Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Edward Everett Hale (18221909)
Look up and not down; Look forward and not back; Look out and not in; Lend a Hand.
EDWARD EVERETT HALE, motto of the Lend a Hand Society.
The first Lend a Hand Club was founded in 1871, followed by the incorporation of a league of clubs, the Lend a Hand Society, in 1891. Edward E. Hale, who founded the first club in Boston, Massachusetts, later became chaplain to the United States Senate.