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Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel.

People who won't help others in trouble "because they got into trouble through their own fault" would probably not throw a lifeline to a drowning man until they learned whether he fell in through his own fault or not.

People will support that which they help to create.

Pity costs nothing and ain't worth nothing.

Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.

Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.

Purposeful giving is not as apt to deplete one's resources; it belongs to that natural order of giving that seems to renew itself even in the act of depletion.

Real charity and a real ability never to condemn-the one real virtue-is so often the result of a waking experience that gives a glimpse of what lies beneath things.

Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others.

Really listening and suspending one's own judgment is necessary in order to understand other people on their own terms. As we have noted, this is a process that requires trust and builds trust.

Reform is born of need, not pity.

Right Now Is the Time to Be Kind You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.

Service to others is the rent you pay for living on this planet.

Set about doing good to somebody. Put on your hat and go and visit the sick and poor of your neighborhood; inquire into their circumstances and minister to their wants. Seek out the desolate and afflicted and oppressed ... I have often tried this method, and have always found it the best medicine for a heavy heart.

Silence is not certain token That no secret grief is there; Sorrow which is never spoken Is the heaviest load to bear.

Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think.

Sons branch out, but one woman leads to another.

Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them.

Sympathy is the charm of human life.


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