Serving Others Quotes by Reggie McNeal, Albert Schweitzer, Eve Ensler, Andre Suares, Tim Tebow, Joanne Woodward and many others.
The steadily inward look leads us all to death, nations as well as persons, and is equally infantile in them all. Perhaps the most useful thing I have learned in my lifetime is that the process of maturing gradually turns the mind away from the small-self to the greater-self that is only served by serving others.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The means for maintaining perfect love is to accomplish frequent acts of love. Fire is kindled by the wood we cast into it and love is enkindled by acts of love.
Those who believe in the importance of serving others should lead the way by fighting against the temptation we all have, and maybe especially as we age, to close in upon ourselves.
True patriots believe that we should measure a citizen‘s worth by contribution to country and community, not by wealth or power-that those whom America has benefited most should contribute in proportion to their good fortune-and that serving others should be esteemed more highly than serving self.
Serving others prepares you to lead others.
Godly leadership is not about attaining recognition or glory; it’s about serving others.
I repeat that the poor, the sufferers from leprosy, the rejected, the alcoholics, whom we serve, are beautiful people. Many of them have wonderful personalities. The experience which we have by serving them, we must pass on to people who have not had that wonderful experience.
I am never weary of being useful… In serving others I cannot do enough. No labor is sufficient to tire me.
Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.
There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.
People feel good serving others.
Our greatest individual challenge in life is self-discipline. The self-discipline of a healthy diet, daily exercise, controlling our thoughts, selflessly serving others, and living a life of integrity.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
There is as much greatness of mind in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
When you surrender completely to God, as the only truth worth having, you find yourself in service of all that exists. It becomes your joy and recreation. You never tire of serving others.
As long as any one has the means of doing good to his neighbours, and does not do so, he shall be reckoned a stranger to the love of the Lord.
Serving others breaks you free from the shackles of self and self-absorption that choke out the joy of living.
Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.
If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself. Character is a by-product, and any man who devotes himself to its cultivation in his own case will become a selfish prig.
You only need a heart full of grace
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.
If we practice love of neighbor with great perfection, we will have done everything.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I’d add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.
Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. […] You only need a heart full of grace.
If you are going to do something for the poor, the abused, or the imprisoned, above all be faithful. People with broken lives often come from lives with broken promises.
Everyone has a responsibility to not only tolerate another person’s point of view, but also to accept it eagerly as a challenge to your own understanding. And express those challenges in terms of serving other people.
I’m doing what I think I was put on this earth to do. And I’m really grateful to have something that I’m passionate about and that I think is profoundly important.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Do not shift your focus from serving others to focusing exclusively on school, work, or social activities.
We know that service is indispensable for bringing us close to the Savior and letting us feel his Spirit. In nothing do we resemble the Savior more than in serving others. So in nothing should we feel greater love and joy than in service.
Happiness comes from serving others.
The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
If you are always trying to do something for a cause bigger than you – connected with serving others – then it is hard to be guilty.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
Under capitalism everybody provides for their own needs by serving others.
We may be excused for not always being bright, but we are not excused for not being gracious, yielding and considerate.
My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy. It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn’t give to someone in greater need than we are.
I think those who choose to find joy in serving others, those who choose to find their voice, to pursue their vocation and to act on their vision oftentimes have to sacrifice much.It’s almost like a crucifixion in terms of the cross you have to bear.
Now the only way you can serve God on earth is by serving others.
I will be kind to everybody, particularly to those whom I find troublesome.
First, there’s the job – where the goal is simply to earn a living and support your family. Then there’s the career – where you trace your progress through various appointments and achievements. Finally, there’s the calling – the ideal blend of activity and character that makes work inseparable from life.
The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ’s sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
There is great joy in leading with authority, which is serving others by meeting their legitimate needs.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.