Quotations on Service

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To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Money, Integrity, Service, Sincerity)

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.
- Owen Arthur
(Keywords: Battle, Cause, Conviction, Service, Will)

Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Reflection, Service, Will)

I dare suggest that the composer would do himself and his music an immediate and eventual service by total, resolute and voluntary withdrawal from this public world to one of private performance and electronic media.
- Milton Babbitt
(Keywords: Music, Performance, Media, Public, Service, World)

I don't want to do business with those who don't make a profit, because they can't give the best service.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Business, Profit, Service, Want)

Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Education, Service, Television)

I don't want to run for governor, but I don't think anyone should put public service out of the question because that's not what a good citizen does.
- Warren Beatty
(Keywords: Public, Question, Service, Want)

So one important lesson of Vietnam is, the first casualty of an unwise and unjust war are the American troops called on to fight it. Their service should be honored.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: War, American, Fight, First, Service, Troops, Vietnam)

When I came out of service, the first couple of releases didn't really hit so I just took a little hiatus and sat down to see what was happening. I just glued my ears to the radio and then I started writing - the first hit record that came out was "Everybody Loves a Winner."
- William Bell
(Keywords: First, Service, Writing)

As experimentation becomes more complex, the need for the co-operation in it of technical elements from outside becomes greater and the modern laboratory tends increasingly to resemble the factory and to employ in its service increasing numbers of purely routine workers.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Numbers, Routine, Service, Workers)

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)

Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Excitement, Service, Years)

We will ensure that associates continue to possess unsurpassed product knowledge and maintain their dedication to customer service and respect for their colleagues and for the communities in which they work and live.
- Arthur Blank
(Keywords: Work, Knowledge, Customer, Dedication, Respect, Service, Will)

The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Money, Decision, Party, Right, Service, State, Workers)

While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Keywords: Men, Hens, Service, Woman)

I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit and to mothball his opinions.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Opinions, Service, Tongue)

I have a secret thought from some things I have observed, that God may perhaps design you for some singular service in the world.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Design, God, Thought, May, Service, World)

Financial service providers act as the lubricating oil in the economy. They link consumers who want to invest their savings for a good return with companies who want to borrow on best terms for expansion.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: Financial, Act, Economy, Oil, Service, Want)

Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.
- James L. Buckley
(Keywords: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

When the leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talents, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatterers instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: People, Leaders, Legislators, Popularity, Service, State, Will)

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Love, Work, Gold, Patience, Promises, Self, Service, Worth)

Governments allocate enormous resources for social programs. And it is true that for many years we have had one of the best social service systems in the world. Yet we are still incapable of meeting the needs of tens of thousands of Canadian families.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Meeting, Needs, Service, World, Years)

I urge the enactment of a civil service law so explicit and so strong that no partisan official will dare evade it, basing all rewards, promotions and salaries solely on merit, on loyalty and industry in the public service.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: Law, Loyalty, Merit, Public, Service, Will)

I fully support the goal of species protection and conservation and believe that recovery and ultimately delisting of species should be the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's top priority under ESA.
- Dennis Cardoza
(Keywords: Goal, Conservation, Fish, Protection, Service, Support, Wildlife)

Only as long as a company can produce a desired, worthwhile, and needed product or service, and can command the public, will it receive the public dollar and succeed.
- Curtis Carlson
(Keywords: Company, Public, Service, Succeed, Will)

We have a VA hospital back home in St. Louis. Like many of our colleagues, we hear continued concerns about the access and the service. I have seen a statistic that more than 60,000 veterans today are waiting more than 6 months for an appointment at a VA hospital.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Home, Months, Service, Today, Veterans, Waiting)

You can not divorce religious belief and public service. I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
- Jimmy Carter
(Keywords: God, Belief, Conflict, Divorce, Duty, Public, Religious, Service, Will)

Delaware State began as a school bent on service - teaching education, social services and nursing.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Education, School, Service, State, Teaching)

The master class seldom lose a chance to insult a woman who has the ability for something besides service to his lordship.
- Caroline Nichols Churchill
(Keywords: Ability, Chance, Class, Insult, Service, Woman)

We cannot afford to have any large section of the business world in doubt whether they have broken the laws or not, and we cannot let the laws become a dead letter through vagueness. In this view it is clear that an administrative commission can render invaluable service.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Business, Doubt, Laws, Service, World)

John Kerry's service did not end in Vietnam. It began there.
- Max Cleland
(Keywords: End, Service, Vietnam)

The candidates we have in this campaign are... the most accomplished, in terms of public service, that we've had since 1960. One of them will be successful.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Successful, Public, Service, Will)

The highest political buzz word is not liberty, equality, fraternity or solidarity; it is service.
- Arthur Hugh Clough
(Keywords: Equality, Liberty, Service, Solidarity, Word)

The Crime Victims Fund is distributed to service providers who assist millions of crime victims annually throughout our communities in a host of ways. It is paid for by fines levied on criminals, not taxpayers.
- Jim Costa
(Keywords: Crime, Service, Victims)

Train service is particularly vital for the students and employees of Southern Illinois University.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Employees, Service, Students, University)

Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service.
- Jerry Costello
(Keywords: Work, Congress, Economy, Leaders, Service, State, Will)

Don't worry if they're Democrats or Republicans. Give them service and they'll become Democrats.
- Richard J. Daley
(Keywords: Democrats, Republicans, Service, Worry)

So popular is the naval service the only embarrassment is that men volunteer so rapidly we have to work overtime to give them hardy, adequate housing and proper training.
- Josephus Daniels
(Keywords: Men, Work, Embarrassment, Popular, Service, Training)

In those days, reserve duty lasted for six years, which, I might add, was three times as long as service in the regular army, although to be perfectly honest, I was unable to fulfill my entire obligation because I was taking acting classes and they said I could skip my last year.
- Larry David
(Keywords: Acting, Army, Duty, Obligation, Service, Years)

I want the BBC to be a mass market public service broadcaster still funded by the licence fee... and the licence fee is more durable than many people in the commercial sector believe.
- Gavyn Davies
(Keywords: People, Public, Service, Want)

Many soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from serious, long-term, physical and mental health problems, due to their service. It is unconscionable to cut the already limited health care benefits available to these brave men and women.
- Mark Dayton
(Keywords: Health, Men, Women, Afghanistan, Benefits, Care, Iraq, Mental health, Problems, Service, Soldiers)

Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated, they had rendered a large service to the course of literature: they had removed the stigma, for the most part, from the word novel.
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Keywords: Adventure, Service, Word)

To desire and strive to be of some service to the world, to aim at doing something which shall really increase the happiness and welfare and virtue of mankind - this is a choice which is possible for all of us; and surely it is a good haven to sail for.
- Henry Van Dyke
(Keywords: Happiness, Virtue, Choice, Desire, Mankind, Service, Welfare, World)

Any Ambassador or Foreign Service Officer who has his or her head screwed on right knows that the U.S. position in the world is far more dependent on our ability to compete in world markets.
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Keywords: Ability, Right, Service, World)

I am confident that this legislature will rise above partisan bickering, especially after the public promises its members made last fall, and that it will demonstrate a high capacity for civil service.
- Charles Edison
(Keywords: Promises, Public, Service, Will)

Conscious of our many problems, I seek today to lay a foundation to our public policy. My fundamental purpose is to devote my term of office to raising the standard of public service in New Jersey.
- Charles Edison
(Keywords: Policy, Purpose, Office, Problems, Public, Public policy, Service, Today)

It's appropriate to celebrate public service, and the thoughtful people who choose to serve. They symbolize what is good and decent about this historic citizen legislature, and we thank them.
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Keywords: People, Public, Service, Thoughtful)

Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location,... Once I got it into my head, I couldn't imagine the media space without one.
- Shawn Fanning
(Keywords: Music, People, Media, Service, Space, Want)

What he has done for women is final: he gave to their service the best powers of his mind and the best years of his life. His death consecrates the gift: it can never lessen its value.
- Millicent Fawcett
(Keywords: Death, Women, Life, Mind, Service, Value, Years)



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