Words Can Change the World

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We believe in the power of positivity, kindness, gratitude, and the beauty of the written word.  We believe we can make a difference one book at a time.  To that end, we contribute a portion of the proceeds from our book sales to charity.  

You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others.
Henry Drummond
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
 Mahatma Gandhi
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
You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.
 Gene Mauch
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals. We all must work for our own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity.
 Marie Curie
Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
 Albert Schweitzer
Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
 Francis of Assisi
Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart, the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance, Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
 Virginia Woolf
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
 Kahlil Gibran
While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less fortunate.
 Author Unknown
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
 Old Indian Saying
When faith and hope fail, as they do sometimes, we must try charity, which is love in action. We must speculate no more on our duty, but simply do it. When we have done it, however blindly, perhaps Heaven will show us why.
 Dinah Maria Mulock
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
 Winston Churchill
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
 C.G. Jung
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
 Dr. Seuss
Unity in things Necessary, Liberty in things Unnecessary, and Charity in all.
Richard Baxter
True charity is the desire to be useful to others with no thought of recompense.
 Emanuel Swedenborg
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.
To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have.
 Christopher Morley
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
 Aldous Huxley
There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.
 Andrew Carnegie
There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
 Edith Wharton
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
 Thoreau, Walden
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
 Helen Keller
There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
 Mother Teresa
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
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
 Thomas Carlyle
The vicious count their years; virtuous, their acts.
 Samuel Johnson
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
 Nelson Henderson
The race advances only by the extra achievements of the individual. You are the individual.
 Charles Towne
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
The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.
 Sargent Shriver
The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free.
 Robert Brault
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.
 Catherine Hall
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.
 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
 Benjamin Disraeli
The faith must express itself in charity and in solidarity, which is the civil form of charity.
 Claudio Hummes
The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.
 Laurence Leamer
The deed is everything, the glory naught.
 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.
The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry man; the coat hanging unused in your closet belongs to the man who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the man who has none; the money which you hoard in the bank belongs to the poor. You do wrong to everyone you could help, but fail to help.
 St. Basil the Great
That's why charity work is very selfish at the same time, because it makes you feel good.
 Maria Menounos
The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
 Martin Luther King, Jr.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
 William James
Sometimes a man imagines that he will lose himself if he gives himself, and keep himself if he hides himself. But the contrary takes place with terrible exactitude.
 Ernest Hello
Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even.
Daniel Berrigan
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
 Mohammed Ali
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
 Emily Kimbrough
Our prayers for others flow more easily than those for ourselves. This shows we are made to live by charity.
Only great souls know the grandeur there is in charity.
 Jacques Bossuet
One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
 George Eliot
Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something.
 Henry David Thoreau
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
 Edmund Burke
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave
 Calvin Coolidge
No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy.
 Knights of Pythagoras
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is every wasted.
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
 Hosea Ballou
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
 Margaret Mead
My piece of bread only belongs to me when I know that everyone else has a share, and that no one starves while I eat.
 Leo Tolstoy
Make it a rule... never to lie down at night without being able to say, I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day."
 Charles Kingsley
Love never reasons but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles lest it has done too little.
 Hannah More
Look around the habitable world: how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
 Mark Twain
Keep hope alive
 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
It's not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.
 Patti Thor
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
 Tom Brokaw
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.
 Sydney Smith
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
 Anne Baxter
In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity.
 Philipp Melanchthon
In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy.
 Karl Reiland
Improvement begins with I.
 Arnold Glasow
If you're an enthusiast and you love the world like I do, it comes naturally. But I think charity must become more fun to give, more interactive and imaginative.
 Joanna Lumley
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
 Bob Hope
If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.
 Arabian Proverb
In giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude.
 Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
 Lucy Larcom
If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.
 Stephan Girard
If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
 Nelson DeMille
If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world.
 Gene Tunney
I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
 William Penn
I am very driven. I work really hard, whether it's acting or my charity or even poker. When I focus on something I give it my all.
 Shannon Elizabeth
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
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
 Anne Frank
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
 William Shakespeare
He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.
 Sunshine Magazine
He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
 Abraham Lincoln
Flatter not thyself in thy faith in God if thou hast not charity for thy neighbor.
 Francis Quarles
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.
 Saint Augustine
Find a need and fill it.
 Ruth Stafford Peale
Everywhere you look, there is a charity or a project in school to get involved in. In eighth grade, there was this program called CJSF, California Junior Scholarship Foundation. We were involved in soup kitchens and toy drives, and your school can set up something like that. If your school doesn't have a program like that, set one up.
 Lindsey Shaw
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
 Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
 Robert F. Kennedy
Each of us can only do the best we can for as many as we can and that will never be good enough for those of us who care!
 Rea Cord
Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others.
 Elbert Hubbard
Don't be afraid of outgiving God. It is impossible to do that.
 Charles R. Swindoll
Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
 Jan de Hartog
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
 Charles Caleb Colton
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
 Norman B. Rice
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
 Frank A. Clark
Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
 Washington Irving
Cheerfulness is a very great help in fostering the virtue of charity. Cheerfulness itself is a virtue.
 Lawrence G. Lovasik
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
 German Proverb
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
 John D. Rockefeller
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
 Thomas Fuller
Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything.
 Walt Whitman
Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.
 Nicholas Berdyaev
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
 Horace Mann
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
 Ralph Nader
A large heart can be filled with very little.
 Antonio Porchia
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
 Jack London
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James McClure
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Patricia Gallagher
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Laura Richmond
After reading a preview copy of the book, I am convinced this book and course can change lives.
Anne Caldwell
Giving is the gift that keeps on giving.
Michele Hartley
Our team has been doing training using the SEEBEDO exercises and coaching from Michele, it's been fun, educational, and enlightening.
James McClure
Absolutely inspiring! I have read a lot of self-help books but this one is definitely one of the best!
Mary O'Sullivan
I am impressed with the book and the course, the reading is easy, the ideas are good, and the overall mood is encouraging and motivating.
Stephen Rooney
I have been working through the SEEBEDO principles for the past several months, it really works!
Patricia Gallagher

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