If you want to be considered great by your wife, start by learning to become a servant. Any time you promote her program or agenda over yours – without grumbling or complaining – you are sacrificially loving her.
— Gary and Norma Smalley
You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
— Benjamin Franklin
God desires that a husband and wife function as one person, the strengths of one balancing the weaknesses of the other. One of the biggest mistakes any husband can make is to exclude his “helpmate” from the financial decision process.
— Larry Burkett
Love is linked to self-esteem in woman. For a man, romantic experiences with his wife are warm and enjoyable and memorable – but not necessary. For a woman, they are her lifeblood. Her confidence, her sexual response and her zest for living are often directly related to those tender moments when she feels deeply loved and appreciated by her man.
— James Dobson
There is no more noble occupation in the world than to assist another human being – to help someone succeed.
— Alan McGinnis
To improve your self-image, do something for someone else.
Deep down, we know that what matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What really matters is helping others win too.
— Fred Rogers
One of my goals and passions is to help people and I love doing it.
— Tiger Woods
My parents taught me that life’s not centered on me alone. Doing service work was an important part of my week, whether I tutored kids after school, participated in charity fund-raising events or helped out at church. It mattered that I gave back. They believed that if you want to have a fulfilling life, you can’t just sit on the sidelines. You’ve got to get involved.
— Terrie Williams
You can tell whether you are becoming a servant by how you act when people treat you like one.
— Gordon McDonald
He who serves the poor serves God.
— Mahatma Gandhi
The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
— Matthew 33:11-12
A true servant of God is someone who helps another succeed.
— Billy Graham
Everything in my formative years was geared toward the concept of public service. My father taught me early on in life that because I had the gifts of high intelligence, high energy and good health, that it’s my responsibility to do something for people. There was almost no emphasis placed on making money.
— Anthony Fauci
If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.
— Dolly Parton
A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situations.
— A.W. Tozer
Leadership is not just one quality but rather a blend of many qualities, and while no one individual possesses all of the needed talents that go into leadership, each man can develop a combination to make him a leader.
— Vince Lombardi
If Jesus is the model, then the coach is truly a servant of his players. He may be a disciplinarian and stern at times; however, his primary motivation from a spiritual perspective is to serve and to care for those with whom he has been entrusted.
— Tom Osborne
All of God’s greats have been weak men who did great exploits for God because they reckoned on His being faithful.
— J. Hudson Taylor
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
— Philippians 4:13
When targeting problems, realize that what makes the Christian home different is not the absence of problems or conflict, but the presence of a problem solver within.
— Howard Hendricks
If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.
— 1 Peter 4:11
Jesus Christ never issues a call that we’re incapable of responding to, but the timing of His call always seems too soon to us. We think we need more – more time, more money, more preparations, more qualifications, more . . . But He won’t waste time by calling us into His purpose prematurely or by allowing us to linger beyond the timing He knows is best.
— Jack Hayford
The infectiously joyous men and women are those who forget themselves in thinking about others and serving others.
— Robert McCracken
Te be of service is a solid foundation for contentment in this world.
— Charles Eliot
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
— Leo Tolstoy
When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
— John Gardner
Servants work for low pay, long hours and no applause, “wasting” their talents and skills among the poor and uneducated. Somehow, though, in the process of losing their lives they find them.
— Philip Yancey
Those who first accept the silence of obscurity are best qualified to handle the applause of popularity.
— Charles Swindoll
Keep a low profile. If you’re any good, people will talk about you.
— Lou Holtz
The humble man feels no jealously or envy. He can praise God when others are preferred and blessed before him. He can bear to hear others praised while he is forgotten.
— Andrew Murray
When people tell me I could be the best athlete there is, I just let it go in one ear and out the other. There is always somebody out there who is better than you are.
— Bo Jackson
Humble people are confident, yet they seek to serve others as well as themselves. They are aware that fulfillment is directly related to building up and encouraging others. Because of this attitude, others are naturally drawn to humble people.
— Max Davis