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You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
The measure of a man is not the number of his servants, but in the number of people whom he serves.
Always do more than is required of you.
The public must and will be served.
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
If he works for you, you work for him.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What's in it for me?
I know of no great man except those who have rendered great services to the human race.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.
People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this, -- that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it.
The fact that a man is to vote forces him to think. You may preach to a congregation by the year and not affect its thought because it is not called upon for definite action. But throw your subject into a campaign and it becomes a challenge.
Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us.
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. [Mark 10:44]
Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.
Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
Perhaps we're too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. But why not risk it anyway? Begin Today. Carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness, with no expectation or reward or punishment. Safe in the knowledge that one day, someone somewhere might do the same for you.
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

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