Social Service Quotes / Social Work Quotes

  • Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to this country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
  • - George Bernard Shaw
  • Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
  • - Buddha
  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  • - Mahatma Gandhi
  • If you want happiness for a lifetime - help the next generation.
  • - Chinese Proverbs
  • We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own
  • - Ben Sweetland
  • 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
  • I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.
  • - Voltaire
  • Consciously or unconsciously, everyone of us does render some service or another. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and it will make not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
  • - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
  • - Unknown
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
  • - Benjamin Disraeli
  • That service is the noblest which is rendered for its own sake.
  • - Mahatma Gandhi
  • The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
  • - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
  • The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
  • - Lee Lacocca
  • Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness
  • - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
  • Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.
  • - Bernard Meltzer
  • To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another.
  • - Benjamin Jowett
  • What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality
  • - Daniel Webster
  • I fell in love with social work, and that was my undoing as a poet.
  • - Carl Rakosi
  • Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
  • - George Bernard Shaw
  • As far as service goes, it can take the form of a million things. To do service, you don't have to be a doctor working in the slums for free, or become a social worker. Your position in life and what you do doesn't matter as much as how you do what you do.
  • - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Both free speech rights and property rights belong legally to individuals, but their real function is social, to benefit vast numbers of people who do not themselves exercise these rights.
  • - Thomas Sowell
  • ... if the Settlement seeks its expression through social activity, it must learn the difference between mere social unrest and spiritual impulse.
  • - Jane Addams
  • Instead of telling the world what you're eating for breakfast, you can use social networking to do something that's meaningful.
  • - Edward Norton
  • Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
  • - George Bernard Shaw
  • Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.
  • - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
  • - Grace Abbott
  • Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one's own culture and social organisation
  • - Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Ants have the most complicated social organization on earth next to humans.
  • - E.O.Wilson
  • To be social is to be forgiving.
  • - Robert Frost
  • If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world's people.
  • - Jacque Fresco
  • A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
  • - William James
  • Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
  • - B.R.Ambedkar
  • Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 500 million people have a way to say what they're thinking and have their voice be heard.
  • - Mark Zuckerberg
  • It's funny how social activists usually protest against the only things that have a credible chance of achieving the activists' goals.
  • - Craig Bruce
  • Successful people have a social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it.
  • - Carrie Underwood
  • The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
  • - Emma Goldman
  • As we become purer channels for God's light, we develop an appetite for the sweetness that is possible in this world. A miracle worker is not geared toward fighting the world that is, but toward creating the world that could be.
  • - Marianne Williamson
  • Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.
  • - Jon Porter
  • The government should now launch an initiative to encourage people to join the social work profession.
  • - Andy Sawford
  • The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
  • - Roger Nash Baldwin
  • Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
  • - Jim Rohn
  • Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.
  • - Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • I have worshipped woman as the living embodiment of the spirit of service and sacrifice.
  • - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.
  • - Gillian Anderson
  • We are all here to be a service to those who can't be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human.
  • - Dionne Warwick
  • We need a stronger national voice for social workers which leads to a change in how the profession is viewed and its ability to represent itself to other professional bodies and with central government.
  • - Andy Sawford
  • There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
  • - Walter Reuther
  • You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
  • - Mohandas Gandhi
  • The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
  • - Benjamin Disraeli
  • Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds that we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
  • - Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.
  • - Diane Ackerman
  • The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it’s only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.
  • - Chuck Palahniuk
  • To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
  • - Pearl S. Buck
  • Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
  • - Mother Teresa
  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
  • - Anne Frank
  • Once you make the unequivocal internal commitment to do something – when you absolutely know this is the time and the place to act – the world around you will shift in all sorts of apparently miraculous ways to make it happen.
  • - Sarah Susanka
  • You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
  • - Woodrow Wilson
  • The Settlement ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the overaccumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ...
  • - Jane Addams