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A Quote by Lao Tzu on maturity and service

{The mature person} pours himself out in service to others.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (18)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on ability, giving, identity, limitations, needs, possessions, practice, prejudice, service, time, and virtue

To practice virtue is to selflessly offer assistance to others, giving without limitation one's time, abilities, and possessions in service, whenever and wherever needed, without prejudice concerning the identity of those in need.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (4)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on indifference, men, men and women, service, suffering, understanding, women, world, and taoism

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.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (53)

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A Quote by Joseph Fort Newton on anger, citizenship, country, cynicism, debate, good, history, hope, idealism, interest, justice, loyalty, men, personality, personality, principles, service, spirit, and sympathy

In his capacity as an American citizen, each man of our Craft will do what seems to him wise and just and right and to the best interest of his country; but let us hope and pray that no echo of angry debate may be heard in any Lodge of Masons . . . lest we injure what is priceless. . . . By the same token, the men who stand out in our history, to whom we pay the highest homage, are the men of personality, principle and ideals, who, combining sympathy and good will with unbending loyalty to great truths, defied the cynical spirit and wrought disinterestedly for the common good. By as much as Masonry creates such men and endows them with moral ideals, by so much does it render its highest service to the country and the Craft.

Joseph Fort Newton (1878 - 1950)

Source: The Philalethes, August 1999, published byThe Philalethes Society

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A Quote by Joseph F. Smith on divinity, effort, family, god, happiness, home, influence, life, sacrifice, separation, service, and world

There is no substitute for the home. Its foundation is as ancient as the world, and its mission has been ordained of God from the earliest times. There can be no genuine happiness separate and apart from the home, and every effort made to sanctify and preserve its influence is uplifting to those who toil and sacrifice for its establishment. There is no happiness without service and there is no greater service than that which converts the home into a divine institution which promotes and preserves family life.

Joseph F. Smith (1838 - 1918)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on country, mankind, politicians, and service

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

Source: Part ii. Chap. vii. Voyage to Brobdingnag.

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A Quote by John Greenleaf Whittier on beauty, children, deed, duty, faith, fatherhood, god, good, humility, justice, legends, life, mercy, nature, needs, praise, prayer, purity, reason, sacrifice, service, slavery, tenderness, and trust

We live by faith; but Faith is not the slave Of text and legend. Reason's voice and God's, Nature's and Duty's, never are at odds. What asks our Father of His children, save Justice and mercy and humility, A reasonable service of good deeds, Pure living, tenderness to human needs, Reverence and trust, and prayer for light to see The Master's footprints in our daily ways? No knotted scourge nor sacrificial knife, But the calm beauty of an ordered life Whose very breathing is unworded praise! - A life that stands as all true lives have stood Firm-rooted in the faith that God is Good.

John Whittier (1807 - 1892)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on brevity, courage, dedication, failure, future, history, integrity, judgment, men, questions, service, and success

. . . Of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of us - recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state - our success or failure, in whatever office we may hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions - were we truly men of courage . . . were we truly men of judgment . . . were we truly men of integrity . . . were we truly men of dedication?

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on failure, needs, profit, and service

No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by John Burroughs on gold, love, patience, promises, sacrifice, self-sacrifice, service, work, and worth

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

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