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25 of 57 quotations from Rob Kall's personal Quotation database

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Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.

If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially the spirit in which you are rendering it.

It is hideous and coarse to assume that we can do something for others—and it is vile not to endeavor to do it.

All service ranks the same with God.

In the New Testament it is taught that willing and voluntary service to others is the highest duty and glory in human life. The men of talent are constantly forced to serve the rest. They make the discoveries and inventions, order the battles, write the books, and produce the works of art. The benefit and enjoyment go to the whole. There are those who joyfully order their own lives so that they may serve the welfare of mankind.

To give and not to count the cost; To fight and not to heed the wounds; To toil and not to seek for rest; To labour and not ask for any reward Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.

One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is Jesus' statement: "He that is greatest among you shall be your servant." Nobody has one chance in a billion of being thought really great after a century has passed except those who have been the servants of all. That strange realist from Bethlehem knew that.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me . . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
JESUS OF NAZARETH Matthew 25:35–36, 40

The measure of a man is not the number of his servants but in the number of people whom he serves.

I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, becomes honorable by being necessary.

There is a place for everyone, man and woman, old and young, hale and halt; service in a thousand forms is open. There is no room now for the dilettante, the weakling, for the shirker, or the sluggard. From the highest to the humblest tasks, all are of equal honor; all have their part to play.

The noblest service comes from nameless hands, And the best servant does his work unseen.

Service is nothing but love in work clothes.

"I never doubted... the existence of a Deity;...that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man...."
Franklin, Benjamin, his Autobiography

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
Albert Einstein

Success is not measured by the money earned but by the service rendered.
Roy L Smith

Richard Nixon... proved there is no political wrongdoing so scandalous that it cannot be expiated by years of useful service; no humiliation so painful that it cannot be overcome by decades of selfless sagacity; no personal doldrums so deep that they cannot be dispersed by a gutsy engagement with life.
William Safire, NY TImes essay, 4-25-94

'Tis mad idolatry
To make the service greater than the god.
--William Shakespeare

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

My responsibility, our responsiblity as lucky Americans, is to try to give back to this country as much as it has given to us, as we continue our American journey together.
Powell, Colin L.

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Schweitzer, Albert

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.
-- Gandhi

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

the service of God is not intended for God's perfection, but for our own.