The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
—Helen Keller (1880–1968) American Author
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.
—Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) French Theologian, Musician, Philosopher, Physician
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
—Maya Angelou (1928–2014) American Poet
You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) American Philosopher
Seek the good in everyone, and reveal it, bring it forth.
—Nachman of Breslov (1772–1810) Ukrainian Jewish Rabbi
One of things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
—Dick Gregory (1932–2017) American Comedian, Civil Rights Activist
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
—Mother Teresa (1910–97) Roman Catholic Missionary, Nun
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
—Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869–1948) Indian Hindu Political leader
Next to doing a good job yourself, the greatest joy is in having someone else do a first-class job under your direction.
—William Feather (1889–1981) American Publisher, Author
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
—Mark Twain (1835–1910) American Humorist
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
—Mark Van Doren (1894–1972) American Poet, Writer, Critic