“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” - Albert Einstein

What is Service?

Services volunteered by individuals or an organization to benefit a community or its institutions. (

Quotes about Service

Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large. (Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), India nationalist, spiritual leader)

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. (Buddha (563?-483? BC), [Siddhartha Gautama] Indian mystic, founder of Buddhism)

Service.... Giving what you don’t have to give. Giving when you don’t need to give. Giving because you want to give. (Damien Hess)

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness—great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. (Jim Rohn)

The highest of distinctions is service to others. (King George VI (1762-1830), King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover)

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 verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. (Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68), African-American reverend, civil rights leader)

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. (Muhammad Ali (b. 1942), [Cassius Clay] American prizefighter)

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention. (Roger Nash Baldwin (1884-1981), American civil rights activist)

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be? (Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90), Dutch postimpressionist painter, “The Potato Eaters”, “Starry Night”)

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English playwright, poet, work considered greatest in English literature)

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. (Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, prime minister, author)

From the Foundation for a Better Life,