No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
To pity distress is but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Mankind — the race would perish did they cease to aid each other.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can.
It is more difficult to give money away intelligently than to earn it in the first place.
Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.
Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out, we'd want to get involved.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
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.
It's more blessed to give than to receive - especially kittens.
Do your best with what you have where you are.
Charity is a supreme virtue, and the great channel through which the mercy of God is passed on to mankind. It is the virtue that unites men and inspires their noblest efforts.
The more he cast away, the more he had.
I will continue to distribute blankets, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food on a regular basis, in the hope that my modest efforts will give some comfort to those people we are able help.
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