Quotes And Sayings About Blood, Tissue and Organ Donation

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Mohammed Ali

Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside. ~Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale

Happiness lies, first of all, in health. ~George William Curtis, Lotus-Eating

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something. ~Lord Chesterfield

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. ~Seth Parker

The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil

The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. ~Karl Reiland

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss

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

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men. ~Herman Melville

You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give. ~Author Unknown

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us. ~Osbert Sitwell

The first and highest law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est – this is the supreme practical maxim, this is the turning point of the world’s History. ~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, much later adapted to “So shines a good deed in a weary world” by David Seltzer for the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

“Independence”… [is] middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912

It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life – reciprocity. ~Confucius

Find a need and fill it. ~Ruth Stafford Peale

Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive. It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive. ~Author Unknown

Be a blood and organ donor. All it costs is a little love. ~Author Unknown

Have you had a kindness shown?
Pass it on;
‘Twas not given for thee alone,
Pass it on;
Let it travel down the years,
Let it wipe another’s tears,
‘Til in Heaven the deed appears –
Pass it on.
~Henry Burton, Pass It On

From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health. ~Catalan Proverb

If I had my way I’d make health catching instead of disease. ~Robert Ingersoll

Don’t take your organs to heaven with you. Heaven knows we need them here. ~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.

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

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. ~Maya Angelou