Although being a social worker is a very rewarding profession, because you have an opportunity to touch the lives of others and make a difference, it is also challenging. In those moments when you are down, the words of famous people such as Mohandas Ghandi can help you find strength and motivation to get back on your feet. These social worker quotes will inspire you:
- Never lose faith in humanity, as it is an ocean. If a few drops in the ocean are dirty, it does not make the whole ocean dirty. – by Mohandas Ghandi
This is one of the most inspiring social worker quotes, as it reminds us that not all people are bad. In order to live a happy life and not lose sight of our mission, we must have faith in humanity. No matter how dirty the people you meet are, there are others that are pure and wise.
- At this very moment, there are individuals only you can reach, and differences only you can make in their lives. – by Mike Dooley
Mike Dooley reminds us that our role in the society is important and the fate of other human beings depends on us. Although this is a great responsibility, only we can make a difference and change the future of another person.
- Never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the health and happiness of another person or an animal is at stake. The punishments of the society are small compared to the damage we inflict on our soul when we look the other way and do nothing. – by Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is one of the most wise social worker quotes, because it encourages us to stand up for those in need, for those who cannot defend themselves, either they are human or animal. If we do not because we fear the social punishments, then we will have to live with a much harder punishment, one we bring upon ourselves: regret.
- We are held responsible not only for what we do, but also for what we do not do. – by Moliere
Even if we might think we are only responsible for what we do, those who fail to act are also to blame if another person suffers because of their lack of initiative.
- It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that you cannot sincerely try to help another person without actually helping yourself. – by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Helping other people is not 100 percent an altruistic act, because by helping others you actually help yourself become a better person. When you help others you learn, you receive gratitude and you feel like a worthy person.