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QUOTATIONS

The following 44 quotations are about Making A Difference.

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“To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward is in my actions and not from them.”

Hugh Prather (born 1938);
Author, Counselor, Minister

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“The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely - hope, strength, love and the power to make a difference!”

Sasha Azevedo (born 1978);
Entertainer

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“You can gain more friends by being yourself than you can by putting up a front. You can gain more friends by building people up than you can by tearing them down. And you can gain more friends by taking a few minutes from each day to do something kind for someone, whether it be a friend or a complete stranger. What a difference one person can make!”

Sasha Azevedo (born 1978);
Entertainer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Aug 23, 2010

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.”

Barbara Bush (born 1925);
Wife Of The 41st President Of The United States

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“Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.”

Jewel Diamond Taylor
Inspirational Speaker, Author

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“We have it in our power to change the world over.”

Thomas Paine (1737-1809);
Scholar, Intellectual, Writer

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“We can do no great things - only small things with great love.”

Mother Teresa (1910-1997);
Founder Of The Missionaries Of Charity

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“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 (1880-1968);
Author, Lecturer, Activist

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“To him who is determined it remains only to act.”

Italian Proverb

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“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. 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 (1925-1968);
64th Us Attorney General

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

Edmund Burke (1729-1797);
Statesman, Author, Philosopher

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“How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world.”

Anne Frank (1929-1945);
Diarist

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“I choose to believe I can and will change the world with my words and thoughts.”

Rod Williams
Musician

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“Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.”

Will Rogers (1879-1935);
Actor, Comic, Columnist

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“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.”

Colin Wilson (born 1931);
Novelist

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“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924);
28th U.S. President

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“When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.”

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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“We must become the change we want to see in the world.”

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948);
Indian Political And Spiritual Leader

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“I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”

Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995);
Physician, Discovered Eponymous Vaccine For Polio

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“I'm through accepting limits 'cuz someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change, but 'til I try I'll never know. ~Lyrics from the song Defying Gravity, found in the musical Wicked”

Stephen Schwartz (born 1948);
Musical Theater Lyricist And Composer

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“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.”

Leonardo da da Vinci (1452-1519);
Artist, Inventor, Scientist

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“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.”

Margaret Mead (1902-1978);
Cultural Anthropologist

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“To be a man is...to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.”

Antoine de Sainte-Exupery (1900-1944);
(1900 1944); Aviator, Writer

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“Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.”

Larry H. Miller
Businessman, Philanthropist

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“The world is not a dream, but a reality, of which we are the chief part, and in which we must be up and doing something...Come out into the world about you, be it either wide or limited. Sympathize, not in thought only, but in action, with all about you. Make yourself known and felt for something that would be loved and missed, in twenty thousand little ways, if you were to die; then your life will be a happy one, believe me.”

Charles Dickens (1812-1870);
Novelist

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“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.”

Sydney Smith (1771-1845);
Writer, Clergyman

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“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

Unknown

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“Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'”

Yoda
Fictional Character From Star Wars

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Nov 30, 2010

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882);
Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Dec 17, 2010

“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 (1884-1962);
U.S. First Lady, Diplomat, Human Rights Activist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Dec 27, 2010

“Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow. I have a place in the pattern, and so do you.”

T.A. Barron (born 1952);
Writer

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Dec 29, 2010

“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

Unknown

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Mar 16, 2011

“While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Apple Computer Inc.

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Apr 14, 2011

“We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.”

Heidi Wills
Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Aug 05, 2011

“It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us.”

Jackie Mutcheson
Teacher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 23, 2011

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James (1842-1910);
Psychologist, Philosopher, Author

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Jan 26, 2012

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963);
Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Wednesday Feb 29, 2012

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”

R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983);
Archtiect, Engineer, Inventor

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Jun 18, 2012

“Most people are like you and me, or the people across the street or around the world from you and me. Just like you and me, their hearts tell them that somewhere, somehow, they can make a positive difference in the world.”

William Baker

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Thursday Aug 02, 2012

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013);
Former President Of South Africa

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 28, 2012

“Be not simply good; be good for something.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862);
Naturalist, Author, Philosopher

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Monday Apr 01, 2013

“Hope has two beautiful daughters; their names are Anger and Courage. Anger at the way things are, and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”

Augustine of Hippo (354-430);
Theologian

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Friday Sep 13, 2013

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.”

J.K. Rowling (born 1965);
Novelist

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This was sent as our inspirational daily quote on Tuesday Jan 14, 2014

“And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.”

Libba Bray (born 1964);
Author