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  • ... she ... kind o' heaves benefits at your head, same's she would bricks; but they're benefits just the same ...

  • They ain't no feelin' in the world like takin' on somebody wilted and near bout gone, and you do what you can, and then all a-sudden the pore thang starts to put out new growth and git well.

  • ... an ounce of help is worth more than a pound of pity any day ...

  • ... the healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.

  • Self-help books for women are part of a multibillion-dollar industry, sensitively attuned to our insecurities and our purses.

  • It's so nice to be a spoke in the wheel, one that helps to turn, not one that hinders.

    • Gertrude Bell,
    • 1916, in Florence Bell, ed., The Letters of Gertrude Bell, vol. 1 ()
  • She had no equal in sickness, and knew how to brew every old-fashioned dose and to make every variety of herb-tea, and when her nursing was put to an end by her patient's death, she was commander-in-chief at the funeral ...

  • I was what they call a 'highly functional addict.' ... sometimes people who need help look nothing like people who need help.

  • Drowning people / Sometimes die / Fighting their rescuers.