Quotes about life.......?

Quotes about life.......?
I am writing my college essay and i wanted to incorporate a quote or two. I am write about how i went to this nursing home just to volunteer some hours, but instead came out with a changed mindset. I made a day for this one old lady and affected her life. She had no family that were still alive and the friends she had had past away. It was around valentines day and we were doing arts and crafts. I made her a valentines day card. I came about a few months later and she had the card i made her hanging on the door. It felt great to have touched her life and given her a friend and something to live for and be happy about. I need a quote about affecting one's life. I also want to right about how i want to go into medicine and how i wanted to help one person at a time, making a difference in the world. So if you know a quote about like making a difference in the world....or helping one person a day, ANYTHING will help. Thanks


Daniel Aries IV Castaņeda B:  "There would be no point of living if you have no purpose in life." "It's not how long we live that matters it's by how we live our lives that counts." "The values in a man creates the value of the man."
2008-10-15 05:08:22
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Zenana:  This is probably too long for your purposes but...I came across this poem while browsing the transcript of a Westminster Hall debate in May (as you do) (well I do because my MP instigated it and you have to keep an eye on the slippery little sucker!) Anyway. In the debate on the NHS and Elderly People, Anne Milton (Shadow Minister, Health) quoted a part of a poem which was so moving I looked up the rest. http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?gid=2008-05-20a.39.1 The origin of the poem is uncertain; the Seniors Network calls it Mattie's Poem and attributes it to a Scottish nurse who wrote it about a patient. Other sources say it was written by someone called Kate and that it was found in her hospital locker after she had died. Either way here it is: What do you see, nurse, what do you see, what are you thinking when you're looking at me? A crabbit old woman, not very wise, uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes. Who dribbles her food and makes no reply when you say in a loud voice, "I do wish you'd try?" Who seems not to notice the things that you do, and forever is losing a stocking or shoe. Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will with bathing and feeding, the long day to fill. Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse; you're not looking at me. I'll tell you who I am as I sit here so still, as I use at your bidding, as I eat at your will. I'm a small child of ten with a father and mother, brothers and sisters, who love one another. A young girl of sixteen, with wings on her feet, dreaming that soon now a lover she'll meet. A bride soon at twenty-my heart gives a leap, remembering the vows that I promised to keep. At twenty-five now, I have young of my own who need me to guide and a secure happy home. A woman of thirty, my young now grown fast, bound to each other with ties that should last. At forty my young sons have grown and are gone, but my man's beside me to see I don't mourn. At fifty once more babies play round my knee, again we know children, my loved one and me. Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead; I look at the future, I shudder with dread..... For my young are all rearing young of their own, and I think of the years and the love that I've known. I'm now an old woman and nature is cruel; 'tis jest to make old age look like a fool. The body, it crumbles, grace and vigour depart, there is now a stone where I once had a heart. But inside this old carcass a young girl still dwells, and now and again my battered heart swells. I remember the joys, I remember the pain, and I'm loving and living life over again. I think of the years; all too few, gone too fast, and accept the stark fact that nothing can last. So open your eyes, nurse, open and see, not a crabbit old woman; look closer - see ME!!
2008-10-15 07:00:07
Pass it on...:  I don't know who the quote's by, but I read it once and never forgot it: 'ONE HAS NOT TRULY LIVED UNTIL THEY'VE HELPED SOMEONE THEY KNOW CAN NEVER PAY THEM BACK".
2008-10-15 11:11:23
babyboomer:  People who follow Christ lead others in the right direction. To lead others out of the darkness, let them see your light. We can preach a better sermon with our lives than with our lips. If one life shines, the life next to it will catch the light. People who doubt what we say may change their minds when they see what we do. My life helps paint my neighbor's picture of God. A godly example is worth more than a thousand words.
2008-10-15 11:33:17
trACEy:  I find the CHICKEN SOUP series of books are really helpful as they have a lot of real life experiences that you can quote. also try http://thinkexist.com/quotations/life/ www.wisdomquotes.com
2008-10-18 17:14:21