Last night, David Letterman’s last show aired with its typical humor, surprise and special guests. In his honor, we wanted to share our own Top 10 List – of our favorite social sector quotes. When we started Social TrendSpotter in 2013, we wanted to co-create a blog that contained the latest trends and ideas within the social sector. We wanted it to be a place to draw inspiration, cross-pollinate and provoke new thinking. By reflecting on the words of the great men and women who first uttered the quotes below, we hope to inspire you.
With these quotes, we also celebrate Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of our country. Service is our core value as an industry, and we are all soldiers in the fight for a better world. We honor your service.
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision is merely passing time. But vision with action can change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
“We make a living out of what we get; we make a life out of what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.”
– Louis D. Brandeis
“In trying to make a big difference, don’t ignore the small daily differences we can make.”
– Marian Wright Edelman
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.”
– Henry Ford
“Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I shall move the world.”
“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
– Mother Teresa
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”
– Apple Inc.
If you have a favorite quote, please share it with us! Tune in next week as we share our Project Management Tips and Tricks – to use on all those summer projects.