Volunteerism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "volunteerism" (showing 1-30 of 95)
Barack Obama
“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
Barack Obama

Gordon B. Hinckley
“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something: 10 Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes

Abraham Lincoln
“He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.”
Abraham Lincoln

Horace Mann
“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”
Horace Mann

Abraham Lincoln
“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.”
Abraham Lincoln

Robert A. Heinlein
“My old man says when it's time to be counted, the important thing is to be man enough to stand up.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Between Planets

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Laura Anderson Kurk
“I reached down and picked up a baseball bat at my feet and I flung it as hard as it could. It circled and arced high in the air until it slammed against the side of the dining hall with a crack and fell.
I sat down in the dirt. Then I lay down in the dirt.
Because not only was there no trail to follow, there was no evidence he’d ever been here.
There was no evidence any of them had been here.”
Laura Anderson Kurk, Perfect Glass

Lisa J. Shannon
“I interviewed my dad on video in his final weeks. When I asked about his work and finding meaning through helping others, he responded, "I don't think you can be focused on, 'Oh gee, I want to make a difference.' It has to be spontaneous. If it's not...there's some kind of egotistical thing going on. That's a red flag. You hope you impact people on the deepest level you are capable of at the time. Sometimes you hit it, sometimes you don't. You're trying.”
Lisa J. Shannon, A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

Mollie Marti
“A noble leader answers not to the trumpet calls of self promotion, but to the hushed whispers of necessity.”
Mollie Marti

Mollie Marti
“Allow the way to your great work to be guided by your service to others.”
Mollie Marti

Robert A. Heinlein
“There were many, many times thereafter that Don regretted having enlisted - but so has every man who ever volunteered for military service.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Between Planets

“I find that the critics of voluntary service are all too often those who are prepared to accept such services when they require them but deride them with cynicism and scepticism when they see others helping and being helped.”
Eva Hart

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Service to humanity is service to God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“30 or 40 of such voluntary gentlemen would do more in a day than 100 of the rest that must be press'd to it by compulsion.”
John Smith

“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
Dr Syed Muhammad Zeeshan Hussain Almashhadi

Lailah Gifty Akita
“With or without payment, the work will be done.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We work in the best of our abilities.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Steve Thomas Rooney embraces a simple concept of providing a hand up versus a hand out to families in need. We are deeply grateful to volunteers, donors and other supporters around the world who help us with this life-changing work”
Steve Thomas, This Old House Guide to American Houses

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Give what you possess.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Joyfully we undertake our daily work.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Lailah Gifty Akita
“It is better to serve than be served.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“I want to take my gifts and talents and use what I've learned to share with the world. I want to make a contribution to the value of others.”
Germany Kent

“If you want more hope for your future, go help someone else and have more hope for their future.”
Germany Kent

Putri Agustina
“If we help each other, we will gain more kindness out of every single kind act that we do.”
Putri Agustina

“If you seek immortality, then give. For giving frees humanity from the bondage of time. When all is gone, what's left is what you gave.”
Val Uchendu

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