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One Person Can Make A Difference Quotes


"When you play a tiebreaker, you dont have time to think of anything, ... You have to go for your shots because one shot can make such a difference. Thats the kind of shot that can break an opponent." - Elena Dementieva

"If we are pure at heart, we would not wish one person well and not another. We should see there is no difference between one person or another. Then our pure thoughts can be evenly spread between all people. Sunshine can reflect on clean water but not on dirty water. God's light will be reflected by those persons with a pure heart." - Baba Hari Dass

"I just hope to make a difference." - Tim Duncan

"I want to make a difference." - Larry Gatlin

"Be like you and make a difference." - Marilyn Manson

"I want to make a difference." - Hillary Clinton

"I want to make a difference." - Kyle Shewfelt

"The test is can you do something, rather than have a theoretical argument - can you make a difference?" - Johann Lamont

"Everyone can make a real difference. Your voice is needed in a global movement that can change their world." - Pierce Brosnan

"Photography can be a powerful instrument for change, and photojournalists can tell stories that make a difference." - Brian Skerry

"I know that it is not enough to be remembered for books and theories. One does not make a difference unless it is a difference in people's lives." - Joseph A Schumpeter

"So you start one person at a time. Change one person, you can change a village." - Robin Quivers

"Death is the fate no one can escape. The question, then, is, How does one die? A person can die like a hero or like a coward. The difference is that the hero can face death without fear, whereas the coward can't." - Alexander Lowen

"There's a difference, you know, between faith and playing make-believe. One will make you grow. The other one will make you sleep." - Rich Mullins

"Our words can have power that we do' think we have in everyday life. Anyone can make a difference!" - Adora Svitak

"Our words can have power that we don't think we have in everyday life. Anyone can make a difference!" - Adora Svitak

"Connect. Embrace. Liberate. Love somebody. Just one person. And then spread that to two. And as many as you can. You'll see the difference it makes." - Oprah Winfrey

"One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that we as individuals can make a difference. Ending hunger in America is a goal that is literally within our grasp." - Jeff Bridges

"I do believe that not just the churches but strong communities, strong trade unions, strong families can make a difference in terms of producing persons much more virtuous than what one usually finds in a gangster culture." - Cornel West

"I feel it is important to point out that individuals can make a difference, that things that seem impossible one day might suddenly shift into a possibility the next day." - Birgitta Jonsdottir

"We frequently find that the influence of good women is underrated. It is an influence that is often subtle but yet has tremendous consequences. One woman can make a great difference for a whole nation." - James E Faust

"The one thing you can ask, I think, is that actors get paid a living wage. I would like it if all the repertory theatres that currently exist could do that. It would make a huge difference." - Ian Mckellen

"Overly positive, horrendously cheerful people can make a depressed person even more depressed. In fact, perhaps the least helpful thing one can say to a depressed person is, "Cheer up!"" - Harold H. Bloomfield

"One can lynch a person without a rope or tree." - James H. Cone

"I want to make a difference with people who want to make a difference, doing something that makes a difference." - John C Maxwell

"I believe that one of the most important things to learn in life is that you can make a difference in your community no matter who you are or where you live." - Rosalynn Carter

"No one can force you to stand up, speak up and make a difference. But if you back off and play along, please understand that whatever happens happened, at least in part, because you acquiesced." - Seth Godin

"Simple, easy actions can protect the health of our water resources and help save drinking water supplies. There is not one individual who cannot help to make a difference to the health of the environment" - Ian Kiernan

"I've had some really wonderful opportunities in my career, 'Band of Brothers' being one of them. That's material that can really make a difference, but I don't think of that going into it - at least not consciously." - Michael Cudlitz

"To make a difference is not a matter of accident...People CHOOSE to make a difference." - Maya Angelou

"One of the things I'd learned ... was how to take a compliment. Just say, "Thank you." It's the only response a confident person can make." - Neil Strauss

"An expert is a person who has found out by his own painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field." - Niels Bohr

"Simply minding one's own business is more offensive than being intrusive. Without ever saying a word one can make a person feel less-than." - Criss Jami

"I have one life and one chance to make it count for something... My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference." - Jimmy Carter

"One can only hope the person you love will make you the best version of yourself." - Mia Maestro

"No one can tell the difference between a clone and a human. That's because there isn't any difference. The idea of clones being inferior is a filthy lie." - Nancy Farmer

"One can make a joke, but one can't be one." - Duff Cooper

"The sooner you act, the bigger difference you can make." - Ralph Marston

"How you manage change can make all the difference." - Irene Rosenfeld

"I was always brought up that if you can make a difference, you should, and if you don't it's a waste. So we'll see if I can make a difference." - David Miliband

"It does not make much difference what a person studies-all knowledge is related, and the man who studies anything, if he keeps at it, will be learned." - Elbert Hubbard

"If we understand the difference only then can we make the difference." - Faisal Khokhar

"There is no point in going into a business unless you can make a radical difference in other people's lives." - Richard Branson

"There is no point in going into a business unless you can make a radical difference in other people's lives." - Richard Branson

"[I am enthusiastic about journalism because] it's a craft that can ... galvanize an often complacent citizenry, and make a difference." - Katie Couric

"I'm on a mission to love, give as much as I can, and support people who make a difference." - Pamela Anderson

"One person can keep a secret, but not two." - Ernest Cline

"I grew up believing that one person could make a difference. In Indiana, you saw that with basketball. The small town could beat the big town, like in the movie 'Hoosiers.' That is one of the things that attracts me to entrepreneurs." - Mary Meeker

"You can't make any one person your world. The trick is to take what each can give you and build a world from it." - Sarah Dessen

"One of the most important things a person can learn to do is to make something out of whatever he or she happens to have at the moment." - Fred Rogers

"The beauty of coaching is that you are working with human beings. I feel very comfortable with my staff that we can make a difference, that we can make a difference on the ice." - Bob Hartley

"Let's not just make noise, let's make a difference." - Mike Brown

"Nothing, no one, is too small to matter. What you do is going to make a difference." - Madeleine L'Engle

"At the foundation of every life is one central desire: to make a difference that you lived." - Ron Smothermon

"It turns out, all the studies show you invest a little time in another person's life, often a younger person, and all of us have that capacity to do it, just an hour a week, an hour every couple of weeks, and you can make a tremendous difference in a kid's life over their lifetime." - John Prendergast

"It is an amazing thing, the difference to one's powers of concentration a pair of comfortable shoes can make." - Laurie R King

"There is no easy fix or youth unemployment. Partnership between the public and private sectors can make a big difference." - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

"Neuroligacally, human beings haven't caught up with today's overstimulating environment. Getting kids out in nature can make a difference." - Michael Gurian

"It is an amazing thing, the difference to one's powers of concentration a pair of comfortable shoes can make." - Laurie R King

"I just think the reassurance and the steadiness and the hands-on kindness can make a huge difference." - Dar Williams

"When you believe in what you're doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference." - Samuel Dash

"'Unlikely Brothers' talks about the importance of citizen action and shows why and how we can make a difference." - John Prendergast

"It is important to nurture any new ideas and initiatives which can make a difference for Africa." - Wangari Maathai

"Everyone makes a difference. Someone who does something for others makes a big difference. A person who has no self-interest to do things for others makes a bigger difference. But, one who does everything for everyone for the sake of humanity without vested interest makes a real big difference for sustainability." - Anuj

"There is always someone better than you. Whatever it is that you do for a living, chances are, you will run into a situation in which you are not as talented as the person next to you. That's when being a competitor can make a difference in your fortunes." - Pat Summitt

"It's been years, but I still say that I went out with the same progressive values and liberal ideals that I went in with. I made a couple of mistakes, I will honestly admit. In retrospect, there are a few votes I wish I could take back. But, through it all, I kept my support for organized labor, I kept my support for income equality, I kept my support for making sure that kids that come from poor families have access to education. So, yes, I still believe that you don't have to give up your ideals and go along. One person can still stand up and make a difference." - Tom Harkin

"The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact that the healthy one has all the mentall illnesses, and the mentally ill person has only one." - Robert Musil

"The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact that the healthy one has all the mental illnesses, and the mentally ill person has only one." - Robert Musil

"In our lives we will encounter many challenges, and tomorrow we face one together. How we accept the challenge and attack the challenge head on is only about us-no one can touch that. If we win or lose this weekend, it will not make a difference in our lives. But why we play and how we play will make a difference in our lives forever." - Beth Anders

"[T]here is very little difference between one person and another, but what little difference ther eis, is very important." - William James

"I can't see anyone coming out, because the players feel it is no one's business. We all stick together. We're a very tight group. It would be too hard for just one person to do, too stressful. And why should it make a difference? The LPGA is about golf." - Hollis Stacy

"Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But Im not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. Im interested in the person who can make the right decisions." - Kenneth C Griffin

"Almost all politicians are able to have a great one-on-one meeting. But I'm not interested in the candidate who can have a great meeting. I'm interested in the person who can make the right decisions." - Kenneth C Griffin

"One cannot make a slave of a free person, for a free person is free even in a prison." - Plato

"People come to a company like Abbott sometimes and think, Its so big, I cant make a difference. I think just the opposite. I think everybody can make a difference." - Miles D White

"People come to a company like Abbott sometimes and think, 'It's so big, I can't make a difference.' I think just the opposite. I think everybody can make a difference." - Miles D White

"If you can capture the humanity of a family struggling in an economic crisis you can make a difference. You can raise awareness just of the simple humanity." - Emily Blunt

"A book came out recently written by scientists and environmentalists that made me so angry. It said the only thing we have to worry about is big industry. Each individual who tries to make his or her own environment better is useless. I find this criminal, because then you have a billion people all saying, It doesn't matter what I do because I'm just one person. But if you turn that around and a billion people say, What I do does make a difference, then it will make a difference." - Jane Goodall

"There is a difficulty with only one person changing. People call that person a great saint or a great mystic or a great leader, and they say, 'Well, he's different from me - I could never do it.' What's wrong with most people is that they have this block - they feel they could never make a difference, and therefore, they never face the possibility, because it is too disturbing, too frightening." - David Bohm

"I think as a 20-year-old you expect life to always be easy. You get given a good hand and the chance to race in Formula One. You think the driver can make the difference, can make up for everything else within the team. But that is not the case. You are racing in such a competitive sport so that doesn't happen." - Jenson Button

"Marilyn Monro wasn't the brightest person in the world - that didn't make a difference one way or the other - but she was giving and kind. And that's what got her in trouble. She was so giving and kind to all of these people she met that she found herself doing these things that she didn't want to do." - Tony Curtis

"I'm always telling my students, don't - don't worry so much third person, first person. It doesn't make that much difference." - Alice McDermott

"One difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that a conviction can be explained without getting angry." - Dorothy Sarnoff

"One person can stop a great injustice. One person can be a voice for truth. One person's kindness can save a life." - Nicky Gumbel

"One person can stop a great injustice. One person can be a voice for truth. One person's kindness can save a life." - Nicky Gumbel

"Everything, in the end, comes down to timing. One second, one minute, one hour, could make all the difference. So much hanging on just these things, tiny increments that together build a life. Like words build a story, and what had Ted said? One word can change the entire world." - Sarah Dessen

"There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world." - Alan Rickman

"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude." - William James

"I definitely want to be involved but only while I think I can make a contribution and I make a difference." - Kenny Cunningham

"You can tell people of the need to struggle, but when the powerless start to see that they really can make a difference, nothing can quench the fire." - Leymah Gbowee

"There's a world of difference between insisting on someone's doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it." - Fred Rogers

"The sadistic person is as dependent on the submissive person as the latter is on the former; neither can live without the other. The difference is only that the sadistic person commands, exploits, hurts, humiliates, and that the masochistic person is commanded, exploited, hurt, humiliated. This is a considerable difference in a realistic sense; in a deeper emotional sense, the difference is not so great as that which they both have in common: fusion without integrity ." - Erich Fromm

"For me, the difference between an 'ordinary' and an 'extraordinary' person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all." - Jody Williams

"For me, the difference between an "ordinary" and an "extraordinary" person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all." - Jody Williams

"For me, the difference between an 'ordinary' and an 'extraordinary' person is not the title that person might have, but what they do to make the world a better place for us all." - Jody Williams

"That's the difference between a real journal and one that's invented for a novel - a novel journal has to be manipulated so someone reading it can have enough comprehension, which means the person writing it would've had to have a sense of a someday-audience." - Cris Mazza

"It's the little things that you do that can make a big difference. What are you attempting to accomplish? What little thing can you do today that will make you more effective? You are probably only one step away from greatness." - Bob Proctor

"You've got to make sure every decision you make is right for you as a person. If you think you can go to a better club than the one you're at, then, regardless of what anyone says, you should go." - Alan Smith

"I think any kind of hiatus one takes in an artistic journey is going to make a huge difference. The pause will inform the choices that you make." - Mel Gibson

"If a film is not a success, then that's just the way things are. Nothing I can do can make a difference. I have stopped worrying about it." - Sandra Bullock

"Find ways to embrace the things that make you unique, and you'll unlock the ways you can make a difference in the world." - Dan Miller

"Life is about balance, and we all have to make the effort in areas that we can to enable us to make a difference." - Orlando Bloom

"Prayer does make a difference-a life-changing, mind-blowing, earth-rattling difference." - Lysa TerKeurst

"Oh, it makes a difference, I thought. And if it doesn't make a difference you will make it make a difference." - Chaim Potok

"Whenever I travel to a poor country, I try to help at least one person. Usually, that person helps me just as much - I can find a local poor person to be my guide or my interpreter. That person makes money from me, I make money from him or her, we both learn about each other. It's an equal win-win relationship." - William T Vollmann

"I'm not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that." - Paris Hilton

"The difference between a calculated risk and rolling the dice can be expressed in one word: homework." - Georgette Mosbacher

"Knowing that we can make a difference in this world is a great motivator. How can we know this and not be involved?" - Susan Jeffers

"Anyone can be a teacher or professor, but not everyone can influence you to strive for excellence and make a difference in the world around you." - Curtis White

"Make a difference. Live a life that matters." - Frank McKinney

"Just a few daily disciplines make a big difference" - Jim Rohn

"Books can make a difference in dispelling prejudice and building community: not with role models and recipes, not with noble messages about the human family, but with enthralling stories that make us imagine the lives of others. A good story lets you know people as individuals in all their particularity and conflict; and once you see someone as a person-flawed, complex, striving-you've reached beyond stereotype." - Hazel Rochman

"Love is the gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everyone else." - George Bernard Shaw

"By bringing shame to a person, how could one expect to make him a better man?" - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"I think that most people go to bookshops and have no idea what they want to buy. Somehow the books sit there, almost magically willing people to pick them up. The right person for the right book. Its as though they know whose life they need to be a part of, how they can make a difference, how they can teach a lesson, put a smile on a face at just the right time." - Cecelia Ahern

"The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous...God's grace alone can accomplish such a thing." - Ron Paul

"Pictures can and do make a difference. Strong images of historical events do have an impact on society. They can help with change." - Charles Moore

"We can change the lives of autistic children. We can make a difference. There are hundreds of families in Florida who can't afford the therapists." - Dan Marino

"I can be vilified. I can be misunderstood. I didn't come here to be liked. I came here to make a difference." - Kanye West

"In global warming, I think everyone is scratching their heads - are there technological things that can be brought to bear that can make a difference?" - Paul Allen

"Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can." - Kate Middleton

"Anyone can make a difference, so you don't have to have it be some huge, global campaign... you can start small, and that's just as important." - Blake Mycoskie

"Monday morning and there's one less donut than there should be. Keen observers note the reduced mass straightaway but stay silent, because saying, 'Hey, is that only six donuts?' would betray their donut experience. It's not great for your career to be known as the person who can spot the difference between six and seven donuts at a glance." - Max Barry

"Friends serve central functions for children that parents do not, and they play a critical role in shaping children's social skills and their sense of identity. . . . The difference between a child with close friendships and a child who wants to make friends but is unable to can be the difference between a child who is happy and a child who is distressed in one large area of life." - Zick Rubin

"I have a passion to make a difference in the world. And that difference can be just making the fans at my show leave with a smile on their faces and feeling uplifted." - Michael Franti

"Only meaning can make a difference and we all know there's no meaning. All stories express a desire for meaning, not meaning itself. Therefore any difference knowing the story makes is a delusion." - Glen Duncan

""Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference"" - Claire Fagin

"Connect, create meaning, make a difference, matter, be missed." - Seth Godin

"Spend your energy on things that make a difference." - M Russell Ballard

"Information consists of differences that make a difference." - Gregory Bateson

"Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem." - Ratan Tata

"We must be free inside to make a difference outside." - Vishal Mangalwadi

"I will act as if I do make a difference." - William James

"People have power to make a difference in their lives." - Oprah Winfrey

"Never feel too small or powerless to make a difference." - Anita Roddick

"There's always an opportunity to make a difference" - Michael Dell

"You cannot make a difference unless you're different." - Justin Timberlake

"Treat employees like they make a difference and they will" - James Goodnight

"Make a difference no matter what role you play" - Lindsey Stirling

"Be sure that you make a difference in the world." - Henri Nouwen

"Cumulatively small decisions, choices, actions, make a very big difference." - Jane Goodall

"If you care enough, you make a difference." - Loretta Swit

"Make a difference about something other than yourselves." - Toni Morrison

"Normality is to be different. Every person is a different person. And one day you need to be aware of your difference. Aware that you are not the same as the others. That is to be normal." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

"Only by taking responsibility for oneself, to the greatest extent possible, can one ever be free, and only a free person can make responsible choices - between right and wrong, saving and spending, giving or taking." - Paul Ryan

"Switching from one career to another can be scary, but it also can be a thrilling experience. Look at it as an opportunity to really go after what you want to accomplish in life and make a difference in the world. The key is to take small, conscious steps and prepare yourself for a successful transition." - Jack Canfield

"It only takes one person to make a change...Let it begin with you." - Joyce Thompson

"My clothes don't make one a different person, just more of oneself." - Bibhu Mohapatra

"If you can make just one person laugh, then you are already doing better than Tony Danza." - Emo Philips



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