To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.
I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It's important not to focus on yourself too much.
Giving is the highest expression of potency. In the very act of giving, I experience my strength, my wealth, my power. This experience of heightened vitality and potency fills me with joy. I experience myself as overflowing, spending, alive, hence as joyous.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
What are you doing for others?
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
I believe that the measure of a person's life is the affect they have on others.
It takes a noble man to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people he may never meet.
Give something back by becoming more
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
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