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Wise Quotes about Service

May you find great value in these Service quotes and sayings.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

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Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

 

Sacrifice everything, and give up nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

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One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Happiness isn't at the end of the rainbow.
Happiness is at the beginning of the rainbow.
Following the rainbow is happiness,
not getting to the end of it.
- Werner Erhard

What power there is in our service when our actions
line up with our mission, skills and joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

The answer to circumstances is choosing a positive response,
and the most positive choice is to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
- Albert Einstein

What are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

If the world is cold, make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life's most persistent and urgent question is,
'What are you doing for others?'
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'm not on this trip as a tourist.
- Bono

Our compassion and acts of selflessness
take us to the deeper truths.
- Amma

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Your success will shine as a light of hope
and inspire numbers you cannot total.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life's most urgent question is:
what are you doing for others?
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

No one has ever become poor by giving.
- Anne Frank

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Today, when the winds of adversity blow strong,
redirect their force into the
service of your highest intention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others,
but it also becomes richer and happier.
- Albert Schweitzer

A life is not important except in
the impact it has on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson (baseball player)

That service is the noblest
which is rendered for its own sake.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

My greatest service to others is living happily,
and radiating happiness and joy to those around me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others
will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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