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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
- Mother Teresa

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

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 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

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

Happiness... consists in giving, and in serving others.
- Henry Drummond

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

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

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

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

For it is in giving that we receive.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

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

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

One of the secrets of life is that
all that is really worth the doing
is what we do for others.
- Lewis Carroll

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

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

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

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

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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


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