Social Work Quotes

But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time.

“I would say that social work began in my mind in the Unitarian Church when I was ten or twelve years old, and I started to do things that I thought would help other people.” – Roger Nash Baldwin

The best way to find

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Evangelism without social work is deficient; social work without evangelism is impotent.” – John Mott

“I am a community social psychologist and a lot of my work deals with social work and helping people overcoming addiction and trauma.” – Chath Piersath

“The government should now launch an initiative to encourage people to join the social work profession.” – Andy Sawford

“All the lessons of psychiatry, psychology, social work, indeed culture, have taught us over the last hundred years that it is the acceptance of differences, not the search for similarities which enables people to relate to each other in their personal or family lives.” – John Ralston Saul

“We try to use our experiences as leverage for our social work, to help children to get education because that is the way to get a special life.” – Vitali Klitschko

“Politics is social work with power.” – Barbara Mikulski

“There is only one science, physics: everything else is social work.” – James D. Watson

I think kids have got

“I think kids have got to learn how to work with what’s happening, work with social, work with everything. To complain about how things aren’t the way they used to be.” – Diplo

“Without our suffering, our work would simply be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption.” – Mother Teresa

“Respect for human rights is not social work; it is not merely an act of compassion. It is the first obligation of government and the source of its legitimacy.” – Ronald Reagan

“To get rid of greed, you should try to do some sort of a collective social work.” – Nirmala Srivastava

“My dear girl, don’t talk nonsense to me! You’re lazy, that’s all that’s wrong with you. Why don’t you take up social work?” – Georgette Heyer

“Since my retirement, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can’t afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.” – Charles Kuralt

“If efforts to do social work are couched in selfish motives, then they will die a premature death. Why would my efforts get politicised? I have values I inherited from my father. He helped many. Anyone, even a postman knocking on our door would get a glass of water and some sweets.” – Sachin Tendulkar

“The purpose of social work should not be to distribute favours, but to restore rights.” – Adolf Hitler

“Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.” – Jon Porter

The pupil's imagination

“The pupil’s imagination is ‘schooled’ to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work.” – Ivan Illich

“They had this movie called Juno about a teenage girl who gets pregnant and it’s nominated for an Oscar. That’s an unusual experience for me, ’cause when a black girl gets pregnant it ain’t no Oscar. It’s social work and a box of condoms is what that is.” – D. L. Hughley

“Though we are involved in social work, our goal is to be contemplatives at the heart of the world. We are with Jesus twenty-four hours a day. We do everything for Jesus. We do it all unto Jesus.” – Mother Teresa

“I had begun what I thought might be a career in social work. I was married and deeply involved in the anti-war movement. I thought I’d go about saving the world one person at a time. I worked with kids, teenagers mostly, in neighborhood centers, on the streets, and eventually in a drop-in center.” – John Dufresne

“The world is full of people who have lost faith: politicians who have lost faith in politics, social workers who have lost faith in social work, schoolteachers who have lost faith in teaching and, for all I know, policemen who have lost faith in policing and poets who have lost faith in poetry. It’s a condition of faith that it gets lost from time to time, or at least mislaid.” – P. D. James

I work hard in social

“I work hard in social work, public relations, and raising the Grimaldi heirs.” – Grace Kelly

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.” – Mother Teresa

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” – Mother Teresa

“You cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization is a method

“Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.” – Jane Addams

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” – Mother Teresa

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Unknown