Quotes About Volunteering

Apr 8, 2017 | Blog

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.



-Abraham Lincoln

Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.



-Horace Mann

To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.



-Abraham Lincoln

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

It’s impossible to be involved in all situations, but there’s no excuse not to be involved in something, somewhere, somehow, with someone. Make an ounce of difference.



-Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.



-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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 Shannon, A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.



-Albert Schweitzer

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.



-Norman Vincent Peale

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.



-Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Albert Schweitzer