Monday, May 02, 2005

Helping Quotes

The only gift is a portion of thyself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others... And your very flesh shall be a great poem. ~Walt Whitman Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  ~John Wooden, They Call Me Coach Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.  ~Sara Ebenreck, American Forests Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  Happiness never decreases by being shared.  ~Buddha Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have.  ~Christopher Morley Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.  ~Henry David Thoreau True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity.  ~Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1970 Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten.  And seeing them... he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"  God said, "I did do something.  I made you."  ~Author Unknown Find a need and fill it.  ~Ruth Stafford Peale In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert Sometimes a man imagines that he will lose himself if he gives himself, and keep himself if he hides himself.  But the contrary takes place with terrible exactitude.  ~Ernest Hello You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.  ~Kahlil Gibran Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little.  ~Hannah Moore If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.  ~Arabian Proverb Bread for myself is a material question.  Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.  ~Nicholas Berdyaev A bone to the dog is not charity.  Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.  ~Jack London If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.  ~Stephan Girard I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.  ~Tracy Chapman The vicious count their years; virtuous, their acts.  ~Samuel Johnson Look around the habitable world: how few Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue. ~Juvenal, Satires The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.  ~William James I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back.  ~Author Unknown The race advances only by the extra achievements of the individual.  You are the individual.  ~Charles Towne Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.  ~Kahlil Gibran If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.  ~Gene Tunney Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.  ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin The destroyer of weeds, thistles and thorns is a benefactor, whether he soweth grain or not.  ~Robert Ingersoll, inscription to Volume I, Collected Works There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.  ~Mother Teresa The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.  ~Thomas Carlyle Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.  ~Robert F. Kennedy I can think of no more stirring symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire engine.  ~Kurt Vonnegut There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  ~Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante A handful of pine-seed will cover mountains with the green majesty of a forest.  I too will set my face to the wind and throw my handful of seed on high.  ~Fiona MacLeod If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.  ~Lucy Larcom [U]sefulness is happiness, and... all other things are but incidental.  ~Lydia Maria Child, The American Frugal Housewife, 1829 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 What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes.  ~Timothy Virkkala If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book My life is my message.  ~Mahatma Ghandi You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  ~Mahatma Ghandi Don't be afraid of outgiving God.  It is impossible to do that.  ~Charles R. Swindoll Go the extra mile.  It's never crowded.  ~Author Unknown Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.  ~Frank A. Clark We cannot change anything until we accept it.  Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.  ~C.G. Jung If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.  ~Cicero To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the fa

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