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He that tells a secret is another's servant.
American proverb

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created
a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
Albert Einstein

He who makes himself a servant is expected to remain a servant.
Italian proverb

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be
said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.
Sir Francis Bacon

Better be a nobleman's servant than a poor man's wife.
Greek proverb

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not
appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty;
days of joy, but not peace or happiness.
Henrik Ibsen

Ah, the patter of little feet around the house. There's nothing like having a midget for a
W. C. Fields

One servant cannot serve two masters.
Jewish proverb

The lazy servant takes eight steps to avoid one.
Portuguese proverb

The emancipation proclamation was heard in the depths of the earth as well as in the sky;
men were made free, and material things became our better servants.
Benjamin Harrison

If you'd have a servant that you like, serve yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

Bad servants do the thing first and then seek counsel.
Jewish proverb

I would much rather be an honorable public servant and known as such than to be the
richest man in the world.
Harry Truman

If you would have a good servant, take neither a kinsman nor a friend.
English proverb

I wanted a gay butler, just like the one I'd seen on the show Dynasty - or was it Dallas? So
Janet went on a quest to find me a gay butler, which, of course, she quickly did. His name
was Patrick the Butler, and he was so gay that he had flames shooting out of his asshole.
Jordan Belfort

The passions are like fire and water: good servants but bad masters.
American proverb

All the brothers should always be intent on good works, for it is written: "Always do
something good so that the devil will find you occupied." And again: "Idleness is the enemy of
the soul." Therefore, the servants of God must always give themselves totally to prayer or to
some good work.
St. Francis of Assisi

The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his
constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant.
Martin Van Buren

Till age six, your son is your master; until ten, he's your servant; until sixteen, a wonderful
adviser; from then on, he's either your friend or your enemy.
Jewish proverb

If you tell you secret to your servant, you have made him your master.
Scottish proverb

The mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.
Robin Sharma

How soon we forget history... government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is
force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
George Washington

If the servant grows rich and the master poor, they are both good for nothing.
German proverb

If you pay not a servant his wages, he will pay himself.
English proverb

Servant leadership is easy for people with high self-esteem. Such people have no problem
giving credit to others. They have no problem listening to other people for ideas. They have
no problem in building other people up.
Kenneth Blanchard

I asked the sales assistant in the clothing store if she had anything to make me look thinner,
and she said, ""How about a week in Ethiopia?"
Roseanne Barr

The gardener, for the sake of one rose, becomes the servant of a thousand roses.
Turkish proverb

We consumers have become a nation of servants to financial institutions. We used to joke
that a bank was where you could borrow money if you could prove you didn't need it. Now,
with the advent of aggressive credit marketing strategies, we can borrow even when we
shouldn't be allowed to.
Dave Ramsey

He that would be well served must know when to change his servants.
English proverb

He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations,
and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.
Henry van Dyke

A servant is known in the absence of his master.
English proverb

Money is a good servant but a bad master.
French proverb

Criticism is part of the lifeblood of democracy. No one is right all the time. But we should
remember that there is a big difference between criticizing a policy or a politician and
demonizing the government that guarantees our freedoms and the public servants who
enforce our laws.
Bill Clinton

A good servant must have good wages.
English proverb

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides
the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.
Albert Camus

Who has many servants has many thieves.
Dutch proverb

He is a governor that governs his passions, and he a servant that serves them.
Benjamin Franklin

Great men's servants don't think little of themselves.
German proverb

Servants should see all and say nothing.
English proverb

The master of the house is the servant of his guest.
Arabic proverb

He that would be ill served should keep plenty of servants.
Italian proverb