Any fool can know. The point is to understand.— Albert Einstein
Competitive Volunteer quotations
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received - only what you have given: a full heart, enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.
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.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.
It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important.
You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.
Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once and He volunteered.
Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.
Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you.
Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don't live in a world all of your own
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
There are three ways of trying to win the young.
There is persuasion, there is compulsion, and there is attraction. You can preach at them: that is a hook without a worm. You can say, You must volunteer, and that is of the devil. You can tell them, You are needed. That appeal hardly ever fails.
There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet.
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
Children must have at least one person who believes in them.
It could be a counselor, a teacher, a preacher, a friend. It could be you. You never know when a little love, a little support will plant a small seed of hope.
When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
There are 6.6 billion people on the planet today. With organic farming we could only feed four billion of them. Which two billion would volunteer to die?
Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.
It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
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.
A white college student from a private college goes into a poor neighborhood and volunteers four hours a week and that's considered exemplary. [Whereas] a poor kid who lives in that community and takes care of all the kids in that neighborhood four hours every day is not seen as a volunteer.
I’ve seen far too many Christians who are more than willing to travel halfway around the world to volunteer for a week in an orphanage, but who cannot bring themselves to take the personal risk of sharing Jesus with the co-worker who sits day after day in the cubicle right next to them.
Be the change you want to see.
The Titanic was built by professionals. The Ark was built by volunteers.
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.
A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
Build what you want to see in the world.
To be good, and to do good, is all we have to do.
The best antidote I know for worry is work.
The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.
Even today I am willing to volunteer to do the dirty work for Israel, to have everyone hate us, to pull the rug from underneath the feet of the Diaspora Jews, so that they will be forced to run to us crying. Even if it means blowing up one or two synagogues here and there, I don’t care.
Never underestimate your ability to make someone else's life better - even if you never know it.