Service Quotes

Danae loves collecting quotes. They inspire and resonate with her. This is her collection of quotes about Service.

“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.” –  Alex Noble

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

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

“It’s an essential part of training to provoke strong emotions. But as you know, one mark of a good slave is the ability to let the anger go and continue working, continue serving, continue offering respect and deference. Now, if the anger and shame and hurt can then change to love or affection or lust — well, that’s our mark as a sadomasochist, isn’t it?” – From the Reunion by Laura Antoniou.

“Not that dusting the ceiling fans and folding sheet and pricing cilantro ever made her wet; she was never that much into housekeeping. But the satisfaction she got when the last detail had been wrestled into place, the last piece of china set, the bed always clean and welcoming and sensual – was nothing short of intoxicating. “ – From the Reunion by Laura Antoniou

“When your pleasure resides in pleasing others, take joy in the moments where their pleasure resides in yours. As a warm shaft of sun midwinter, it is natural and rare and to be treasured.” – From the Reunion by Laura Antoniou

“Because “service equals reverence/gratitude/love” to me in some way that stubbornly defies logic. Above all else, my struggle is because I think he is an amazing rock star and it seems like I cannot give him “enough” in return.” –Jouet

“Sometimes the best service is no service at all.” – LuckyAlbatross 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  – Mahatma Gandhi