Most popular service quotes
One of the deepest secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
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.
No matter who we are, retirement presents us with two choices. Either we can use it to indulge ourselves, or we can use it to make an impact on the lives of others. In other words, the choice we face is between empty self-indulgence and meaningful activity.
The most dangerous type of atheism is not theoretical atheism but practical atheism (Amen) — that's the most dangerous type. (Lord have mercy) And the world, even the church, is filled up with people who pay lip service to God and not life service.
I am afraid that many among you are more concerned about making a living than making a life. You are prone to judge the success of your profession by the index of your salary and the size of the wheelbase on your automobile, rather than the quality of your service to humanity.
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Though there's one thing that I cry for I believe enough to die for That is every man's responsibility to man.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Wouldn't it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?
Service is the rejection of indifference and utilitarian egotism. It is doing for others.
Power is service, and service, to do it well, should attend to the smallest detail, the one that makes the other feel as if he has been well cared for [and] dignified.
The person who is most high among us must be at the service of the others.
Each time life puts the option in front of us to serve inclusively or to take advantage by excluding [others], between washing another's feet or washing our hands of someone else's troubles, let the image of Jesus and the joy of service come to mind.
What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
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.
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.
He who helps early helps twice.
It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
We love those people who give with humility, or who accept with ease.
To ease another 's heartache is to forget one's own.
The more sympathy you give, the less you need.
Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.
Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
I don't know what your destiny will be. Some of you will perhaps occupy remarkable positions. Perhaps some of you will become famous by your pens, or as artists. But I know one thing: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Service is the rent we pay for a room on earth.
Service is nothing but love in work clothes.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
Human service is the highest form of self-interest.
Love in action is service.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.