You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.Martin Luther King
If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life.
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.Aldous Huxley.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.Saint Augustine.
I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I cant change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.Charles de Lint
Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.Ricky Martin.
My journey through life has led me through both light and dark places, and it’s because of those experiences that I have learned how to work through my character defects and to help others do the same.Jessie Pavelka.
Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.Arnold Schwarzenegger
The main rule to me is to honor God with your life. To life a life of integrity. Not be selfish. You know, help others. But that’s really the essence of the Christian faith.Joel Os teen.
Charity work is very important to me and gives me an opportunity to give back to my community. I’ve always been a big supporter of many different charities, have donated millions of dollars to them, and it just feels great to do and be able to help others, especially children.Richard MacDonald.
I thought the Billie Holiday comparison was beautiful. I think, Wow, what a wonderful, creative, helpful spirit. She’s someone who wanted to help others by sharing her emotion. That’s what I do, too, so I think that’s a great comparison.Erykah Badu.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one has ever become poor by giving.Anne Frank
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.Maya Angelou
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.John Bunyan
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.Barack Obama
We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know. W. H. Auden
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. Albert Schweitzer
Please note that your health, both mental and physical, is the most important area of your life as you can’t achieve anything or help others if you are not well. Martin Format
Nothing exalts the soul or gives it a sheer sense of buoyancy and victory so much as being used to change the lives of other people. E. Stanley Jones
Leaders need to be facilitators, and help others get what they need.Jansen Latino
Make each new day count by helping someone or just making someone smile.Catherine Emulsifier
The duty of helping one’s self in the highest sense involves the helping of one’s neighbors.Samuel Smiles