Be a blood and organ donor. All it costs is a little love.
Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est - this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History.
The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On
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.
-Edward Everett Hale
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find a need and fill it.
-Ruth Stafford Peale
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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.
You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.
"Independence"... [is] middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
-G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.
-Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit