Helping others not only lifting someone up but also eventually lifted us on their place. By serving others, you’ll discover the beauty of life, the purpose of your existence, and the best way to be happy and successful. If you still think benefiting someone else means sacrificing yourself, these quotes about serving others guarantee to change your perception.
Quotes About Serving Others
No one has ever become poor by giving.
– Anne Frank
Helping others is like helping yourself.
– Henry Flagler
As we lose ourselves in the service of others we discover our own lives and our own happiness.
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf
No joy can equal the joy of serving others.
– Sai Baba
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
– Charles Dickens
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
– Howard Zinn
We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people.
– Tim Tebow
There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
– John Holmes
Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
– Sally Koch
Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be.
– Og Mandino
The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
– Rick Warren
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
– Maya Angelou
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
– Ronald Reagan
All of your customers are partners in your mission.
– Shep Hyken
There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.
– Walter Reuther
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
– John Bunyan
What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
– Albert Pine
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.
– Thomas Jefferson
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
– Abraham Lincoln
Don’t wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly… lead the way!
– Steve Maraboli
Service doesn’t have to be big and grandiose to be meaningful and make a difference.
– Cheryl A. Esplin
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality.
– Daniel Webster
There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.
– Mandy Hale
If you meet someone who has no smile, give them one of yours.
– Dan Zadra
Leadership is service, not position.
– Tim Fargo
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
– Muhammad Ali
Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.
– Horace Mann
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
– Mother Teresa
There is nothing small in the service of God.
– Saint Francis De Sales
Being of service to others is what brings true happiness.
– Marie Osmond
When you have wit of your own, it’s a pleasure to credit other people for theirs.
– Criss Jami
The purpose of both temporal and spiritual self-reliance is to get ourselves on higher ground so that we can lift others in need.
– Robert D. H
Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
– John Adams
Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.
– Michael P. Watson
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
– Mother Teresa
You have two hands. One to help yourself, the second to help others.
– Audrey Hepburn
No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.
– Bryant H. McGill
If you’re not making someone else’s life better, then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better.
– Will Smith
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up.
– Jesse James
Help the life of one person and you can help the community.
– Steven Sawalich
Some of our finest work comes through service to others.
– Gordon B. Hinckley
I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.
– Jana Stanfield
A person’s most useful asset is not the head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen and a hand willing to help.
To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measures with money.
– Douglas Adams
Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.
– Albert Einstein
I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.
– Richelle E. Goodrich
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you don’t do them.
– Charles D. Gill
To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
– Pearl S. Buck
Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
– Booker T. Washington
Wealth is not to feed our egos, but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.
– Andrew Carnegie
I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.
A storyteller makes up things to help other people; a liar makes up things to help himself.
– Daniel Wallace
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
– Calvin Coolidge
If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
– Dick Gregory
One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.
– Shannon L. Alder
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
– Washington Irving
Love means to serve and to serve means to please.
– Radhanath Swami
Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth,great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
– Jim Rohn
I believe the world is one big family, and we need to help each other.
– Jet Li
Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves.
– Nina Hagen
The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
– Lee Iacocca
You have to lift a person up before you can really put them in their place.
– Criss Jami
We rise by lifting others.
– Robert Ingersoll
If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all your heart. Lift their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.
– Ezra Taft Benson
The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself.
– J. Irwin Miller
Every game is winnable if you change your mind about what the prize should be and your perspective about the players at the table.
– Shannon L. Alder
Helping others in need is not only a responsibility of life; it is what gives meaning to life.
– Mollie Marti
Our rewards in life will always be in direct ratio to our service.
– Earl Nightingale
Serving others prepares you to lead others.
– Jim George
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
– Napoleon Hill
Give your hands to serve, and your hearts to love.
– Mother Teresa
Godly leadership is not about attaining recognition or glory; it’s about serving others.
– John M. Perkins
The best kind of existence is to exist for others.
– Abhijit Naskar
Serving others breaks you free from the shackles of self and self-absorption that choke out the joy of living.
– James Hunter