Social Work Quotes

Social work is a noble profession dedicated to promoting social change, improving the well-being of individuals and communities, and advocating for those who may not have a voice of their own. Throughout history, countless individuals, including social workers, activists, and scholars, have shared their wisdom and insights through thought-provoking quotes that resonate with the core values of social work.

On this page, we have curated a collection of inspirational, thought-provoking, and motivational quotes that reflect the essence of social work. Whether you’re a social worker seeking inspiration, an advocate for change, or simply someone who appreciates the importance of social justice, these quotes will inspire and empower you. Feel free to use these quotes in your work, share them with your colleagues, or use them to create visually appealing images with stylish fonts. Explore the wisdom of these quotes below, and let them serve as a reminder of the incredible impact social work has on the world.

I was single for six years and during those six years I went back to college and got my degree in Social Work and then… while I was single… Barney came here to Portsmouth on vacation. Betty Hill

Under a government committed to cutting public services to the bone, the police are often left to clean up all sorts of untidy situations that are really social work or housing, mental and physical health issues. Jesse Armstrong

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

I am a pet lover, especially dogs, and have been doing social work even before the lockdown began. Bharti Singh

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

I have been into social work since 45 years, and at an average, every day for one or two hours, I have been engaging in social discourses. It is not a small thing. Narendra Modi

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

I am friendly to all political parties. So, I am able to do my social work freely without any hassles. Vivek

I am a simple girl who does social work and work in movies. Rakhi Sawant

I remember when I was a young social worker, the first time I went to the state capital in Arizona, where I eventually served for seven years, I was so nervous to go and lobby my state legislators. Because I only had a master’s degree at the time in social work. Kyrsten Sinema

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

I’m hoping to earn enough to buy a few properties, that way I can make money that way and I want to do social work. Justin Gaethje

My background is in social work and psychotherapy. Karamo Brown

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. Bulent Ecevit

My mother was the first African-American policewoman in Seattle – recruited, actually – and she did it for only 2 years, as she did not want to carry a gun. She worked mostly on domestic disturbances. The NAACP wanted her to do it. She did not actually have the temperament to be a cop – she was very sweet. She had a Masters in social work. Brian Stokes Mitchell

To be known as an actor is to be known for your role and lines. But the country knows me for the stance I have taken, for the villages I have adopted, the social work I do, the comfort zone I have left. Prakash Raj

I believe in being good to people and doing social work. Nagma

The University of Southern California has a wonderful social work department, and I was thrilled to find out that they have a whole veterans’ initiative program there. They approached me, and I set up a scholarship that would go to a military-oriented person to learn techniques and skills to better help veterans. Gary Sinise

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

I fell in love with social work, and that was my undoing as a poet. Carl Rakosi

I don’t usually talk about the social work I do because I don’t do it for publicity. If I can bring a smile to the face of a few children in this one lifetime, I’d be happy. Vivek Oberoi

What is the role of a public intellectual in the age of Twitter and soundbites? Is it to share your thoughts for the public good, or is it to curate the heaps of hate emails, tweets, and right-wing articles that trash your intellectual and social work? Anthea Butler

Almost 30 years ago, I started seeking help from a counselor with a master’s of social work in New York City, but we were never a good match. It was like being in a bad relationship, except the guy could actually bill my health insurance company for lousy dates. Gina Barreca

I hope people from the social work profession do not encourage labelling. Carrie Lam

I don’t want to associate my social work with Infosys, money, etc. Sudha Murty

Social work and politics never go together although the intention behind politics is social work. Suresh Gopi

I have a human services bachelors degree and I want to work social work, I want to work with at-risk youth. Justin Gaethje

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that you cannot sincerely try to help another person without actually helping yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am lighthouse rather than lifeboat. I do not rescue, but instead help others to find their way to shore, guiding them by my example. Modern affirmation

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the world. Anne Frank

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon

At this very moment, there are individuals only you can reach, and differences only you can make in their lives. Mike Dooley

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. Gail Sheehy

There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet. William Frederick Halsey, Jr.

You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in. Eliezer Yudkowsky

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass

It’s a privilege to be able to bear witness to someone’s story when they may not have had the chance to tell it before. Lindy Alexander

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou

Your position in life and what you do doesn’t matter as much as how you do what you do. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Diversity makes for a rich tapestry. We must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value, no matter their color; equal in importance no matter their texture. Maya Angelou

The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. Meister Eckhart

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. Dr. Seuss, from The Lorax

I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. Angela Davis

The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others. Gordon B. Hinckley

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. Mary Rose McGeady

Helping is self-satisfaction and not expecting anything in return, a volunteer act. Babuschka Lorenz

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. Pema Chodron

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The time is always right to do the right thing. Martin Luther King Jr.

In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute. Thurgood Marshall

I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. Lily Tomlin

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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