JUNE 2012

Quotes on Service

... in the words of a true Philaletheian - “Men have been deceived and deluded long enough; they must break their idols, put away their shams, and go to work for themselves — nay, there is one little word too much or too many, for he who works for himself had better not work at all; rather let him work himself for others, for all. For every flower of love and charity he plants in his neighbour's garden, a loathsome weed will disappear from his own, and so this garden of the gods - Humanity - shall blossom as a rose.” The Key to Theosophy

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~Mother Teresa

There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~Edith Wharton

A good example has twice the value of good advice. ~Author Unknown

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~William James

The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. ~Robert Brault

He who gives when he is asked has waited too long. ~Sunshine Magazine

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. ~Edward Everett Hale

It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can. ~Sydney Smith

The only gift is a portion of thyself. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. ~Author Unknown

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson

Charity sees the need, not the cause. ~German Proverb

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee, and do not try to make the universe a blind alley. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Knowledge is of loving deeds the child. ~Voice of the Silence

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. ~Benjamin Disraeli

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill

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

"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized, I am somebody. ~Author Unknown

The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch. ~Catherine Hall

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw

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

When you dig another out of their troubles, you find a place to bury your own. ~Author Unknown

Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. ~Albert Schweitzer

Find a need and fill it. ~Ruth Stafford Peale

It's not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people. ~Patti Thor

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. ~Buddha

Being a man or a woman is a matter of birth. Being a man or a woman who makes a difference is a matter of choice. ~Byron Garrett

Not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something. ~Henry David Thoreau

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. ~Kahlil Gibran

It's good to be blessed. It's better to be a blessing. ~Author Unknown

Instead of counting your days, make your days count. ~Author Unknown

Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve. ~Author Unknown

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