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Service Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Service.

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

Related topics: Inspirational Values Live-By

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

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

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

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

The brightest stars are those who
shine for the benefit of others.
- Anonymous

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

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

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

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

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

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- 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

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

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

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

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

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

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The antidotes for worry are gratitude, action, service, and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

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


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