Servants Quotes

Servants Quotes by Saint Ignatius, Robert Green Ingersoll, Ellen G. White, Charles B. Rangel, Andy Beshear, Jon Corzine and many others.

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If God has given you the world’s goods in abundance, it is to help you gain those of Heaven and to be a good example of sound teaching to your sons, servants, and relatives.
Saint Ignatius
Taste and love are not the servants of the will. Love is and must be free. It rises from the heart like perfume from a flower.
Robert Green Ingersoll
God requires his servants to walk in the light, and not cover their eyes that they may not discern the working of Satan.
Ellen G. White
Manufactured scandals prohibit public servants from doing the job they were elected or appointed to do.
Charles B. Rangel
Kentucky’s first responders and fire fighters are true public servants who keep our communities safe.
Andy Beshear
Words without deeds is an affront to the principle that guides our Nation and makes a mockery of the values we as public servants claim to love.
Jon Corzine
My mother doesn’t cook; my grandmother didn’t cook. Her kids were raised by servants. They would joke about Sunday night dinner. It was the only night she would cook, and apparently it was just horrendous, like scrambled eggs and Campbell’s soup.
Katharine Weymouth
Public servants should be focused on serving the public – not any special interest group, and good governance should be an expectation – not an exception.
Abigail Spanberger
Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness.
William Penn
There are too many countries where the values we take for granted in our civil servants simply do not exist. Seeing these values in action, applied with dedication by hardworking individuals, makes me proud to lead a service that is making life better for millions across Britain.
Gus O’Donnell
Housework has been reduced to a minimum. Even without servants, there is scarcely enough to do to keep women occupied eight hours a day. Moreover, girls are now trained to handle jobs in high school. They graduate from school and college prepared to take over places in the business world.
Van Heflin
We know the Lord makes His servants bold. The young boy Joseph who saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in a grove of trees was transformed into a spiritual giant.
Henry B. Eyring
Our Heavenly Father continues to communicate with us through revelation. These revelations are communications of divine directions. They may come to us personally or through the voice of the Lord’s chosen servants, the prophets, seers, and revelators.
L. Lionel Kendrick
Having a credible existence in the private sector frees people to be able to be better public servants. You’re less concerned with… toeing the party line and more concerned with doing what is right.
Walker Stapleton
‘God’ is a relative word and has a respect to servants, and ‘Deity’ is the dominion of God, not over his own body, as those imagine who fancy God to be the soul of the world, but over servants.
Isaac Newton
The safety of our citizens is my top priority, and to that end, Louisiana needs our very best public servants working to implement innovative public safety measures across state agencies and throughout Louisiana.
John Bel Edwards
Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his servants, and the Everlasting Gospel is mightier in power to save than our narrow finite minds can comprehend.
Orson F. Whitney
It is important that politicians defend their ability to act without fear or favour, and it is in the public interest that they hold ministers and public servants to account.
Jeremy Corbyn
Servants are not allowed to ask questions. They are only supposed to follow orders. That attitude has to change. But in order for it to change, there has to be radical improvement in the quality of the intelligence produced by the Mexican government.
Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
In theory, at least, all presidents are servants of the people who elected them. In the case of Barack Obama, it has seemed from the start that the idea as applied to him was more than mere metaphor. He is the first president in my lifetime whom the country felt obligated to remind that he know his place.
Charlie Pierce
One way of grounding the magic is by putting in lots of stuff about street lamps, carriages, and how difficult it is to get good servants.
Susanna Clarke
Usually, people who don’t have a broad perspective see gay people as servants – as people who are there to make them look good.
The Almighty, if necessary, may have to shake the nations to humble them and cause them to listen to the servants of the living God. Whatever is needed will come to pass.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I’m suggesting that the prohibition on people who survive on money coming from government, that includes pensioners and public servants, standing for Parliament – it’s absurd.
Bob Brown
Advocacy groups and voters are not wrong to push candidates to declare their position clearly on policy issues. That is good citizenship. Hard questions should be asked of every candidate, every politician. And those public servants should be prepared to answer, but in their own words.
Mark McKinnon
The gift of the Holy Ghost, which is the right to receive the Holy Ghost as a constant companion, is obtained only upon condition of faith in Christ, repentance, baptism by immersion, and the laying on of hands by authorized servants endowed with the Melchizedek Priesthood.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
In Downing Street they called me ‘Boss’. Civil servants would always call me ‘Prime Minister’.
Tony Blair
A merit-based system will reward great public servants, and getting rid of the shirkers will improve morale and the pride of our federal workers. It will attract better workers to run our agencies.
Stephen Moore
And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock.
Robert Grosseteste
Bruce Liddington, who has died aged 70, was the most exotic creature in the Department for Education in the 2000s. In a land of fairly staid civil servants, Bruce had flair and the panache of a brilliant parakeet.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim.
Bryan Procter
Some members of both Houses have, it is true, been removed from their employments under the Crown; but were they ever told, either by me or by any other of his majesty’s servants, that it was for opposing the measures of the administration in Parliament?
Robert Walpole
I don’t have maids or servants, and my husband and I love waking up early and going to the 24-hour supermarket when there is nobody else there.
Dolly Parton
The American national security state is totally bipartisan. My biggest problem is with the Democrats, like Feinstein and Pelosi, who are defending it because there is a Democrat in the White House, and they are party loyalists and hacks before they are public servants.
Glenn Greenwald
Millions of public workers have become a kind of privileged new class – a new elite, who live better than their private sector counterparts. Public servants have become the public’s masters. No wonder the public is upset.
Mortimer Zuckerman
The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.
Franz Liszt
The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure.
Francois Truff
We are vested with significant authorities, and it is our obligation as public servants to ensure that these authorities are exercised with objectivity and integrity. Anything less falls short of the FBI’s duty to the American people.
Christopher A. Wray
I know that those of us who go into church work are to regard ourselves as servants, are to offer our lives as a gift.
John Ortberg
When politics is no longer a mission but a profession, politicians become more self-serving than public servants.
Emmanuel Macron
Civil servants take forever to do anything.
Joseph Wambaugh
Pride adversely affects all our relationships – our relationship with God and His servants, between husband and wife, parent and child, employer and employee, teacher and student, and all mankind.
Ezra Taft Benson
The thing people have to remember is there’s nothing natural about racism as it exists in America. I mean, we know this historically. We can look at 1619, when Africans first came here, and how early African slaves intermixed pretty indiscriminately with indentured white servants.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Most of all, be honest with yourself and make sure those in political office, our so called public servants, are being honest, holding them accountable for their actions!
David Pratt
But I must think that an address to his majesty to remove one of his servants, without so much as alleging any particular crime against him, is one of the greatest encroachments that was ever made upon the prerogatives of the crown.
Robert Walpole
Sick leave should be used to cover the costs of paying people who work in the public service who are sick, and that we can deliver that to our public servants while making it affordable for Canadian taxpayers.
Pierre Poilievre
The Lord’s authorized servants repeatedly teach that one of the principal purposes of our mortal existence is to be spiritually changed and transformed through the Atonement of Jesus Christ.
David A. Bednar
In the north we could not hope to keep the worst and poorest servant for a single day in the wretched discomfort in which our negro servants are forced habitually to live.
Fanny Kemble
That’s one reason India is an attractive proposition for retiring. Servants are much more reasonable than in England. It’s not exploitation so long as you pay a proper salary.
Miriam Margolyes
I come from a family of servants. My father’s father was a servant, and my father’s father’s father was a slave.
Lee Daniels
My atheism, like that of Spinoza, is true piety towards the universe and denies only gods fashioned by men in their own image, to be servants of their human interests.
George Santayana
Sing the songs of joy to the Lord, serve the Name of the Lord, and become the servant of His servants.
Guru Nanak
The trouble is not that schools don’t work; they do. They’re excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools.
Jonathan Kozol
Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration.
Richard V. Allen
It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
No amount of extra civil servants recruited to deliver Brexit will make up for a lack of rational debate or for political judgments distorted by a desire to sound tough in order to appeal to narrow sectional interests.
Dominic Grieve
‘You better do a lot of praying’ is good counsel for all of the Lord’s servants, new or seasoned. It is what His wise servants do. They pray. The disciples of Jesus Christ when He lived on the earth noticed that about Him.
Henry B. Eyring
According to Jewish legend, only the very wisest and very holiest rabbis had the power to make golems, animated servants of clay. Strictly speaking, the golem is not in the same class with Frankenstein’s monster, because the golem is neither alive nor dead. He is, rather, the ancestor of all robots.
Kage Baker
We have civil servants like Ollie Robbins who are very pro-E.U., who have never wanted us to leave and have done everything in their power, including colluding with the European Union, to try and keep us in.
Mark Francois
Because the Savior is a resurrected and glorified being, He is not physically with every one of His servants at every moment. But He is perfectly aware of them and their circumstance and able to intervene with His power.
Henry B. Eyring
Trump granted pardons because of Fox… He raged against migrant ‘caravans’ because of Fox. He accused public servants of treason because of Fox. And he got the facts wrong again and again because of mistakes and misreporting by the network.
Brian Stelter
The main reasons for the growth and institutionalization of corruption are: a culture of secrecy with lack of transparency, and weak institutions for securing the accountability of public servants, such as the Vigilance bodies, the criminal investigative agencies and the judiciary.
Prashant Bhushan
There’s nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne.
Jeffrey Bernard
I believe that as public servants, we have a shared goal – to deliver to Americans the service they deserve and expect.
Todd Park
Public servants should always be accountable and responsible for what they are advocating, and I challenge the American people to demand this from their representatives.
John Fleming
It was implanted in me that I came from a different class – an elevated class. I was cushioned by servants. I don’t remember doing anything for myself. I only played and went to school.
Spike Milligan
The illegitimate money made by corrupt public servants and the power that it gives them is then also used to perpetuate them in office. This corrupt money is one of the main factors responsible for the continued reelection of such politicians. They become masters of the people they are supposed to serve.
Prashant Bhushan
Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
Barbara Boxer
As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants.
Gustav Stresemann
Good servants frequently make good masters.
Jupiter Hammon
Americans have learned to trust free markets. Republican or Democrat, we believe the unimpeded exchange of goods and services will yield better solutions than five-year plans set by even the most well-meaning public servants.
John Katzman
Valuing public servants would boost morale among those on the front line of implementing government policy.
Charles Kennedy
God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies.
Billy Graham
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
Miguel de Cervantes
I think the reason composers aren’t valued is because many act as servants rather than music directors. Instead of taking a stand based on their convictions, they sway to the opinions of others.
M. Jayachandran
The Negro was freed and turned loose as a penniless, landless, naked, ignorant laborer. Ninety-nine per cent were field hands and servants of the lowest class.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Democrats and all public servants just need to be honest. If we have schools that aren’t working … we need to face the facts and fix them.
Gina Raimondo
What the public hates the most is when they think the politicians aren’t listening to them. They understand that we can’t solve all their problems with a snap of our fingers, but they sure want us to try because we are public servants.
Chuck Schumer
I never ceased to be surprised when southern whites, at their homes or clubs, told racial jokes and spoke so derogatorily of blacks while longtime servants, for whom they quite clearly had some affection, were well within earshot.
Walter Cronkite
We are in a movement that must not fade away. The bosses are you. The people in Washington are public servants, and they serve you.
Jeff Sessions
Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning.
Hunter S. Thompson
Civil servants and government functionaries do not write memoirs because they hope to get more government jobs or assignments.
Sanjaya Baru
So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It’s an empire. There’s no two ways about it. It’s a huge empire. It’s been extremely successful.
John Perkins
Public servants are paid to serve the American people. Do it well.
Donald Rumsfeld
Great God of the Ants, thou hast granted victory to thy servants. I appoint thee honorary Colonel.
Karel Capek
We are servants rather than masters in mathematics.
Charles Hermite
Fortunately, we Argentines have decided to change. We believe politics needs to be led by public servants with a vocation to give and construct.
Mauricio Macri
We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
Maria Montessori
I hope the true public servants learn from this that they should not be afraid and they will get incredible grass-roots support if they call out corruption.
Zephyr Teachout
It is only when there is the supervision and critical oversight from the people that the government will be in a position to do an even better job, and employees of government departments will be the true public servants of the people.
Wen Jiabao
There is a daily discussion with our servants about the price of food and the number of loaves: a conference with our presbyters to consider the sins of our people is a very rare occurrence.
Saint Bernard
I entreat all artisans faithfully to follow their craft and take delight in it. I entreat all servants to be faithful servants of their masters and mistresses.
Jan Hus
Firefighters are some of the most selfless public servants you will ever encounter.
Denis Leary
Your patience would fail you if I should continue to relate all the disrespectful speeches and treatment which your servants have been obliged to listen to and patiently to bear.
Peter Stuyvesant
I am voting in the midterm elections because I believe that when people engage with their local government, it reminds those placed in power that they are public servants who will be held accountable for their decisions.
Julien Baker
When you first arrive in India, you think, ‘God, these Indians treat their servants so badly! How awful!’ It’s something in the air, and something about the way people are, that very few people hold out. I wasn’t able to. Everybody goes local. You stop saying ‘thank you’ and things like that.
Anand Giridharadas
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
James M. Barrie
I feel teenage is an age when you should try and spend most of your time with your child. You can’t leave them with maid or servants.
Shweta Tiwari
It’s incumbent on good public servants to maintain their voices and originality of thinking.
Ronan Farrow
Your hands, your eyes, your voice, your thoughts are your servants.
Loretta Young
Because I was an only child, I don’t like many people around, and that’s why I don’t have any servants.
Charles Nelson Reilly
The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Theodore Roosevelt
Good priests never look for awards and, perversely enough in the clerical culture universe, do not receive many. Like the aged nuns who taught selflessly and nearly anonymously all their lives, these servants of the People of God only get into the papers when their obituaries are printed.
Eugene Kennedy
The world is not looking for servants, there are plenty of these, but for masters, men who form their purposes and then carry them out, let the consequences be what they may.
Woodrow Wilson
The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master’s ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose.
Walter Lippmann