Service Quotes

Service is what life is all about.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Great acts are made up of small deeds.
- Lao Tzu

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

As we serve others we are working on ourselves; every act, every word, every gesture of genuine compassion naturally nourishes our own hearts as well. It is not a question of who is healed first. When we attend to ourselves with compassion and mercy, more healing is made available for others. And when we serve others with an open and generous heart, great healing comes to us.
- Wayne Muller

Service is what prayer looks like when it gets up off its knees and walks around in the world.
- Michael J. Graham, S.J.

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.
- Dorothy Day

Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.
- Rosa Parks

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.
- Mary Lou Retton

A life isn't significant except for its impact on others lives.
- Jackie Robinson

Know yourself. Never forget where you came from, and reach back to help someone else come forward too.
- Alpha Alexander

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
- James Keller

Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all who need us desperately.
- Elie Wiesel

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
- Pierre Corneille

The Lord says, “I will bless the person who puts trust in me."
- Jeremiah 17:5, 7

You know that your toil is not in vain when it is done in the Lord.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
- Anonymous

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
- Mitch Albom

“What we do for ourselves dies with us.  What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.” 
- Albert Pine

“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 of Calcutta

"Services is what faith looks like when it gets up off its knees and walks around in the world."
- Michael Gram, S.J.

"”People say, ‘What is the sense of our small effort?’ They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There’s too much work to do.”  
- Dorothy Day

We work to become, not to acquire.
- Elbert Hubbard

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others. 
-Mahatma Gandhi

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
-Muhammad Ali

When I use my strength in the service of my vision it makes no difference whether or not I am afraid. 
-Audre Lorde 

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. 
-John Burroughs