Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time. —Marian Wright Edelman

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Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN

Activist, president and founder of Children's Defense Fund

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Ana from Reyes SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
I would love to be part of this movement. Please provide me with more info about ways on which I can help. Thank you, Ana

jesriel dautil from philippines AUGUST 7, 2014
thats true


Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.  —Emily Dickinson
The more we share the more we have. —Leonard Nimoy
Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world - making the most of one's best. —Harry Emerson Fosdick
Kindness is... anything that lifts another person. —C. Neil Strait
Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.  —Gilda Radner
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more? —Theodor Seuss Geisel
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. —Thornton Wilder
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. —Diane Ackerman
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own. —Wangari Maathai
Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. —Ramana Maharshi
Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. —Erastus Wiman
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it. —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. —Brad Henry

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