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VOLUNTEER QUOTES

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"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted"
-- Aesop

 

* "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
-- Muhammad Ali

 

"Your life and mine should be valued not by what we take... but by what we give."
-- Edgar Allen (Founder of Easter Seals)

* "If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever." Kofi Annan

* ...let us remember the large numbers of citizens who, day in and day out, through acts of volunteerism large and small, bring hope to so many of the world's disadvantaged. Let us ensure that this wonderful resource, available in abundance to every nation, is recognized and supported as it works towards a more prosperous and peaceful world. -- Kofi Annan

On this International Volunteer Day, let us remember the large numbers of citizens who, day in and day out, through acts of volunteerism large and small, bring hope to so many of the world's disadvantaged. Let us ensure that this wonderful resource, available in abundance to every nation, is recognized and supported as it works towards a more prosperous and peaceful world.
-- Kofi Annan

"The past year's natural disasters have highlighted the invaluable contributions of volunteers in our communities. They have volunteered their time, energy and skills to save lives and to rebuild communities. In this they joined countless people around the world who volunteer every day in response to 'silent crises'. These often unsung heroes understand all too well that poverty, disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis."
-- Kofi Annan

"If we are to make poverty history, we must have the active participation of States, civil society and the private sector, as well as individual volunteers.
-- Kofi Annan

 
* What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.
-- Aristotle (384-322 BC)

 

"Do every act of your life as if it were your last."
-- Marcus Aurelius

Can I see another's woe, And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, And not seek for kind relief?
-- William Blake

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.
-- Erma Brombeck

 

 

* When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined.
-- Bono

 

Not being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
-- Ashleigh Brilliant

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
-- Tom Brokaw

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

 

the best way to help people prevent hunger is in self help programs
-- Wallace Campbell

* "Every human being is important and all human beings owe something to their fellow inhabitants of this planet."
-- Wallace Campbell

* Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.
-- Rosalynn Carter

* There is clearly much left to be done, and whatever else we are going to do, we had better get on with it.
-- Rosalynn Carter

* You must work - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children.
-- Pablo Casals

* Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
-- Carrie Chapman Catt

* To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.
-- Carrie Chapman Catt

 

* "We have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to help."
-- Jackie Chan

* "Our lives are to be used and thus to be lived as fully as possible, and truly it seems that we are never so alive as when we concern ourselves with other people."
-- Harry Chapin

* Service is the rent you pay for room on this earth.
-- Shirley Chisholm

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
-- Winston Churchill

"He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own."
-- Confucius

We are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can fly.
-- Luciano de Crescenzo

 
* If compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place?
-- Sheryl Crow

 

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
-- Marie Curie

 

* ůSo, take what's inside you and make big, bold choices. And for those who can't speak for themselves, use bold voices. And make friends and love well, bring art to this place. And make this world better for the whole human race.
-- Jamie Lee Curtis

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