I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~Mother Teresa
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James
everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, and to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten
Live simply that others might simply live. ~Elizabeth Ann Seton
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wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. ~Sunshine Magazine
This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~George Bernard Shaw
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown
the true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson
while earning your daily bread is sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love you, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night
No man stands as straight as when he stoops to help a boy. ~Knights of Pythagoras
Charity see the need, not the cause. ~German Proverb
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. ~Norman B. Rice
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. ~William Penn
be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the Good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. ~Daniel Berrigan