This interesting compilation of service quotes reveals the real import of selfless service. For more on famous service quotations and sayings, read on.

Service Quotes

Someone rightly said that service is the greatest form of charity. To serve others selflessly is perhaps oneís first big leap towards Godís grace. Sadly, in the present day world, most people disregard the virtues of service and are more concerned with their selfish motives. However, the real form of service is selfless service, to serve others without expecting anything in return. Flick through these famous service quotations and sayings and unearth the real delight of serving.

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

- Self-Reliance and Other Essays , Ralph Waldo Emerson

One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.

- Indira Gandhi

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

- Napolean Hill

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.

- Maria Montessori

No one has ever become poor by giving.

- diary of Anne Frank: the play , Anne Frank

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.

- Anatole France

I'm the original take-orders girl.

- Judy Garland

The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife.

- Confessions of an Advertising Man , David Ogilvy

When you stop talking, you've lost your customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her.

- Estee Lauder

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

- Marianne Williamson

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.

- Og Mandino

The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.

- Henry Ford

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.

- Henry Ford

To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.

- More Letters of Charles Darwin , Charles Darwin

If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.

- Ray Kroc

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

- Hippocrates

Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

- Hippocrates

Be above it! Make the world serve your purpose, but do not serve it.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In charity to all mankind, bearing no malice or ill-will to any human being, and even compassionating those who hold in bondage their fellow-men, not knowing what they do.

- John Quincy Adams

We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.

- Mary Kay Ash

If I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don't have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!

- Kelly Clarkson

It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy face or a chilling look.

- Francis of Assisi

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.

- Douglas Adams

We have to go into the despair and go beyond it, by working and doing for somebody else, by using it for something else.

- Elie Wiesel

I have worshiped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.

- Mahatma Gandhi

So with that will prompt and prepared to serve all those whom I perceive to be servants of my Lord, I will speak of three things with simplicity and love as if I were speaking to my own soul.

- Ignatius Loyola

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.

- Earl Nightingale

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I know it is the fans that are responsible for me being here. I've always tried in each and every broadcast to serve the fans to the best of my ability.

- Harry Caray

Grant us a brief delay; impulse in everything is but a worthless servant.

- Caecilius Statius

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

- Al Gore

The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders.

- Leo Burnett

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

- Albert Schweitzer

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

- Elizabeth II

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

- Lewis Carroll

I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children.

- Lindsay Lohan

I'm sure American Express will be trying to push users of the service to certain sites, and trying to sell 'above the fold' advertising to sponsors.

- Charles King

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

- Audre Lorde

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