Quotes About Making A Difference

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Mandy Hale
“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

William Paul Young
“...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.”
William Paul Young, The Shack

Mary Oliver
“I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”
Mary Oliver

Edward Everett Hale
“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
Edward Everett Hale

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Mandy Hale
“Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

John Piper
“But whatever you do, find the God-centered, Christ-exalting, Bible-saturated passion of your life, and find your way to say it and live for it and die for it. And you will make a difference that lasts. You will not waste your life.”
John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

Steve Maraboli
“Do Something!

I was sitting on a plane after a long, tiring business trip. I was a bit grouchy and irritable because the rigorous schedule I had made for myself left me exhausted. Looking to not talk to the person next to me and simply endure the flight, I decided to open my newspaper and read about what was happening in the world. As I continued to read, it seemed that everywhere I looked there were stories of injustice, pain, suffering, and people losing hope. Finally, fueled by my tired, irritable state, I became overcome with compassion and frustration for the way things were. I got up and went to the bathroom and broke down.
With tears streaming down my face, I helplessly looked to the sky and yelled to God.
“God, look at this mess. Look at all this pain and suffering. Look at all this killing and hate. God, how could you let this happen? Why don’t you do something?”
Just then, a quiet stillness pacified my heart. A feeling of peace I won’t ever forget engulfed my body.
And, as I looked into my own eyes in the mirror, the answer to my own question came back to me…
“Steve, stop asking God to do something. God already did something, he gave you life. Now YOU do something!”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Mandy Hale
“Mean girls go far in high school. Kind women go far in LIFE.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

John Piper
“You don’t have to know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the world. But you do have to know the few great things that matter, perhaps just one, and then be willing to live for them and die for them. The people that make a durable difference in the world are not the people who have mastered many things, but who have been mastered by one great thing.”
John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

Amit Kalantri
“You should praise, criticize and flirt with people right to their face, only then it will make a difference.”
Amit Kalantri

“Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways.”
Marian Wright Edelman

“It's the curiosity that drives me. It's making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.”
Deborah Meier

Alastair Reynolds
“Enjoy it, kid. Enjoy feeling that you can make a difference.' Floyd flashed him a smile. 'It won't last for ever.”
Alastair Reynolds, Century Rain

Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a
“Discourse and critical thinking are essential tools when it comes to securing progress in a democratic society. But in the end, unity and engaged participation are what make it happen.”
Aberjhani, Splendid Literarium: A Treasury of Stories, Aphorisms, Poems, and Essays

Steve Maraboli
“It's not about what I SEE for our future, or humanity; It's about what I DO for our future and humanity.”
Steve Maraboli

“Yes, you can make a difference! You can speak on behalf of those who are voiceless.”
E.N. Supen, Turning Point

Spencer W. Kimball
“The abundant life begins from within and then moves outward to other individuals. If there is richness and righteousness in us, then we can make a difference in the lives of others, just as key individuals have influenced the lives of each of us for good and made us richer than we otherwise would have been.”
Spencer W. Kimball

Hannah Brencher
“All those dotted lines were just the parts of the story where she would get on the ground and get her hands dirty with the mess of it all. The mess and the glory of other people’s hearts and heart songs. She would learn it would take grit, and guts, and courage to make a difference. But the world will always need people who care enough to make a difference, so she needed to not miss her casting call.”
Hannah Brencher, If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

Ufuoma Apoki
“Letting go is one of the most difficult experiences to deal with whether it's right or wrong. So make the most of every moment you've been gifted with. To whoever you initiate contact with and wherever, try to leave a positive impression. To whoever you have the power to make smile, exploit that power as often and best as you can, because when every other material thing fades, it's those memories that keep us alive”
Ufuoma Apoki

Lisa Wingate
“How can God allow such abominations to flourish unchecked in this world?
The answer came in a question, Ruby.
God, in reply, asked, "How can you?”
Lisa Wingate, The Sea Keeper's Daughters

Jeff Goins
“If you're trying to serve someone in need and it doesn't hurt a little, you're doing something wrong. Sure, it's nice to lend a helping hand, but true compassion causes your heart to break - even at the moment you're helping...

When people say the only reason to help the less fortunate is so you can feel better about yourself, I laugh. Those people obviously have never lived among the poor, the destitute, the heartbroken. They have never put themselves out there and truly suffered with someone in pain. This idea that philanthropy is self-medication is not true; in fact, it's so outrageous that it's laughable. If you're really helping someone in pain - if you're really experiencing compassion - you can't help but hurt too.

This is the litmus test for those aspiring to make a difference in others' lives: Do we feel cheery about the work we're doing, or does it hurt a little, maybe even a lot? If the latter, you're on the right track.”
Jeff Goins, Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into your Comfortable Life

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Falling from the sky like the rain,
And I fly and sing like the little birds...,
Movements that are not in vain,
Everything has a life made of words.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“You've got to know what your magic is. How else will you fully share your gifts with others and enrich the world for these precious years that you live?”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

“The alternatives in my life went through my mind. Unemployed, alone, despairing, watching daytime TV. That couldn't end well.

Or helping people, like genuinely making a difference. Imagine waking up and doing that every day?”
Ruth Ahmed, When Ali Met Honour

“The most rewarding times are those spent in changing lives for the sake of humanity.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“If we don’t make our own future, it will be made for us.”
Mike Klepper

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