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Let everyone who has the grace of intelligence fear that, because of it, he will be judged more heavily if he is negligent.
Service to others is the rent you pay for living on this planet.
To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm.
It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend.
What is buried in the past of one generation falls to the next to claim.
Everyone needs help from everyone.
We've got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it.
The entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor.
No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them.
No matter how lofty you are in your department, the responsibility for what your lowliest assistant is doing is yours.
Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
The oppressed never free themselves-they do not have the necessary strengths.
I shall not pass this way again: Then let me now relieve some pain, Remove some barrier from the road, Or brighten some one's heavy load.
I think if I were dying and I heard of an act of injustice, it would start me up to a moment's life again.
If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much.
My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.
You don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here, too.
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.
Injustice is a sixth sense, and rouses all the others.
The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor's.
In this world we must help one another.
Man absolutely cannot live by himself.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
There ain't nothing but one thing wrong with every one of us, and that's selfishness.
He who lives only for himself is truly dead to others.
Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.
Everything that lives, lives not alone, nor for itself.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
I see their souls, and I hold them in my hands, and because I love them they weigh nothing.
Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.
As perfume to the flower, so is kindness to speech.
To be told we are loved is not enough. We must feel loved.
It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.
I never fight, except against difficulties.
Nothing has happened today except kindness.
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
Etiquette-a fancy word for simple kindness.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
The legacy I want to leave is a child-care system that says no kid is going to be left alone or left unsafe.
I think women need kindness more than love. When one human being is kind to another, it's a very deep matter.
Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave-and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way.
I'm a competitive person, but I have never understood people's competitiveness at the expense of their colleagues.
You know, we're all going in the same direction, or at least trying to. So we need to live together, get along together, and give each other enough space to be comfortable on that road.
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Good manners are the techniques of expressing consideration for the feelings of others
Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.
A happy life is made up of little things-a gift sent, a letter written, a call made, a recommendation given, transportation provided, a cake made, a book lent, a check sent.
If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets an R rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
I'd like people to think of me as someone who cares about them.
Tenderness is greater proof of love than the most passionate of vows.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.
It's a rare thing, graciousness. The shape of it can be acquired, but not, I think, the substance.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
Oh! may each youthful bosom, catch the sacred fire.
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
Sympathy is the charm of human life.
I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now ... as I shall not pass this way again.
We bear the world and we make it. ... There was never a great man who had not a great mother-it is hardly an exaggeration.
I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder to each other. ... How much the world needs it! How easily it is done!
Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.
After the verb "to Love," "to Help" is the most beautiful verb in the world.
We are made kind by being kind.
Kindness causes us to learn, and to forget, many things.
There is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those that are sad.
Without kindness, there can be no true joy.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string.
A kind word is like a Spring day.
Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
Kindness affects more than severity.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve.
The sense that someone else cares always helps because it is the sense of love.
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind that I am of what is true.
Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Goodwill... is an immeasurable and tremendous energy, the atomic energy of the spirit.
Goodwill is the mightiest practical force in the universe.
Knowing sorrow well, I learn to succor the distressed.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Right Now Is the Time to Be Kind You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
There's no use in doing a kindness if you do it a day too late.
He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it.
The golden rule is of no use whatsoever unless you realize that it is your move.
He gives twice who gives promptly.
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try to give their best qualities to men- bring them softness, teach them how to cry.
Youth condemns; maturity condones.
It is unfair to hold people responsible for our illusions of them.
The deadliest feeling that can be offered to a woman is pity.
People who won't help others in trouble "because they got into trouble through their own fault" would probably not throw a lifeline to a drowning man until they learned whether he fell in through his own fault or not.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.
With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment.
A few observations and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth.
Nobody who is somebody looks down on anybody.
Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms. As we have noted, this is a process that requires trust and builds trust.
Reform is born of need, not pity.
I am convinced that any feeling of exaltation because we have people under us should be conquered, for I am sure that if we enjoy being over people, there will be something in our manner which will make them dislike being under us.
"Honesty" without compassion and understanding is not honesty, but subtle hostility.
Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you do not consider your students to be human beings.
It's compassion that makes gods of us.
When God made up this world of ours, He made it long and wide, And meant that it should shelter all, And none should be denied.
I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.
The finest inheritance you can give a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet.
Let our girls feel that we expect something more of them than that they merely look pretty and appear well in society. Teach them that there is a race with special needs which they and only they can help; that the world needs and is already asking for their trained and efficient forces.
A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person.
We have to improve life, not just for those who have the most skills and those who know how to manipulate the system. But also for and with those who often have so much to give but never get the opportunity.
The most notable fact that culture imprints on women is the sense of our limits. The most important thing one woman can do for another is to illuminate and expand her sense of actual possibilities.
First, teach a person to develop to the point of his limitations and then- pfft!-break the limitations.
If you want a baby, have a new one. Don't baby the old one.
When anything gets freed, a zest goes round the world.
If we can't turn the world around we can at least bolster the victims.
If a child is too keep alive his inborn sense of wonder ... he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
We ought to be doing all we can to make it possible for every child to fulfill his or her God-given potential.
You cannot create genius. All you can do is nurture it.
Most convicted felons are just people who were not taken to museums or Broadway musicals as children.
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
I'm not an American hero. I'm a person who loves children.
When a person is down in the world, an ounce of help is better than a pound of preaching.
The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
A little help is worth a great deal of pity.
Don't give advice unless you're asked.
Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice.
Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel.
Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
Orthodox criticism ... is a murderer of talent. And because the most modest and sensitive people are the most talented, having the most imagination and sympathy, these are the first ones to get killed off.
With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
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.
What its children become, that will the community become.
A child is fed with milk and praise.
Children are forced to live very rapidly in order to live at all. They are given only a few years in which to learn hundreds of thousands of things about life and the planet and themselves.
Live and let live is not enough; live and help live is not too much.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer.
Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.
Pity costs nothing and ain't worth nothing.
The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth. From this almost mystic affirmation there comes what may seem a strange conclusion: that education must start from birth.
To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian-to help them is.
What we remember from childhood we remember forever-permanent ghosts, stamped, imprinted, eternally seen.
I don't believe civilization can do a lot more than educate a person's senses.
'Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support him after.
Where our bread is concerned, it is a material matter. Where our neighbor's bread is concerned, it is a spiritual matter.
A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.
Teaching was the hardest work I had ever done, and it remains the hardest work I have done to date.
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.
No other job in the world could possibly dispossess one so completely as this job of teaching. You could stand all day in a laundry, for instance, still in possession of your mind. But this teaching utterly obliterates you. It cuts right into your being: essentially, it takes over your spirit.
Teaching is the royal road to learning.
Teaching was the best way to learn.
Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.
If you feed a man a meal, you only feed him for a day-but if you teach a man to grow food, you feed him for a lifetime.
People will support that which they help to create.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
Listen long enough and the person will generally come up with an adequate solution.
The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out. ... People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts.
The manager cannot share his power with division superintendent or foreman or workman, but he can give them opportunities for developing their power.
Once you wake up thought in a man, you can never put it to sleep again.
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
To know one's self is wisdom, but to know one's neighbor is genius.
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
I know that everyone brings to the work his or her own experiences and background and may interpret the piece like a Rorschach, in their own way.
There are no little events in life, those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance.
I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.
The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another.
The sexes in each species of beings . . . are always true equivalents-equals but not identicals.
To understand another human being you must gain some insight into the conditions which made him what he is.
Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action.
Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
Every human being is trying to say something to others. Trying to cry out I am alive, notice me! Speak to me! Confirm that I am important, that I matter!
The Christian tradition was passed on to me as a great rich mixture, a bouillabaisse of human imagination and wonder brewed from the richness of individual lives.
Connected knowers do not measure other people's words by some impersonal standard. Their purpose is not to judge but to understand.
Tyranny and anarchy are alike incompatible with freedom, security, and the enjoyment of opportunity.
Unless one's philosophy is all-inclusive, nothing can be understood.
Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.
Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.
We cannot safely assume that other people's minds work on the same principles as our own. All too often, others with whom we come in contact do not reason as we reason, or do not value the things we value, or are not interested in what interests us.
To have one's individuality completely ignored is like being pushed quite out of life. Like being blown out as one blows out a light.
It's funny how your initial approach to a person can determine your feelings toward them, no matter what facts develop later on.
Nobody really knows Indians who cheat them and treat them badly.
[Tolerance] is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.
To argue over who is the more noble is nothing more than to dispute whether dirt is better for making bricks or for making mortar.
What women want is what men want. They want respect.
All sweeping assertions are erroneous.
Truth has never been, can never be, contained in any one creed or system.
Sons branch out, but one woman leads to another.
It's really important that, as women, we tell our stories. That is what helps seed our imaginations.
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves.
Women's propensity to share confidences is universal. We confirm our reality by sharing.
Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving.
If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.
We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
[Our children] had the privilege of growing up where they'd raised a lot of food. They were never hungry. They could share their food with people. And so, you share your lives with people.
For we must share, if we would keep, that blessing from above; Ceasing to give, we cease to have; such is the law of love.
An unshared life is not living. He who shares does not lessen, but great-ens, his life.
Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.
You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness.
That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
A cup that is already full cannot have more added to it. In order to receive the further good to which we are entitled, we must give of that which we have.
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Measure thy life by loss instead of gain, Not by the wine drunk, but by the wine poured forth.
Be charitable and indulgent to every one but thyself.
Be pretty if you can, be witty if you must, but be gracious if it kills you.
Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.
Purposeful giving is not as apt to deplete one's resources; it belongs to that natural order of giving that seems to renew itself even in the act of depletion.
If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.
Whoever in trouble and sorrow needs your help, give it to him. Whoever in anxiety or fear needs your friendship, give it to him. It isn't important whether he likes you. It isn't important whether you approve of his conduct. It isn't important what his creed or nationality may be.
I was hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: I was naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal.
To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
To have and not to give is often worse than to steal.
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
God loveth a cheerful giver.
Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
Real charity and a real ability never to condemn-the one real virtue-is so often the result of a waking experience that gives a glimpse of what lies beneath things.
We must give alms. Charity wins souls and draws them to virtue.
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.
I have as little fear that God will damn a man that has charity as I hope that the priests can save one who has not.
Charity. To love human beings in so far as they are nothing. That is to love them as God does.
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness. I suppose it is a philanthropic movement to try to reverse the process.
In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity.
There is no real religious experience that does not express itself in charity.
Charity begins at home, and usually stays there.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them.
Charity looks at the need, not at the cause.
Make the world better.
He is rich who hath enough to be charitable.
He that has no charity deserves no mercy.
Give what you have. To someone else it may be better than you dare to think.
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child.
Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.
Give, if thou can, an alms; if not, a sweet and gentle word.
Two thirds of help is to give courage.
It was only a sunny smile, And little it cost in the giving. But like morning light, it scattered the night, And made the day worth living.
The principle was right there-you couldn't miss it. The more you did for your customers, the more they did for us.
What boundary ever set limits to the service of mankind?
Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.
You can never expect too much of yourself in the matter of giving yourself to others.
Isn't it better to have men be ungrateful, than to miss a chance to do good?
Better to expose ourselves to ingratitude than fail in assisting the unfortunate.
Behold! I do not give lectures on a little charity. When I give, I give myself.
To be one woman, truly, wholly, is to be all women. Tend one garden and you will birth worlds.
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
Simply give others a bit of yourself; a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind, garnished in kindness out of your heart, and put it into the other fellow's mind and heart.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Blessed influence of one truly loving soul on another!
When one is frank, one's very presence is a compliment.
There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
Do not inflict your will. Just give love. The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
We are cold to others only when we are dull in ourselves.
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Cruelty is the only sin.
Violence is a symptom of impotence.
The mortal sickness of a mind too unhappy to be kind.
Where there is no capacity to affirm another as a person in his own right, there is no love. There is only masked fear.
In real love you want the other person's good.
It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live.
One cannot make oneself, but one can sometimes help a little in the making of somebody else.
Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well.
The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.
There are times when sympathy is as necessary as the air we breathe.
He who does not live in some degree for others, hardly lives for himself.
It is no good to think that other people are out to serve our interests.
Love is a choice-not simply, or necessarily, a rational choice, but rather a willingness to be present to others without pretense or guile.
I wish that every child could have growing space because I think children are a little like plants. If they grow too close together, they become thin and sickly and never obtain maximum growth. We need room to grow.
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
What I spent, is gone; what I kept, I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever.
In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness.
My happiness derives from knowing the people I love are happy.
There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.
Happiness ... is achieved only by making others happy.
The most infectiously joyous men and women are those who forget themselves in thinking about others and serving others.
Giving opens the way for receiving.
Fill the cup of happiness for others, and there will be enough overflowing to fill yours to the brim.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
He that will not permit his wealth to do any good for others ... cuts himself off from the truest pleasure here and the highest happiness later.
The closer I'm bound in love to you, the closer I am to free.
True religion ... is giving and finding one's happiness by bringing happiness into the lives of others.
Power is the ability to do good things for others.
If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you.
Pleasure is a reciprocal; no one feels it who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please.
When their children flourish, almost all mothers have a sense of well-being.
If we had no regard for others' feelings or fortune, we would grow cold and indifferent to life itself.
To devote a portion of one's leisure to doing something for someone else is one of the highest forms of recreation.
Live for thy neighbor if thou wouldst live for thyself.
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Anything done for another is done for oneself.
What we frankly give, forever is our own.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
The human being who lives only for himself finally reaps nothing but unhappiness. Selfishness corrodes. Unselfishness ennobles, satisfies. Don't put off the joy derivable from doing helpful, kindly things for others.
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore.
Be unselfish.... If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
Happiness ... consists in giving, and in serving others.
Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.
Doing good is the only certainly happy action of a man's life.
The greatest happiness in the world is to make others happy.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.
Unless we give part of ourselves away, unless we can live with other people and understand them and help them, we are missing the most essential part of our own lives.
To complain that life has no joys while there is a single creature whom we can relieve by our bounty, assist by our counsels or enliven by our presence, is to lament the loss of that which we possess, and is just as rational as to die of thirst with the cup in our hands.
If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Goodwill to others ... helps build you up. It is good for your body. It makes your blood purer, your muscles stronger, and your whole form more symmetrical in shape. It is the real elixir of life.
Set about doing good to somebody. Put on your hat and go and visit the sick and poor of your neighborhood; inquire into their circumstances and minister to their wants. Seek out the desolate and afflicted and oppressed ... I have often tried this method, and have always found it the best medicine for a heavy heart.
We grow by love ... others are our nutriment.
When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
No man is more cheated than the selfish man.
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
He that despiseth his neighbor sin-neth; but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
The most exquisite pleasure is giving pleasure to others.
Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.
The fragrance of what you give away stays with you.
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them.
We all of us need assistance. Those who sustain others themselves want to be sustained.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
To help all created things, that is the measure of our responsibility; to be helped by all, that is the measure of our hope.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
When one's own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts are frustrated, it is lifesaving to listen to other people's problems.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up.
There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.
Do things for others and you'll find your self-consciousness evaporating like morning dew.
There remain times when one can only endure. One lives on, one doesn't die, and the only thing that one can do, is to fill one's mind and time as far as possible with the concerns of other people. It doesn't bring immediate peace, but it brings the dawn nearer.
Avarice hoards itself poor; charity gives itself rich.
The hearts that never lean must fall.
The people you need to help you make your dream come true are everywhere, and within your reach.
Like the body that is made up of different limbs and organs, all mortal creatures exist depending upon one another.
We not only need to be willing to give, but also to be open to receiving from others.
It seems sometimes as if one were powerless to do any more from within to overcome troubles, and that help must come from without.
The smartest thing I ever said was, "Help Me!"
The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee, or in his soul.
The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully and yell for help if you need it.
Silence is not certain token That no secret grief is there; Sorrow which is never spoken Is the heaviest load to bear.
It is true that no one can harm the person who wears armor. But no one can help him either.
We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself.
I've discovered I'm a strong and capable person. I can handle almost anything except being alone with this.
You really can change the world if you care enough.
Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.
We want to create an atmosphere in which creation is possible.
All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.
A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track ... an inch between wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.
Often we can help each other most by leaving each other alone; at other times we need the hand-grasp and the word of cheer.
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
It takes wisdom and discernment to minister to people in need. We must look beyond the apparent and seek to meet the needs of the whole person.
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, who am I for? And if not now, when?
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others, rather than on what he ought to expect from them.
If we could all hear one another's prayers, God might be relieved of some of his burden.
I know some good marriages-marriages where both people are just trying to get through their days by helping each other, being good to each other.
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
Happiness is the cheapest thing in the world when we buy it for someone else.
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though it were his own.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow man; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
It is enough that I am of value to somebody today.
And they said one to another, We are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us, and we would not hear.


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