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Making A Difference Quotations

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
We have it in our power to change the world over.

Thomas Paine

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
To him who is determined it remains only to act.

Italian Proverb

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Personal Stories About ‘Making A Difference’

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    The Preacher

    My Grandmother's sitter took my Grandmother, Alice Wait Hart, to a fast food restaurant in Baton Rouge LA. on Greenwell Springs Road and Monterrey, for her favorite hamburger on Valentine's Day. A kind gentleman held the door open for them. Having seated Mrs. Hart, the sitter told that gentleman as they...

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    On Teaching Cadets

    Teaching is undoubtedly one of my heart's desires. More than a profession, it is a passion. Today, I want to share my unique experience teaching First Class Cadets of the Philippine Military Academy. In PMA, they are the graduating mammals who, in few months time will now become young officers of the armed...

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    Be Your Word

    Someone wise once told me, "live your word". These are not easy words to live by, but I've learned that once you give your word, it needs to be reliable, no matter what the consequences. A few years ago I founded the Adaptive Surfing Foundation. Our mission is to give those living with disabilities an...

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Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Making A Difference’

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    Alex L

    Alex is only 17 years old, but has the soul of someone much older, he is consistently caring and very gentle, I believe you can honestly see compassion is his eyes. I just wanted to pass along how proud I was as a mom to hear about how he spotted a lady's wallet in the parking lot while waiting for me to come...

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    Ray B

    My hero is my grandfather. He was both blind and deaf, and yet, he taught me to read at the age of four. At a time when children who had severe learning difficulties were told to not bother going to school...there was no place for them, he taught me to read. The school could not turn away a 4-year old who could...

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    Doug W

    Doug W. died many years ago, he however left a legacy that has affected the lives of many young men and women, for nearly 40 years. Doug faced many adversities illnesses, and injuries in his life. Yet in the 1970's he started a local scouting program for boys through the BSA, they put up a scout hut, now known as...

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These quotes are great especially for the start of the school year. Words to live by and model for others. Thank you for making a difference!
Vivian Hernandez, Bronx, NY

to make a difference in someone's life,you don't have to be brilliant,rich,beautiful, or perfect.You just have to care enough and be there.:)
reeja hasan, australia

make a difference in everyone's life by helping others
anusha, north nazimabad karachi

true
alex, alto

if you will make difference you will make the world of difference also.
ellen obar, mambuaya

We always have to make a difference at work, good grades in school, live with a purpose.
Pablo Picasso, London

To make a difference is to enrich someone's life by what we say or do.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins,Ga

We always have to make a difference at work, good grades in school, live with a purpose.
Anderson, Colatina-ES, Brasil

Love these, keep up the good work!
Dave, Houston

making a difference can really help a lot of people out
Jessie, Oakland California

I love these values they really do make a difference!
Lola, Houston

Making a Difference is indescribable thing. In fact, it is magical, because changing others lives changes yours even if you were not planning on it.
Armoni, Atlanta, Georgia