Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King Jr, US civil rights leader (1929-1968)
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.
Robert South, English clergyman (1634-1716)
We are here on earth to do for others. What the others are here for, I don’t know.
W H Auden, British poet (1907-1973)
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe, US tennis player (1943-1993)
The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible – and to serve others as much as possible.
Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (1828-1910)
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist, poet (1803-1882)
The miracle is this; the more we share, the more we have.
Leonard Nimoy, US actor (b. 1931)
No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward.
Booker T Washington, US reformer, teacher (1856-1915)
There was never a person who did anything worth doing that did not receive more than he gave.
Henry Ward Beecher, US preacher, author (1813-1887)
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Augustine (Og) Mandino, US insurance businessman, author (1923-1996)
For it is in giving that we receive.
Francis of Assisi, Italian friar (1182-1226)