Thought-provoking social good quotes to guide your working week

Chances are, someone’s said it before — and likely much more eloquently! That’s why the ROI (ή) team loves quotes. Each Monday, our marketing executive Lee will email through social good quotes to inspire us and really set the tone for the week and remind us why we work in the field we do. How we make a difference, even through the smallest actions.

Here are a few fantastic quotes Lee has shared recently. 

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

It may be from a children’s book but there is no doubt that the masterful Dr Seuss knew what he was talking about! A lovely reminder that the efforts of just one caring, passionate individual can really make an impact.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Mahatma Gandhi

Do good and you’ll feel good, that is a fact those of us working in the public sector, third sector and social good organisations know to be true and a philosophy our director Christos Pishias lives by.

“If you are in a position where you can reach people, then use your platform to stand up for a cause. HINT: social media is a platform” ― Germany Kent

Social media is so powerful. If the right message is spread, it can go viral quickly and with global results. We must not underestimate its power, especially in the social good sector. Let’s think about how we can do things differently, digitally.

“People are voting with their wallets – choosing to do business with companies that share their values” – Bob Weir, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and Founding Member of the Grateful Dead

Commercialism and the social good have never been more aligned. Now is the time to consider our commercial allegiances and how we can use them to influence behaviour and make change.

“Don’t be afraid to share an idea that gets your heart pumping, no matter how half-baked it may be, no matter how much resistance it meets. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If your heart is in the right place, you’ll find that people are not only happy to help, but that inviting someone into your effort to matter allows them to matter, too. Don’t be afraid of being afraid. Fear is the gateway to better. Don’t be afraid to look stupid. Stupidity is bravery in disguise.” ― Jordan Kassalow, Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now

Need we say more. A quote to pep us up for the week ahead!


Lee Tobin, Marketing Specialist

Lee is a professional storyteller. She uses a storybook approach to emotively communicate your organisation’s core messages to your target audience. She especially loves social media and believes that comms should always be bold.