A collection of quotes about service that is both inspirational and revealing can be found within. Service isn't something that we do for gain but for the benefit of others. The greatest service in life is the sacrifice made to help those who can't help themselves or who are vulnerable or at risk without planned intervention.
"Service is not about getting back but about giving to." Byron Pulsifer
"My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities." Albert Einstein
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." Albert Schweitzer
"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day." Alex Noble
"One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world." Ann Radcliffe
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C.S. Lewis
"You can not be of service to others when you only have good intentions; action is what is needed." Byron Pulsifer