One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
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.
Do not give, as many rich men do, like a hen that lays her eggs ...and then cackles.
I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.
The truth of the matter is: you can create a great legacy, and inspire others, by giving it to philanthropic organizations.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Billions are wasted on ineffective philanthropy. Philanthropy is decades behind business in applying rigorous thinking to the use of money.
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.
If you think of life as like a big pie, you can try to hold the whole pie and kill yourself trying to keep it, or you can slice it up and give some to the people around you, and you still have plenty left for yourself.
I was trained from the beginning to work, to save, and to give.
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Being innovative in your philantropy allows you to stride forward in your giving journey; you can marry your mind and heart to turn charity into lasting impact; and you can become more ambitious in your giving.
Much is expected from those to whom much is given.
Give something back by becoming more
The value of a man resides in what he gives
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
My theme for philanthropy is the same approach I used with technology: to find a need and fill it.
I would rather have it said, 'He lived usefully,' than, 'He died rich.'
It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty.
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