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Ten best inspirational quotes for volunteering

4 Jan 2016 12:00 PM

We recently joined Pinterest and have been amazed at the number of inspirational quotes for volunteers. Some are so good in fact we thought we’d share the 10 best with our Into the Wild readers. Some quotes are words of wisdom passed down through the collective consciousness, whilst others can be attributed to the wise people who have dedicated their lives to campaigning for equality. Whether you’re inspired by the words or the person, take this chance to think of the difference you could make in the future.

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‘Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.’


‘You have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.’


‘I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.’


‘Work for a cause, not for applause.’


‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’ – Winston Churchill


‘We must use time creatively in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.’ – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’ – Mahatma Gandhi


‘You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.’ – James D. Miles


‘Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better – even if you never know it.’ – Greg Louganis


‘Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.’

Bonus quote (seriously, there's so many good ones we couldn't resist):

'No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.' - Aesop

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