76 Mutual Aid Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of mutual aid quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about mutual support.

The Most Famous Mutual Aid Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Solidarity is not an act of charity, but mutual aid between forces fighting for the same objective. — Samora Machel

Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate. — Eugene Odum

In this world we must help one another. — Jean De La Fontaine

He that lendeth to another in time of prosperity, shall never want help himself in the time of adversity. — Plato

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Solidarity is based on the principle that we are willing to put ourselves at risk to protect each other. — Starhawk

When we really see each other, we want to help each other. — Amanda Palmer

If we always helped one another, no one would need luck. — Sophocles

Everyone needs help from everyone. — Bertolt Brecht

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed. — Joseph Butler

Mutual Help Quotes

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Give the respect you want to receive; embody the grace you hope to encounter; and help others with no expectations whatsoever. — Cory Booker

Nature compels us to recognize the fact of mutual dependence, each life necessarily helping the other lives who are linked to it. In the very fibers of our being, we bear within ourselves the fact of the solidarity of life. — Albert Schweitzer

Best part of my job is fulfillment. When I see that, that we're creating value, that we're helping improve people's lives, and we benefit from it, so it's a system of mutual benefit. Our philosophy's working. That's what turns me on. That's what keeps me going. — Charles Koch

Mutual aid quote If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.
If the feelings are mutual, the effort will be equal.

If the philosophy of Christianity were lived, wars would cease, unhappiness would cease, economic problems would be solved, poverty would be wiped from the face of the earth, and man's inhumanity to man would be transmuted into a spirit of mutual helpfulness. — Ernest Holmes

to feed, help, protect, comfort, console, support, nurse, or heal to be fed, helped, nursed, protected, comforted, consoled, supported, nursed, or healed to form mutually enjoyable, enduring, cooperating and reciprocating relationship with Other, with an equal to be forgiven to be loved to be free — Sarah Kane

It will be helpful in our mutual objective to allow every man in America to look his neighbor in the face and see a man-not a color. — Adlai E. Stevenson

Mutual aid quote We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone wh
We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.

People are so prone to lean upon gifted men. And if they cannot have such, they get discouraged and scattered, instead of getting lovingly together and helping one another by their mutual faith. — Charles Henry Mackintosh

We call it a Society; and go about professing openly the totalest separation, isolation. Our life is not a mutual helpfulness; but rather, cloaked under due laws-of-war, named fair competition and so forth, it is a mutual hostility. — Thomas Carlyle

After praying, and before eating anything, it is a good custom for everyone to feed one another a small portion of the food. This will help to cultivate mutual love and affection among the family members. — Mata Amritanandamayi

Nature's stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest may also be the gentlest. — Theodosius Dobzhansky

Mutual Support Quotes

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I describe family values as responsibility towards others, increase of tolerance, compromise, support, flexibility. And essentially the things I call the silent song of life-the continuous process of mutual accommodation without which life is impossible. — Salvador Minuchin

Every success in limiting armaments is a sign that the will to achieve mutual understanding exists, and every such success thus supports the fight for international law and order. — Ludwig Quidde

You can have ambition But not too much You should aim to be successful But not too successful Otherwise you will threaten the man — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Mutual aid quote For what are we born if not to aid one another?
For what are we born if not to aid one another?

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls 'You can have ambition, but not too much'. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals. — Fred A. Allen

We should support each other in fighting COVID-19 and step-up cooperation in areas such as testing methods, treatment medicine, and the research, development, production, and mutual recognition of vaccines to truly create synergy against COVID-19. — Xi Jinping

When an individual wishes to stand in opposition to authority, he does best to find support for his position from others in his group. The mutual support provided by men for each other is the strongest bulwark we have against the excesses of authority. — Stanley Milgram

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. — Thomas Jefferson

We all need to learn a new language for love - a language that speaks not in socks, pancakes, and paychecks, but in shared fascination with physics or poetry, delight in each other's uniqueness, and mutual practical and emotional support. — Barbara Sher

If you don't like the idea that most of the money spent on lottery tickets supports government programs, you should know that most of the earnings from mutual funds support investment advisors' and mutual fund managers' retirement. — Robert Kiyosaki

Mutual Quotes

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Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. — Ann Landers

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. — Robert Fulghum

Shiva and Shakti are indistinguishable. They are one. They are the universe. Shiva isn't masculine. Shakti isn't feminine. At the core of their mutual penetration the supreme consciousness opens. — Daniel Odier

I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love. — Dr. Seuss

To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, to love someone who loves you is everything. — Bill Russell

The purpose of my work was never to destroy but always to create, to construct bridges, because we must live in the hope that humankind will draw together and that the better we understand each other the easier this will become. — Alphonse Mucha

When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume. — Sara Jeannette Duncan

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall see Truth in fragment and from different angles of vision. — Mahatma Gandhi

In the marriage union, the independence of the husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal. — Lucretia Mott

Mutual Benefit Quotes

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If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. — English Proverbs

One hand washes the other and both wash the face — Greek Proverbs

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit. — Chen Shui-bian

I feel strong in my belief, based on my widely traveled collaborations, that a one-to-one contact through art contains potent peaceful powers, and is the most non-elitist way to share information, hopefully seducing us into creating mutual understandings for the benefit of all. — Robert Rauschenberg

Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate. — Eugene Odum

Don't organize for any other purpose than mutual benefit to the employer and the employee. — Mark Hanna

As economic globalization gathers momentum, China and the United States have become highly interdependent economically. Such economic relations would not enjoy sustained, rapid growth if they were not based on mutual benefit or if they failed to deliver great benefits to the United States. — Xi Jinping

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. — Buddha

No society of nations, no people within a nation, no family can benefit through mutual aid unless good will exceeds ill will; unless the spirit of cooperation surpasses antagonism; unless we all see and act as though the other man's welfare determines our own welfare. — Henry Ford II

What private property does is connect effort to reward, creating an incentive for people to produce for more. Then, if there's a free market, people will trade their surpluses to others for the things they lack. Mutual exchange for mutual benefit makes the community richer. — John Stossel

People Writing About Mutual Aid

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More Mutual Aid Quotes

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The mutual-aid tendency in man has so remote an origin, and is so deeply interwoven with all the past evolution of the human race, that is has been maintained by mankind up to the present time, notwithstanding all vicissitudes of history. — Peter Kropotkin

By mutual confidence and mutual aid - great deeds are done, and great discoveries made — Homer

Our civilization is facing a radical, imminent mass change. The alternative to the hierarchical power structure is based on mutual aid and group consensus. As hackers we can learn these systems, manipulate these systems, and shut down these systems if we need to. — Jeremy Hammond

No society of nations, no people within a nation, no family can benefit through mutual aid unless good will exceeds ill will; unless the spirit of cooperation surpasses antagonism; unless we all see and act as though the other man's welfare determines our own welfare. — Henry Ford II

Sociability is as much a law of nature as mutual struggle. Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle. — Peter Kropotkin

Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle. — Prince Pyotr Kropotkin

The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt. — Walter Scott

Constructive trade, the two-way exchange of goods and services, is the most efficient and logical way for each nation . . . to build a stable prosperity, a prosperity based not on aid, but on mutually beneficial economic contacts. — Ronald Reagan

People are actually very good at being communists in the sense that they instantly abandon capitalism, that they love these relationships of mutual aid, because the astonishing thing about disasters is that people are often weirdly joyous in them, because they've recovered a sense of agency, a sense of power, etc. — Rebecca Solnit

Mankind — the race would perish did they cease to aid each other. — Sayings

Ethically they had arrived at the conclusion that man's supremacy over lower animals meant not that the former should prey upon the latter, but that the higher should protect the lower, and that there should be mutual aid between the two as between man and man. They had also brought out the truth that man eats not for enjoyment but to live. — Mahatma Gandhi

The terrifying breakdown of social cohesion in the American city, in spite of intense institutionalized police surveillance equipped with every sophisticated aid to public control, illustrates that social behaviour depends upon mutual responsibility rather than upon the policeman. — Colin Ward

Men and women are made for each other, but their mutual dependence differs in degrees; man is dependent on woman through his desires; woman is dependent on man through her desires and also through her needs; he could do without her better than she can do without him. She cannot fulfill her purpose in life without his aid, without his goodwill, without his respect.....Nature herself has decreed that woman, both for herself and her children, should be at the mercy of man s judgment. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau

the tormented world cries out for internationhood, for co-existence in a harmony of diversity and mutual aid, for an end to self-segregation along secondary or superficial or downright imbecilic lines. — Clara Fraser

Your corn is ripe today, mine will be so tomorrow. 'Tis profitable for us both that I should labor with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. I have no kindness for you, and know you have as little for me. I will not, therefore, take any pains upon your account . . . Here then I leave you to labor alone; you treat me in the same manner. The seasons change, and both of us lose our harvests for want of mutual confidence and security. — David Hume

Adam Smith actually took all his best ideas and lines from sources from medieval Persia. But one thing he doesn't take is the underlying assumption they have that the basis of a market is mutual aid. — David Graeber

Peter Kropotkin was surely on the left. He was one of the founders of what is now called 'sociobiology' or 'evolutionary psychology' with his book Mutual Aid, arguing that human nature had evolved in ways conducive to the communitarian anarchism that he espoused. — Noam Chomsky

The Occupy movement did create spontaneously communities that taught people something: you can be in a supportive community of mutual aid and cooperation and develop your own health system and library and have open space for democratic discussion and participation. Communities like that are really important. — Noam Chomsky

Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle. — Bill Vaughan

Self-interest and mutual interest are inextricably linked. National interests can best be advanced through collective action, ... Calculate not just the human misery of the poor themselves. Calculate our loss: The aid, the lost opportunity to trade, the short-term consequences of the multiple conflicts; the long-term consequences on the attitude to the wealthy world of injustice and abject deprivation amongst the poor. — Tony Blair

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and the related Accra Agenda for Action, are useful policy instruments that set out the mutual responsibilities of donors and recipient countries. — Margaret Chan

Physical separateness can never be overcome by electronics, but only by 'conviviality,' by 'living together' in the most literal physical sense. The physically divided are also the conquered and the controlled. 'True desires' - erotic, gustatory, olfactory, musical, aesthetic, psychic, & spiritual - are best attained in a context of freedom of self and other in physical proximity & mutual aid. Everything else is at best a sort of representation. — Hakim Bey

Nothing can prevent the united consumer from working for themselves with the aid of mutual credit, from building factories, workshops, houses for themselves, from acquiring land; nothing — if only they have a will and begin. — Gustav Landauer

Men invented money Women invented mutual aid — David Mitchell

you may fume and fidget as you please: but this is the best plan to pursue with you, I am certain. I like you more than I can say; but I’ll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: and with this needle of repartee I’ll keep you from the edge of the gulf too; and, moreover, maintain by its pungent aid that distance between you and myself most conducive to our real mutual advantage. — Charlotte Bronte

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