2. "High technology has done us one great service: It has retaught us the delight of performing simple and primordial tasks - chopping wood, building a fire, drawing water from a spring"
- Quote by Edward Abbey
4. "All through it, I have known myself to be quite undeserving. And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire- a fire, however, inseparable in its nature from myself, quickening nothing, lighting nothing, doing no service, idly burning away."
- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
6. "Life is for service."
- Fred Rogers, Life's Journeys According to Mister Rogers: Things to Remember Along the Way
8. "Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli sets his own house on fire, apparently after letting off fireworks in his bathroom. Two days later City beat United 6–1, and after scoring the first goal Balotelli revealed a T-shirt bearing the question ‘Why always me?’ This was presumably intended to be rhetorical, but Cheshire Fire and Rescue service, who were at Balotelli’s house until 2.45 a.m., could presumably have provided an answer."
- Nick Hornby, Pray: Notes on the 2011/2012 Football Season
9. "the sounds of training Secret Service agents and Secret Service"
- Ronald Kessler, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents
10. "Martin Buber as described for basic virtues cultivated by the Hasidim to overcome the separation of the sacred and secular. . . . St. Benedict spoke of them as truly seeking God, zeal for a humble way of life, zeal for obedience, and zeal for the opus of God. Buber catalogues them as kavana (single-mindedness), shiflut (humility), avada (service), and hitlahavut (fire of ecstasy). 129"
- M. Basil Pennington, A Place Apart: Monastic Prayer and Practice for Everyone