The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson
The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson
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 thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike
It's not that hard to be a good person...
Just give a little more than you take - each day.
Do a little something for someone less fortunate.
Do a little something for future generations yet unborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Further reading: Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude
Your Life Purpose
Your Legacy - Making a Difference
A man's good name is his best monument
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