Making A Difference Quotes

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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.”
Wm. 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

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

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

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

“I don't believe in fate," she said at last. "But I do believe in... loopholes. I think a lot of what keeps the world going is the result of accidents — happy or otherwise — and taking advantage of these.”
Robin McKinley, Sunshine

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

Molly Friedenfeld
“An act of kindness may take only a moment of our time, but when captured in the heart the memory lives forever.”
Molly Friedenfeld, The Book of Simple Human Truths

“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

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

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

Andy Andrews
“...everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different.”
Andy Andrews, The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff

Abhijit Naskar
“One human can change the course of human history - all it takes is the right idea, at the right time, in the right place. And the right place is where you stand at present, the right time is right this very moment and the right idea is the one that defines your existence the best.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

“I don't say, I act upon it! That does make all the difference!”
Somya Kedia

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Life is a song, and the difference you make is the lyrics.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Michael Bassey Johnson
“You will be remembered for making a difference, and not for being the owner of fleets of cars.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“It's time to stop being spectators. Do things. Join things. Make things happen. Make a contribution. Make a difference. Get out there. Don't keep calm and carry on. Get angry, and change this benighted world. Is there anything else than the masses who wait for others to do things?”
Thomas Stark, The Book of Thought: Mind Matters

“See behind the curtain. Tear aside the veil. See reality. See things as they really are. See the naked lunch on the end of your fork. Do you have the stomach for it? Fuck the bland. Fuck the Ignavi. If the game of life is too tough for you, get to fuck. Life is not a spectator sport. Make a difference or lie down and let the world trample you into the ground. This is no country for hollow men.”
Thomas Stark, The Book of Thought: Mind Matters

Adam Weishaupt
“Finding people who can make a difference in the world is like panning for gold. A huge amount of detritus has to be sifted before the nuggets are found. Most of the gold comes in small grains, but now and again a great, gleaming 24 carat nugget appears – a world-historic figure who will change everything. What’s it all about? INTELLIGENCE. DISCIPLINE. AMBITION. CAPABILITY. TALENT. DETERMINATION. Those are the qualities needed. It’s not about what the world can do for you. It’s about what you can do for the world. So, what can you do? Anything? Those who can, do. Those that can’t go on forums and discuss conspiracy theories.”
Adam Weishaupt, The Disproof of Christianity

“I believe that I am purposed to make a difference in the lives of others and without the Practice of Gratitude, my making a difference is just not possible!”
Sandra C Bibb

“Great leaders don't set out to be a leader. They set out to make the difference. It is never about the role - always about the goal.”
Lisa Haisha

Germany Kent
“You become what you focus on. Your focus becomes your mission. Your mission becomes your work. Your work becomes your life. What you do with your life will become your legacy.”
Germany Kent

“Be authentically you—being and becoming all that you were created to be and become—facing every challenge head-on knowing that challenges are opportunities to build character, strength and resilience, and, to be the difference that makes a difference!”
Sandra C Bibb

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