Service is work people do for others. Service in exchange for money is known as trade.
- Everything in our modern substitutes for religion—whether Baconian or Rousseauistic—will be found to converge upon the idea of service. The crucial question is whether one is safe in assuming that the immense machinery of power that has resulted from activity of the utilitarian type can be made, on anything like present lines, to serve disinterested ends; whether it will not rather minister to the egoistic aims either of national groups or of individuals.
- Irving Babbitt, "What I Believe" (1930), Irving Babbitt: Representative Writings (1981), pp. 7-8
- We are his,
To serve him nobly in the common cause,
True to the death, but not to be his slaves.
- Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many.
- Servant of God, well done.
- Master, go on, and I will follow thee,
To the last gasp, with truth and loyalty.
- I am an ass, indeed, you may prove it by my long ears. I have served him from the hour of my nativity to this instant, and have nothing at his hands for my service but blows. When I am cold, he heats me with beating.
- Had I but serv'd my God with half the zeal
I serv'd my king, he would not in mine age
Have left me naked to mine enemies.
- We cannot all be masters, nor all masters cannot be truly followed.
- My heart is ever at your service.
- The swallow follows not summer more willing than we your lordship.
- You know that love
Will creep in service where it cannot go.
- Understanding who you serve is always a very important problem, and it only gets harder the more people that you serve. We try to pay a lot of attention to this by a combination of very rigorous quantitative and qualitative feedback. But if you’re serving 1.2 billion people, it’s very hard.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 699.
- If I had always served God as I have served you, Madam, I should not have a great account to render at my death.
- Francis Bacon, Life and Times of Francis the First, Volume I, p. 46, of ed. 2.
- And Master Kingston, this I will say—had I but served God as diligently as I have served the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
- When I have attempted to join myself to others by services, it proved an intellectual trick,—no more. They eat your service like apples, and leave you out. But love them, and they feel you, and delight in you all the time.
- Had I but written as many odes in praise of Muhammad and Ali as I have composed for King Mahmud, they would have showered a hundred blessings on me.
- Is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing?
- "Sidney Godolphin," said Charles (II), "is never in the way and never out of the way."
- Who seeks for aid
Must show how service sought can be repaid.
- They also serve who only stand and wait.
- They serve God well,
Who serve his creatures.
- Mrs. Norton, The Lady of La Garaye, Conclusion, line 9.
- God curse Moawiyah. If I had served God so well as I have served him, he would never have damned me to all eternity.
- Found in Ockley's History of the Saracens. An. Hegira 54, A. D. 673.
- Domini pudet non servitutis.
- Small service is true service while it lasts:
Of humblest friends, bright Creature! scorn not one;
The Daisy, by the shadow that it casts,
Protects the lingering dew drop from the Sun.