I dont know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before
starting to improve the world.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can
And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
Edward Everett Hale
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men.
There is no greater contribution than to help the weak.
There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there
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.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however,
makes a life.
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade
you do not expect to sit.
Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
Ignatius of Loyola
We are here to add what we can to life, not get what we can
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then
there is no hurt, but only more love.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
The purpose of life is not to be happybut to matter, to
to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Live simply that others might simply live.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is
going to get better. Its not.
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.
Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined
with doing good is it useful.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you
only do littledo what you can.
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
This is the true joy in lifebeing 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
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to
share your riches but to reveal to him his own.