Quotes to ’Celebrate Service’

The “celebrate service” theme has been expressed in the words of biblical writers, leaders, philosophers and poets. Below are quotes to reflect on during Catholic Schools Week.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
— Mother Teresa

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
— President John F. Kennedy

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
— Anne Frank

“Service is what life is all about.”
— Marian Wright Edelman

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
— Benjamin Disraeli

“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”
— Edmund Burke

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
— James M. Barrie

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