Quotes About Social Work

Quotes tagged as "social-work" (showing 1-17 of 17)
“Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God."
Bruce Wayne Sullivan

“I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.”
Kenny Guinn

David Eddings
“I want to set the record straight."
"The record's never straight, you idiot! Haven't you ever read 1984? They rewrite the record anytime it doesn't suit them. You're spinning your wheels and exposing your bare fanny for nothing.”
David Eddings, The Losers

Agnostic Zetetic
“I could go into their reality any time I chose to, but they could never come into mine. This is what I called 'helping' them.”
Agnostic Zetetic

Ogden W. Rogers
“When you do "it" right, Social Work is a feeling that is larger than you own life.”
Ogden W. Rogers, Beginnings, Middles, & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work

Jody Cantrell Dyer
“Adoption is the most intentional process on Earth.”
Jody Cantrell Dyer, The Eye of Adoption: The True Story of My Turbulent Wait for a Baby

Anita Diamant
“She told us that social work was a young profession still finding itself. She called it a "creative science" and said that, in her opinion, the best social workers were intelligent and compassionate, and while she could give us ideas and tools to help our fellow man, she couldn't teach us how to put ourselves into another person's shoes. She said, "If you don't already know how to do that, you should drop this class and consider another line of work.”
Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl

“The purpose behind discerning the nature of love is not to satisfy ivory tower discussions or to produce fodder for academic delectation. Instead, as our work makes all too clear, the world is full of live men and women who encounter difficulty in loving or being loved, and whose happiness depends critically upon resolving that situation with the utmost expediency.”
Thomas Lewis, A General Theory of Love

“...in order to achieve improved outcomes for families at risk, a paradigm shift is required so that unequal outcomes for families and children are seen as social injustices, rather than as products of individual dysfunction or deficit”
Philip Slee

“John Lewis said, "You have to be taught the way of peace, the way of love, the way of nonviolence. In the religious sense, in the moral sense, you can say that in the bosom of every human being, there is a spark of the divine. So you don’t have a right as a human to abuse that spark of the divine in your fellow human being. From time to time, we would discuss that, if you have someone attacking you, beating you, spitting on you, you have to think of that person. Years ago that person was an innocent child, an innocent little baby. What happened? Did something go wrong? Did someone teach that person to hate, to abuse others? You try to appeal to the goodness of every human being and you don’t give up. You never give up on anyone.”
Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Howard J. Ross
“Because we often think of bias as a function of overt acts of bigotry, we can sometimes remain blind to the invisible structures, systems, and behaviors that bestow and reinforce that power and privilege on a daily basis.”
Howard J. Ross, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Brené Brown
“Social success is growing into a person that other people can depend on.”
Brené Brown

Ogden W. Rogers
“What's nice about both clouds, and art, is that you can look at them and just resonate. That can be good for both the heart and the mind.”
Ogden W. Rogers, Beginnings, Middles, & Ends: Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work

“We rarely hear about clients who come in and ask for the newest social worker. That's too bad because, to me, new social workers are a gift.”
Danna R. Bodenheimer, On Clinical Social Work: Meditations and Truths From the Field

“To make your Opinion Count,
you have to do something more
than just making Money.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

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