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Quotations: Donate Life!
Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive. ~Author Unknown
Don't take your organs to heaven with you. Heaven knows we need them here. ~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan & Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.
Be a blood and organ donor. All it costs is a little love. ~Author Unknown
By becoming an organ donor, one person can save the lives of up to eight people and improve the lives of dozens — mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters — who are desperately in need of a transplant. During National Donate Life Month, we lift up the thousands of selfless individuals across America who are living or registered organ donors. ~Barack Obama, 2016 April 1st, quoted from The White House Office of the Press Secretary ["the greatest gift there is to offer" (Obama, same proclamation) —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us. ~Osbert Sitwell
The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965)
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland
Always give 100% — unless you're donating blood. ~Internet meme
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, c.1596 [V, 1, Portia] [D. W. Brogan, 1964: "shone like a good deed in a weary world" — David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, 1971 film: "So shines a good deed in a weary world." —tg]
The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est - this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History. ~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity
The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten
Have you had a kindness shown,
Pass it on.
’Twas not given for you alone,
Pass it on.
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears...
Be a star in some one's sky,
He may live who else might die,
Pass it on.
~Rev. Henry Burton, "Pass It On," 1898
I am but one
But I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something.
What I can do I ought to do,
And what I ought to do,
God helping me, I will do.
~Anonymous, in The Standard, 1902
Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. ~Author Unknown
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw, as quoted in John C. Maxwell, The Success Journey, 1997
The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Find a need and fill it. ~Ruth Stafford Peale
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran
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. ~Maya Angelou, 1992
You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. ~Seth Parker, quoted in Herbert V. Prochnow, 1000 Tips and Quips for Speakers and Toastmasters, 1962
"Independence"... [is] middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama
There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life — reciprocity. ~Confucius
You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone Who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden
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