If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.
I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
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.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
We often excuse our own want of philanthropy by giving the name of fanaticism to the more ardent zeal of others.
There is a natural law, a Divine law, that obliges you and me to relieve the suffering, the distressed and the destitute.
I always had the old-school model that I'm going to work for as long as I'm relevant and focus on for-profit activities and someday when I retire I'm going to learn about philanthropy.
My philanthropy is no relation to anybody else's. None. My philanthropy and what we do at the foundation speaks for itself and has no relation to anyone's.
I've always respected those who tried to change the world for the better, rather than just complain about it.
The truth of the matter is: you can create a great legacy, and inspire others, by giving it to philanthropic organizations.
Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
The best philanthropy is constantly in search of the finalities-a search for a cause, an attempt to cure evils at their source.
The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.
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