Because we all need a little inspiration.


"Although the world is full of suffering, 

it is full also of the overcoming of it."

~ Helen Keller ~

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. 

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

~ Jane Goodall ~


“If you can't feed a hundred people, 

then just feed one.”

~ Mother Theresa ~


"Think occasionally of the suffering 

of which you spare yourself the sight."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"You must be the change 

you wish to see in the world."

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

"When we fail to contribute 

we fail to adequately explain why we are here."

~ Albert Einstein ~


"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

~ The Dalai Lama ~


"Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing

because he could only do a little."

~ British statesman Edmund Burke  ~

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, 

Nothing is going to get better. It's not."

~ Dr. Suess, The Lorax ~


"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,

It's about learning to dance in the rain."

~ Anonymous ~

"We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place

--or not to bother.

~ Jane Goodall ~


"It is hard to interest those who have everything 

in those who have nothing."

~ Helen Keller ~


"You can't comfort the afflicted 

without afflicting the comfortable."

~ Princess Diana, Princess of Wales ~


"What I am looking for is not out there, 

it is in me."

~ Helen Keller ~

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 

'What are you doing for others?'"

~ Dr. Martin Luther King ~


"While they were saying among themselves 

it cannot be done, 

it was done."

~ Helen Keller ~


"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life

that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


"If not us, who? If not now, when?"

~ John F. Kennedy ~


"Could a greater miracle take place 

than for us to look through each other's eye for an instant?"

~ Henry David Thoreau ~


"If you have much, give of your wealth;

If you have little, give of your heart” 

~ Arab Proverb ~ 


"For a community to be whole and healthy,

it must be based on people's love and concern for each other.”

  ~ Millard Fuller ~


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.

Indeed. It is the only thing that ever has." 

~ Margaret Mead ~


"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it."

~ Stevie Wonder ~


"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. 

It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

~ Helen Keller ~

"A person first starts to live when he can live outside himself, 

when he can have as much regard for his fellow man as he does for himself. 

Life is a gift and if we agree to accept it we must contribute in return."

~ Albert Einstein ~


"The highest realms of thought are impossible to reach

without first attaining an understanding of compassion."

~ Socrates ~


"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:

to look after orphans and widows in their distress..." 

~ James 1:27 ~ 


"Do not stand on a high pedestal and take 5 cents in your hand and say, 'here, my poor man',

but be grateful that the poor man is there, so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself."

~ Swami Vivekananda ~


"It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.

Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise your power of benevolence and mercy in the world,

and thus become pure and perfect.”

~ Swami Vivekananda ~


"The value of a man resides in what he gives

and not in what he is capable of receiving.”

~ Albert Einstein ~


"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 ~


"Life is not about finding yourself... it is about creating yourself."

~ Author unknown ~


"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,

that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,

and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;

and because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse to do something that I can do."

~ Helen Keller ~


"Genius is the ability to discern what is important and to act on it"

~ Albert Einstein ~


"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 ~


"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,

 compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving,

and tolerant of the weak and the strong -- because someday you will have been all of these."

~ George Washington Carver ~


"Never be afraid to do something new.

Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic."

~ Anonymous ~


"By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.

By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;

and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

~ St. Francis if Assisi ~


"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,

but that it is too low and we reach it."

~ Michelangelo ~


"And seeing the multitudes, He felt compassion for them,

because they were distressed and downcast like sheep without a shepherd."

~ Gospel According to Matthew ~


 "Let us not become weary in doing good,

for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

~ Apostle Paul ~


"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt,

kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear,

an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring,

all of which have the potential to turn a life around. "

~ Leo Buscaglia ~


"Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility

to give something back by becoming more”

 ~ Anthony Robbins ~


"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction,

is the first and only object of good government."

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,

but because of those who look on and do nothing."

~ Albert Einstein ~ 

"I have always held firmly to the thought that

each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~

"Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,

but it also becomes richer and happier."

 ~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"How far that little candle throws his beams!

So shines a good deed in a weary world."

~ William Shakespeare ~


"Seek always to do some good, somewhere.

Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.

You must give some time to your fellow man.

For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.

Your brothers are here too."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"I expect to pass through life but once. 

If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,

let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again."

~ William Penn ~


"Whoever 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 ~


"Let me give you a definition of ethics:

It is good to maintain and further life it is bad to damage and destroy life."

~ Albert Schweitzer ~


"If  we hope to create a non-violent world where respect  and kindness replace fear and hatred,

we must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life.

For that is where our deepest patterns are set.

From these roots grow fear and alienation ~ or love and trust."

~ Suzanne Arms ~