often unsung heroes understand...that poverty,
disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive
as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Individuals
...are taking on these challenges in their communities,
volunteering to make a difference. They remain
the true champions of our work towards the Millennium
-- Kofi Annan
incredibly impressed by people who organize to achieve
and believe that they can make a difference and then
go ahead and do just that. I think it's incredible.
-- Fiona Apple
One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing
that we as individuals can make a difference.
Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally
within our grasp.
easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
believe that individuals can make a difference
in society. Since periods of change such as the
present one come so rarely in human history, it
is up to each of us to make the best use of our
time to help create a happier world. -- The
younger, anyone can help. We've learned that our
legislators listen, and people with passionate and
thoughtful concerns make a difference every day.
We've had constituents initiate legislation, lobby
for it, organize meetings and events, and, of course,
call, mail, e-mail and visit legislators to express
their views. It's really great to see how much difference
that individuals can make.
-- Doris Day
and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.
They bless the one who receives them, and they bless
you, the giver.
-- Barbara de Angelis
of us can continue to grow, develop and perform at our
highest potential without hope.
Hope for success, hope for recognition and reward and
hope that indeed we can make a difference in the long-term
Hope supplies the essential fuel that enables the human
spirit to continue moving forward,
especially in the face of severe adversity.
-- John Di Frances
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
individual matters. Every individual has a role
to play. Every individual makes a difference.
~ Jane Goodall
all have something to offer.
It’s so important to be able to step out of our comfort
and share the benefit of our experience with others
who are trying to find their way.
You can make a real difference and have real impact.
I haven’t experienced anything more satisfying than
-- David Gregory (Meet The Press)
heart of a volunteer is not measured in size,
but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference
in the lives of others.
-- DeAnn Hollis
is so much each one of us can do to make a difference.
We are at a dangerous juncture in the history
of mankind. … We need to defend our principles
and values, human rights, civil liberties and
the rule of international law. If we don’t our
world will further descend into a state of chaos.
-- Bianca Jagger
as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives
which can make a difference...”
~ Wangari Maathai
my challenge to each of you ... is that you ask
yourself what you can do to make a difference.
And then take that action, no matter how large
or how small. For our children have a right to
is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference
than to merely have a long life.
-- Bryant H. McGill
think that the celebrity is a really important
thing, because we have the voice that's recognizable,
that can educate people to make a difference and
empower them to make a difference, and to also
get things in motion with the people in charge
that can effect change."
-- Alyssa Milano
have to keep in mind the blessings we do have, and make
sure we give back and pay it forward.
We have to take care of one another — on Make A Difference
Day and every day.
-- Natalie Morales (NBC News Today)
was extremely moved by the plight of Tsunami victims
and I was inspired to try to make a difference."
-- Alanis Morissette
takes ONE FAMILY to make a difference in this COMMUNITY.
It takes ONE PERSON to make a difference in this FAMILY."
-- Nisandeh Neta
one kid going hungry in America is one too many.
How can we stand by when the reality is that there are
more than 12 million underfed children in the U.S.?
We can make a difference.
-- Leann Rimes, singer
children are viscerally aware of the heightened
violence on this planet. It has permeated every
aspect of their lives. They are hungry to make
a difference, desperate to affect their reality
in a positive way, but they are unsure of how
to do it."
-- Debbie Robins
know that once you decide to look at life outside
of the narrow limits of just your world and start
to understand that you can make a difference in
very simple ways - in volunteering and all the
way up to bigger world problems."
-- Susan Sarandon
a new mother, I want to give my children the best
start in life but millions of children affected
with AIDS don’t live with such certainty. We can
all do something to give them a future worth living
for. We can make a difference in a child’s life
by joining with UNICEF to ensure that mothers and
children are given the treatment that they deserve,
in order to live a life free from HIV and AIDS.”
-- Claudia Schiffer
hunger in America is as much a paradox as it is
a tragedy. Why, in the wealthiest country in the
world, should hunger darken the lives and dreams
of 12 million children and their families? I believe
that, when Americans learn the facts and understand
how their involvement can make a difference, banishing
childhood hunger will be a national, local and personal
-- Martin Sheen
goal in life is to leave behind a safe and healthy
world for our children. Before I leave this world,
I want to be satisfied that at least I tried.
I know I can make a difference, even if it might
only be a small one." -- Maisie
just a smile on your 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, get involved this is
You can help to make a difference in your neighborhood."
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
you wish for a better world? You are not alone!
There is so much going on to help make this world
a better place that the mainstream media never
shows us. Many diverse movements for change have
been converging into a more holistic, global movement
for a better world. This emerging movement does
not belong to any one group or organization, but
together we are helping create a more peaceful,
just and sustainable world, one act of compassion
at a time... Every act of compassion makes a difference!
Do One Thing for a better world. Together we make
a world of difference!"
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
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.
who volunteer often agree in the beginning that they
“they were doing something for others.”
It doesn't take them long to realize they are the ones
who are richer for the experience.
It's the absolute truth. Make A Difference Day is your
chance to find out.
-- Harry Smith (NBC News)
A Difference Day is a great way to introduce kids to
the rewards of volunteering.
It's fun, it's focused and it's empowering to know that
millions are motivated to do the same.
-- Kate Snow (NBC Nightline)
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
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
us show children around the world that we can make
a difference together."
-- Bradley Whitford
is much to be done, there is much that can be done…
one person of integrity can make a difference...
-- Elie Wiesel
may find that making a difference for others makes the
biggest difference in you.”
-- Brian Williams