Quotes - Volunteer Appreciation

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

We can do no great things, only small things with great love.

Mother Theresa

She would rather light candles than curse the darkness, and her glow has warmed the world.

Adlai Stevenson, about Eleanor Roosevelt

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within in.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Mohammed Ali

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.

Robert South

If I am not for myself, who will be?
If I am only for myself, who am I?
And if not now, when?


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Albert Einstein

I have in irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.

Abraham Lincoln

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

Stephan Grellet

We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

Gwendolyn Brooks

 One man with courage makes a majority.

Andrew Jackson

True worth is in being, not seeming —
In doing, each day that goes by,
Some little good —

Alice Cary

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.

Rosa Parks

If you don't like the way the world is, you change it.  You have an obligation to change it.  You just do it one step at a time.

Marion Wright Edelman

My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work.

Rosa Parks

A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

Henrik Ibsen

The only tyrant I accept is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi

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