act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted"
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
life and mine should be valued not by what we take... but by what we give."
Edgar Allen (Founder of
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
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.
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.
is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.|
-- Aristotle (384-322
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
-- William Blake
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.
being able to do everything is no excuse for not doing everything you can.
-- Ashleigh Brilliant
easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
-- Tom Brokaw
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
"Every human being is important and all human beings owe something
to their fellow inhabitants of this planet."
Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you
will make our world a better place.
clearly much left to be done, and whatever else we are going
to do, we had better get on with it.
-- Rosalynn Carter
work - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children.
to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than
any other venture of life.
the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance,
To the future in the distance, Give yourselves.
-- Carrie Chapman Catt
have to do what we can to help wherever and whenever it is possible for us to
"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
make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own."
are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can
-- Luciano de Crescenzo
compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world
not be a completely different place? |
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.
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