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

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

Germany Kent
“If you want more hope for your future, go help someone else and have more hope for their future.”
Germany Kent

Bill McKibben
“We all need to be reminded that democracy isn't just voting for the president every four years and then trusting him to fix things. Democracy is about getting together with your community to think together about your future.”
Bill McKibben, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance

Diane Kalen-Sukra
“Incivility is contagious—often spreading by way of righteous indignation until even those without legitimate grievance have come down with symptoms and taken sides.”
Diane Kalen-Sukra, Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It

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

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

Germany Kent
“I want to take my gifts and talents and use what I've learned to share with the world. I want to make a contribution to the value of others.”
Germany Kent

“Baba instilled in us a strong sense of community, and he wanted us to always give to those who didn't have. "You don't give the money to the church, mosque, government, or anyone else for that matter; you give it to the needy yourself. Don't always count on the middle man. The money you are spending in God's name is the money that benefits those in need.”
Hani Selim, Osama's Jihad

Bo Lozoff
“What a vicious circle we can put ourselves in: we have come to accept the notion of "fix me first," when part of the essential fixing we all need is to be compassionately involved with others.”
Bo Lozoff, It's a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If we act in clean way, we shall clear the city of any dirt.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If every community acts collectively, the city shall be clean.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The city shall be cleared of any dirt, if every community acts collectively.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Germany Kent
“Immerse yourself in a cause you're passionate about.”
Germany Kent

Lynne Ewing
“She wished Jimena were here. Normally, they were inseparable, but this evening Jimena had to do community service at Children's Hospital. She worked with children undergoing rehabilitation for gunshot wounds. She read to them, played checkers, and showed them how to macramé. Jimena had been in a gangland sentenced twice to a Youth Authority Camp for jacking cars. She would be there now, if a lenient judge hadn't sentenced her to do commission service work instead. Jimena had been one badass homegirl before she understood her destiny.”
Lynne Ewing, Into the Cold Fire

Lynne Ewing
“She glanced down at the triangle of three dots tattooed on the fleshy web between her index finger and thumb. The day she got jumped into Ninth Street, Veto had tattooed the dots into her skin using ink and a pin. Later, he had tattooed the teardrop under her right eye when she got out of Youth Authority Camp. The second teardrop was for her second stay in Youth Authority. She would have gone back a third time for firing a gun, if a lenient judge hadn't sentenced her to do community service work instead. She had fired the gun in frustration when she couldn't stop her homegirls from doing a throw-down. The cops had caught her, but she wouldn't turn rata. She was willing to go back to camp to protect her homegirls. That was the code. But the judge had seen something different in her eyes this time and let her off with community service.
Jimena had known about her destiny by then, and she had changed. It amazed her even now, if she thought about it. Who would have thought she was meant for something so important?”
Lynne Ewing, Night Shade

Kamini Arichandran
“Heart is a shield and a communication tool, behind it, you can do a whole lot of evil.”
Kamini Arichandran

Amit Kalantri
“To a social worker working for other is not a job, it is a joy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Barack Obama
“I had to ask strangers to join me and one another on real-life projects - fixing up a park, or removing asbestos from a housing project, or starting and after-school program.”
Barack Obama, A Promised Land

“Not every person in politics is in it for money, power, and status. Some are genuinely fighting for the people and their communities. I say find those folks, then fight with and for them.”
Sabrina Newby

“It does appear that involvement in organizations with a diverse membership and in groups that engage in acts of charity or community service boosts social trust.”
Christopher Peterson, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Most people aren’t lazy; they just need a little push to get going.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Before You Doubt Yourself: Pep Talks and other Crucial Discussions

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

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