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Called To Service Quotes


"For Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 267,300 reserve component service men and women were called to service." - Ron Wyden

"Service to man is service to god" - Swami Vivekananda

"But God makes no mistakes; according to their service He divides the help, and those who are called to the holiest service are those who can have least assistance." - James Hudson Taylor

"Those called to the service of governance in the church need to have a strong sense of justice, so that any form of injustice becomes unacceptable." - Pope Francis

"It is in the interest of the wage-earner to have many other alternatives open to him than service under one all-powerful employer called the State" - Winston Churchill

"I did not want to avoid service. I did realize reservists could be called up, and that it was something that I wanted to do." - Richard Blumenthal

"He was feeling buoyant, flexible. He wanted to go jogging. He stood. He couldn't go jogging. He called room service and ordered a basket of breads and pastries." - Dave Eggers

"It's fun to get a message on the phone service that Lucille Ball or Burt Reynolds called, and play it very blase by asking, 'Anyone else?'" - Charles Nelson Reilly

"I live to service you" - J. Lynn

"Angelic happiness is in service, from service, and according to service." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"A lot of what is called 'public service' consists of making hoops for other people to jump through. It is a great career for those who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do." - Thomas Sowell

"Who can enjoy enlightenment and remain indifferent to suffering in the world? This is not in keeping with the Way. Only those who increase their service along with their understanding can be called men and women of Tao." - Laozi

"A new helicopter service called Gotham Air is now offering users cheap flights from Manhattan to JFK or Newark airports that start at just $99. If there's two words I trust together in the same sentence, it's 'cheap' and 'helicopter.'" - Jimmy Fallon

"Prior to email, our private correspondence was secured by a government institution called the postal service. Today, we trust AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, or Gmail with our private utterances." - John Battelle

"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

"During my military service, I performed a sketch in which I played a flea called Max. So when critics kept misspelling my name, I decided to change it and thought, 'Ah! Max!'" - Max Von Sydow

"When I hear the president of the United States in a great little rhetorical flourish talk about the leavening hand of the government, everybody knows that leavening hand is attached to the long arm of the Internal Revenue Service. And no one mistakes the Internal Revenue Service with something called liberty." - Sean Hannity

"The travels before and after the tour are what add up to what you're doing. You are really called into service - and it's the service industry man, it's blue collar man, I'm sweating by the second song. It's construction work from that second song on." - David Lee Roth

"Resistance to tyranny is service to God." - James Madison

"Service to others leads to greatness." - Jim Rohn

"Whenever we show others the goodness of God, whenever we follow our Teacher by imitating His posture of humble and ready service, our actions are sacred and ministerial. To be called into the priesthood, as all of us are, is to be called to a life of presence, of kindness." - Rachel Held Evans

"The shortest distance to leadership is service." - Myles Munroe

"The highest distinction is service to others." - Max Brooks

"In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944." - Gyorgy Legeti

"Everything is drive-through. In California, they even have a burial service called Jump-In-The-Box." - Wil Shriner

"I'm staying in a strange hotel. I called room service for a sandwich and they sent up two hookers." - Bill Maher

"In January 1944 I was called up by the Forced Labor Service, but I deserted on October 10, 1944." - Gyorgy Ligeti

"The most important service to others is service to those who are not like yourself." - J Irwin Miller

"Fastidious attention to detail makes the difference between an OK service and first class service." - Ben Elliot

"Service rivalry leads to service pride, which is good for building morale and esprit." - Anthony Zinni

"Nobody loves a good worship service more than I do, but we are called to make religion real, to make our faith come alive. Helping others have a decent place to live is one way to do that and it doesn't take too long for others to recognize it, too." - Millard Fuller

"Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom" - David Brainerd

"To keep ourselves grounded in the Lord's Church, we can and must train our eyes to recognize the power of the Lord in the service of those He has called. We must be worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. And we need to pray for the Holy Ghost to help us know that men who lead us hold this power." - Henry B Eyring

"If you are called upon to play a church service, it is a greater honor than if you were to play a concert on the finest organ in the world... Thank God each time when you are privileged to sit before the organ console and assist in the worship of the Almighty." - Albert Schweitzer

"It has come to be a dreadfully common belief in the Christian Church that the only man who has a "call" is the man who devotes all his time to what is called "the ministry," whereas all Christian service is ministry, and every Christian has a call to some kind of ministry or another." - Charles Spurgeon

"The Holy Ghost is a comforter and a guide. But it is also a cleansing agent. That is why service in the kingdom is so crucial to enduring. When we are called to serve, we can pray for the Holy Ghost to be our companion with assurance it will come." - Henry B Eyring

"A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men." - Ralph Washington Sockman

"A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men." - Ralph W Sockman

"To great sections of the church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the 'program.' This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the type of public service which now passes for worship among us." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"The proclamation and witness of the Gospel are the first service that Christians can offer every person and the whole human race, as they are called to communicate to all the love of God, who manifested himself fully in the only Redeemer of the world, Jesus Christ." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"All the shopping malls and restaurants and airports are riddled with low-fidelity loudspeakers, which apparently have developed the ability to reproduce by themselves; these are all connected to a special programming service called Music That Nobody Really Likes, and you cannot get away from it." - Dave Barry

"We are gripped by God's will of love, and must help carry out that will in this world, in small things as in great things, in saving as in pardoning. To be glad instruments of God's love in this imperfect world is the service to which we are called." - Albert Schweitzer

"You may have confidence in the Lord's service. The Savior will help you do what He has called you to do, be it for a time as a worker in the Church or forever as a parent. You may pray for help enough to do the work and know that it will come." - Henry B Eyring

"If we were living back in 1789, your musket would be really useful in a military conflict. If you were called up to service, they said bring your musket. And indeed, the First Congress passed a law. You want to know the first gun control law in America? First Congress passed a law mandating that all able-bodied men must own a musket." - Ted Cruz

"We are gripped by God's will of love, and must help carry out that will in this world, in small things as in great things, in saving as in pardoning. To be glad instruments of God's love in this imperfect world is the service to which we are called." - Albert Schweitzer

"You may have confidence in the Lord's service. The Savior will help you do what He has called you to do, be it for a time as a worker in the Church or forever as a parent. You may pray for help enough to do the work and know that it will come." - Henry B Eyring

"For Google, the problem with being a free, abundant, and rather infinite set of services is that it's hard to create much of a stir about anything. There are so many major software service options under the 'more' menu on the Gmail page that they've had to go and add a final item called 'even more.'" - Douglas Rushkoff

"Service to many leads to greatness- great respect, great satisfaction." - Jim Rohn

"Living is giving. We live life best as we give our strengths, gifts, and competencies in the service of God's mission. We are called to serve, not survive. Our giving makes a difference in our families, our work, our community, our world, and our church." - Kennon Callahan

"Apple is developing a service called Home Kit that will allow people to operate gadgets like garage openers and thermostats through one app. In related news, please don't tell my parents about this. I can't be explaining this stuff every week." - Jimmy Fallon

"I really believe that you can. Not only do I think it is a part of public service to help young people find their way, just as professors had helped me find mine, but I've been very involved in K-12 education issues. I started a program back in 1992 called the Center for a New Generation, an afterschool enrichment program." - Condoleezza Rice

"In the service of the Lord, it is not where you serve but how. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one takes the place to which one is duly called, which place one neither seeks nor declines." - Howard W. Hunter

"Bob Mueller for the FBI, myself, met with a particular group of executives that have major roles in the so-called ISPs, the Internet service providers, what they could possibly do. We have met with leaders in private industry in terms of the core critical infrastructure of the country as to what they can possibly do with cyber-attacks." - Janet Napolitano

"I've been an entrepreneur since I was 18. I started a company with a bunch of buddies that got funded in my senior year, and that's when I finished school. It was called Scour, a peer-to-peer service, file-sharing." - Travis Kalanick

"Way back in 2008, when the iPhone was new and Instagram was a gleam in Kevin Systrom's eye, I was involved in creating a service called CrowdFire. It was a way for fans at a festival (the first was Outside Lands) to share photos, tweets, and texts in a location and event specific way." - John Battelle

"I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, 'We're going to do ERP on the Internet, software-as-a-service.' Six months later Marc Benioff, finding out what NetSuite was doing, and kind of copied it." - Larry Ellison

"As my own father was sick, and miserably tied to his invalid's chair, he would have been abandoned had not an old servant performed for him a so-called service of love. My mother gave parties while he was perishing in solitude, and amused herself while he was suffering bitter agonies" - Arthur Schopenhauer

"In right and service to their noble country." - William Shakespeare

"The only purpose of customer service is to change feelings." - Seth Godin

"(The mature person) pours himself out in service to others." - Laozi

"A president cant go to every memorial service." - Nancy Gibbs

"Love comes into being through useful service to others." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"There is incredible value in being of service to others." - Elizabeth Berg

"It is more important to be of service than successful." - Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr.

"It is more important to be of service than successful." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"Isn't a memorial service meant to comfort the living?" - Anne Tyler

"The highest of distinctions is service to others." - George IV of the United Kingdom

"How much service have I rendered to my people?" - Ernest Thompson Seton

"Take a vow for a life of service to others." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"I went to a massage parlor, it was self service." - Rodney Dangerfield

"It's not easy to take three ships out of service." - Micky Arison

"There's no greater purpose than service to others." - Nick Nolte

"The secret to sucessful customer service starts with YES!" - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Enthusiasm and eagerness give life to our devotional service." - Radhanath Swami

"Being of service to others daily makes me feel alive." - Christy Turlington

"Service is taking action to create value for someone else." - Ron Kaufman

"My whole life has been dedicated to public service." - Leon Panetta

"Search is essential to every service that Yahoo offers." - David Filo

"My whole life was service to people and the Fatherland." - Wilhelm Frick

"The highest of distinctions is service to others." - King George Vi

"A president can't go to every memorial service." - Nancy Gibbs

"You want your customers to value your service." - Jeff Bezos

"Judgment and weariness are foes to service and generosity." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"One service to need heals an ancient wound." - Mary Anne Radmacher

"My parents actually wanted me to join the service." - Krysten Ritter

"Service is the key to everything in life." - Russell Simmons

"I've only paid lip service to a spiritual life." - Sting

"Some of our finest work comes through service to others." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I have a lifelong devotion to public service." - Caroline Kennedy

"Being of service to others is what brings true happiness." - Marie Osmond

"Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others." - Russell M Nelson

"What we have to be judged by is the work we try to do. It's public service, not perfect service." - Jesse Jackson

"I take all the best parts of YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, and combine them into a whole new service called ... YouTwit-face." - Mark Frost

"The Opposition aren't really the Opposition. They're just called the Opposition. But in fact they are the Opposition in exile. The Civil Service are the Opposition in residence." - Antony Jay

"Service cannot be expected from a friend in service; let him be a freeman who wishes to be my master." - Martial

"Service cannot be expected from a friend in service; let him be a freeman who wishes to be my master." - Marcus Valerius Martial

"If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claims to perform that service are imperious." - Nathan Hale

"As a GM Goodwrench Service Plus dealer, I understand how good service makes a difference to our customers." - Dale Earnhardt

"It's sad that we have become so accustomed to bad service that we're shocked when we get good service." - Neil Cavuto

"It is deeply interesting to notice also where the citizens were put to work. Each was set to labor on the bit of all opposite his home... I do not say that men are not called to service in far distant places... But I do say that for the vast majority the task that God appoints is the task lying at the door. The nearest thing is God's thing. The nearest duty is God's duty. He who cannot find his service there is little likely to be useful anywhere." - George H Morrison

"Widen your shriveled heart, make the interests of others your own and serve them as much as you can by sympathy, kindness, presents and so forth. So long as one enjoys the things of this world and has needs and wants, it is necessary to minister to the needs of one's fellow men. Otherwise one cannot be called a human being. Whenever you have the opportunity, give to the poor, feed the hungry, nurse the sick - do service as a religious duty and you will come to know by direct perception that the person served, the one who serves and the act of service are separate only in appearance." - Anandamayi Ma

"The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [ when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call." - Alexander Hamilton

"The man of wealth [should] consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds, which he is called upon to administer to produce the most beneficial results for the community - the man of wealth thus becoming the mere trustee and agent for his poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, experience and ability to administer, doing for them better than that they would or could do for themselves." - Andrew Carnegie

"Officers in the Church of Jesus Christ are called for two distinct purposes: First and foremost, to serve the people; and, secondly, to gain the development and enlarged understanding which always follow earnest service in a responsible position. It is an honorable privilege and a personal benefit to be allowed to serve in an official position in the Church; and an office, whatever it may be, should be accepted in a spirit of grateful appreciation." - John Andreas Widtsoe

"Historically, the new government had no money to pay for an army, so they relied on the state militias. And the states required men to have certain weapons and they specified in the law what weapons these people had to keep in their home so that when they were called to do service as militiamen, they would have them. That was the entire purpose of the Second Amendment." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Every young man should aim at independence and should prepare himself for a vocation; above all, he should so manage his life that the steps of his progress are taken without improper aids; that he calls no one master, that he does not win or deserve the reputation of being a tool of others, and that if called to public service he may assume its duties with the satisfaction of knowing that he is free to rise to the height of his opportunity." - Charles Evans Hughes

"There is no constitutional or legal requirement that the President shall take the oath of office in the presence of the People but there is so manifest an appropriateness in the public induction to office of the chief executive officer of the nation that from the beginning of the Government the people to whose service the official oath consecrates the officer, have been called to witness the solemn ceremonial" - Benjamin Harrison

"There is no finer way to demonstrate love of God than by serving Him in the positions to which we may be called. Occasionally, the reward for that service will be prompt, and we'll see the light in the eyes of the person whom we have helped. Other times, however, the Lord will let us wait a little while and let our reward come another way." - Thomas S Monson

"Gujarat's e-governance projects have been recognized in the country and abroad. To give a few examples- Gujarat has the largest Wide Area Network in the Asia Pacific. It is the first State to provide broadband connectivity in all schools and villages. It makes maximum use of video-conferencing including trial of the prisoners. Gujarat's ICT based Grievance Redressal System called SWAGAT has got the United Nation's Public Service Award. In addition, it has received eleven national awards for our various e-services." - Narendra Modi

"Now that science has helped us to overcome the awe of the unknown in nature, we are the slaves of social pressures of our own making. When called upon to act independently, we cry for patterns, systems, and authorities. If by enlightenment and intellectual progress we mean the freeing of man from superstitious belief in evil forces, in demons and fairies, in blind fate-in short, the emancipation from fear-then denunciation of what is currently called reason is the greatest service reason can render." - Max Horkheimer

"I love to be called Doc." - Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz

"I feel called to be faithful." - Greg Boyle

"The ethics of sex is a thorny problem. Each of us is forced to grope for a solution he can live with - in the face of preposterous, unworkable, and evil code of so-called 'Morals.' Most of us know the code is wrong, almost everybody breaks it. But we pay Danegeld by feeling guilty and giving lip service. Willy-nilly, the code rides us, dead and stinking, an albatross around the neck." - Robert A Heinlein

"We speak of war gods, but not of mathematician gods, poet or painter gods, or inventor gods. Nobody has ever called me a god; I am at best a sage. We worship all the conquerors, but have only one Prince of Peace, who was horribly put to death, and if he lived in these islands, would have some difficulty in getting exempted from military service as a conscientious objector." - George Bernard Shaw

"I know there are some people in Germany who become sick when they see these black uniforms, we understand the reason for this, and do not expect we shall be loved by all that number of people; those who come to fear us in any way or at any time must have a bad conscience towards the Fuhrer and the nation. For these persons we have established an organisation called the Security Service." - Heinrich Himmler

"It used to be called boogie-woogie, it used to be called blues, used to be called rhythm and blues...It's called rock now." - Chuck Berry

"I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claim to perform that service are imperious." - Nathan Hale

"Companies are starting to measure how effective their customer service is and trying to understand what they can do to improve the customer service process." - Sanjay Kumar

"The Silent Service is all together too silent. It's important to begin to highlight the critical importance of the Silent Service to our national security." - Rob Simmons

"We are all here to be a service to those who can't be a service to themselves. We can give people hope and more reasons for being human." - Dionne Warwick

"Getting service right is more than just a nice to do; it's a must do. American consumers are willing to spend more with companies that provide outstanding service - ultimately, great service can drive sales and customer loyalty." - Jim Bush

"An old sergeant said, if you want to get to France in a hurry, then join the ambulance service, the French are big for ambulance service." - Frank Buckles

"It's one of the secrets of strength: We're so much more likely to find it in the service of others than in service to ourselves." - David Levithan

"True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing men to one's service but in giving oneself in selfless service to them." - J. Oswald Sanders

"...[the federal] government [has no authority] to deliver a service,...and there's no evidence to show that government has ever been efficient [at] delivering...service." - Ron Paul

"In this life, such things as service in the Church, including missionary service, all of this is available to anyone who is true to covenants and commandments." - Lance B. Wickman

"Fewer and fewer people are attracted to the church service and more and more people are attracted to the service of the church." - Reggie McNeal

"The foundation stone of the whole scheme is service. Service to the people, a service that will lighten, brighten, and make more profitable the lives of the majority who do the necessary work of the world." - Anonymous

"I felt that God could be realized only through service. And service for me was the service of India, because it came to me without my seeking, because I had an aptitude for it." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Life is best spent in alleviating pain, assuaging distress, and promoting peace and joy. The service of man is more valuable than what you call service to God. God has no need of your service. Pleas man, you please God." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Life is best spent in alleviating pain, assuaging distress, and promoting peace and joy. The service of man is more valuable than what you call ?service to God.? God has no need of your service. Pleas man, you please God." - Sathya Sai Baba

"We are not primarily called to do something or go somewhere; we are called to Someone." - Os Guinness

"The church is called to be now what the world is called to be ultimately" - John Howard Yoder

"Unity is not something we are called to create; it's something we are called to recognize." - William Sloane Coffin

"I am not called to be successful, I am called to be faithful." - Mother Teresa

"We're called to do more than believe in God, we're called to live in God." - Ann Voskamp

"I never wanted to be called an artist. I wanted to be called a photographer." - Richard Avedon

"Money is the harvest of our production and service. We in turn use it to obtain the production and service of others." - Earl Nightingale

"Our Lord was 30 years preparing for 3 years of service. The modern stamp is to spend 3 hours preparing for 30 years of service." - Oswald Chambers

"Film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth, or at the service of the attempt to find the truth." - Michael Haneke

"It is not enough to give the customer excellent service. You must subtly make him aware of the great service he is getting." - Anonymous

"Through service to others, we develop a Christlike love and we experience joy. Service teaches patience and long-suffering as well as gentleness, goodness, and faith." - Merrill J. Bateman

"From last night's All Together Now, a Celebration of Service: There can be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others." - George H W Bush

"Our most important public service will always be the NHS. And I want to say something clear and unambiguous about the future of the health service." - Michael Gove

"Many are attracted to social service - the rewards are immediate, the gratification quick. But if we have social justice, we won't need social service." - Julian Bond

"The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society." - Aristotle

"Man's dominion is a call to service, not a license to to exterminate." - Hugh Nibley

"What used to be called prejudice is now called a null hypothesis." - A. W. F. Edwards

"These are times when what used to be called liberal is now called radical; what used to be called radical is now called insane; what used to be called reactionary is now called moderate; and what used to be called insane is now called solid, neo-conservative thinking." - Katrina vanden Heuvel

"Black men don't like to be called 'boys,' but women accept being called 'girls.'" - Marilyn Monroe



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