The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
We are all like one-winged angels. It is only when we help each other that we can fly.
Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
If you want to feel connected to your own purpose, know this for certain: Your purpose will only be found in service to others, and in being connected to the something far greater than your mind/body/ego.
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large.
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