I enjoy quotes very much…here are some that have inspired the Year of Giving. If you have a favorite quote, I encourage you to share it here.
Happiness [is] only real when shared. -Christopher McCandless
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. inaccurately attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. -Mitch Albom
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Almost everyone – regardless of income, available time, age, and skills-can do something useful for others and, in the process, strengthen the fabric of our shared humanity. -William J. Clinton
We are not here merely to make a living. We are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget the errand. -Woodrow Wilson
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can
In all the ways you can, in all the places you can
To all the people you can, as long as you ever can. -The Kindness Prayer
The best use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. -William James
From now on, any definition of a successful life must include serving others. – George H. W. Bush
You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. – Albert Schweitzer