The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.
When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.
Be not simply good; be good for something.
It is the heart that does the giving; the fingers only let go.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
I have one life and one chance to make it count for something… My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
The best things in life aren’t things.
Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time.
We can do no great things – only small things with great love.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with quiet joy.
Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Money often costs too much.
It’s good to be blessed. It’s better to be a blessing.
Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.
I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.
Live today the way you want to be remembered tomorrow.
We must become the change we want to see in the world.
How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.
We have it in our power to change the world over.
Plant flowers in others’ gardens and your life becomes a bouquet!
The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.
If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.
I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.