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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

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

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

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

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

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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

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

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

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

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

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

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

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

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

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

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

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

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

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

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

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

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

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins


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