The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. – Albert Schweitzer
If you really want to learn about a country, work there – Charles Kuralt
In my humble opinion the above quote should be : If you really want to learn about a country, work there and make a difference.
Start With Yourself
The following words were written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in the Crypts of Westminster Abbey:
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.
But it, too, seemed immovable.
As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
And now as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed my self first, then by example I would have changed my family.
From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country and, who knows, I may have even changed the world.
Anonymous – Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit
“A wise man will be master of his mind, a fool will be its slave.” – Publilius Syrus
“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill