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.
2.) We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.
3.) There is no greater reward than working from your heart and making a difference in the world.
4.) How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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.
6.) You have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
7.) You must be the change you want to see in the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
14.) Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.
15.) Believe with all your heart that how you live your life makes a difference.
16.) What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
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.
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.
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21.) Aim to make a difference in someone’s life every single day, including your own.
22.) Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.
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.
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.
26.) The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
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.
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28.) No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
29.) Heart is what makes a difference.
30.) Make a difference about something other than yourselves.
31.) Little things make a big difference.
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.
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.
36.) Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
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37.) If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
63.) Taking action is the only reality, not only reality but morality, as well.
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.
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.
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.
Make A Difference Quotes FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions about making a difference quotes.
Muhammad Ali said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
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.”
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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