Inspirational Quotes for Social Workers

Quotes that can help you find strength and motivation to get back on your feet

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Social work is a highly rewarding career which gives opportunities to make a difference in the lives of people in our society. But those rewards sometimes seem insufficient while some challenging circumstances arise. Social workers need some inspiration to keep moving on. We have come up with some inspirational quotes to keep you motivated.

Reading these inspirational quotes and keep them nearby or on the desk to reference can help social workers get through the days.

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”

– Mother Teresa


“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

– Mahatma Gandhi


“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

– Robert F. Kennedy


“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.”

– Diane Ackerman


“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”

—John Fitzgerald Kennedy


“If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.”

—Marian Wright Edelman


“To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”

—Pearl S. Buck

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”

–Alexander Den Heijer

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Dr. Seuss Quotes that can make any day and change your life


“Never underestimate your ability to make someone else’s life better—even if you never know it.”

–Greg Louganis


“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”

–Angela Davis

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

—Dale Carnegie


“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

—Christopher Robin

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

—Robert H. Schuller