An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.


Francis Bacon (1561-1626, British philosopher, essayist, statesman)


We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door.


Djuna Barnes (1892-1982, American author, poet, columnist)


His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.


James M. Barrie (1860-1937, British playwright)


One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet)


In the master there is a servant, in the servant a master.


Marcus T. Cicero (c. 106-43 BC, Roman orator, politician)


Me? What am I? Nothing. The legs on which dinner comes to the table, the arms by which cocktails enter the living room, the hands that drive cars. I am the eyes that see nothing, the ears that don't hear. I'm invisible too. They look and don't see me. When they move, I have to guess their direction and get myself out of the way.


Shirley Ann Grau


The most effective servants are those who can persuade others to go with them and who have learned to work in teams.


Robert K. Greenleaf


The ultimate test of servanthood is that those being served, by the way they are served, ultimately become disposed themselves to be servants.


Robert K. Greenleaf


The highest panegyric, therefore, that private virtue can receive, is the praise of servants.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Every great house is full of haughty servants.


(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal (c.55-c.130, Roman satirical poet)


You have got to be a servant to somebody or something.


Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958, American engineer, inventor)


A good servant is a real godsend, but truly this is a rare bird in the land.


Martin Luther (1483-1546, German leader of the protestant reformation)


For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.


Harriet Martineau (1802-1876, British writer, social critic)


Few men have been admired of their familiars.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.


Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916, British novelist, writer)


Ladies and gentleman are permitted to have friends in the kennel, but not in the kitchen.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)


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