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15 Great Quotes About Service

Servant leadership is grounded in a purpose to serve.

So, I’m always on the lookout for quotes about service. Let me share some of my favorites with you. Here (in alphabetical order by author) are 15 great quotes about service:

  1. “If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?” – Abigail Adams
  1. “Service to others is the rent you pay for room on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
  1. “From now on any definition of a successful life must include serving others.” – George H.W. Bush
  1. “Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.” – Albert Einstein
  1. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mohandas Gandhi
  1. “The great leader is seen as servant first, and that simple fact is the key to greatness.” – Robert Greenleaf
  1. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” – John F. Kennedy
  1. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  1. “The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” – Albert Schweitzer
  1. “To improve oneself to the level at which one can serve others is the only worthy ambition.” – Shriram Sharma
  1. “I slept and dreamed that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  1. “There is joy in transcending self to serve others.” – Mother Teresa
  1. “Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.” – Leo Tolstoy
  1. “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” – Booker T. Washington
  1. “The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change is service to a fellow human being.” – Lech Walesa

And here is one more, to make you smile:

“This is an elegant hotel! Room service has an unlisted number.” – Henny Youngman

Do you like any of these quotes in particular? Can you help me by suggesting some other quotes about service?


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