What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience.— Saint Francis de Sales
Seductive Serving Others quotations
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
Grant me courage to serve others; For in service there is true life.
The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
If the praise of others elates me and their blame depresses me;
if I cannot rest under misunderstandin g without defending myself; if I love to be loved more than to love, to be served more than to serve, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Fight less, cuddle more. Demand less, serve more. Text less, talk more. Criticize less, compliment more. Stress less, laugh more. worry less, pray more. With each new day, find new ways to love each other even more.
The world is so full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking.
So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.
And it is not necessary to have great things to do.
I turn my little omelette in the pan for the love of God.
The Chinese people have only family and clan solidarity;
they do not have national spirit...they are just a heap of loose sand...Other men are the carving knife and serving dish; we are the fish and the meat.
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy.
It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
As long as any one has the means of doing good to his neighbours, and does not do so, he shall be reckoned a stranger to the love of the Lord.
We urgently need to bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create for and with each other. We urgently need to bring the neighbor back into our hoods, not only in our inner cities but also in our suburbs, our gated communities, on Main Street and Wall Street, and on Ivy League campuses.
If we practice love of neighbor with great perfection, we will have done everything.
No one has ever been accused for not providing ornaments, but for those who neglect their neighbour a hell awaits with an inextinguishable fire and torment in the company of the demons. Do not, therefore, adorn the church and ignore your afflicted brother, for he is the most precious temple of all.
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen away, and to bring home those who have lost their way. Many who seem to us to be children of the Devil will still become Christ's disciples.
The rich man who gives to the poor does not bestow alms but pays a debt.
The American Dream means giving it your all, trying your hardest, accomplishing something. And then I'd add to that, giving something back. No definition of a successful life can do anything but include serving others.
I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost.
It is to those who have the most need of us that we ought to show our love more especially.
There are days when we can bring before God.
..laughter of joy and gratitude. There will be other days when we can only muster a bitter, angry complaint. Be confident that God will accept whatever we lift up before him, and he will make it serve his purpose and our good.
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher.
I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there.
Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work.
No person among us desires any other reward for performing a brave and worthy action, but the consciousness of having served his nation.
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
God has created me to do Him some definite service;
He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.
My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by our shortcomings.
The value of all service lies in the spirit in which you serve and not in the importance or magnitude of the service. Even the lowliest task or deed is made holy, joyous, and prosperous when it is filled with love.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure about you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It would be considered a theft on our part if we didn't give to someone in greater need than we are.
No volleyball play can begin without a serve, and the serve is the only technique that is totally under your control. In other endeavors, you cannot succeed without believing in yourself, and that belief is completely under your control.
It was self-serving politicians who convinced recent generations of Americans that we could all stand in a circle with our hands in each other’s pockets and somehow get rich.
It's time for greatness - not for greed.
It's a time for idealism - not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.