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People of great position are servants times three, servants of their country, servants of fame, and servants of business.

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Profession: British Philosopher, Essayist, Statesman

We are beginning to wonder whether a servant girl hasn't the best of it after all. She knows how the salad tastes without the dressing, and she knows how life's lived before it gets to the parlor door.

Author: Djuna Barnes (1892-1982)

Profession: American Author, Poet, Columnist

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.

Author: Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937)

Profession: British Playwright

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

In the master there is a servant, in the servant a master.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

Me? What am I? Nothing. The legs on which dinner comes to the table, the arms by which cocktails enter the living room, the hands that drive cars. I am the eyes that see nothing, the ears that don't hear. I'm invisible too. They look and don't see me. When they move, I have to guess their direction and get myself out of the way.

Author: Shirley Ann Grau


The highest panegyric, therefore, that private virtue can receive, is the praise of servants.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

Every great house is full of haughty servants.

Author: Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Profession: Roman Satirical Poet

A good servant is a real godsend, but truly this is a rare bird in the land.

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

For my own part, I had rather suffer any inconvenience from having to work occasionally in chambers and kitchen... than witness the subservience in which the menial class is held in Europe.

Author: Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)

Profession: British Writer, Social Critic

Few men have been admired of their familiars.

Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)

Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist

The cook was a good cook, as cooks go; and as cooks go, she went.

Author: Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916)

Profession: British Novelist, Writer

Ladies and gentleman are permitted to have friends in the kennel, but not in the kitchen.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist