86 Make A Difference Quotes

Be inspired and motivated by these make a difference quotes. You do make a difference in the lives of those around you. And never think you don't make a difference because you can only do a little. That little bit that you do may make a huge difference in the life of someone else.

As was so eloquently stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." It is not the selfish who live and create, help and support those who are in need. It is instead the unselfish who would rather be living proof of putting words of compassion and thoughtfulness into measurable action that makes the real and lasting difference in this world.


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  1. Just how much one could give without cost - a smile, a kind word can make a difference to one who is lost. Catherine Pulsifer, A Lofty Measure
    Giving Poems



  2. I never said to be like me, I say be yourself and make a difference. Marilyn Manson



  3. People don't understand that not only can they make a difference, it's their responsibility to do so. Florence Robinson
    Inspirational Poems



  4. Positive minded people are more likely to achieve a successful life and make a difference in other people's live by positively influencing them! Catherine Pulsifer
    Positive Poems



  5. Fostering understanding, breaking down walls,
    We can make a difference, no matter how small. Catherine Pulsifer, Spreading Compassion
    Poems About Compassion



  6. My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference. Jimmy Carter



  7. Do a little good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
  8. Do a little good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
    Desmond Tutu



  9. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. Ray Goforth
    Success Poem



  10. All the difference there is between what looks like a worthless stone and a gem is in the cutting and grinding. All the difference between a wilderness and a garden is wrought by weeding and pruning. M J Savage



  11. Far better things lie ahead for those who hands reach out rather than clutch what lies behind.
  12. Far better things lie ahead for those who hands reach out rather than clutch what lies behind. Rosy Lee Anderson
    Poems About Hope



  13. Understand that one day you will have the power to make a difference, so use it well. Mindy Kaling
    Graduation Poems



  14. You're here to make a difference, there is a reason for your existence. Catherine Pulsifer, What's The Reason?
    Poems About Purpose



  15. We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. John F. Kennedy



  16. You never quite know what you do in life that leaves a seed behind that grows into an oak tree. Michael Portillo
    The Oak Tree Poem



  17. Your thoughtful caring ways impacts many people's day. You make a difference in people's lives helping them to thrive. Catherine Pulsifer, Many Blessings



  18. You have made a difference in my life - you bring happiness and cheer to those around you, my dear. Sam R. V. Gould, A Difference In My Life



  19. Dear little children, never think that you, because you're small, have no important place to fill John Franklin Bair, Little Things



  20. I don't think words can ever express my appreciation and thanks for your assistance, your gentle pushes, and your love. I would never have made it without you! Mary Sampson
    Appreciation Poems



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  22. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. William James



  23. You make a difference in what you do - it is up to me and to you! Catherine Pulsifer, The Three R's



  24. The world is a better place, because of you - your sacrifices, we will always commemorate Catherine Pulsifer, War May Be Over, But It's Never Far
    Thank You Veteran Poems



  25. We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. Marian Wright Edelman



  26. With God's grace, you can make a difference in the lives of others, with His influence. Catherine Pulsifer, Keep Your Eyes
    Graduation Christian Poems



  27. You had an impact more than you know as a tribute to you, we will continue to grow. Catherine Pulsifer, A Tribute To You Teacher
    Goodbye Poems For A Teacher



  28. Hopeful, happy words make a big difference, so sprinkle your vocabulary with superlatives, and they'll serve as a positive affirmation. Laurin Sydney



  29. Success is not as if we have been the recipients of Irish Blessings but in doing ordinary things that other people shun as work. Robert Rivers



  30. Some one is toiling long up the hill, under a load of care; rush, my brother, with heart true and brave, help their burdens to bear. Charles E. Orr, Living For Others
    Poems About Helping Others



  31. There are times when encouragement means such a lot, and a word is enough to convey it
  32. There are times when encouragement means such a lot, and a word is enough to convey it Grace Stricker Dawson, To A Friend



  33. The art of achievement comes more from diligence and perseverance rather than depending on the arrangement of stars. Theodore W. Higgingsworth



  34. Lord, in the small or greater things, O grant me sweet success! Ellwood Haines Stokes, The Mountain Stream



  35. The spirit of Christmas is found when we lift the load of others. Toni Sorenson
    Christmas Poems



  36. My sisters, in yourself, have confidence - you really do make a difference Catherine Pulsifer, My Sisters
    Poems For Women



  37. You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
  38. You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it. Earvin Magic Johnson



  39. Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love. Mother Teresa



  40. The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better. Robert F. Kennedy
    Quotes About Purpose



  41. Words of advice; words that come from the heart; words that can point another person,...to take a bold step that can change their life forever. It is these words that may make the difference between enjoying what life has to offer or it may mean carrying on doing the same old thing over and over again. Byron Pulsifer



  42. We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something. Mother Teresa



  43. Friends are similar to a tree branching out but throughout our life there are those who stay and make a difference in all our lives. Catherine Pulsifer, The Tree of Friendship
    Inspirational Friendship Poems



  44. Like the butterfly we experience struggles and choices that make a difference Catherine Pulsifer, Life Can Be Beautiful



  45. Quit complaining. Permanently. If you have a request, make it. If you have a suggestion, offer it. If you want things to change, then be the instrument of change. Sam Bennett, Start Right Where You Are
    Poems About Change



  46. I tell you, it’s a big difference to savor up the reward of your hard work with fishing than just merely buying a fish in the market. Jack Roush, Fishing



  47. Whatever it is you care about, to make the difference that you seek requires a group of people to learn to trust each other and choose to cooperate for a larger purpose. Peter Block, Community
    Community Quotes



  48. Mentoring is about being real, being a catalyst, and being sometimes a kind of prophet. It is therefore far more art than science... The most powerful and most difficult part of mentoring is being who you are. Chip R. Bell, Managers As Mentors
    Mentor Quotes



  49. Conceptualizing needs as basic and essential to wellness also implicates issues of care, social obligations, and fundamental human rights. Richard M. Ryan, Self-Determination Theory



  50. Sometimes the little things we do have a greater impact than we can imagine on other's lives. Catherine Pulsifer, Don't Ignore
    Little Things Poems



  51. There are those who simply desire to add to their family through the process of adoption because they feel "called" to do so. Rachel Garlinghouse,The Hopeful Mom's Guide to Adoption
    Adoption Quotes



  52. Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
  53. Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. St. Catherine of Siena



  54. To make a difference in another person's life for their health, tranquility, comfort or safety is more satisfying, positive and purposeful than making a difference in my bank balance. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Life Choices Poems



  55. This Thanksgiving let me say I am thankful for.... friends like you - You make a difference, yes you do. Catherine Pulsifer, Thank You



  56. When it's all over, it's not who you were. . . it's whether you made a difference. Robert Joseph Dole



  57. A bold act requires a high degree of confidence. Robert Greene



  58. It is astonishing what a tremendous difference there is between the earning power of a man who does things pretty well, and of one who does them as well as they can be done Orison Swett Marden, Your Special Talents
    Follow Your Own Path Poems



  59. Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice. Byron Garrett



  60. God's purpose for your life is to be both different than many, and to make a difference for many. Byron R. Pulsifer



  61. However, for a life to be meaningful, it must also be worthwhile.
  62. However, for a life to be meaningful, it must also be worthwhile. Todd May



  63. The decency in a man is a natural result of positive thinking. A righteous and good quality is not a favor rather it's a natural consequence of one having a positive perception in every doing. Alexander Chase



  64. I can't help but conclude that my life is to deny my worldly pleasures so that I can assert and utilize my gifts to destroy the fogs of life for those caught within crevices of despair. Freddy J. W. Parkes
    Poems About Life



  65. If you think you're too small to make a difference, you've obviously never been in bed with a mosquito. Michelle Walker



  66. There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life. Mary Rose Mcgeady



  67. Love does make such a difference, oh, love is so great! Bryant H. McGill Catherine Pulsifer, Christmas Love



  68. It's not what you do once in a while, it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference. Jenny Craig
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words Poems



  69. It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference. Zig Ziglar



  70. Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today. Amy Leigh Mercree
    Kindness Poem



  71. Go out and make a difference in your community. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating. Barbara Sher



  72. It's your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.
  73. It's your unlimited power to care and to love that can make the biggest difference in the quality of your life. Anthony Robbins
    Poems About Life And Love



  74. Sometimes just a smile on our face can help to make this world a better place. Stand up for the things that are right. Try to talk things out instead of fight. Lend a hand when you can. You can help to make a difference . . . Robert Alan
    Smile Poem



  75. We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. Sonia Johnson



  76. It's a great satisfaction knowing that for a brief point in time you made a difference. Irene Natividad
    Motivational Poems



  77. It's not what abilities you have that makes a difference it's what you do with these abilities that's paramount. Byron Pulsifer



  78. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. Cecil B. DeMille



  79. What would you like the most on your tombstone? ‘She/he was famous’ or ‘she/he was a kind and loving friend’? Maxime Lagacé



  80. It takes one family to make a difference in this community. It takes one person to make a difference in this family. Nisandeh Neta
    Poems About Family



  81. Give the world the best you have, and the best will come to you. Madeline Bridge



  82. No kid is unsmart. Every kid’s a genius at something. Our job is to find it. And then encourage it. Robin Sharma



  83. Little things done over and over again add up to making a difference in a big way. Byron Pulsifer
    Persistence Quotes



  84. I realize it's possible in ways both large or small to make a difference in someone's life. Yanni



  85. You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall



  86. You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you. Brian Williams
    Mentor Quotes



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



  88. It's important to see what we can do to make a difference, but it's more important to me to do it every single day. Alicia Silverstone



  89. We can really make a difference in the world, just one heart, one kind word at a time. Noelani Musicaro
    Kindness Quotes



  90. It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference Wangari Maathai



  91. Don't accept that you can't make a difference. Because if you can't make a difference, you won't make a difference, and if you put a multiplier on that we will continue on an unsustainable pathway. Maurice Strong



  92. None of us alone can save the nation or world. But each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so. Cornel West



  93. Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth. Roberto Clemente



  94. To make a difference in someone's life, you don't have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care. Mandy Hale


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