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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.
- Albert Schweitzer

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Service Happiness

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

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.
- Albert Schweitzer

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

 

Love sought is good,
but given unsought is better.
- William Shakespeare

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

The clouds may drop down titles and estates,
and wealth may seek us, but wisdom must be sought.
- Edward Young

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A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

Capacity never lacks opportunity.
It cannot remain undiscovered because it is sought
by too many anxious to use it.
- Jacqueline Cochran

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise.
Seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho

Love becomes logically true when lost but still sought from the same source.
- Brian Celio

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought;
it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
- George Savile

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought
this fame for which I'm still waiting,
it's all been to seduce women basically.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

If you ask me to summarise our mission,
I would put it this way: We were a military regime
that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and
liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida

A friend is long sought, hardly found,
and with difficulty kept.
- St.
Jerome

Count no day lost in which you waited your turn,
took only your share and sought advantage over no one.
- Robert Brault

Money and women are the most sought after and the least
known about of any two things we have.
- Will Rogers

Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration.
Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought.
- Margaret Chase Smith

It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our
country to provide safe harbor to those individuals
that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties.
- Bill Shuster

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
seek what they sought.
- Matsuo Basho

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth,
but because they create character.
- Calvin Coolidge

If a test of civilization be sought,
none can be so sure as the condition of that half of
society over which the other half has power.
- Harriet Martineau

Merit, however inconsiderable, should be sought for and rewarded.
Methods are the master of masters.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

I have never gone out of fashion.
And do you know why? Because I never sought it.
When you don't seek it, it's always with you.
- Bonnie Tyler

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Somehow, the things my mother wanted to do,
the release in evangelism she sought with such frenzy,
were transferred to me.
- Ethel Waters

The use and threat of force, when world peace is not in danger,
are no longer valid frames of reference for achieving
the ends sought today by sovereign nations.
- Carlos Salinas

Where quality is the thing sought after,
the thing of supreme quality is cheap,
whatever the price one has to pay for it.
- William James

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to
make the United Nations an effective instrument of
international cooperation.
- Dean Acheson

These poor wretches were stolen from their homes,
carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude,
from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.
- Philip Hone

If anyone thinks he has no responsibilities,
it is because he has not sought them out.
- Mary Lyon

Many men of science and poets have in their own manner,
by various ways and means, and aided by others,
sought unceasingly to create a more tolerable world for everyone.
- Eyvind Johnson

Mysteries, like the Masonic rites, are ones parents
and elders are sworn not to reveal to the uninitiated,
which include all children.
And so we sought for signs.
- Anthony Hecht

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it,
except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.
- Arthur Helps

If the present world go astray, the cause is in you,
in you it is to be sought.
- Dante Alighieri

Our family, from day one, has only sought the simple truth in this matter.
- Sam Sheppard

At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land
of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands.
As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

What I did was take the Jesus of the Gospels,
the Son of God, the Son of the Virgin Mary,
and sought to make Him utterly believable,
a vital breathing character.
- Anne Rice

I state for the record that I have never sought funds from any POW family,
nor led them to believe in any way that we were going
on a mission to rescue their specific missing loved one.
- Bo Gritz

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We sought out and visited all the Indians hereabouts that we could meet with,
in number about twenty.
They were chiefly in one place, about a mile from where we lodged.
- John Woolman

Certainly there was no just cause of complaint from the Northern States -
no advantage was ever sought or obtained by them for
their section of the Republic.
- Robert Toombs

Whatever fame came did so not because I sought it.
- Jo Stafford

Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as
important as skills and expertise,
I sought to build the firm into an enduring,
values-based institution.
- Marvin Bower

As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love,
but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
- Annie Dillard

Ronald Reagan said that he sought a Star Wars defense
only in order to share the technology with the tyrants of the U.S.S.R.
- Christopher Hitchens

Napster hijacked our music without asking.
They never sought our permission.
Our catalog of music simply became available as free
downloads on the Napster system.
- Lars Ulrich

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -
in other words,
of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought.
- Vaclav Havel

Temptations come, as a general rule,
when they are sought.
- Margaret Oliphant

I have never sought the reason why I write.
- Nathalie Sarraute

Even among the married, sexual satisfaction must not
be sought in a way which disregards man's character
as a person and degrades him to the animal level.
- Francis Arinze

Therefore it is essential that some means should be
sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried
on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
- James Larkin

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species
is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits
that are subject to natural and sexual selection.
- Peter R. Grant

The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to
brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought
justice and equality and it sought to respond to the
young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
- Charles Rangel

He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain
to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied,
with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought,
they should succeed in moving the world,
when some one tapped gently at his door.
- Alexandre Dumas

The United States' administrations...
must recognize that Iran is a big power.
Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human
force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations.
We have never sought to dominate others or to violate
the rights of any other country.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

In the councils of government,
we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting
of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.
He sought me out because he was a fan.
I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.
- Ted Rall

It has pleased no less than surprised me that of the
many studies whereby I have sought to extend the field of general chemistry,
the highest scientific distinction that there is today
has been awarded for those on catalysis.
- Wilhelm Ostwald

As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River
Congressional task force,
I have long sought to preserve the river's health and
historical multiple uses,
including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife,
for the benefit of future generations of Americans.
- Ron Kind

By mere burial man arrives not at bliss;
and in the future life,
throughout its whole infinite range,
they will seek for happiness as vainly as they sought it here,
who seek it in aught else than that which so closely surrounds them here -
the Infinite.
- Johann Gottlieb Fichte

What interested me was not news, but appraisal.
What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man,
his texture, his impact, what he stood for,
what he believed in, what made him what he was and
what color he gave to the fabric of his time.
- John Gunther

As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans,
one sees that they have sought the value of everything
in this world only in the answer to this single question:
how much money will it bring in?
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I think it would have been a lot better for him to say,
I did it and I'm sorry, McGwire was never one to show
a lot of emotion on the field,
not a player who sought attention and craved to be
thought of as a nice guy.
- Fay Vincent

In the first place, when there is a policy of intentional aggression,
inspired by a desire to get possession of the territory
or the trade of another country,
right or wrong, a pretext is always sought.
- Elihu Root

I sought Ben Affleck because I needed an everyman for this role.
Ben appeals to men and women.
He gives you a sense of intelligence,
the notion of a guy who can think on his feet.
- John Frankenheimer

I now bid farewell to the country of my birth -
of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes
have invoked my sympathies -
whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence
I prompted to a lofty aim -
whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

And then came the nineties, when management,
suddenly frightened that they had ceded control to the players,
sought to restore baseball's profitability by 'running
the game like a business.'
- John Thorn

Neither these statesmen nor their constituents sought
in any way to use the Government for the interest of
themselves or their section,
or for the injury of a single member of the Confederacy.
- Robert Toombs


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