We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
— Benjamin Sweetland
Make one person happy each day and in forty years you have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.
He who will live for others shall have great troubles, but they shall seem to him small. He who will live for himself shall have small troubles, but they shall seem to him great.
— William Inge
I owe a debt of gratitude to a lot of people who helped me attain my dreams, and I’m determined to help others.
— Tiger Woods
While women weep, as they do now, I will fight. While men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I will fight. While there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight. I’ll fight to the very end.
— William Booth, Inscribed at the entrance of the Salvation Army’s office in New York City
Learn to like people just as they are, instead of demanding that they be just as you want them to be.
— Napoleon Hill
Always make others feel needed, important and appreciated and they’ll return the same to you.
— John Maxwell
When someone is relating an important event that’s happened to them, don’t try to top them with a story of your own. Let them have the stage.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The greatest good we can do for others is not to share our riches but to reveal theirs.
— B.J. Marshall
Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
— Hebrews 13:3
Make yourself a blessing to someone. Your kind smile or pat on the back just might pull someone back from the edge.
— Carmelia Elliot
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
The really great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
— G.K. Chesterton
If you want to change people without giving offense or arousing resentment, use encouragement.
— Dale Carnegie
So often we think that to be encouragers we have to produce great words of wisdom when, in fact, a few simple syllables of sympathy and an arm around the shoulder can often provide much needed comfort.
— Florence Littauer
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
— Proverbs 22:9
Generosity is giving more than you can.
— Doug Sanders
Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left.
— Bishop Fulton Sheen
Generosity gives help rather than advice.
— Marquis de Vauvenargues
The person who benefits the most from acts of kindness and generosity is always the giver, not the recipient. When you give generously of yourself, you change the kind of person you are inside. You transform the inner aspects of your mind. You create a new mental equivalent, which is more consistent with the feelings of satisfaction, joy and success you desire.
— Brian Tracy
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation.
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
— Albert Einstein
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
— Josef Albers
To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner. I am not a teacher, only a fellow student.
— Søren Kierkegard
Stories transport us into another world. They hold our attention. They become remarkable vehicles for the communication of truth and meaningful lessons that cannot be easily forgotten. If a picture is better than a thousand words, a story is better than a million.
— Charles Swindoll
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Teach us, good Lord, to serve thee as thou deservest:
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and ask no reward.
— St. Ignatius of Loyola
Giving is most blessed and most acceptable when the donor remains completely anonymous.
Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
— Albert Einstein
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that has.
— Margaret Mead
To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
— Joseph Billings
Respectable men and women content with the good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven’t even begun to live.
— William Merrill
I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.
— Liz Carpenter
Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it.
— Harold Kushner