Over the years, Second Tree has hosted 100+ volunteers coming from more than 12 countries. We strive to keep in touch with them, and we have grown to be a true community. Some past volunteers have come back to Greece when they had time, and many others still help from abroad.
“Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best” – Robert Baden Powell.
"Everyone deserves second chances, but not for the same mistakes"
“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” – Eeyore.
“A lot of small people in small places, doing small things, can change the world.” – Eduardo Galeano.
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” ― Frank Zappa
“Think globally, act locally” – David Brower.
“Have the courage to tell young people that they all are sovereign people, and thus, obedience is no longer a virtue, but the most subtle of temptations” – Don Lorenzo Milani.
“They will tell you not to shine. And you shine, instead.” – Pier Paolo Pasolini.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle.
“If we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” – Howard Zinn
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten” ― Neil Gaiman."
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.” – Paulo Freire
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway.
“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” – Isaac Newton
“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.” – George Orwell.
“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.” – Robert Baden Powell.
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation will be, look to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Seth Godin.
``A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life`` — Charles Darwin.
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.” – Albert Camus."
"Never give up"
“Leave this world a little better than you found it.” – Robert Baden-Powell.
“You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper, where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you.” – Billy Mills.
“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field, I will meet you there.” – Rumi.
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