The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.
I've been involved with blood donation since the 1980s because there is a critical need.
Jessica Simpson is the youth ambassador for Operation Smile, and an episode of The Apprentice featured a team managing a charity concert she put on. Donald Trump came on stage and pledged a donation.
What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to humankind. Each face in the rainbow of colors that populate our world is precious and special.
The gift that has been given to me says much about our capacity for great compassion and generosity, and I hope it sends an inspiring message to others about the importance of organ donation.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.
If we get the donations, I think we're going to raise a significant amount of money; some will be used for some administered costs, but the public portion of that will go directly into grants.
I started this foundation when I was diagnosed. It was established for one reason, and that was to try to find a cure for MS. Every penny, 100% of the public donations that come into this are given back out in the form of grants to colleges and researchers around the world.
As soon as we find a cure, we will utilize any of the donations to go toward providing medication to those who can't afford it. That is my goal.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
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.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. And by the grace of God, I will.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.