self.” – Karen Salmansohn

Which Quote Encouraged You to Offer Your Support to Someone?

We were taught that no man could live alone in this world even before. All of us need a companion because we are social beings. 

Moreover, being with other people helps us grow and feel important and loved. That is why most of us have our families and friends as a support system to continue living our life. There will also be times when other people need our support when they are going through a hard time.

Indeed, a relationship exists because of mutual support and understanding for each other. It can also be the start of forming a bond with a stranger because showing kindness is an act that can unite everyone. So, whenever you need a reminder of how essential support is in life, make sure you reread our collection!

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