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Looking for inspirational quotes on making a difference in the world? We have rounded up the best collection of make a difference quotes, sayings, captions, status, messages, (with images and pictures) to motivate you to work hard and how a small change and initiative in the positive direction can make a big difference.


  1. “You can make a difference.”
  2. “Make a difference, not just a living.”
  3. “I’m going to make a difference.”
  4. “We rise by lifting others.”- Robert Ingersoll
  5. “I came to make a difference.”- Lawton Chiles

  6. “I believe that I can make a difference.”

  7. “Heart is what makes a difference.”- Jerry Sloan

  8. “Little things make a big difference.”- Yogi Berra
  9. “Make a difference. No matter how small or big it is.”
  10. “Charity sees the need, not the cause.”- German Proverb

  11. “Make a difference. Live a life that matters.”- Frank McKinney

  12. “If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed one.”- Mother Teresa
  13. “No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.”- Aesop

  14. “Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.”

  15. “If you cannot feed a hundred people, feed one.”- Mother Teresa

  16. “Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring.”

  17. “If you want to make a difference, think different.”- Palle Oswald

  18. “Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does.”- William James

  19. “The difference we make in other people’s lives is eternal.”

  20. “An individual can make a difference….a team can make a miracle.”
  21. “We can talk about making a difference or we can make a difference.”

  22. “Never doubt that one person can make a difference.”- Ingrid Newkirk

  23. “we must be free inside to make a difference outside.”- Vishal Mangalwadi

  24. “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  25. “Want to get ahead? Make life easier for those around you.”- Dan Rockwell

  26. “Make a difference about something other than yourselves.”- Toni Morrison

  27. “Anybody can make a difference and be voice for the voiceless.”- Zach Hunter

  28. “Help others to see themselves better than they are until they believe.”- ATGW

  29. “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”- John F. Kennedy
  30. “If we want to change things, we must first change ourselves.”- Paul Rusesabagina

  31. “You don’t need to come from wealth or privilege to make a difference.”- Joni Ernst

  32. “Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.”- Barbara Mikulski

  33. “One person really can make a difference. Each person is the revolution.”- Bryant McGill

  34. “Believe with all your heart that how you live your life makes a difference.”- Colin Brown

  35. “Don’t chase success. Decide to make a difference and success will find you.”- Jon Gordon

  36. “Learn to see things from different perspectives. Never limit yourself to one point of view.”

  37. “I can’t fix the world’s problems. But I will do what I can to make a difference where I can.”
  38. “Each of us can make a positive difference if we commit ourselves to do so.”- Dr. Cornel West

  39. “We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.”- Heidi Wills

  40. “We can ALWAYS make a difference to someone, no matter what role we play.”- Lindsey Sterling

  41. “I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.”

  42. “Aim to make a difference in someone’s life every single day, including your own.”- Dow Zantamata

  43. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – The Lorax

  44. “Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”- Norman B. Rice

  45. “You may find that making a difference for others makes the biggest difference in you.”- Brian Williams

  46. “If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.”- Elaine S. Dalton

  47. “In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”- Mother Teresa

  48. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”- Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

  49. “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.”- Bryant McGill

  50. “Vision comes alive when everyone sees where his or her contribution makes a difference.”- Ken Blanchard

  51. “Regardless of whatever I do, I know what my purpose is: to make a difference in people’s lives.”- Tim Tebow

  52. “Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.”- Stella McCartney

  53. “It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little, do what you can.”- Sydney Smith

  54. “We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in our hands to make a difference.”- Nelson Mandela
  55. “Never give up on you. In order to make a difference you would have to somehow be different.”- Johnnie Dent Jr.

  56. “You can make a difference, wherever you are. It begins with a decision and defined purpose.”- Lailah Gifty Akita

  57. “I alone can’t change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

  58. “There is no greater reward than working from your heart, and making a difference in the world.”- Carlos Santana

  59. “The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.”- Colin Wilson

  60. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”- Jake Goodall

  61. “Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of making a profound difference in your life are pretty low.”- Tom Peters

  62. “I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what’s right for the people. I choose to make a difference.”- Bill Richardson

  63. “When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference.”- Samuel Dash

  64. “The best way to make a difference in the world is to start by making a difference in your own life.”- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

  65. “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.”- Mother Teresa

  66. “It’s not about what I SEE for our future, or humanity; It’s about what I DO for our future and humanity.”- Steve Maraboli

  67. “There is no greater joy, nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.”- Mary Rose McGeady

  68. “It’s the curiosity that drives me. It’s making a difference in the world that prevents me from ever giving up.”- Deborah Meier

  69. “Love people who hate you. Pray for people who have wronged you. It won’t just change their life…it’ll change yours.”- Mandy Hale

  70. “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.”

  71. “Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.”- The Dalai Lama

  72. “To make a difference in the world, it only takes one optimistic person, who can gather millions of people to make the change.”- Gia Russell

  73. “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference. it’s never about the role, always about the goal.”- Jeremy Bravo

  74. “Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes.”- William Paul Young

  75. “Understand and be confident that each of us can make a difference by caring and acting in small as well as big ways.”- Marian Wright Edelman

  76. “I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not, has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world.”- Shakira

  77. “To make a difference in someone’s world, you don’t have to be amazing, rich, talented, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to be you and care.”

  78. “Always start with the thought: If we had no limitations, we would…’. Then work from there and remind yourself everyday of those big objectives.”

  79. “When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life.”- Zig Ziglar

  80. “You don’t have to be a billionaire to believe you can make a difference. Give your resources to a charity and volunteer in your community.”- Germany Kent

  81. “If you believe you can make a difference, then you will make a difference. Believe in yourself, your family and your community and you will win.”- Lindsay Fox

  82. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”- Barbara De Angelis
  83. “I think there’s no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people’s lives and improve the world.”- Jack Lew

  84. “Find something that you are passionate about in making a difference and you’ll find a waiting kinship of people willing to unite for the cause.”- Wes Adamson

  85. “Learn to appreciate every moment of your life, stop thinking of the future too much, you have a choice to make a difference in your life at any time you wish.”- Auliq Ice

  86. “You’ve got to know what your magic is. How else will you fully share your gifts with others and enrich the world for these precious years that you live?”- Rasheed Ogunlaru

  87. “Believe that what you do matters and will make a difference in people’s lives. You don’t have to save the world in one stroke but you can make a difference one person at a time.”

  88. “When you live for the purpose of making a difference for the people, for society, for the things that are beyond you, then significance will not be able to elude you.”- Sunday Adelaja

  89. “If we want to change things, we must first change ourselves. If we want to play – if we want to change the world – we must first show up on the field to score.”- Paul Rusesabagina

  90. “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something, and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do.” – Edward E. Hale

  91. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”- Nelson Mandela

  92. “Never underestimate the valuable and important difference you make in every life you touch for the impact you make today has a powerful rippling effect on every tomorrow.”- Leon Brown

  93. “Focus on your work. Do what you’re great at. Don’t compare yourself to others and or waste time criticizing the lives and work of others. Do what matters most to you and make a difference doing that.”- Germany Kent

  94. “You don’t have to know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the world. But you do have to know the few great things that matter, perhaps just one, and then be willing to live for them and die for them.”- John Piper

  95. “Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.”- Marc Morial

  96. “If there is richness and righteousness in us, then we can make a difference in the lives of others, just as key individuals have influenced the lives of each of us for good and made us richer than we otherwise would have been.”- Spencer W. Kimball

  97. “You and I were put on this earth to serve something greater than our narrow interests. When our focus becomes self-centered instead of God-centered we lose our greatest source of power. Our God-given talents are meant to benefit others.”- Nick Vujicic

  98. “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say it’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem, then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” – Fred Rogers

  99. “I believe that one individual who is determined to make a difference in the world, can, with desire, drive, dedication, discipline, passion, and persistence. The world can be altered and billions of people’s lives can be impacted positively in an unimaginable way.”

  100. “To whoever you initiate contact with and wherever, try to leave a positive impression. To whoever you have the power to make smile, exploit that power as often and best as you can, because when every other material thing fades, it’s those memories that keep us alive.”- Ufuoma Apoki


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