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
If you want to be considered great by your wife, start by learning to become a servant. Any time you promote her program or agenda over yours – without grumbling or complaining – you are sacrificially loving her.
— Gary and Norma Smalley
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
— Benjamin Franklin
God desires that a husband and wife function as one person, the strengths of one balancing the weaknesses of the other. One of the biggest mistakes any husband can make is to exclude his “helpmate” from the financial decision process.
— Larry Burkett
Love is linked to self-esteem in woman. For a man, romantic experiences with his wife are warm and enjoyable and memorable – but not necessary. For a woman, they are her lifeblood. Her confidence, her sexual response and her zest for living are often directly related to those tender moments when she feels deeply loved and appreciated by her man.
— James Dobson
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
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
To exercise kindness without hope of reward is the only possible way to be happy.
— Charles Finney
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
— Samuel Johnson
You will accomplish more by kind words and a courteous manner than by anger or sharp rebuke, which should never be used except in necessity.
— Angela Merici
He who distributes the milk of human kindness cannot help but spill a little on himself.
— Sir James Barrie
It is my calling to treat every human being with grace and dignity, to treat every person, whether encountered in a palace or a gas station, as a life made in the image of God.
— Sheila Walsh
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people.
— George Bush
Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts.
— Sy Wise
The man who keeps busy helping the man below him won’t have time to envy the man above him.
— Henrietta Mears
You have the power to make someone’s day.
— Dan Zadra
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
— Emily Dickinson