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.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
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.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
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.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
I get angry when someone calls me only rich.. I am happy with my social personality and my generosity.
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.
Helping people doesn't have to be an unsound financial strategy.
The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized, professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
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