Servants Quotes

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Janette Oke
“Those who choose to be servants know the most about being free. ”
Janette Oke

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Brandon Sanderson
“Actually, [Wax] said, we came here because we needed someplace safe to think for a few hours."
Ranette: "Your mansion isn't safe?"
Wax: "My butler failed to poison me, then tried to shoot me, then set off an explosive in my study"
Ranette: "Huh.... You need to screen these people better, Wax.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

Aravind Adiga
“Do you know about Hanuman, sir? He was the faithful servant of the god Rama, and we worship him in our temples because he is a shining example of how to serve your masters with absolute fidelity, love, and devotion.
These are the kinds of gods they have foisted on us Mr. Jiabao. Understand, now, how hard it is for a man to win his freedom in India.”
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger

J.M. Coetzee
“The Empire does not require that its servants love each other, merely that they perform their duty.”
J. M. Coetzee, Aspettando i barbari

Tod Wodicka
“In medieval times, contrary to popular belief, most knights were bandits, mercenaries, lawless brigands, skinners, highwaymen, and thieves. The supposed chivalry of Charlemagne and Roland had as much to do with the majority of medieval knights as the historical Jesus with the temporal riches and hypocrisy of the Catholic Church, or any church for that matter. Generally accompanied by their immoral entourage or servants, priests, and whores, they went from tourney to tourney like a touring rock and roll band, sports team, or gang of South Sea pirates. Court to court, skirmish to skirmish, rape to rape. Fighting as the noble's substitution for work.”
Tod Wodicka, All Shall Be Well; And All Shall Be Well; And All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

Charles Dickens
“unless we learn to do our duty to those whom we employ, they will never learn to do their duty to us”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Dejan Stojanovic
“Different languages, the same thoughts; servant to thoughts and their masters.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Marcel Proust
“She's on the stairs, ma'am, getting her breath,' said the young servant, who had not been long up from the country, where my mother had the excellent habit of getting all her servants. Often she had seen them born. That's the only way to get really good ones. And they're the rarest of luxuries.”
Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past: Volume I - Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove

Pierce Brown
“The little fantasies of murder are what keep servants sane. They tell themselves they allow me my power. And if ever I become too dreadful, they will do me in and maybe take over. But of course they never do. They procrastinate their vengeance because deep down, they are afraid not just of me, but like all people they fear their own fantasies. Easier to cherish them and keep them inside where they are in control. Possible.”
Pierce Brown, Iron Gold

Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Now, there's no way with servants, but to put them down, and keep them down. It was always natural to me, from a child. Eva is enough to spoil a whole house-full. What will she do when she comes to keep house herself, I'm sure I don't know. I hold to being kind to servants - I always am; but you must make 'em know their place. Eva never does; there's no getting into the child's head the first beginning of an idea what a servant's place is! You heard her offering to take care of me nights, to let Mammy sleep! That's just a specimen of the way the child would be doing all the time, if she was left to herself.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The Church does not need brilliant personalities but faithful servants of Jesus and the brethren. Not in the former but in the latter is the lack.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

Anthony Powell
“Champagne, m'lord?'
'Have we got any? One bottle would do. Even a half-bottle.'
Smith's face puckered, as if manfully attempting to force his mind to grapple with a mathematical or philosophical problem of extraordinary complexity. His bearing suggested that he had certainly before heard the word 'champagne' used, if only in some distant, outlandish context; that devotion to his master alone gave him some apprehension of what this question—these ravings, almost—might mean. Nothing good could come of it. This was a disastrous way to talk. That was his unspoken message so far as champagne was concerned. After a long pause, he at last shook his head.
'I doubt if there is any champagne left, m'lord.”
Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time: 2nd Movement

Robin Talley
“Mary shook her head, chastened at how little she understood the working of this odd place, where there were multitudes of servant dining rooms, and lords helped other lords with their underclothes.”
Robin Talley, All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

Tom Wolfe
“No wonder marriages used to hold up better. Sherman's parents and their friends had all had plenty of servants, and the servants had worked long hours and lived in. If you were unwilling to argue in front of the servants, then there wasn't much opportunity to argue at all.”
Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities

Dodie Smith
“I pulled my mind off the table and stared into the dimness beyond, and then I gradually saw the servants as real people, watching us, whispering instructions to each other, exchanging glances. I noticed a girl from Godsend village and gave her a tiny wink - and wished I hadn't, because she let out a little snort of laughter and then looked in terror at the butler.”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Jo Baker
“everyone would just keep on keeping on, pretending that nothing much had happened, and the pretense would become habitual, until, eventually, the lie would seem more real than the truth.”
Jo Baker, Longbourn

“God judges the way you treat Him by the way you treat His servants”
Sunday Adelaja

Graham Swift
“Once upon a time, before the boys were killed and when there were more horses than cars, before the male servants disappeared and they made do, at Upleigh and at Beechwood, with just a cook and a maid, the Sheringhams had owned not just four horses in their own stable, but what might be called a 'real horse', a racehorse, a thoroughbred. Its name was Fandango. It was stabled near Newbury. It had never won a damn thing. But is was the family's indulgence, their hope for fame and glory on the racecourses of southern England. The deal was that Pa and Ma - otherwise known in his strange language as 'the shower' - owned the head and body and he and Dick and Freddy had a leg each.
'What about the fourth leg?'
'Oh the fourth leg. That was always the question.”
Graham Swift, Mothering Sunday

“Christianity and Socialism Compared

"Socialism is the antithesis of Christianity. Socialism is filled with elitists and Christianity is the faith of servants.

Socialism is filled with submission to man. Christianity is submission to the God/man - Jesus Christ.

The socialist lives under strong delusion. Christians are taught by the Holy Spirit who deals only in truth.

Socialism will die with time and it's fall will be a blip on the radar of eternity. Those who die advocating socialism will suffer the wrath of a holy God forever. Christianity will stand forever and its adherents will live on in the presence of the absolute ruler of the universe in joy and peace forever."

C R Lord © 2017”
C.R. Lord, From the Heart of a Servant: Poetry Created to Glorify God

Danielle Bennett
“Servants do not speak at all, so how can I ever hope to speak as one?”
Danielle Bennett, Shadow Magic

Sarah K.L. Wilson
“Grim are the circumstances and dire the need.”

“We are your servants,”
Sarah K.L. Wilson, Dusk Covenant

Bill Bryson
“Casual humiliation was a regular feature of life in service. Servants were sometimes required, for instance, to adopt a new name, so that the second footman in a household would always be called ‘Johnson’, say, thus sparing the family the tedium of having to learn a new name each time a footman retired or fell under the wheels of a carriage. Butlers were an especially delicate issue. They were expected to have the bearing and comportment of a gentleman, and to dress accordingly, but often the butler was required to engage in some intentional sartorial gaucherie–wearing trousers that didn’t match his jacket, for instance–to ensure that his inferiority was instantly manifest.*”
Bill Bryson, At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God uses his suffering servants to preach the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“In Christ, we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God choose his servants to serve his pleasurable purpose.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Gwendolyn Brooks
“Her creamy child kissed by the black maid! square on the mouth!
World yelled, world writhed, world turned to light and rolled
Into her kitchen, nearly knocked her down.”
Gwendolyn Brooks, Selected Poems

“On Civil Services Day, greetings to civil servants, past and present, and their families. Confident our hard-working and independent civil servants will rededicate themselves to India’s development. And strive with integrity for the welfare of fellow citizens.”
Ramnath Kovind

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