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

Tomasz Jedrowski
“No matter what happens in the world, however brutal or dystopian a thing, not all is lost if there are people out there risking themselves to document it. Little sparks cause fires, too.”
Tomasz Jedrowski, Swimming in the Dark

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 view every challenge as an opportunity to grow, develop, make a difference because I am convinced that nothing can separate me from the Love of God.”
Sandra C. Bibb

“The Crowd Follower: I don’t believe it?

The Risk Taker: What exactly you don’t believe? The completion of the project or the process of completion.

The Crowd Follower: I don’t believe this can be done this way. No one ever thought of such method, it is beyond my belief.

The Risk Taker: Exactly! Your belief was in the failure, you believed its impossible, & when the work progressed, you started questioning the process?

The Crowd Follower: I need to know how they made it possible?

The Risk Taker: It’s very simple, unlike you. They started with a clean thought process & a missing ingredient, you know what was missing? The belief that it is impossible.

They believed it’s possible, & they kept trying & improvising during the process. The absence of a dis-belief resulted in a new method.

They discussed the set-backs/failures in a positive manner on making it more effective, and not to declare the project as failure & stop work.

It’s the thought process which provides a positive or negative result, when you start negatively you are already working towards proving your point that it’s impossible, didn’t I tell you so? However positive thoughts generates a positive energy that produces improvisation & innovation required to succeed”
Shahenshah Hafeez Khan

Abhijit Naskar
“You don’t need to give up everything in order to do good to the world – you can do good from where you stand, if you feel responsible enough.”
Abhijit Naskar, Saint of The Sapiens

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Sometimes your passion must go up in flames before you can go down in history.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Reni Eddo-Lodge
“It doesn't matter what it is, as long as you're doing something.”
Renni Eddo-Lodge, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Cathy Burnham Martin
“Making it real starts with our attitude.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best

Lavie Tidhar
“We cannot stop this war but we can fight it, in the shadows, the Old Man says. You have a choice. We all have a choice. We can give in to the darkness, or we can fight it, and elect to try and make the world a slightly less terrible place than it is. Perhaps we'll fail. If we succeed in what we do, no one would thank us. If we die, no one will remember us.”
Lavie Tidhar, The Violent Century

“The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely - hope, strength, love, and the power to make a difference!”
Sasha Azevedo

Jason Medina
“Let’s get out there and make a difference or die trying!”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

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