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Service Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Service

Please enjoy these Service Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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 best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

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

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What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Life is an exciting business,
and most exciting when it is lived for others.
- Helen Keller

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

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

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

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

Compassion is the ultimate value in life.
Service is the ultimate action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
- Bodhidharma

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

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

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

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

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

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

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

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

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

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

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

In service, there is clarity and compassion.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The whole worth of a kind deed is
in the love that inspires it.
- The Talmud

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

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

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pike

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

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

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

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

Weariness comes, on some days, from lack of service to self.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

To know even one life has
breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

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

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

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

When you make a world tolerable for yourself,
you make a world tolerable for others.
- Anais Nin

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

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

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

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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