100 Best Quotes about Community Service

Quotes about community service: I remember in my childhood we had a subject by name community living. But later on it is merged with other subjects. Community service is one of the most important aspects of any good community. It helps to build relationships, teach morals, and create a sense of togetherness. It’s also a great way to get involved in your community and make a difference.

There are a number of ways to get involved in your community. You can volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen, organize a fundraiser for a charity, or organize a bake sale to raise money for the local school. You can also participate in community service projects, like painting a mural, planting a tree, or cleaning up a park.

Quotes about community service can be inspiring, motivational, or simply funny. They can also be used to remind people of the importance of giving back to their community. Here are some quotes about community service:

Quotes about Community Service

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“Every person can make a difference, and every person should try.” – John F. Kennedy

“Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” – Plato

Quotes about Community Service

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” –  Jim Rohn

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”  — Anais Nin

“Each person’s task in life is to become an increasingly better person.”   — Leon Tolstoy

“May I see what I should do? Can I do it differently? May I make this a way of life.”   — Buddhist mantra

“I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and I am not who I was.”  — Stanley Kunitz

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali.

“Community service is not a welfare program. It’s an opportunity.” – Barack Obama.

“Community service is an opportunity to give back to your community without having to leave your comfort zone.” – Stephanie Meyers

“Community service is not only good for the community, it’s good for the individual.” – Cathy Freeman.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”  — Anatole France

“Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds.” – Bill Clinton

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” – Helen Dyer

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bombeck

“If the only thing you get is the negative stories, you become injured and people seem less human—they are either emaciated victims or violent and evil.”   — Dr. David Keen

“The more one forgets himself—by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love—the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”  — Viktor Frankl

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Motivational Quotes about Community Service

“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” – Aristotle

“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.” – Horace Mann

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde

Quotes about Community Service

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss

“I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.” – Edward Everett

“Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.”  — Hubert Humphrey

“Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.”  — Albert Camus,

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill.

“Traveling makes one modest — you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” — Gustave Flaubert.

“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs.

“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” – Kofi Annan

“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” – Natalie Portman.

Great Quotes about Community Service

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.” – Lydia Maria Child

“Help one another. There’s no time like the present, and no present like the time.” – James Durst

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

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The world is changed not by self-regard, but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves.”  — P.D. James

“There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.” — Henry van Dyke

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”   — Elie Wiesel.

“You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartache for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.” – Seth Parker.

“I urge young people to consider public service, whether they do it now by volunteering in their community or preparing for public service as an adult.” – John Walters

“The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

“If a man is gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other islands, but a continent that joins to them.”  — Francis Bacon

Famous Quotes about Community Service

“Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”  — Alice Walker

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”  — Voltaire

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”  — William Jones

“If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.”  — Carl Sagan

“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”   — Edmund Hillary

“There is no better exercise for your heart than reaching down and helping to lift someone up.” – Bernard Meltzer

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.”  — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

“Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.” – Heather French Henry

“If only I could so live and so serve the world that after me there should never again be birds in cages.”  — Karen Blixen (pen name: Isak Dinesen)

“Our conscience is not the vessel of eternal verities. It grows with our social life, and a new social condition means a radical change in conscience.”   — Walter Lippmann.

“A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but also by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.“   — John Stuart Mill.

“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.

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”   — Article 1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Inspirational Quotes about Community Service

“We cannot live only for ourselves. Thousands of fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” – Helen Keller

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson

“If only I could so live and so serve the world that after me there should never again be birds in cages.“  — Karen Blixen

“Man is always inclined to be intolerant towards the thing, or person, he hasn’t taken the time adequately to understand.”  — Robert R. Brown

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

“Learn to detach … Don’t cling to things, because everything is impermanent … But detachment doesn’t mean you don’t let the experience penetrate you. On the contrary, you can let it penetrate fully.”  — Mitch Albom.

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”    — Helen Keller

“Mankind’s true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.”   — Milan Kundera

“There is little to be said in favor of poverty, but it was often an incubator of true friendship. Many people will appear to befriend you when you are wealthy, but precious few will do the same when you are poor. If wealth is a magnet, poverty is a kind of repellent. Yet poverty often brings out the true generosity in others.”   — Nelson Mandela

Quotes about Community Service and Helping Others

“You give but little when you give off your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Man does not simply exist, but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.”  — Viktor Frankl

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda

“The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. The more he gives it to others, the wealthier he is.”  — Lao Tzu

“I see too plainly custom forms us all. Our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs, are the consequences of our place of birth.”  — Aaron Hill

“The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived.”  — Ann Patchett

“It’s like, at the end, there’s this surprise quiz: Am I proud of myself? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid?”  — Richard Bach

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between, that makes all the difference.”   — Anita Septimus.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo Buscaglia

Long Quotes about Community Service

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”  — Albert Schweitzer.

“We don’t set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people’s hearts.” — Pema Chodron.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.”   — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” — Lilla Watson, an Indigenous Australian artist

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”  — Desmond Tutu

“The ultimate sense of security will be when we come to recognize that we are all part of one human race. Our primary allegiance is to the human race and not to one particular color or border.”  — Mohamed ElBaradei.

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all people cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”  — Maya Angelou.

“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 your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference.”  — Robert Fulghum

Important Quotes about Community Service

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. I’ll take something with you. Hopefully, you will leave something good behind.”  — Anthony Bourdain

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.   — Marie Curie

“I should dearly love that the world should be ever so little better for my presence. Even on this small stage we have our two sides, and something might be done by throwing all one’s weight on the scale of breadth, tolerance, charity, temperance, peace, and kindliness to man and beast. We can’t all strike very big blows, and even the little ones count for something.” — Arthur Conan Doyle

“If I can do no more, let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth’s sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.”  — Louisa May Alcott.

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” — E.B. White

“Every place is a goldmine. You have only to give yourself time, sit in a teahouse watching the passers-by, stand in a corner of the market, go for a haircut. You pick up a thread – a word, a meeting, a friend of a friend of someone you have just met – and soon the most insipid, most insignificant place becomes a mirror of the world, a window on life, a theater of humanity.”— Tiziano Terzani

Volunteering is an important way to give back to your community and make a difference. It can be enjoyable, rewarding, and give you a new perspective on the world. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering opportunities, or want to find a way to give back to your community, here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Do your research

2. Connect with local organizations

Before you start volunteering, make sure you research the different opportunities available in your area. This will help you find the right project or organization to donate your time to.

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