Community Service Quotes and Sayings

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
– John Bunyan

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.
Theodore Roosevelt

Open your heart – open it wide; someone is standing outside.

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
Mother Teresa

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
Martin Luther King Jr.


One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot

Generosity consists not the sum given,
But the manner in which it is bestowed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It’s the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.
– Dorothy Height

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

No one is useless in this world who lighten the burdens of others.

Submitted by: edene on September 22, 2011

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
Rabindranath Tagore

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

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi


Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
Dalai Lama

To know when to be generous and when to be firm – this is wisdom.
Elbert Hubbard

Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns.

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain.
Helen Keller

The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
– Ben Carson

No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave.
– Calvin Coolidge

Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.

He who wished to secure the good of others,
Has already secured his own.

I’d rather do community service than sit and write a load of Christmas cards.
– Paul O’Grady


The spirit of service is the heart of humanity.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

Our services serve a specific need.
– Lailah Gifty Akita

When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us. When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities.
Dalai Lama

Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.
– John Wesley

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

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