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Make A Difference Quotes

Make a difference quotes inspire us all to be better people.

We can all make a difference in someone else’s life and live with meaning and purpose. Our actions make a difference no matter how small our efforts seem. With kindness, courage, and love, we can bring about real positive change in the world.

Great quotes can inspire, motivate and set you into action. Our collection of inspirational making a difference quotes may encourage you to take action and change someone’s life.

Best Make A Difference Quotes

1.) Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Muhammad Ali

2.) We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.
Nelson Mandela

3.) There is no greater reward than working from your heart and making a difference in the world.
Carlos Santana

4.) How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank

5.) Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.
Dalai Lama

6.) You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

7.) You must be the change you want to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Make a difference quotes.

Inspirational Quotes on Making A Difference

8.) You do only live once, and I feel like if I’m able to make a difference on this planet and make it just a little better than I found it, then I’ve done my job.
Bindi Irwin

9.) Each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.
Dr. Cornel West

10.) Regardless of whatever I do, I know what my purpose is: to make a difference in people’s lives.
Tim Tebow

11.) I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou

12.) It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.
Bryant H. McGill

13.) Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
Dr. Seuss

14.) Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.
Stella McCartney

Positive Quotations

15.) Believe with all your heart that how you live your life makes a difference.
Colin Brown

16.) What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall

17.) Great leaders don’t succeed because they are great. They succeed because they bring out the greatness in others.
Jon Gordon, American author, and speaker

18.) To make a difference in the world, it only takes one optimistic person who can gather millions of people to make the change.
Gia Russell

19.) Love and kindness is never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who received them, and they bless you, the giver.
Barbara de Angelis

20.) The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
Steve Jobs

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Uplifting Insights

21.) Aim to make a difference in someone’s life every single day, including your own.
Dow Zantamata

22.) Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
Scott Hayden

23.) Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch, for the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.
Leon Brown

24.) There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.
Mary Rose McGeady

25.) Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader; they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role; always about the goal.
Jeremy Bravo

26.) The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

27.) If you were to ask me what I want to do – I don’t want to be a celebrity; I want to make a difference.
Lady Gaga

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Short Making a Difference Quotes

28.) No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

29.) Heart is what makes a difference.
Jerry Sloan

30.) Make a difference about something other than yourselves.
Toni Morrison

31.) Little things make a big difference.
Yogi Berra

32.) Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
John F. Kennedy

33.) Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.
Barbara Mikulski

34.) Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

35.) It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.
Tom Brokaw

36.) Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
Abraham Lincoln

Be The Change Quotes

37.) If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
Arabian Proverb

38.) To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.

39.) Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

40.) When you encourage others, you, in the process, are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.
Zig Ziglar

41.) The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.
Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

42.) Find something that you are passionate about in making a difference, and you’ll find a waiting kinship of people willing to unite for the cause.
Wes Adamson

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Mother Teresa Quotes

43.) In this life, we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

44.) Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

45.) I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

46.) I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot; together, we can do great things.

47.) Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.

48.) Do extraordinary things with love.

Make a difference sayings.

Making A Difference Sayings

49.) Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes.
William Paul Young, The Shack

50.) If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.
Elaine S. Dalton

51.) I believe that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered, and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way.
Eleanor Roosevelt

52.) The way you treat people who are in no position to help you, further you, or benefit you reveals the true state of your heart.
Mandy Hale

53.) The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
Thomas Henry Huxley

54.) We can always make a difference to someone, no matter what role we play.
Lindsey Sterling

55.) If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Heartfelt Quotes on Being a Difference Maker

56.) The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Benjamin Disraeli

57.) The world cares very little what you or I know, but it does care a great deal about what you or I do.
Booker T Washington, address to African MethodistEpiscopal Zion Church

58.) 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.
Edward Everett Hale

59.) Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.
Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia

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Encouraging Quotes

60.) Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
Norman B. Rice

61.) Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin quotes in Memory Gems for the Young by Charles Northend

62.) I think we forget sometimes how blessed we are to be able to help others and make a difference.
Gautam Rode

63.) Taking action is the only reality, not only reality but morality, as well.
Abbie Hoffman

64.) Determine never to be idle. No person will have the occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we car always doing.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Martha Jefferson, May 5, 1787

65.) You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you.
Brian Williams

Purpose Quotations

66.) What makes life dreary is want of motive.
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

67.) Without purpose, nothing should be done.
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

68.) Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., “The Law”, speech to Suffolk Bar Association, February 5, 1885

69.) If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica

70.) More men fail through lack of purpose than through lack of talent.

71.) You’ll never be able to fulfill your purpose until your life quits being about you.
J.S. Felts

72.) They never fail who die in a great cause.
Lord Byron, Marino Faliero

73.) First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus, Discourses

Make A Difference Quotes FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about making a difference quotes.

What is the Muhammad Ali quote about serving others?

Muhammad Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

What are some good, make-a-difference quotes?

Toni Morrison’s “Make a difference about something other than yourselves” and Aesop’s “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

What did Dr. Seuss write about caring?

Dr. Seuss wrote, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

I hope you enjoyed this collection of quotations and sayings.

By MJ O’Halloran
MJ is a writer who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.


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