Social Work Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old social work quotes, social work sayings, and social work proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Martin Luther King, Jr.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mohandas Ghandi
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. Albert Schweitzer
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Mother Teresa
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. Mother Teresa
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people. Mary Kay Ash
Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards. Elbert Hubbard
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life. Mary Rose Mcgeady
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Mahatma Gandhi
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. unknown
Never, never, be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Seuss
Offer your hand, not your judgment. unknown
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. Benjamin Disraeli
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. Mother Teresa
Let me do all the good I can, to all the people I can, as often as I can, for I shall not pass this way again. John Wesley
We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. Ben Sweetland
Social Work is the Art of Listening and the Science of Hope. unknown
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. Audrey Hepburn
What a man does for others, not what they do for him, gives him immortality. Daniel Webster
No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore
Never look down on someone unless you're helping them up. unknown
The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is only one science, physics: everything else is social work. James D. Watson
There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed. Woodrow T. Wilson
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. Anne Frank
Strong people stand up for themselves. But the strongest people stand up for others. unknown