Selfless Service Quotes

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Thomas S. Monson
“When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish striving, the power of God brings to pass His purposes.”
Thomas S. Monson

Roman Payne
“Of all public figures and benefactors of mankind, no one is loved by history more than the literary patron. Napoleon was just a general of forgotten battles compared with the queen who paid for Shakespeare's meals and beer in the tavern. The statesman who in his time freed the slaves, even he has a few enemies in posterity, whereas the literary patron has none. We thank Gaius Maecenas for the nobility of soul we attribute to Virgil; but he isn’t blamed for the selfishness and egocentricity that the poet possessed. The patron creates 'literature through altruism,' something not even the greatest genius can do with a pen.”
Roman Payne

Elisabeth Elliot
“...Ponnammal set the example for the others by quietly doing what they did not care to do. Her spirit created a new climate in the place, and the time came when there was not one nurse who would refuse to do whatever needed to be done.”
Elisabeth Elliot, A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

Ashim Shanker
“[He] seemed to possess, beneath it all, an immutable sense of self-assurance, but in addition to that, the look of a man ensnared by what he perceived to be his own Duty. A Duty that effervesced inside of him impatiently, dry at the mouth, shaking feverishly, and holding its breath in anticipation for—not his action, but in fact—the fruits of his actions, however distant these may have been. The goal was to satiate its thirst in as few moves as possible, instilling each action with an almost implied necessity for having a motive by which it must exist, which is to say that no action was to be wasted for anything, but only for that which was rooted in some definable and clear-cut purpose...Every action had to be a step in some direction and there could be no dillydallying, for Duty bubbling in the bloodstream for too long brought with it a kind of sickness...from which it was difficult to recover. Neither could there be any reconsideration, for the values to which one has sworn were unassailable and beyond the powers of one individual to reassess. And so, Duty, once instilled, must be allowed to carry on unabated, diverting sustenance away from other aspects of one’s character—driving them to a weakened state, brow-beaten by circumstances beyond their immediate control and relegated to their own downtrodden acquiescence to the bravado of the Parasitic Superego, and, as such, cognizant of their growing superfluity.”
Ashim Shanker, Don't Forget to Breathe

Anthony Liccione
“Live for your country, die to yourself; live for yourself, die to your country.”
Anthony Liccione

“Be a ruler of your mind and a servant of your heart.”
Sri Avinash Do

Amit Ray
“Karma Yoga is mindful service to the humanity with love and respect.”
Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

“Our most intense joy comes not from personal feats, but from helping other persons achieve their goals. We become suppler human beings when we find true joy in witnessing other people’s successes and unabashedly share in their joyful accomplishments.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Carlos Wallace
“When you switch your focus from the “we” to the “me”, the goal from “team” to “self”, you upset the balance of the whole. Consequentially, that redistribution of effort impedes success.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Mala Naidoo
“You learn to be resilient, to survive when you know you are capable of making worthy contribution to the world; you fight it when you have nothing to lose and so much to gain.”
Mala Naidoo, Vindication Across Time

“A mature person reaps joy in the commonplace acts of living, appreciates the serenity of just being, while balancing the responsibilities that come naturally about when deeply immersed in family and community affairs. Directing their attention outward, assisting other people in their troubled times, while denying themselves the indulgence of self-absorption frees a person’s bidding mind from a jumble of discordant thoughts, wants, and unholy bequests.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“True service is when you serve others without expecting anything in return”
Sunday Adelaja

“Selfless service is the pathway to true greatness.”
Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

Ufuoma Apoki
“One of the greatest purposes a man/woman can ever be indulged in is the positive evolution of self for the selfless service to humanity.”
Ufuoma Apoki

“A milestone moment in the career of a AG Warrior is when you can not only say but truly believe it doesn't matter who gets the credit if the team wins and you leave organizations healthier than you arrived no matter how small the positive might appear. Let that marinate and if you've already arrived at that special place in the cradle of the best supporting the rest let me hear from you. Train your best to overcome any test.”
Donavan Nelson Butler, Master Sergeant US Army

“Those that survive the crucible of affliction die to self, and yet live for all.”
Martin Uzochukwu Ugwu

“A teacher who is selfless to his students is above all the wealth”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Abhijit Naskar
“One who has tasted the elixir of sacrifice is not satisfied by anything but the pursuit of service.”
Abhijit Naskar, Revolution Indomable

Abhijit Naskar
“Everybody is a sleepy savage except those who are drunk in love for the helpless and the destitute.”
Abhijit Naskar, Sleepless for Society

“We’re stuck with ourselves all the time, with the thoughts that race around our brains at 10,000 mph, with our feelings, with our daily dramas and our ongoing struggles. But by thinking about someone else, authentically listening to and connecting with another person, you focus less on all your own strife and struggles. You get a break from you.”
Saskia Lightstar, The Cancer Misfit: A Guide to Navigating Life After Treatment

Mahayogi Buddh Puri
“The three best friends of a spiritual seeker are self-study, self-control, and selfless service.”
Mahayogi Buddh Puri

Abhijit Naskar
“The struggle isn't over till the last drop of tear is wiped out.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“You don't read about a life of service, you live it.”
Abhijit Naskar, Gente Mente Adelante: Prejudice Conquered is World Conquered

Abhijit Naskar
“My Sight is You (The Sonnet)

My sight is you,
My faith is you.
I give all to thee,
For my life is you.
In my heart are you,
In my soul are you.
I can live without air,
But not without you.
My heaven is you,
My treasure is you.
I don't need no palace,
All I want is you.
My science is you, my art is you.
The morning of my mind is you.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“My ideas won't give you comfort, they won't make you feel good about yourself, they won't make you calm, they will only make you restless, they'll only make you sleepless – for the world, for the society, for humanity.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

Abhijit Naskar
“My Liberty (The Sonnet)

My liberty is not in luxury,
My liberty is on the blades of grass.
My liberty is not in the palace,
My liberty is in molecules of dust.
My liberty is not in fancy ceremonies,
My liberty is in alleys of the homeless.
My liberty is not in the crown jewels,
My liberty is at the feet of the pathless.
My liberty is not in murals of rigidity,
My liberty is across tradition’s torment.
My liberty is not in the habits of history,
My liberty is in building the present.
My liberty is in the destruction of destiny.
I am liberty incarnate and I write my own reality.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Birth of human is in benevolent disintegration.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Giants in Jeans Sonnet 24

Who is to build the world?
Who is to raise the society?
Who is to water the plants?
Who is to stand up for sanity?
Who is to bear agony for community?
Who is to go hungry feeding another?
Who is to heal the sick while bleeding?
Who is to lift the lowly trotting fire?
Who is to burn alive to bring light?
Who is to walk on thorns to build the bridge?
Who is to be deceived yet stay humble?
Who is to lay down so others can climb the ridge?
It is you, o misfit, o explorer of impossibility,
Even if no one joins us, our world is our responsibility!”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Business is measured by how much we receive, life is realized when we stand hellbent to give.”
Abhijit Naskar, Handcrafted Humanity: 100 Sonnets For A Blunderful World

Abhijit Naskar
“Giants in Jeans Sonnet 64

Let us be oblivious to security and comfort,
In our pursuit and practice of humanity.
Let us be oblivious to personal happiness,
In our endeavors into the impossibility.
Let us throw all fear and anxiety overboard,
For the dreams that’ll determine our destiny.
Let us trample every foul desire for luxury,
And treat the hard problem of inhumanity.
Let us pay no heed to gain and pain,
In our course of constructing a whole society.
Let us not sit around praying for a messiah,
And stand up ourselves to carry out that duty.
Let others be oblivious to humanity if they want.
Even if it's doomsday, sapling of service we'll plant.”
Abhijit Naskar, Giants in Jeans: 100 Sonnets of United Earth

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