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Volunteer Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Volunteer

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

There are as many jobs for younger Americans as there
are for other Americans of every age group in political campaigns.
Campaigns are very labor intensive and volunteer dependent.
- Marc Racicot

Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.
- Peter Drucker

I had lived in Fukuoka during the mid 1990s,
and I was a volunteer with the Fukuoka Asian Film Festival.
- John Foster

Most kids will not volunteer to eat veggies.
At times you must step up to the plate and enforce
the rule of authority as a parent.
- Lee Haney

 

When you were a volunteer for the Bush-Cheney campaign,
you came in the morning; you had a supervisor who gave
you a list of calls to make and a time to do it in.
- Ed Gillespie

Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with
a great level of professionalism,
personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable.
- Geoff Davis

Harry Collins was the first magician I ever saw back
in 1965 when I was five years old.
He was doing a magic show and I was the volunteer from the audience.
- Lance Burton

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Our volunteer fire departments know their needs better than Washington,
D.C.
They need more flexibility on spending grant money
from FEMA and Homeland Security.
- Mike Ross

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die,
than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
- Julius Caesar

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
- Bobby Scott

Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.
- Allen Klein

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those
who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure.
- Mitt Romney

I didn't volunteer; they asked me.
I felt a duty to testify.
- Ramsey Clark

Foreign Ministry guys don't become agents.
Party officials, the Foreign Ministry nerds,
tend not to volunteer to Western intelligence agencies.
- Aldrich Ames

Love is not a volunteer thing.
- Samuel Richardson

The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights,
makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
- Thomas J. Jackson

In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed,
mature person.
He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
- Sargent Shriver

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment
is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy,
adequate housing and proper training.
- Josephus Daniels

Working in an underdeveloped land for two or three years,
the volunteer will often find that his work is routine and full of frustration.
- Sargent Shriver

The mere dates of my existence do not interest me,
except in one connection.
When the Great War started I was too old to be acceptable as a volunteer;
when conscription followed I was too old to be conscripted.
- Laurence Housman

In the business world and the volunteer world,
each job has certain requirements that must be met
in order for that job to be done properly and for that
organization to survive and prosper.
- Ron D. Burton

Too often in our communities many families have not
even been aware that certain charities exist;
and at the same time,
there are many who are willing to volunteer their energy
and their resources to help these charities,
yet they do not know these charities even exist.
- Dana Rohrabacher

Under current law volunteers who are not working with
an official nonprofit organization are not covered
by the Volunteer Protection Act.
Therefore, there are absolutely no legal protections
for the average American who wishes to volunteer.
- Jon Porter

Teachers can go on cruises with the National Oceanographic
and Atmospheric Administration and anyone can spend
the summer as a volunteer in a National Parks and even earn money doing it.
- Matthew Lesko

The Veteran's History Project, a nationwide volunteer
effort to collect oral histories from America's war veterans,
provides an avenue to do just that.
Now in its fifth year, the Project has collected more
than 40,000 individual stories.
- Spencer Bachus

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

I don't work a five-day week as a rule,
and I've managed to fill that time up.
It hasn't been that hard.
I volunteer at school.
I'm working because I love it.
Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job,
because you miss stuff.
- Deidre Hall

And in my own life, in my own small way,
I've tried to give back to this country that has given me so much.
That's why I left a job at a law firm for a career in public service,
working to empower young people to volunteer in their communities.
Because I believe that each of us - no matter what
our age or background or walk of life -
each of us has something to contribute to the life of this nation.
- Michelle Obama

In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis
Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
- Solomon Ortiz

It is imperative that when thousands of selfless volunteers
respond to those who have incurred the wrath of a natural
disaster that legal liability need not be hanging over their heads.
- Jon Porter

However, many skilled medical volunteers are turned
away because community health centers cannot afford
to cover their additional medical liability insurance.
- Tim Murphy

If every American donated five hours a week,
it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.
- Whoopi Goldberg

Linux evolved in a completely different way.
From nearly the beginning, it was rather casually hacked
on by huge numbers of volunteers coordinating only through the Internet.
- Eric S. Raymond

The starship thing is really political action and reaction,
the natural outgrowth of Volunteers.
- Paul Kantner

There is no schedule.
We are all volunteers, so we get it done when we get it done.
Perl 5 still works fine, and we plan to take the right
amount of time on Perl 6.
- Larry Wall

We also need people like social workers,
volunteers, the Christian Industrial League,
drug treatment programs to make sure you are getting them a job.
That's what you have to do.
Otherwise, we just keep stepping around these things.
- Richard M. Daley

Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare
for the six or eight hours they are at school and we
need to know without question that their safety will
be paramount on the minds of teachers,
faculty and volunteers.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

The International Brigades and the British volunteers were,
numerically, only a small part of the Republican forces,
but nearly all had accepted the need for organization
and order in civilian life.
- Bill Alexander

I am proud to represent these men and women who empower
people in developing nations and promote the Peace
Corps mission of peace and friendship.
These volunteers are making major strides to improve
the lives of people and communities around the world.
- Kenny Marchant

That generation of Germans, along with volunteers from Denmark,
Holland, even England and the Free India division and so on,
we Europeans were alert and awake to the danger of Bolshevism.
- Ernst Zundel

That is why we are working with these various groups that have volunteers.
We can get a lot of these things done.
Nobody has dropped out, and a lot of people would like to join.
We now know what each other does.
- C. Everett Koop

Friendship is but another name for an alliance
with the follies and the misfortunes of others.
Our own share of miseries is sufficient:
why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
- Thomas Jefferson

I believe in an America in which the fruits of productivity
and prosperity are shared by all,
by workers as well as owners, by those at the bottom
as well as those at the top;
an America in which the sacrifices required by national
security are shared by all,
by profiteers in the back offices as well as volunteers on the front lines.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued
success and perseverance.
We are grateful for their contributions to society
and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed.
May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service,
both at home and abroad.
- Kenny Marchant

We are in a time when the Peace Corps mission is more vital than ever,
and the organization is at a 30-year high in the number
of volunteers in the field.
The Peace Corps is currently in 69 posts and serving
75 countries across the globe.
- Kenny Marchant

Your ability as republican volunteers,
to rise to this challenge will mean that the two governments
and others cannot easily hide from their obligations
and their responsibility to resolve these problems.
- Gerry Adams

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness,
volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people.
There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality
of leadership in the world.
- John Updike

Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an
important force in the early groups of volunteers.
They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling,
whereas very few workers had left British shores.
- Bill Alexander

I have to experience all the ghastly,
bottomless depths for life for myself;
it's for that reason that I went to war,
and for that reason I volunteered.
- Otto Dix

Yeah, I volunteered to support the troops,
and get out there and show them that we care about them.
- Gary Sinise

And they asked me to take a polygraph as to the allegations and reports I'd made.
I volunteered and I took the polygraph and passed it without a glitch.
- Sibel Edmonds

I volunteered for this life, wanted it and am not going
to bitch about it now that I've got it.
- Bernard Cornwell

Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the
draft which meant that I only had to do two years.
But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension,
I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended.
- Edwin Starr

Duke came to us.
They volunteered to come to us and made a number of
suggestions to some people on my staff.
I don't know how I would characterize them,
but there have been some discussions going back and
forth between Duke and members of my staff.
- Gray Davis

How do you tell troops who volunteered to fight for
our freedoms that the country they fought for won't
take care of them when they come back? In the time
of war our troops and their families are supposed to
be our number one priority.
- John Salazar

There was no Congressional Club for my first campaign.
There was no organized state group of Young Republicans,
but there was a dedicated core of young people who
volunteered to do anything my campaign needed.
- Jesse Helms

My wife volunteered her services as Red Cross nurse,
insisting upon being sent to the front,
in order to be as near me as could be,
but it developed later that no nurse was allowed to
go farther than the large troop hospitals far in the
rear of the actual operations.
- Fritz Kreisler

There is no requirement that police stop a person who
enters a police station and states that he wishes to
confess a crime or a person who calls the police to
offer a confession because volunteered statements of
any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment.
- Earl Warren

The decision to go to war is the most important decision
that I can make as a representative in Congress.
As a veteran, I see any potential military action first
through the eyes of the young men and women who volunteered
to wear the uniform and would carry out such a mission.
- Mark Kirk

To 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

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

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

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
- Dr. Seuss

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs


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