VOLUNTEERISM QUOTES

Some of these quotes are in the Just Projects Newsletters as well as at one time been posted on our home page; while others are quotes that we will likely incorporate in future newsletters.† They are intended to inspire and provoke thought.

 

Start where you are.† Use what you have. Do what you can.

-Arthur Ashe

What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good.

-Aristotle

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.†††††† Unknown

 

Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself.† Itís what you do for others.†

Danny Thomas

 

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. -Anonymous

 

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
Chinese proverb

 

You can't leave footprints in the sands of time while sitting down.
Nelson Rockefeller

 

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Goethe

 

A candle loses nothing of its light when lighting another.
Kahlil Gibran

 

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.†

Karl Reiland

 

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Chinese Proverb

 

A small group of thoughtful individuals could change the world.† Indeed, itís the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

 

Lifeís most persistent and urgent question is:  What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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.

Mother Theresa

 

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert Kennedy

 

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something that you do in your spare time.

Marion Wright Edelman     

 

Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds.

Bill Clinton

 

I do not know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

Albert Schweitzer

 

Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.†

Bob Riley

 

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.

Martin Luther King, Jr

 

A civilization flourishes when people plan trees under which they will never sit.

Greek Proverb

 

The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have, but in giving of who you are.

Johnnetta B. Cole

 

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