The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage. He has little competition.
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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
If I had been censured every time I have run my ship, or fleets under my command, into great danger, I should have long ago been out of the Service and never in the House of Peers.
Statement (March 1805)
Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.
Letter to Frances Nisbet.
The universal basis of co-operation is the proportioning of benefits received to services rendered.
The Principles of Ethics, Vol. I
Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.
Room service? Send up a larger room.
The dominion of bad men is hurtful chiefly to themselves who rule, for they destroy their own souls by greater license in wickedness; while those who are put under them in service are not hurt except by their own iniquity.
Death,—a stopping of impressions through the senses, and of the pulling of the cords of motion, and of the ways of thought, and of service to the flesh.
The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
Fairness means not to use fraud and trickery in the exchange of commodities and services and the exchange of feelings.
Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
George Bernard Shaw
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Out of My Later Years
The World As I See It
The Sirens of Titan
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