Tuesday, 26 November 2013



It seems to me that any full grown, mature adult would have a desire to be responsible, to help where he can in a world that needs so very much, that threatens us so very much.  ~Norman Lear

Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.  ~Author Unknown

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.  ~Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojarhiu)

I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  ~Edward Everett Hale

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.  ~Edmund Burke

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  ~Mother Teresa

Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.  ~Mother Teresa

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer

He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.  ~Sunshine Magazine

This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.  ~George Bernard Shaw

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.  ~Author Unknown

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.  ~Nelson Henderson

While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.  ~Laurence Leamer, King of the Night

No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.  ~Knights of Pythagoras  (Thanks, Jim)

Charity sees the need, not the cause.  ~German Proverb

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  ~Karl Reiland

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burdens.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.  ~Norman B. Rice

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

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

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