Community Service Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.”
Shannon L. Alder

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Terry Pratchett
“It was Carrot who'd suggested to the Patrician that hardened criminals should be given the chance to 'serve the community' by redecorating the homes of the elderly, lending a new terror to old age and, given Ankh-Morpork's crime rate, leading to at least one old lady having her front room wallpapered so many times in six months that now she could only get in sideways.”
Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

Laurie Halse Anderson
“I spent the last Friday of summer vacation spreading hot, sticky tar across the roof of George Washington High. My companions were Dopey, Toothless, and Joe, the brain surgeons in charge of building maintenance. At least they were getting paid. I was working forty feet above the ground, breathing in sulfur fumes from Satan's vomitorium, for free.

Character building, my father said.

Mandatory community service, the judge said. Court-ordered restitution for the Foul Deed. He nailed me with the bill for the damage I had done, which meant I had to sell my car and bust my hump at a landscaping company all summer. Oh, and he gave me six months of meetings with a probation officer who thought I was a waste of human flesh.

Still, it was better than jail.

I pushed the mop back and forth, trying to coat the seams evenly. We didn't want any rain getting into the building and destroying the classrooms. Didn't want to hurt the school. No, sir, we sure didn't.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Twisted

“Environmental cleanliness begins with each individual desire to be clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Environmental cleanliness begins with individual desire to be clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“We have grace of strength to work, to clear our cities of any dirt.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Germany Kent
“Do work that matters. Choose to participate in initiatives that will positively impact the world and help make a difference in your community.”
Germany Kent

Abhijit Naskar
“One person caring for one neighborhood, that's how we'll change the world, not with policy and policing.”
Abhijit Naskar, Şehit Sevda Society: Even in Death I Shall Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Kindness No Obligation (The Sonnet)

Those who feel kindness is an obligation,
Don't really feel but crawl as walking dead.
Those who think society ain't their responsibility,
Don’t think, they're just specimens of mental midget.
Giants are those who lay themselves down,
For the welfare of every single soul around.
Intellect is a tool for, not a subject of, greatness and glory,
The root of all greatness is a gentle heart unbound.
Kindness is more than a trait, just like accountability,
These things make a human out of an animal.
Selfishness is more than a flaw, just like egotism,
These things keep an animal from becoming human.
Little selfishness is ok so long as your humanity is in charge.
We've been animal long enough, now let's be giants on guard.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Gentalist: There's No Social Work, Only Family Work

“In a world where we didn't have to commit most of our energy to making enough money to keep a roof over our heads, we might actually have time to engage in self-reflection, community care and collective healing that will truly sustain us.”
Cradle Community, Brick By Brick: How We Build a World Without Prisons

“Helping a child today will help prevent a broken adult tomorrow.”
Kathleen Paydo

Abhijit Naskar
“Sonnet of People (The Sonnet)

All is well when there's people with us,
Without ‘em life is sugarcane without sugar,
All is meaningful when there's people with us,
Without ‘em life is a painting without color.
People are the blood in my veins,
I can breathe without oxygen but not people,
Thus speaks the being called human,
Thus lives the sapiens who's brave and noble.
Community means compatriot unity,
Unity means undivided amity,
Amity means affectionate sanity,
Sanity means serene humanity.
Now one ponders the meaning of humanity.
It means humble and affectionate for eternity.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Germany Kent
“The power of charity work is that it allows you to make a difference where you are, right in your community.”
Germany Kent

Germany Kent
“If you're not volunteering your time, talents or resources to a cause to help in some way you have decided that you have nothing to give and that is false.”
Germany Kent

Germany Kent
“When we all lend a hand in helping in the community we improve everyone's quality of life.”
Germany Kent

Utibe Samuel Mbom
“A good Usherette renders ushering services; not her body, not her address, not her number.”
Utibe Samuel Mbom, The Event Usher’s Handbook

Germany Kent
“Be proud to support a cause that you believe is a worthy mission because your dedication to promoting civic participation helps the community.”
Germany Kent

Abhijit Naskar
“Nutty Community (The Sonnet)

Crazy am I, crazy are you,
When crazy together, we live anew.
Miserable am I, miserable are you,
When miserable together, I find joy in you.
Broken am I, broken are you,
When broken together, we are each other's glue.
Insecure am I, insecure are you,
When insecure together, we find it all untrue.
Disfunctional am I, disfunctional are you,
When disfunctional together, we function well.
Fallen am I, fallen are you,
When we fall together, we'll rise sure as hell.
Let us go against ourselves in defying self-centricity.
You be a nut, I'll be a nut, let's build a nutty community.”
Abhijit Naskar, Handcrafted Humanity: 100 Sonnets For A Blunderful World

Abhijit Naskar
“Selfishness is the enemy. And all peddlers of selfishness are my enemy. Anyone who wastes more food than they share with those who are starving is my enemy - anyone who throws away more clothes than they give away to those without is my enemy - anyone who wastes more time in frivolous acts of enjoyment than they spend in helping those in need is my enemy - for they are the cause of all disparities in the world. I don't hate them, for I renounced hate long ago, but as a human it’s my duty to bring them down to earth while lifting the fallen up to their rightful place under the sun.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Gentalist: There's No Social Work, Only Family Work

Abhijit Naskar
“People taking care of people, that's how a society is transformed, not by relying on vatican, washington or some other dingdong institution.”
Abhijit Naskar, Either Reformist or Terrorist: If You Are Terror I Am Your Grandfather

Germany Kent
“When you sign on to making a positive impact in your community, your story including your life experiences, skills and passions will provide inspiration to others.”
Germany Kent

Germany Kent
“Stay committed to changing the world, volunteering, and creating the good.”
Germany Kent

“Helping a foster child today may save a broken adult tomorrow.”
Kathleen Paydo

Abhijit Naskar
“Burn till you turn to cinders. Your ashes are the cement that'll stabilize the universe.”
Abhijit Naskar, Himalayan Sonneteer: 100 Sonnets of Unsubmission

Abhijit Naskar
“The Vatican has been sending out missionaries across the world not to help the poor, but to convert the poor, in exchange for charity. In this respect, empirically speaking, the only religion that has been practicing the tradition of actual selfless service religiously, is Sikhism. Till this day Sikh langars or soup-kitchens across the world feed millions of people regularly, no matter their status, faith or ethnicity, without asking for anything in return. Religious charity in exchange for religious conversion is the most sacrilegious act of all. In the end, it has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with service. Either serve or don't, there is no spreading the word. Spread good acts, not good news.”
Abhijit Naskar, Visvavictor: Kanima Akiyor Kainat

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