I have LONG been a collector of word (word groups, really, quotes shall we say?) that inspire.. Here are some I like. . .
“We have been called to be fruitful–not successful, not productive, not accomplished. Success comes from strength, stress and human effort. Fruitfulness comes from vulnerability and the admission of our own weakness.” (Henri Nouwen)
“Each time a person stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, she sends for a tiny ripple of hope.” Robert F. Kennedy
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of being” Goethe
“We cannot do everything and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and to do the rest.” Archbishop Oscar Romero
“If you are not a part of the problem, you can’t be part of the solution, if we cannot see how what we are doing, or not doing is contributing to the things being the way they are then logically we have no basis at all, zero leverage, for changing the way things are, except from the outside, by persuasion or force. . if we want to help we must first understand and acknowledge our role-by commission or omission in creating the situation.” Kahane