You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Philanthropic colonization is a failure. National colonization will succeed.
What are you doing for others?
Give something back by becoming more
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.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm, but it is not sufficient - philanthropic prudence is also needed.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members
Happiness is not so much in having as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
I'm not doing my philanthropic work out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it.
Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
I choose to rise up out of that storm and see that in moments of desperation, fear, and helplessness, each of us can be a rainbow of hope, doing what we can to extend ourselves in kindness and grace to one another. And I know for sure that there is no them - there's only us.
No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
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