You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
— John Bunyan
When one helps another, both gain in strength.
— Ecuadorian proverb
The greatest secret to making money and being successful is helping other people make money and be successful.
— Deepak Chopra
If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure you help him with it.
— Exodus 23:5
I have been involved in my community in volunteerism, so I’m very high on helping other folks. And how nice it was to learn that one can get endorphins when you help other people. It’s the same high as runners high, but you only get it from a face-to-face situation, not by just writing a check.
— Rory Sparrow
If I had my life to live over, I’d relax. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I’d start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.
— Nadine Stair
And in the end is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.
— Abraham Lincoln
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
— U.S. Military Academy cadet maxim
My dad [Charles Schulz] instilled in us how essential it is to enjoy the process of life, regarding every moment and every act as having some importance. He taught us that’s how people achieve greatness in whatever they do.
— Jill Transki
The good that men do lives after them.
— Ruth Gordon
What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place to live in after we are gone.
— Sir Winston Churchill
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
— Nelson Henderson
Carve your name on hearts, not marble.
— Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There is virtue and fulfillment that can be found in loving a child or a parent, or providing a hand to a neighbor in need that can never be replaced by the accumulation of things. Your legacy as you pass from this life will not be defined by the wealth you cannot take with you, but by the impact you have on those you leave behind.
— Rick Perry
There is no guarantee of success in anything you want to accomplish. In fact, if you seek the guarantee of success, you will never succeed. If you’re not willing to take risks or to fail, you cannot succeed.
— Benjamin Netanyahu
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
— General George Patton
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by mistaking, by giving, by losing.
— Anaïs Nin
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
— Paul Tillich
I love dangling off that cliff, not knowing whether I’m going to fail or succeed. I would rather have the chance to succeed at some endeavor and eventually falter than to never even have the chance to succeed at all.
— Derek Jeter
In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much.
— Erich Fromm
The measure of a life, after all is not its duration but its donation.
— Corrie ten Boom
Success shouldn’t be measured by how much you have but by how much you give back.
— Danny Villanueva
Giving has nothing to do with the availability of spare money. You give because it is the right thing to do. It’s impossible to experience prosperity if you don’t give. In fact, giving is the supreme indicator of prosperity.
— Wes Beavis
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything – even poverty – you can survive it.
— Bill Cosby
When you make someone laugh, you’re giving him medicine.
— Danny Kaye
Life’s too short to walk around with your teeth gritted all the time. I like to joke. I like to laugh.
— Bill Parcells
A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
— William Thackeray
There is healing power in laughter. It makes us forget, makes us relax and makes us feel like life is worth living again.
— Art Berg
The more I give myself to others, the more joy and inner peace will flow into my own life.
— Thomas Kinkade
To give is to receive, but only if one does not give in order to receive.
— Wade Hudson
When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
— Luke 14:13-14
Abundant living means abundant giving.
— E. Stanley Jones
Charity is never lost: it may meet with ingratitude, or be of no service to those on whom it was bestowed, yet it ever does a work of beauty and grace upon the heart of the giver.
— Conyers Middleton