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National Service Quotes


"To criticize one's country is to do it a service.... Criticism, in short, is more than a right; it is an act of patriotism-a higher form of patriotism, I believe, than the familiar rituals and national adulation." - J William Fulbright

"The National Park Service today exemplifies one of the highest traditions of public service." - Stewart Udall

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

"Service is no Inheritance." - George Herbert

"Service makes men competent." - Lyman Abbott

"Because of his military service, Dad was buried in Arlington National Cemetery." - Buzz Aldrin

"I sang at the Inaugural prayer service at the National Cathedral." - Michael W Smith

"My first jobs were all civil service. At 14, I worked for the Canadian National Railways. At 16, I worked for the Canadian Penitentiary Service." - Dan Aykroyd

"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

"Application of humility is service." - Radhanath Swami

"Service without reward is punishment." - George Herbert

"I believe in national service, I believe that every young adult citizen should do two years of national service. Not necessarily to be deployed, but to understand teamwork, responsibility and mixing with different people." - Robert Irvine

"The crime of ingratitude has not yet stained, and I trust never will stain, our national character. You are considered by them as not only having rendered important service in our own revolution, but as being, on a more extended scale, the friend of human rights, and able advocate of public liberty. To the welfare of Thomas Paine, the Americas are not, nor can they be, indifferent." - James Monroe

"This belief in the necessity of English training has enslaved us. It has unfitted us for true national service." - Mahatma Gandhi

"My national service is part of my training for freeing my soul from the bondage of the flesh." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Our sons and daughters must be trained in national service, taught to give as well as to receive." - Emmeline Pankhurst

"Accepting money from the federal government to conduct research places academic inquiry in the service of national interests." - Jill Lepore

"Oregonians aren't the only ones who recognize the extraordinary service and sacrifice of their state's National Guard." - Ron Wyden

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"The White House released documents it claims validates the president's (National Guard) service ... When deciphered the documents showed that in a one-year period, 1972 and 1973, Bush received credit for nine days of active National Guard service. The traditional term of service then and now for the National Guard is one weekend a month and two full weeks a year, meaning that Bush's nine-day stint qualifies him only for the National Guard's National Guard. That's the National Guard's National Guard, an Army of None." - Jon Stewart

"My heart is ever at your service." - William Shakespeare

"Customer service is the new marketing." - Derek Sivers

"All service is the same with God." - Robert Browning

"The soul is awakened through service." - Erica Jong

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

"I'm not in the service business." - Nic Pizzolatto

"Happiness is a by product of service." - William J. Critchlow, Jr.

"Today more than 20,000 communities participate in the National Flood Insurance Program. More than 90 insurance companies sell and service flood service insurance. There are more than four million policies covering the total of $800 billion." - Gary Miller

"I worked in the NHS as a hospital orderly during my national service, and people thought it was a noble service. But over the years it's lost its humanity." - David Hockney

"Typically, an historic site is considered by the National Park Service to contain a single historical feature, while generally a National Historic Park extends beyond single properties or buildings." - Rick Renzi

"The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The National Park Service shot a mule in the face. He survived but had trouble swallowing and often food came out of his nose." - Cleveland Amory

"NCS - National Citizen Service is a fantastic programme. I want it to be available for every young person in the country." - David Cameron

"National Health Insurance means combining the efficiency of the Postal Service with the compassion of the I.R.S. ... and the cost accounting of the Pentagon." - Louis Sullivan

"Over the moon about strong support for the National Health Service - an institution I will defend to my dying day, second only to Everton FC." - Andy Burnham

"The national strike of the miners in 1972 performed, I believe, a great service, not only to the miners, but the people in Britain today who wanted coal" - Michael Foot

"I authored the Universal National Service Act because I believe that everyone in America should contribute to the greater good of America." - Charles B Rangel

"While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency." - Mitch Mcconnell

"In the 2000 election, George W. Bush, who had shirked military service, succeeded in presenting himself as more reliable on national security than Al Gore." - Samantha Power

"I don't want to sound like Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, but I do think there should be some sort of national service for young men." - Michael Caine

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"Humility is not a part of devotional service, it is the heart of devotional service." - Radhanath Swami

"We have an incredible national forest service, and we have an incredible child outreach program that the president has put together. I don't see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years. If we were to require that, we wouldn't need a draft." - Montel Williams

"I have never had a problem with national service. I am not sure the draft is the way to go about it, but I am positive that you live in a society and you take from this society, which every citizen here does. You owe something back to this country, and that should be paid back in some form of national service." - Montel Williams

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"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

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

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

"Lower prices are not service; they're just lower prices." - Susan Ward

"In proportion as one renders service he becomes great." - Booker T Washington

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

"Service broadens your vision widens your awareness. Deepens your compassion." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Service is the ultimate edge. Keep it sharp." - Ron Kaufman

"The Quito telephone service is about as reliable as roulette." - Christopher Isherwood

"All self-help is Buddhism with a service mark" - Merlin Mann

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

"We should be involved in quiet acts of selfless service." - Spencer W. Kimball


"My life is like my shoes, worn out by service." - Spencer W. Kimball

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

"Our military service members put their lives on the line to protect the rights and freedoms of all Americans - yet many still face substantial roadblocks as they attempt to cast their ballots...This legislation begins to right this national disgrace." - John Cornyn

"My time in the Army gave me an understanding for what it takes to provide for our national security and what it means to our service members and their families." - James Inhofe

"By making this wine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt." - Thomas Jefferson

"The National Health Service is safe with us. The principle of adequate healthcare should be provided for all regardless of ability to pay must be the function of any arrangements for financing the NHS. We stand by that." - Margaret Thatcher

"In the days ahead, I will propose more ways for more Americans to get involved in national service and give back to our communities, because every one of us has a role to play in building the future we want." - Hillary Clinton

"What's happened [in UK] is a private medical practice has started up, people who can afford it are going to into medical institutions, hospitals and so forth, that are not part of the National Health Service, they've opted out." - Rush Limbaugh

"Oh, he was probably a member of the National Rifle Association. It was a group that helped criminals get guns so they could shoot citizens. It was a public service." - Woody Allen

"Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand

"I can think of no better step to signalize the inauguration of the National Health service than that a person who so obviously needs psychiatric attention should be among the first of its patients." - Winston Churchill

"I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community." - Robert M Gates

"You all know my commitment to the National Health Service. While I am Secretary of State, the NHS will never be fragmented, privatised or undermined. I am personally committed to an NHS which gives equal access, and excellent care." - Andrew Lansley

"Government 'help' to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off." - Ayn Rand

"Because of my own family's service (in the U.S. Army, Navy, and Massachusetts and New York National Guard), I am a strong supporter of the military and do believe that there are just wars." - Camille Paglia

"By requiring all 30 million Americans age 18 to 25 to perform two years of national service, in the military or civilian life, we will be asking for a shared sacrifice from all American citizens." - Charles B Rangel

"Commerce has changed the ethics of citizenship and the incentives for national service. America now buys private contractors - we used to call them mercenaries - to do the country's fighting." - Michael Ignatieff

"I spent two years in the military service, then I trudged around in repertory for quite a while. I somehow wound up at the National Theatre, though, and then I was definitely on my way." - Anthony Hopkins

"For the year after I left government service, I worked as a consultant to the Republican National Committee because the lawyers advised that was the proper way for me to comply with ethics regulations and continue to advise the President." - Karen Hughes

"There was a very important superintendent of Yellowstone, a man who was involved in the founding of the National Park Service itself, Horace Albright. And he became superintendent, which is the boss of Yellowstone Park, in 1919 - from 1919 to 1929. Later, he was director of the park service itself. Albright embraced the idea that in order for the national parks - and Yellowstone in particular - to have support from the American people and from politicians, there needed to be wildlife as spectacle." - David Quammen

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment." - Christopher Bond

"The Foreign Office is a very important arm of the British state and I think Britain has a fantastic diplomatic service. We are the only country in the world spending 2% of our national income on defence and 0.7% of our national income on aid. We are the only country in the world doing both of those things." - George Osborne

"I believe the National Park Service has demonstrated strong partnerships geared towards respecting the private property of citizens in its administering of the current Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and will continue to do so upon the addition of the routes." - Zach Wamp

"Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment." - Kit Bond

"The key thing is that I've led a life of service to country that gave me perspectives that most people don't get, having been involved in international and national decision-making and the accomplishment of national and international political and diplomatic and military objectives." - Ricardo Sanchez

"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

"Biggest question: Isn't it really 'customer helping' rather than customer service? And wouldn't you deliver better service if you thought of it that way?" - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Just remember one criterion: whatever you do should not be in the service of destruction, it should be in the service of creativity." - Rajneesh

"Living a life of service, rather than one of expression, is a serious mistake, because expressing who we really are is the greatest service we can perform." - Kurt Hanks

"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

"Men spend their lives in the service of their passions, instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives." - Richard Steele

"The reward of service is more service." - Dwight L Moody

"The big story now is that President Bush is coming under attack for his service in the National Guard. The White House said, 'no no,' that they have payroll records to show that he served in the National Guard. But today, the commanding officers can't remember seeing Bush between May and October of '72. President Bush said, 'Remember me? I'm the drunk guy. Remember me?'" - Jay Leno

"Service is a limitless opportunity, it is the reason why we breathe." - Michelle Obama

"The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service." - Albert Einstein

"The lips are closed, for the dancer has plenty of other voices at his service." - Lucian

"The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service." - Billy Graham

"The transcendental knowledge of devotional service is digested by the engyme of humility." - Radhanath Swami

"Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves." - Elbert Hubbard

"Rewards for good service should not be deferred a single day." - Sun Tzu

"Memorable customer service can only take place in a human-to-human situation." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"There is nothing more important than rebounding... don't just give it lip service." - Don Meyer

"Every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary." - Albert Schweitzer

"War technology is science in the service of obscene anatomical vandalism." - Stan Goff

"The highest service we can perform for others is to help them help themselves." - Horace Mann

"I have a magical work in a magical way. I give magical service for magical pay." - Florence Scovel Shinn

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

"Religion is not a dogma, nor an emotion, but a service." - Roswell Dwight Hitchcock

"Every service problem is as an opportunity to show you care." - Ron Kaufman

"The cutting edge of service is always being honed and polished." - Ron Kaufman

"Good customers want good quality service. Great customers want it even more." - Ron Kaufman

"Making a request without revealing the feeling/need takes all the joy out of other's service." - Lucy Liu

"The first service a child doth his father is to make him foolish." - George Herbert

"Ninety percent of the success of any product or service is its promotion and marketing." - Mark Victor Hansen

"Beauty always had a purpose: to be of service to life." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"The service took place on one of those afternoons that occur only in the past." - Stephen Fry

"I believe Moses was 80 when God first commissioned him for public service." - Ronald Reagan

"Every profession does imply a trust for the service of the public." - Benjamin Whichcote

"Service is the overflow which pours from a life filled with love and devotion." - Oswald Chambers

"The most acceptable service of God is doing good to man." - Benjamin Franklin

"We must serve consciously as caring role models, emphasizing the ethic of service, not consumption." - Marian Wright Edelman

"Love grows by service." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"the world exercises dominion by force and Christ and Christians conquer by service." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"In the Ford Motor Company, we emphasize service equally with sales." - Henry Ford

"The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action." - Mother Teresa

"The greatest service you can render someone else is helping him help himself." - Baltasar Gracian

"If you would be happy, render a kind service, make somebody else happy." - David O Mckay

"Every day use your magic to be of service to others." - Marcia Wieder

"I love room service!" - Cindy Margolis

"There's this huge controversy over the fact that President Bush apparently received credit for National Guard service in Alabama in '72 and '73 even though his commanding officers are saying he never reported. I think what's even more disturbing is that he received enough credits to graduate from Yale." - Jay Leno

"As John Kerry sails toward the Democratic nomination, new questions are emerging about President Bush's service in the National Guard, like where he was for six months in 1972 and why he refused to take a routine physical. President Bush has vowed to get to the bottom of this right after Election Day." - Craig Kilborn

"Mr. Speaker, at a time when the nation is again confronted with necessity for calling its young men into service in the interestsof National Security, I cannot see the wisdom of denying our young women the opportunity to serve their country." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Israel is in the midst of a difficult military and diplomatic campaign against terrorists. An organisation that works to prove allegations that Israel is committing war crimes should be so good as to do so with its own resources and not with civilian national service volunteers and state funds." - Uri Orbach



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