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66 Quotes About Volunteering

 

  • Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth. – Muhammad Ali

 

  • Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. – Elizabeth Andrew

 

  • Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

  • It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. – Tom Brokaw

 

  • Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe

 

  • If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart. – Rumi

 

  • Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have. – Jim Rohn

 

  • Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless. – Sherry Anderson

 

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead

 

  • Volunteers are love in motion! – Unknown

 

  • Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it. – Greg Louganis

 

  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

 

  • What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. – Aristotle

 

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

 

  • Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means. – Leo Buscaglia

 

  • The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves. – Helen Keller

 

  • There is no better exercise for your heart, Than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. – Bernard Meltzer

 

  • As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others. – Audrey Hepburn

 

  • At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back. – Denzel Washington
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  • Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others. – William Arthur Ward

 

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

 

  • The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. – Oscar Wilde

 

  • I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. – Edward Everett Hale

 

  • If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. – Betty Reese

 

  • The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green. – Thomas Carlyle

 

  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

 

  • It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act. – Dalai Lama

 

  • 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

 

 

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

 

  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank

 

  • 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

 

  • The purpose of life is not to be happy, but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. – Leo Rosten

 

  • You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. – Seth Parker
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  • Every person can make a difference, and every person should try. – John F. Kennedy

 

  • The only people with whom, you should try to get even are those who have helped you. – John E. Southard

 

  • Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. – David Thomas

 

  • 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. – Unknown

 

  • The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. – Robert Brault

 

  • There are two ways of spreading light – to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

 

  • Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. – Steve Jobs

 

  • Even if it’s a little thing, do something for those who have need of a man’s help something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For, remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too. – Dr. Albert Schweitzer

 

  • Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. – Dr. Seuss

 

  • While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate. – H. Jackson Brown

 

  • Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud. – Helen Dyer

 

  • Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. – Erma Bombeck

 

  • You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. – Kahlil Gibran

 

  • Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

 

  • Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. – Henry David Thoreau
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  • When you give yourself, you receive more than you give. – Unknown

 

  • To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God. – Mother Teresa

 

  • Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King

 

  • Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James Matthew Barrie

 

  • Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. – Unknown

 

  • No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burdens of another. – Unknown

 

  • Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy

 

  • Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful. – Unknown

 

  • Volunteering is so pervasive it’s invisible. We take for granted all the things that have been pioneered by concerned, active volunteers. – Susan J. Ellis

 

  • The greatest poverty that can afflict the human spirit is the loss of a generous heart. You will know that success has slipped away when your passion for helping others grows cold. – Bill Lane Doulos

 

  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

 

  • It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice. – Unknown

 

  • We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. – Herman Melville

 

  • The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good. – Ivan Scheier

 

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another. – Charles Dickens

Volunteering Quotes

  • 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

 

  • To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do. – John Adams