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Empowerment Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Empowerment

Please enjoy these Empowerment Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational

The empowerment of black women constitutes the empowerment of our entire community.
- Kimberly Crenshaw

When Nike says, just do it, that's a message of empowerment.
Why aren't the rest of us speaking to young people
in a voice of inspiration?
- Naomi Klein

What is black empowerment when it seems to benefit
not the vast majority but an elite that tends to be recycled?
- Desmond Tutu

 

Power can be taken, but not given.
The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
- Gloria Steinem

I want to reach young women and to get them involved
in the mission of the YWCA,
economic empowerment of women and girls,
and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

The price of self-empowerment is what I call it.
Somebody who thinks outside the box.
- Andrew McCarthy

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Empowerment of individuals is a key part of what makes open source work,
since in the end, innovations tend to come from small groups,
not from large, structured efforts.
- Tim O'Reilly

Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
- Barbara Jordan

Be of service.
Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker,
or you make time every month to do volunteer work,
there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of
empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
- Gillian Anderson

Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment,
you think if I can go through such pain and that level
of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything.
It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain,
forget your vocabulary.
- Anna Friel

My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO
is that this is really a decision of the YWCA.
They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate
on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
- Patricia Ireland

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,
but it also becomes richer and happier.
- Albert Schweitzer

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

The answer to circumstances is choosing a positive response,
and the most positive choice is to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
- Bodhidharma

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

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

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

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


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