Service Quotes

Believe it or not, after the Second Vatican Council anticlericalism is a Catholic virtue. In elaborating a theology of laity, as many call it, and speaking of a hierarchy of service rather than of domination in the Church, Vatican II implicitly endorsed opposition to clericalism, which is a policy of maintaining or increasing the power of a religious hierarchy. Clearly, this sort of anticlericalism has nothing to do with the other anticlericalism.

Leon Bertoletti

Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.

Elbert Hubbard

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

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

I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.


The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

Lee Iacocca

If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind, whom should we serve?

John Adams

In this age, the man who dares to think for himself and to act independently does a service to his race

John Stuart Mill

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.

George Bernard Shaw

From all corners of the earth," said the Chief as soon as the cheering had subsided "you have journeyed to this great gathering of World Fellowship and Brotherhood. Today I send you out from Arrowe to all the World, bearing my symbol of Peace and Fellowship, each one of you my ambassador bearing my message of Love and Fellowship on the wings of Sacrifice and Service, to the end of the Earth. From now on the Scout symbol of Peace is the Golden Arrow. Carry it fast and far so that all men may know the Brotherhood of Man.

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell

Serving God is doing good to man, but praying is thought an easier service and therefore more generally chosen.

Benjamin Franklin

The best service to mankind is to become immersed in ones True self.

Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu

A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life

Winston Churchill

Silence will create respect and dignity; justice and fairplay will bring more friends; benevolence and charity will enhance prestige and position; courtesy will draw benevolence; service of mankind will secure leadership and good words will overcome powerful enemies.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

Ronald Reagan
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