Monday, September 10, 2012


“Unless a life is lived for others, it is not worthwhile.” –Mother Teresa

“Be more concerned with what you can do for others than what others can do for you.” –John Wooden

"The essence of teamwork is servanthood." –Tom Osborne
“I want to live in a society where we do things for each other, not to each other.” –Bill Russell

“I don’t know what you 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

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can." –John Wesley

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” –Danny Thomas

“You get the best out of other when you give the best of yourself.” –Harry Firestone

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”  –Henry David Thoreau

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”   –John Bunyan

“The most satisfying thing in life is to have been able to give a large part of one’s self to others.” -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” –Charles Warner

"To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own." -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“We must be purposely kind and generous or we miss the best part of existence. The heart that goes out of itself gets large and full of joy. This is the great secret of the inner life. We do ourselves the most good doing something for others.” –Horace Mann

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."  -Albert Pine

“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.” -Jim Rohn

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington
“You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”  -John Wooden

“You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” -Unknown

“I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” -Nathan Hale

"It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich." -Henry Ward Beecher

"Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" -Martin Luther King Jr.

“Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” -Helen Keller

 “There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.”  -Henry Van Dyke

"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much." -Erich Fromm

"Only a life lived for others is worth living." -Albert Einstein

“People with a to have mentality are obsessed with what they get out of their jobs: a bigger salary and all that they can buy; promotions and status; recognition and fame. People with a to be mentality concentrate on what they can give to the organization: their best efforts to help the program succeed.” -Bill Parcells

“Truly serving others require putting ourselves and our desires aside while looking for ways and opportunities to do what is best for others.” –Tony Dungy

“You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” –Zig Ziglar

“Leadership is difficult. It is a lonely responsibility. The best leaders are servants. It is always about others.” –Dale Brown

“You cannot have a perfect day without helping others with no thought of getting something in return.” –John Wooden

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.” ― Max De Pree 

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

“Not everybody can be famous. But everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato or Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“Life’s most urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” ― Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley 

“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 2 

“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 

“Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself—to serve.” ― Wm. Paul Young 

“Though my work may be menial, though my contribution may be small, I can perform it with dignity and offer it with unselfishness. My talents may not be great, but I can use them to bless the lives of others.... The goodness of the world in which we live is the accumulated goodness of many small and seemingly inconsequential acts.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley 

“Give of your hands to serve and your hearts to love.” ― Mother Teresa 

“I don't want my life to be defined by what is etched on a tombstone. I want it to be defined by what is etched in the lives and hearts of those I've touched.” ― Steve Maraboli 

“When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.” ― Steve Maraboli 

“Service is the very purpose of life. It is the rent we pay for living on the planet.” ― Marian Wright Edelman 

“True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.” ― Sheri L. Dew 

“Make sure your business is creating a service experience so good that it demands loyalty.” ― Steve Maraboli 

“Good leaders must first become good servants.” ― Robert K. Greenleaf 

"True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader." ― John C. Maxwell 

"Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact. Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly." ― M. Scott Peck 

"We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead." ― William Arthur Ward 

"My research debunks the myth that many people seem to have . . . that you become a leader by fighting your way to the top. Rather, you become a leader by helping others to the top. Helping your employees is as important, and many times more so, than trying to get the most work out of them." ― William Cohen 

"People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care." ― John C. Maxwell 

"If leadership serves only the leader, it will fail. Ego satisfaction, financial gain, and status can all be valuable tools for a leader, but if they become the only motivations, they will eventually destroy a leader. Only when service for a common good is the primary purpose are you truly leading." ― Sheila Murray Bethel 

"A person who is worthy of being a leader wants power not for himself, but in order to be of service." ―Sam J. Ervin, Jr. 

"A new moral principle is emerging which holds that the only authority deserving one's allegiance is that which is freely and knowingly granted by the led to the leader in response to, and in proportion to, the clearly evident servant stature of the leader. Those who choose to follow this principle will not casually accept the authority of existing institutions. Rather, they will freely respond only to individuals who are chosen as leaders because they are proven and trusted servants. To the extent that this principle prevails in the future, the only truly viable institutions will be those that are predominantly servant-led." ― Robert K. Greenleaf 

"Servant-leadership is all about making the goals clear and then rolling your sleeves up and doing whatever it takes to help people win. In that situation, they don't work for you, you work for them." ― Ken Blanchard 

“The quality of a true warrior is that he is in service to a purpose greater than himself; that is, to a transcendent cause.” ― Robert Bly 

“Ultimately, a leader is not judged so much by how well he or she leads, but by how well he or she serves.” ― Kevin Cashman 

“It is high time the ideal of success should be replaced with the ideal of service.” ― Albert Einstein 

“I don’t think there's anything as wonderful in life as being able to help someone else.” ― Betty Ford “The noblest question in the world is, What Good may I do in it?” ― Benjamin Franklin 

“You will find yourself by losing yourself in service to your fellow man, your country, your God.” ― Mahatma Gandhi 

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” ― William James 

“Are you on this planet to do something, or are you here just for something to do? If you’re on this planet to do something, then what is it? What difference will you make? What will be your legacy?” ― James Kouzes and Barry Posner 

“I want to sleep for eternity with a broad smile on my face. I want those who remain behind to say this man has done his duty.” ― Nelson Mandela 

“Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” ― Book of Mark 

“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” ― Theodore Roosevelt 

“Everyone must work to live, but the purpose of life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.” ― Albert Schweitzer 

“…when you choose the paradigm of service, looking at life through that paradigm, it turns everything you do from a job into a gift.” ― Oprah Winfrey