Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare think.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Three words that come to mind when thinking about volunteerism: “Service. Love. Sacrifice.”
Too often we under-estimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.
Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.