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Service quotes and quotations

Be alert to give service. What counts a great deal in life is what we do for others.

We are his, To serve him nobly in the common cause, True to the death, but not to be his slaves.
William Cowper

While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
Oprah Winfrey

Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Benjamin Disraeli

Be silent as to services you have rendered, but speak of favours you have received.

God curse Moawiyah. If I had served God so well as I have served him, he would never have damned me to all eternity.
Author Unknown

Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow them.
Madame de Stael

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should not have great account to render at my death.
Francis Bacon

And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

And Master Kingston, this I will say--had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Pierre de Bourdeilles

When I have attempted to join myself to others by services, it proved an intellectual trick,--no more. They eat your service like apples, and leave you out. But love them, and they feel you, and delight in you all the time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who seeks for aid Must show how service sought can be repaid.
Lord Lytton

Ay, gentle Thurio, for you know that love Wilt creep in service where it cannot go.
William Shakespeare

"Sidney Godophin," said Charles (II), "is never in the way and never out of the way."
Thomas Babington Macaulay

I am ashamed of my master and not of my servitude.

A person's life is limited but serving the people is limitless. I want to devote my limited life to serving the people limitlessly.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We cannot all be masters, nor all masters Cannot be truly followed.
William Shakespeare

Service... Giving what you don't have to give. Giving when you don't need to give. Giving because you want to give.
Damien Hess

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

O Cromwell, Cromwell, Had I but served my God with half the zeal I served my king, he would not in mine age Have left me naked to mine enemies.
William Shakespeare

Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight.
John Milton

Had I but written as many odes in praise of Muhammad and Ali as I have composed for King Mahmud, they would have showered a hundred blessings on me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

They also serve who only stand and wait.
John Milton

They serve God well, Who serve his creatures.
Lady Caroline Sheridan Norton

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain. -Emily Dickinson.
Emily Dickinson

He is no fool who gives that which he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Jim Elliot

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
John Wooden

Master, go on, and I will follow thee To the last gasp with truth and loyalty.
William Shakespeare

I am an ass indeed; you may prove it by my long ears. I have served him from the hour of my nativity to this instant, and have nothing at his hands for my service but blows. When I am cold, he heats me with beating; when I am warm, he cools me with beating.
William Shakespeare

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

The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose.

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Norman Cousins

One does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
Albert Schweitzer

If someone listens, or strectches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
Loretta Girzartis

After the verb "To Love"..."To Help" is the most beautiful verb in the world.
Bertha Von Suttner

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoy

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

The swallow follows not summer more willing than we your lordship.
William Shakespeare

All success consists in this: You are doing something for somebody - benefiting humanity - and the feeling of success comes from the consciousness of this. -Elbert Hubbard.
Elbert Hubbard

One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. -Diogenes Laertius.
Diogenes Laertius

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
David Star Jordan

My heart is ever at your service, my lord.
William Shakespeare

Pygmies are pygmies still, though percht on Alps; And pyramids are pyramids in vales. Each man makes his own stature, builds himself. Virtue alone outbuilds the Pyramids; Her monuments shall last when Egypt's fall.
Edward Young

There is incredible value in being of service to others. I think if many of the people in therapy offices were dragged out to put their finger in a dike, take up their place in a working line, they would be relieved of terrible burdens. -Elizabeth Berg.
Elizabeth Berg

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. -Kahlil Gibran.
Kahlil Gibran
Small service is true service while it lasts: Of humblest friends, bright Creature! scorn not one; The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts, Protects the lingering dew drop from the Sun.
William Wordsworth

We are not put on this earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other. If you are there always for others, then in time of need, someone will be there for you.
Jeff Warner

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
Vincent Van Gogh