Doing Good Quotes
Doing good quotes point out all the positive benefits of making a difference. When we help others we always help ourselves. Doing good is a way of being in the world that thinks about the needs of others.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.
It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
Life's inmost secret is the divine pattern in you which you can only really know when you are giving yourself in service.
Everyone has a purpose in life…a unique gift or special talent to give to others. And when we blend this unique talent with service to others, we experience the ecstasy and exultation of our own spirit, which is the ultimate goal of all goals.
Seek to do good, and you will find that happiness will run after you.
James Freeman Clarke
To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me, even in the doing of little things, the ultimate purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle, kind, and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well done - this is how I desire to waste wisely my days.
Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
At this very moment, there are people only you can reach…and differences only you can make.
I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.
Thomas Alva Edison
It is ever man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - that is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world.
Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.
Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities…on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Giving is the highest expression of power.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
Wilfred T. Grenfell
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
John Andrew Holmes, Jr.
Increase your joy by doing the good you wish to have done to you.
The soul is awakened through service.
One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Each time we stand up for an ideal, or act to improve the lot of others, or strike out against injustice, we send forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert F. Kennedy
You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
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.
Never, never, be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Success, happiness, peace of mind and fulfillment – the most priceless of human treasures – are available to all among us, without exception, who make things happen – who make ‘good’ things happen – in the world around them.
As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don’t have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn’t matter as much as how you do what you do.
The happiest people I know are people who don’t even think about being happy. They just think about being good neighbors, good people. And then happiness sort of sneaks in the back window while they are busy doing good.
Rabbi Harold Kushner
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
I promise myself…to be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind; to talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet; to make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them; to look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true; to think only of the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best; to be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own; to forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future; to wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet; to give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others; to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble; to think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds; to live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
Christian D. Larson
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion.
We won't always know whose lives we touched and made better for our having cared, because actions sometimes have unforeseen ramifications. What's important is that you do care and you act.
There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
Mary Rose McGeady
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among these fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.
A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
If there is any kindness I can show, any good thing I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.
You are not here to save the world but you are here to touch the hands that are within your reach.
Motto of Mission of Love (Kathleen Price)
If you want happiness for an hour – take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a month – get married. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help others.
Get a life in which you are generous. Look around at the azaleas in the suburban neighborhood where you grew up; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black, black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is the best thing ever, and that you have no business taking it for granted. Care so deeply about its goodness that you want to spread it around. Take money...and give it to charity. Work in a soup kitchen. Be a Big Brother or Sister...You want to do well, but if you do not do good too, then doing well will never be enough.
The greatest success we’ll know is helping OTHERS succeed and grow.
Gregory Scott Reid
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
I have always found that my view of success has been iconoclastic: success to me is not about money or status or fame, its about finding a livelihood that brings me joy and self-sufficiency and a sense of contributing to the world.
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The kind of spirituality I value is one in which you get great joy out of contributing to life, not just sitting and meditating, although meditation is certainly valuable. But from meditation, from the resulting consciousness, I would like to see people in action creating the world they want to live in.
An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can't see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can't design or ordain.
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
George Bernard Shaw
Go out and make a difference in your community. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
We know nothing of tomorrow; our business is to be good and happy today.
What constitutes success? She who has achieved success has lived well; laughed often and loved much; has gained the respect of little children; has filled her niche and accomplished her task; has left the world better than she found it; has always looked for the best in others and given the best she had.
Bessie Anderson Stanley
I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters that makes many ripples.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Be not merely good. Be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
Joy can be real only if people look upon their lives as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.
We serve God by serving others.
I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Booker T. Washington
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. It's hard to plan the day.
E. B. White
The greatest crime is not developing your potential. When you do what you do best, you are helping not only yourself, but the world.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others.
Ignoring your passion is like dying a slow death…Passion whispers to you through your feelings, beckoning you toward your highest good. Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected, stimulated- what gives you your juice. Do what you love, give it back in the form of service, and you will do more than succeed. You will triumph.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.
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