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I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.  ~Mother Teresa


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.  ~Anne Frank


Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.  ~Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy


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.  ~Leo Rosten


Live simply that others might simply live.  ~Elizabeth Ann Seton


We can do no great things, only small things with great love.  ~Mother Teresa


Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss


It seems to me that any full grown, mature adult would have a desire to be responsible, to help where he can in a world that needs so very much, that threatens us so very much.  ~Norman Lear


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


I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.  ~Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)


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


The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.  ~Robert Brault, 


It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith


Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.  ~Edmund Burke


If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  ~Mother Teresa


Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.  ~Mother Teresa


Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer


He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.  ~Sunshine Magazine


This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.  ~George Bernard Shaw


Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.  ~Author Unknown


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson


While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.  ~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night


No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.  ~Knights of Pythagoras  (Thanks, Jim)


Charity sees the need, not the cause.  ~German Proverb


In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  ~Karl Reiland


How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant


Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice


I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.  ~William Penn


Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.  ~Benjamin Disraeli


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  ~Winston Churchill


Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.  ~Mohammed Ali


The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:  "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"  But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:  "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives.  Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself.  For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.  ~Daniel Berrigan