Compassion Quotes, Kindness, Giving Back

Here are some quotes to honor those who have inspired me, who have taught me to believe in social justice, to dream BIG, and who continue to bring me back to the heart of making the world more beautiful with their courage! These people are my super heros!

At the end of the meeting/at the end of the day/at the end of my life, I want to be able to say, “I contributed to making the world a better place.” – Ashley Shilts, Co-Founder of Seven Hopes United

Quotations about Giving Back, Compassion, and Kindness

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
-Betty Reese

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
-Mohandas Gandhi

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!

‎Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
-Margaret Meade

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
-Audrey Hepburn

Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.
-Dalai Lama

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
-Edwin Hale

Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch.

Everything will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
-Victoria Holt

‎To love is to BE VULNERABLE.
-C.S. Lewis

‎There is a radiance hidden in your heart that the world desperately needs.

Each time someone 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.
-Robert F. Kennedy

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
-Helen Keller

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
-Theodore Roosevelt

‎Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want.
-Margaret Young

The poorest person in the world is not the one without money but one without vision.
-Ghanaian Proverb

‎I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
-William Penn

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
-Mother Teresa

Well-behaved women rarely make history.
-Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
-Mother Teresa

If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.
-T. Alan Armstrong

Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
-Edmund Burke

‎Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.
-Quoted in P.S. I Love You

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
-Anthony Robbins

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
-Ray Goforth

‎There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
-Charles Morgan

‎What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
-Ralph Marston

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
-Franklin P. Jones

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, love more, and all good things will be yours.
-Swedish Proverb

‎Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
-Mother Teresa

‎Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.
-Abraham Lincoln

When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
-Margaret Drabble

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
-Robert Heinlein

As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust & hostility to evaporate.
-Albert Schweitzer

‎Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
-Mark Twain

The pillar of the world is hope.
-Kanuri proverb, Nigeria

When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
-Roy E. Disney

It is through selfless action that we experience our own fulfillment.
-Tao Te Ching

Don’t be afraid to go where you’ve never gone and do what you’ve never done, because both are necessary to have what you’ve never had and be who you’ve never been.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
-Mohandas Gandhi

People may forget what you said. People may forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel.
-Maya Angelou

‎It is through selfless action that we experience our own fulfillment.
-Tao Te Ching

Whatever you do many seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.
-Mohandas Gandhi

Women hold up half the sky, work two thirds of the world’s hours, & earn one tenth of the world’s income.
-Nicholas Kristof – Tearfund

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
-Mohandas Gandhi

‎Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.
-Lorrin L. Lee

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