An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everybody should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.


Ram Dass (1931-, American spiritual author, lecturer)


The spirit of voluntarism and generous individual giving must continue to be the special virtue we exhibit. In that spirit will be found life's finest experiences.


Winfield C. Dunn


Volunteer solicitors will gain considerable asking power after they have made gifts of their own.


Richard K Fox


Visionary is a self-fulfilling prophet. Don't predict the future. Create it.


Leland Kaiser


To be a good volunteer takes faith and then the willingness to act upon that faith. We must have faith in people, in ourselves, in the spiritual resources that exist in every person.


Arthur B. Langlie


Voluntarism flourishes in a free society among individuals who live by the Golden Rule, yet see the need for self-actualization.


Mary Lawrence


Voluntarism is the manifestation of an attitude that breathes selfless activity into certain lives.


Mary Lawrence


Volunteers are an organization's biggest fans and best critics.


Mary Lawrence


Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one's ideals, work with people... solve problems... , see benefits and know one had a hand in them.


Harriet Naylor


Volunteering creates a national character in which the community and the nation take on a spirit of compassion, comradeship, and confidence.


Brian O'Connell


I want to thank and pay tribute to all of our volunteers -- those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay.


Robert Orben (1927-, American editor, writer, humorist)


The voluntary obedience of people depends on who is commanding them.


Burmese Proverb


The spirit of voluntarism and compassion for others is a vital part of our national character.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


The spirit of voluntarism is deeply ingrained in us as a nation.... The American people understand that there are no substitutes for gifts of service given from the heart.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


We honor the best in every American that selfless giving spirit of voluntarism which lends a helping hand in brotherhood and neighborliness to those in need.


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004, American President (40th))


The volunteer has become a major force in our lives... because it is not possible for man to live separated from others. We are involved in each others' lives, not by choice but by necessity.


Nils Schweizer


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