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Quick Quotes

Quick Quotes are short quotations from Paul Harris or other notable Rotarians. Most are a single sentence, and all are no more than a short paragraph. They fit nicely into the format of almost any newsletter/bulletin.


Sheldon’s Slogan: He profits most who serves best. “This slogan was adopted at the second Rotary Convention. It was part of the platform that was submitted by the Rotary Club of Seattle.”
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 86)


“What a pity it would be, for instance, if the colorful lives of the various European nations were blended into one. Where then, could be found the fascination of travel?”
(Paul Harris, This Rotarian Age, page 87)


“Who would be interested in a garden containing flowers of one species or one color only? Variety has been truly said to be the spice of life. Sameness is monotonous, depressing.”
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 87)


“Rotary brings men [and now women too] differing in social status, religious beliefs and nationality together in order that they may more intelligible to each other and therefore more sympathetic and friendly.”
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 87)


"But he who has once given himself to dreaming is not easily satisfied."
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 88)


"Deeds preceded the written word. After service had been rendered in manifold forms, the word “Service” with all its varied meanings and implications, was written in the Rotary plan."
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 89)


"Rotary clubs had become service clubs, not in name only but in fact also. They turned their hands to any and all community undertakings in need of their services with such alacrity that their more philosophical brothers rose up in alarm lest their own pet theories be swept from the boards entirely."
(Paul, Harris This Rotarian Age, page 111)


Newsletter Nuggets

  1. Fellowship

  2. Cultural Diversity

  3. International Understanding

  4. The Early History of Paul Harris

  5. Ethics in Business and Life

  6. Rotary Philosophy

  7. History of Rotary