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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, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


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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