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Quotations: Service

Service is nothing but love in work clothes.
Anon

If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it.
Roger Babson

I never doubted... the existence of a Deity;...that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man....
Franklin Benjamin

All service ranks the same with God.
Robert Browning

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice--no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
John Burroughs

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
Carrie Chapman Catt

There is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt; service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. From the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play.
Winston Churchill

It is hideous and coarse to assume that we can do something for others—and it is vile not to endeavor to do it.
Edward Dahlberg

You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Marian Wright Edelman

Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman

It's time for greatness -- not for greed. It's a time for idealism -- not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.
Marian Wright Edelman

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back -- but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
Marian Wright Edelman

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
Albert Einstein

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is Jesus' statement: He that is greatest among you shall be your servant. Nobody has one chance in a billion of being thought really great after a century has passed except those who have been the servants of all. That strange realist from Bethlehem knew that.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
MK Gandhi

Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
William E. Gladstone

I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, becomes honorable by being necessary.
Nathan Hale

Genuine politics -- even politics worthy of the name -- the only politics I am willing to devote myself to -- is simply a matter of serving those around us: serving the community and serving those who will come after us. Its deepest roots are moral because it is a responsibility expressed through action, to and for the whole.
Vaclav Havel

The noblest service comes from nameless hands, And the best servant does his work unseen.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.
Thomas Jefferson

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King

Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King

To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest; To labour and not ask for any reward Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.
Ignatius Loyola

the service of God is not intended for God's perfection, but for our own.
Maimonides

Kings and cabbages go back to compost, but good deeds stay green forever.
Rick De Marinis

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me . . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Jesus of Nazareth Matthew

Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
William Menninger

The measure of a man is not the number of his servants but in the number of people whom he serves.
Dr. Paul D. Moody

My responsibility, our responsiblity as lucky Americans, is to try to give back to this country as much as it has given to us, as we continue our American journey together.
Colin L. Powell

There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
Walter Reuther

Richard Nixon... proved there is no political wrongdoing so scandalous that it cannot be expiated by years of useful service; no humiliation so painful that it cannot be overcome by decades of selfless sagacity; no personal doldrums so deep that they cannot be dispersed by a gutsy engagement with life.
William Safire

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Albert Schweitzer

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

'Tis mad idolatry To make the service greater than the god.
William Shakespeare

Success is not measured by the money earned but by the service rendered.
Roy L Smith

Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them.
Madame De Stael

In the New Testament it is taught that willing and voluntary service to others is the highest duty and glory in human life. The men of talent are constantly forced to serve the rest. They make the discoveries and inventions, order the battles, write the books, and produce the works of art. The benefit and enjoyment go to the whole. There are those who joyfully order their own lives so that they may serve the welfare of mankind.
W. G. Sumner

If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
Woodrow Wilson

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