Change the World



Service to others is the payment you make for your space here on earth.

- Mohammed Ali

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

- Japanese proverb

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.

- Dr. Dorothy I. Height

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.

- Henry David Thoreau

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.

- Mahatma Gandhi

Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree to only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another.

- Erma Bombeck

Service is the rent each of us pays for living, the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time or after you have reached your personal goals.

- Marian Wright Edelman

Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important, and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.

- Dolores Huerta

How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving?

- James Cash Penny

We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.

- Winston Churchill

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

- Albert Schweitzer

I have been the recipient of love and service, therefore I can love and serve. There is great satisfaction in service to others, in seeing people and their conditions change.

- Clarence E. Hodges

Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.

- Booker T. Washington

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong.

- George Washington Carver

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for someone else.

- Benjamin Franklin

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

I don't know what your destiny will be, but the one thing I know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.

- Albert Schweitzer

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.

- Leonard Nimoy

Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

- Anonymous

© J. A. Odell, 2008 - .