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Making a Difference Quotes

Let today be the day you choose to make a difference in someone's life. I hope you find great value in these Quotes about Making a Difference from my large collection of inspirational quotes and motivational sayings.

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

We must remember that one determined person can make
a significant difference,
and that a small group of determined people
can change the course of history.
- Sonia Johnson

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

 

Act as if what you do makes a difference.
It does.
- William James

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To make a difference is just...
I think...
the purpose of what life is.
- Anastacia

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When you believe in what you're doing and use your
imagination and initiative,
you can make a difference.
- Samuel Dash

Love and kindness are never wasted.
They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them,
and they bless you, the giver.
- Barbara de Angelis

Some people are filled by compassion and a desire to do good,
and some simply don't think anything's going to make a difference.
- Meryl Streep

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

But at the same time you can't assume that making a
difference 20 years ago is going to allow you to sort
of live on the laurels of those victories for the rest of your life.
- Angela Davis

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its
participants and the people they serve,
we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
- Cliff Stearns

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

Obviously everyone wants to be successful,
but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative,
very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
- Sergey Brin

Rearranging furniture, adding some candles,
or making even small tweaks can really make the difference.
- Anthea Turner

There's no difference between one's killing and making
decisions that will send others to kill.
It's exactly the same thing, or even worse.
- Golda Meir

I think I'm making a difference for a lot of young singers.
- Marilyn Horne

If you feel rooted in your home and family,
if you're active in your community, there's nothing more empowering.
The best way to make a difference in the world is to
start by making a difference in your own life.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

They know the importance of their mission and of America's
commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad,
and they know that they are making a real difference
in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
- John Boehner

But if you really want to get involved in making a difference,
you can stay at home with your family and have a job
and make a reasonable living without having to be on
an airplane all of the time,
then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
- Birch Bayh

You don't repair that relationship by sitting down
and talking about trust or making promises.
Actually, what rebuilds it is living it and doing things differently -
and I think that is what is going to make the difference.
- Patricia Hewitt

In fact, I have the privilege of traveling around our
country and meeting people all over the country who
are making a huge difference in the lives of their
neighbors and themselves.
That's what I'm really fortunate to be able to do.
- Laura Bush

It's good that they've seen it, but how can I be satisfied
after working for two years making a film which I hope will make a difference,
when the government sees the film and does nothing about it?
- Mathieu Kassovitz

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

I am a Passionate Observer of Life.
I See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

It's the Consciousness with which we participate
in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

The difference between work and play lies 100%
in the attitude of the participant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW.
- Mary C. Crowley

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

There's a world of difference between truth and facts.
Facts can obscure truth.
- Maya Angelou

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Jimmy Johnson

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There's a big difference between a handout and a helping hand.
One's charity, the other's friendship.
- Little Joe' Cartwright in Bonanza - Rain from Heaven

Fear of difference is fear of life itself.
- M. P. Follett

Be an Observer of Life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's the little things you do
that can make a big difference.
What are you attempting to accomplish?
What little thing can you do today
that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from greatness.
- Bob Proctor

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

The difference between stupidity and genius
is that genius has its limits.
- Albert Einstein

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know, I don't care,
and it doesn't make any difference!
- Albert Einstein

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don't.
- Pete Seeger

The difference in golf and government is that in golf
you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

The difference between chirping out of turn and a faux
pas depends on what kind of a bar you're in.
- Wilson Mizner

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
- Will Rogers

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know.
Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
- Helen Keller

Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion.
The several sects perform the office of a Censor -
over each other.
- Thomas Jefferson

We don't have a monopoly.
We have market share.
There's a difference.
- Steve Ballmer

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower,
dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
- Nolan Bushnell

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans
is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt,
too.
- Oscar Levant

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

Doctors are just the same as lawyers;
the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
- Anton Chekhov

There is more difference in the quality
of our pleasures than in the amount.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don't paint things.
I only paint the difference between things.
- Henri Matisse

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner:
that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.
- Yogi Berra

There is only one difference between a madman and me.
I am not mad.
- Charlotte Bronte

The difference being that in films, unlike in life,
good does always win over evil in the end.
- Ajay Devgan

I don't mind what the market is, but why is it vapid?
If they're such a bunch of idiots,
why don't you show them good music instead? They're
not going to know the difference.
- Kristin Hersh

The government deficit is the difference between the
amount of money the government spends and the amount
it has the nerve to collect.
- Sam Ewing

It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract;
every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws.
- Hans Hofmann


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