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Wilfred Grenfell Quotes and Sayings

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The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
- Wilfred Grenfell

Courage is always the surest wisdom.
- Wilfred Grenfell

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

 

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

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What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The answer to circumstances is choosing a positive response,
and the most positive choice is to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker PHOTO

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but 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

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud


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