20 quotes to keep you inspired and committed to social change

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The importance of taking action




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.

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. -Pearl S. Buck

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. -Richard Buckminster Fuller

It is not enough to be compassionate – you must act. -The Dalai Lama



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

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. -Winston Churchill

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. -Robert Brault


The power of small steps



The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world. -James Baldwin

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. -E.M. Forster

No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. -Aesop



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

I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful. -Albert Einstein

People say, “What is the sense of our small effort?” They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. -Dorothy Day

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -St. Francis of Assisi


Your turn: What quotes keep you inspired?


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