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Don't think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive.  It's really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.  ~Author Unknown


Don't take your organs to heaven with you.  Heaven knows we need them here.  ~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.


Be a blood and organ donor.  All it costs is a little love.  ~Author Unknown


Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.  ~Osbert Sitwell


The greatest wealth is health.  ~Virgil


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


Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer


In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.  ~Karl Reiland


How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to "So shines a good deed in a weary world" by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory


We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.  ~Herman Melville


The first and highest law must be the love of man to man.  Homo homini Deus est - this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world's History.  ~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity


Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.  ~Lord Chesterfield


The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.  ~Leo Rosten


Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss


Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
'Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another's tears,
'Til in Heaven the deed appears -
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On


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


Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.  ~Author Unknown


If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.  ~Robert Ingersoll


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  ~Winston Churchill


Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.  ~Mohammed Ali


It's easy to make a buck.  It's a lot tougher to make a difference.  ~Tom Brokaw


The only gift is a portion of thyself.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Find a need and fill it.  ~Ruth Stafford Peale


From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.  ~Catalan Proverb


You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.  ~Kahlil Gibran


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.  ~Maya Angelou


You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.  ~Seth Parker


"Independence"... [is] middle-class blasphemy.  We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.  ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama


There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life - reciprocity.  ~Confucius


You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.  ~John Wooden


Happiness lies, first of all, in health.  ~George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating


Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.  ~Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit



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