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Quotes About Service

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

"Giving is the secret of a healthy life...not necessarily money, but whatever a man has of encouragement and sympathy and understanding."

John D. Rockefeller

"God does not begin by asking us about our ability, but only about our availability, and if we then prove our dependability, he will increase our capability!"

Neal A. Maxwell, "It's Service, not Status, That Counts,"  Ensign, July 1975, p. 7

"It is the DOING, not just the KNOWING, that counts."

Elder Henry B. Eyring

"Go gladden the lonely, the dreary;  Go comfort the weeping, the weary;  Go scatter kind deeds on your way.  Oh, make the world brighter today!"                                                                         

Mrs. Frank A. Breck

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.  As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, One for helping yourself,  the other for helping others."

"The greatest reward is not what we receive for our labor, but what we become by it."

John Ruskin

"Whatever you give to life will return to you--MULTIPLIED!  This applies to our daily thoughts, feelings, and actions, be they positive or negative, uplifting or depressing."

Frederick W. Babbel

"When it comes to doing for others, some people will stop at nothing."

Lines by Poet Emily Dickinson:

"If I can stop one heart from breaking,  I shall not live in vain.  If I can cease one life the aching,  Or cool one pain,  Or help one fainting robin  Unto his nest again,  I shall not live in vain."

"No man can be a true Latter-day Saint who is unneighborly, who does not reach out to assist and help others.  It is inherent in the very nature of the gospel that we do so."

He said that Church members "cannot live unto ourselves.  The more we forget ourselves and lose ourselves in the service of others, the closer we draw to the Lord and His great work and kingdom."

President Gordon B. Hinckley, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1998: (Church News, May 9, 1998, p. 5)

 Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.

Attributed to several authors 


"There isn't a bishop here who isn't aware of the fact that there are so very many people with problems and our job is to help them.  That's why we're here.  There's no other reason for our being here when all is said and done.  We have to lift and sustain and strengthen people.  The Lord's going to hold us accountable for what we do. "

Gordon B. Hinckley

"Why do we serve? When we understand why, we won't be concerned about where we serve."

President Howard W. Hunter: BYU Fireside, Sept. 2, 1990

“You never can tell when you do an act  just what the result will be;  for with every deed, you are sowing a seed--though its harvest you may never see.”

Author Unknown

"Only a life that pours out itself in floods of unselfish service for others wins and holds affections."

B. H. Roberts  "Defense of the Faith and the Saints," p. 228

"We lose our life by serving and lifting others.  By so doing we experience that only true and lasting happiness.  Service is not something we endure on this earth so we can earn the right to live in the celestial kingdom.  Service is the very fiber of which an exalted life in the celestial kingdom is made."

Marion G. Romney (November 1982 Ensign)

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing.  Knowing is not enough; we must apply.  Being willing is not enough; we must do."

Russell C. Taylor (November 1984 Ensign, page 23)

"Those who labor unselfishly in behalf of others, with no thought of remuneration, will be physically and spiritually refreshed and renewed. "

David B. Haight (May 1990 Ensign, page 25)

"We must remember that those mortals we meet in the parking lots, offices, elevators, and elsewhere are that portion of mankind God has given us to love and to serve.  It will do us little good to speak of the general brotherhood of mankind if we cannot regard those who are all around us as our brothers and sisters."

Spencer W. Kimball  (August 1979 Ensign, page 5)